Deadline to apply: JULY 27, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

We are seeking volunteers to assist the team that organizes the 2017 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations, which will take place from August 9-12, 2017. Volunteer opportunities are only available to qualified applicants living in the Greater New York area. 

Dear World Photoshoot Guides (OPEN)

Date & Time: August 11, 2017, 9:00 AM - orientation; 10:00-5:30 PM - photo shoot

Qualification: Has excellent communication skills and an outgoing personality

Role: Assist with the flow of the DEAR WORLD photo shoot on August 11, 2017

TO APPLY: PLEASE EMAIL JOINUS@FAF.ORG.

Photography & Videography (OPEN)

Date & Time: August 9 - 12, 2017

Qualification: Photography experience; has camera gear/equipment

Role:

  • 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
  • Assist communications team during pre-registration day, as needed

TO APPLY: PLEASE EMAIL JOINUS@FAF.ORG AND INCLUDE PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO


Communications & Media Support (CLOSED)

  • Live tweet the discussion in assigned conference room/s
  • Escort conference speakers or delegates who agree for an interview to the media hub
  • Assist communications/media team or media partners in setting up and breaking down media hub and/or whenever necessary
  • Welcome media representatives in front of the gate and distribute their passes
  • Move the media hub materials in and out of the room in coordination with other team volunteers
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Report to the head of the communications staff
  • Assist communications team during pre-registration day, as needed

Conference Session Support (CLOSED)

  • 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 and  paper nameplates
  • Make sure the conference rooms are clean and alert attendees who litter
  • Maintain room capacity and check-in delegates coming into your assigned room
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Set up and break down the banner for assigned room
  • Move the session materials in and out of the room in coordination with other team volunteers
  • Escort a group of delegates to a Permanent Mission
  • Report to the head of the programming staff

Youth Development (CLOSED)

  • Identify and engage active and talented youth during the Youth Assembly. Refer them to communications team to be featured via Youth Assembly social media platforms. 
  • Attend conference sessions, including social venture competition and engage with youth. Assist partners as needed. 
  • Assist peer mentors with appointments 
  • Table opportunities during the conference 
  • Set up and clean up tabling materials
  • Escort a group to a Permanent Mission 
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Report to the head of the youth development team

Delegate Package Representative (CLOSED)

  • 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
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Escort a group to a Permanent Mission
  • Report to the head of the logistics staff
  • Familiarity with New York City to guide participants is a plus but not required
  • *Must also be available during pre-registration
  • Note: Lodging and meals during the conference will be provided

Supplies & Logistics Support (CLOSED)

  • Assist in assembling conference materials before/during the conference and packing them up after the conference
  • Organize the supplies and materials and place them in the appropriate areas
  • Be in charge of conference and evening event supplies
  • Distribute supplies to specific areas
  • Keep an eye on supplies and materials and their whereabouts
  • Acquire or put together additional supplies/materials as needed (i.e. bottled water, name badges)
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Escort a group of delegates to a Permanent Mission 
  • Report to the head of the logistics staff
  • *Must also be available during pre-registration
     

Registration, Traffic Direction & Escorting (CLOSED)

  • Assist in setting up and breaking down the 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
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Move the session materials in and out of the room in coordination with logistics volunteer
  • Escort a group of delegates to a Permanent Mission 
  • Help attendees find their way around the conference venue
  • Assist attendees who are physically disabled or appear to need help
  • Assist main staff with other tasks as needed
  • Guide attendees to assigned seats at the General Assembly Hall
  • *Must also be available during pre-registration

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS

  • Complimentary access to the 2017 Summer 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 July 3-7, 2017 for:
    • Conference Session Support Interns
    • Communications/Media Support Interns
    • Photography/Videography Interns
    • Youth Development Interns
    • Registration, Traffic Direction & Escorting Interns
    • Supplies/Logistics Support Interns
    • Delegate Package Representative Interns 
  • 1-hour In-person orientation any day before the conference for:
    • Supplies/Logistics Support Interns
    • Delegate Package Representative Interns 
  • All four days of the conference (August 9-12) plus additional day/s indicated in specific role

To apply

Please fill out the sign up form here on / before June 2, 2017.