Deadline to apply: January 6, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

We are seeking volunteers to assist the Youth Assembly Organizing Committee for the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations, which will take place from February 1-3, 2017. Applications will be accepted until January 6, 2017. Volunteer opportunities are reserved to qualified applicants living in the greater New York area

Conference Session Support

  • Welcome and escort conference speakers to appropriate rooms
  • Assist programming staff or conference speakers during session activities or whenever necessary
  • Replenish speaker tables with bottled water every session
  • Make sure the conference rooms are clean and alert attendees who litter
  • Maintain room capacity and check-in delegates coming in assigned room
  • Set up and break down the banner for assigned room
  • Move the session materials in and out of the room in coordination with logistics volunteer
  • Escort a group of delegates to a Permanent Mission on the last day
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Report to the head of the programming staff

Communications & Media Support

  • Live tweet the discussion in assigned conference room/s
  • Escort conference speakers or delegates who agrees for an interview to the media hub
  • Assist communications/media team in setting up and breaking down media hub
  • Welcome media representatives in front of the gate and distribute their passes
  • Set up and break down the banner for assigned room
  • Move the media hub materials in and out of the room in coordination with logistics volunteer
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Report to the head of the communications staff
  • Must also be available during pre-registration on January 31, 2017

Photography & Videography

  • Take high resolution and well-composed photos according to the shot list
  • Record videos of important moments and activities based on the shot list
  • Serve as a cameraman for interviews
  • Assist head photographer/videographer if necessary
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Report to the head of the communications staff
  • Must also be available during pre-registration on January 31, 2017

Delegate Package Representative

  • Guide and escort the delegate package participants based on their itineraries
  • Stay with your group and assist them with their inquiries throughout the duration of their package
  • Ensure proper distribution of conference supplies and services to the group members
  • Set up and clean up during special evening events
  • Set up and break down the banner for the evening event venues
  • Move the evening event materials in and out of the venue in coordination with logistics volunteer
  • Escort a group to a Permanent Mission on the last day
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Report to the head of the logistics staff
  • Must also be available during pre-registration on January 31, 2017

Supplies & Logistics Support

  • Be in charge of conference and evening event supplies
  • Assist in assembling conference materials before/during the conference and packing them up after the conference
  • Organize the supplies and materials and distribute them to appropriate teams
  • Monitor supplies and materials and their whereabouts
  • Acquire or put together additional supplies/materials as needed (i.e. bottled water, name badges, paper nameplate)
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Escort a group of delegates to a Permanent Mission on the last day
  • Report to the head of the logistics staff
  • Must also be available during pre-registration on January 31, 2017

Registration, Traffic Direction & Escorting

  • Assist in setting up and breaking down registration desk
  • Welcome attendees in front of the gate and distribute their passes
  • Check-in attendees as they arrive at the desk and distribute their conference materials
  • Assist delegates with their inquiries
  • Help attendees find their way around the conference venue
  • Guide attendees to assigned seats at the General Assembly Hall
  • Assist attendees who are physically disabled or appear to need help
  • Move the registration materials in and out of the lobby area in coordination with logistics volunteer
  • Escort a group of delegates to a Permanent Mission on the last day
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Must also be available during pre-registration on January 31, 2017

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS

  • Complimentary access to the 2017 Winter Youth Assembly at the UN
  • Attend select sessions of the conference outside of your shifts
  • Volunteer certificate
  • Youth Assembly souvenir

High-performing volunteers may receive:

  • Recommendation letter upon request
  • Complimentary access to the next edition of the Youth Assembly at the UN

VOLUNTEER AVAILABILITY

Volunteers should be available for:

  • 1-hour Skype orientation any day between January 9-13, 2017
  • 1-day walkthrough at the UN Headquarters on January 20 (Tentative date)
  • All three days of the conference plus pre-registration day on January 31, 2017 (Tentative date)

To apply

Please fill out the sign up form here.