Conference Planning Volunteer/Intern


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

The Conference Planning Volunteer/Intern will work closely with the ASC Deputy Director to support planning and related logistics for the 2018 regional national service training conferences. The volunteer/intern will work independently and report directly to the Deputy Director. S/he will participate in regular meetings (in-person or by phone); participate in an orientation; and communicate regularly with the Deputy Director and ASC team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (negotiable depending on areas of interest/expertise):

  • Provide support in setting up online volunteer sign-up and assist in communicating with on-site conference volunteers
  • Set-up conference online evaluation forms and related polls
  • Set-up conference app and related attendee communication
  • Assist Deputy Director and host state with networking and hospitality related activities including but not limited to service project planning, reception/networking event planning, and raffle
  • Assist with conference registration and related participant customer service
  • Other duties as assigned related to regional training conference planning
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • Familiarity with event management and/or conference planning
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Collaborative
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to effectively manage time and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Ability to define and work to deadlines
  • Understand mission of America’s Service Commissions
  • Present a professional but friendly posture
  • Maintain high ethics with communications and daily work tasks

TIMEFRAME:
  • Length of commitment: Estimated total hours: 2-8 hours per week, year-round (negotiable)
  • Scheduling will be at the discretion of volunteer/intern with input from Deputy Director
  • Specific days/times needed: Flexible based on other volunteer/intern’s availability
WORKSITE:

This is a volunteer opportunity, to be completed using the volunteer’s own technology equipment and/or software, phone, and Internet connection. Deputy Director is available to meet Volunteer/Intern regularly via web meetings or in-person in Des Moines, IA.

BENEFITS:
* Learn about AmeriCorps and national service
* Experience with event planning specific to conference event management
* Potential reference for job well done
* College course credit (as applicable through your college)
* Opportunity to apply skills and gain experience
* Support mission of America’s Service Commissions to promote national service and increases awareness of AmeriCorps State programs across the United States and territories

HOW TO APPLY: Send your resume along with a statement of interest and your related skills/availability to Rachel Bruns, Deputy Director, at rbruns@statecommissions.org.

Skills

  • Event Design & Planning
  • Organization
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-8 hours per week, year-round (negotiable)
  • Must have access to own computer, internet, software, phone

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