Outreach and Admin Projects Volunteer


Cause Areas


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


365 5th AvenueRoom 6115New York, NY 10016


Left Forum seeks volunteers to work alongside our experienced organizers and other volunteers in engaging our extensive list of speakers for our annual Left Forum Conference (to be held June 1st - 3rd, 2018).


Continuing a tradition that began in the 1960s, Left Forum convenes an international conference each year in New York City. The conference involves a broad spectrum of progressive intellectuals, organizers, and academics, who come together to share ideas to transform the world; to better understand commonalities, differences, and alternatives to current predicaments; and to engage a wide range of critical perspectives on the world. Left Forum 2017 drew approximately 4,000 participants for 400 panels.


Every year, Left Forum staff, volunteers, and interns work to engage progressive, left, academic, and activist communities for our annual conference. One of the most important aspects of this work is outreach to past and potential speakers and panelists. The goal of this work is to encourage these people to join us once again as speakers by submitting a panel proposal. Specific task-examples include phone and email outreach, correspondence with speakers leading up to the conference, outreach strategy collaboration, and more.

The ideal person for this role is someone who is committed to social justice, self-motivated, comfortable taking on project-coordination and engaging in outreach via phone and email, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to bring creative ideas into organizational and administrative processes. Experience in administrative systems is also a plus.


If you would like to talk to us about this volunteer opportunity and how it can be tailored to your interest and schedule, please feel free to reach out to us at: volunteer@leftforum.org


  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Can be tailored to your schedule. 3-15 hr/wk

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