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ORGANIZATION: NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN INC

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Volunteer Job Description: Event Support Volunteer

Position Title: Event Support Volunteer

Organization: Austin NOW

Location: TBA

Event Date: TBA

Commitment: Minimum of 5 hours on the event day, plus 1-2 hours for pre-event training (Date TBD)

Position Overview

Austin NOW is seeking enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to support our upcoming event focused on voter mobilization and ending violence against women. As an Event Support Volunteer, you will play a vital role in ensuring the success of this impactful event by assisting with various tasks such as setup, registration, workshop facilitation, and more. Your efforts will help create a seamless experience for all attendees and contribute to the overall success of our mission.

Key Responsibilities

Event Coordinator Assistant (1)

  • Support the Event Coordinator with overall event management.
  • Assist with coordinating volunteer tasks and troubleshooting issues as they arise.

Setup and Teardown Crew (6-8)

  • Setup (3-4 volunteers)
    • Arrive early to set up tables, chairs, signage, and equipment.
    • Ensure that the venue is clean and organized.
  • Teardown (3-4 volunteers)
    • Stay after the event to dismantle setups and clean up the venue.

Registration and Check-In (2-3)

  • Welcome attendees and check them in.
  • Distribute event materials (e.g., programs, flyers).
  • Provide information and direct attendees to different areas.

Information and Assistance (2)

  • Answer questions and provide information about the event schedule, locations, and other details.
  • Assist with directing attendees to workshops and other activities.

Workshop Facilitators (4-6)

  • Facilitate or assist with the workshops, ensuring they run smoothly.
  • Manage workshop materials and help with any technical needs.

Technical Support (2-3)

  • Handle audio-visual equipment for presentations and workshops.
  • Troubleshoot any technical issues that arise during the event.

Food and Beverage (2-3)

  • Set up and manage refreshments for attendees.
  • Ensure cleanliness and organization of the refreshment area.

Safety and Security (2-3)

  • Ensure the safety of all attendees.
  • Monitor the event area for any potential issues.

Voter Registration Table (2-3)

  • Provide voter registration forms and assistance.
  • Educate attendees on the importance of voting and how to register.

Floater Volunteers (2-3)

  • Serve as additional support for any area needing extra help.
  • Fill in for volunteers who need breaks or assistance.
Qualifications
  • Reliability and Punctuality: Able to commit to the scheduled hours and arrive on time.
  • Communication Skills: Clear and effective communication with attendees and other volunteers.
  • Team Player: Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of volunteers and staff.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to think on your feet and handle any issues that arise.
  • Enthusiasm and Commitment: Passionate about Austin NOW’s mission and willing to contribute to the event’s success.
Training and Support
  • Orientation Session: All volunteers will attend a pre-event orientation to understand their roles and responsibilities.
  • Support on Event Day: Event coordinators and team leads will be available throughout the day to provide guidance and assistance.
Benefits
  • Skill Development: Gain valuable experience in event planning and management.
  • Community Impact: Play a crucial role in supporting important social issues and empowering your community.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals and professionals in the nonprofit sector.
  • Certificate of Participation: Receive a certificate acknowledging your valuable contribution to the event.

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About NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN INC

Location:

10301 RANCH ROAD 2222 APT 528, AUSTIN, TX 78730, US

Mission Statement

Austin NOW is committed to advocating for women’s rights and issues including reproductive justice, voting rights, immigrant rights, ending violence against women, & ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Our organization hosts monthly meetings and collaborates with other organizations and NOW chapters across Texas and the United States. Austin NOW attends events like the Austin Women’s March, as well as rallies and protests throughout the year.

Description

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Women
Advocacy & Human Rights, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

78730

(30.37325,-97.83952)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Management
  • Office Management
  • Customer Service
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Ushering

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

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