Capitol Hill Guides Needed!


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When

Thu Mar 22, 2018, 07:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Where

E. Capitol St. NE & 1st St. NEWashington, DC 20004

About

Serve as an IDF Advocacy Day Guide!

Are you familiar with the layout of Capitol Hill? Do you have an interest in supporting others through advocacy?

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is seeking volunteers to guide Advocacy Day guests around Capitol Hill on Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 7 AM to 4 PM.

IDF Advocacy Day Guides aid the Advocacy Day attendees with navigating through Capitol Hill office buildings to attend their pre-scheduled meetings with their state’s legislators. Meetings last 15-20 minutes and groups are typically done by 4 PM.

We are seeking volunteers who can commit to a minimum of four hours; however, volunteers who are available the whole day (7 AM to 4 PM) are preferred. Highest demand for Guides is between 7 AM and 1 PM.

This event is rain or shine.

Desired Skills:

Positive and enthusiastic attitude

Punctual and reliable

Able to lead groups and engage in conversation in an unbiased and apolitical manner

Comfortable working with audiences of varying ages, physical abilities, ethnicities, etc.

Able to walk/stand for long periods (3-4 hours at a time)

Requirements:

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must pass a background check

Must be able to conduct walking tours

Must be able to commit to a 4-5 hour shift (either 7 AM-12 PM or 1 PM-4 PM) (All day preferred)

Professional attire required

Not required but helpful:

Background and interest in healthcare policy

Coursework or experience in Government Affairs or Political Science

Experience participating at some level in grassroots advocacy

Benefits:

Free breakfast (if you arrive by 7 AM) and lunch reimbursement is offered

Volunteers contribute to the overall mission of IDF by providing another layer of skill to our team. As an IDF Advocacy Day Guide, you will have the opportunity to enrich the lives of people in the rare disease community by sharing your time and talents.

To find out more about volunteering at the Capitol as an IDF Advocacy Day Guide, please e-mail volunteer@primaryimmune.org.

The Immune Deficiency Foundation is the national patient organization dedicated to improving the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life of persons with primary immunodeficiency diseases through advocacy, education and research.

Skills

  • Legal (General)
  • Lobbying
  • Public Advocacy
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Healthcare
  • Advocacy

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-5 hr (7AM?12PM or 1PM?4PM; All day preferred
  • Professional attire required;

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