Call for volun­teers

TEDx events around the world are a huge group effort by a ded­ic­ated group of volun­teers for each event. For TEDx­Can­ber­ra 2011, a crew of 24 people was involved in doing all sorts of jobs, spend­ing over 1000 volun­teer hours to make TEDx­Can­ber­ra hap­pen.

We under­stand that volun­teer­ing can take a sig­ni­fic­ant amount of time, but you’ll have fun in the pro­cess, learn lots, meet lots of inter­est­ing people and help make this event hap­pen!

Three tiers of volun­teers

We have three tiers of volun­teers, with dif­fer­ing levels of time com­mit­ment:

  • On-the-Day Help­er – gen­er­ally involves one or two meet­ings before the event, rehears­al day time and being part of the actu­al event.
  • Volun­teer - able to give occa­sion­al, spe­cific assist­ance based on your skills, but unable to com­mit to being a part of the core team that meets on a reg­u­larly basis. If you volun­teer at this level, you will be assigned to one or more teams, depend­ing upon how much time you can com­mit.
  • Core Mem­ber - group of volun­teers who ded­ic­ate sig­ni­fic­ant time to the event. This involves reg­u­lar meet­ings (fort­nightly to weekly) as well as the time required to organ­ise and chase things up. Core Mem­bers may have respons­ib­il­ity for one or more teams or func­tions.


Our expect­a­tions are sim­ple – we expect our volun­teers to be pas­sion­ate about TED and TEDx, to com­mu­nic­ate with their rel­ev­ant Core Member(s) on a reg­u­lar basis, meet dead­lines and rep­res­ent our TEDx­Can­ber­ra brand appro­pri­ately.

Does this sound like you? If so, nom­in­ate as a TEDx­Can­ber­ra volun­teer!

3 Responses

  1. Would love to be a volun­teer for TEDx­Can­ber­ra. I am a writer, blog­ger, niche mar­ket pub­lish­er and train­er for social media for a loc­al PR com­pany. I’m sure that some of my skills may come in handy. Oh…and I am pas­sion­ate about TED and have atten­ded both TEDx­Can­ber­ra events and blogged and tweeted about them.

  2. Sharon Neill

    I would love to volun­teer on a teir 1. on the day help­er or teir 2. Volun­teer.
    I first encountered Ted Talks through my Face­book acount in 2008 with a Talk from Neil Tur­ok and his pro­gram AIMS, I also listened to a talk from Jill Bolte Taylor on how it feels to have a stroke. Both very good speak­ers who presen­ted their top­ics well, I have not fol­lowed Ted Talks for a while but would love to volun­teer. A freind men­tioned you were seek­ing volun­teers and I should apply.
    I am work as a Clin­ic­al Coder­and have volun­teered pre­vi­ously as a M.C. or Stage Man­ager at the Mul­ti­cul­tral Fest­ival and Folk Fest­ival I have also volun­teer iwith organ­isa­tions such as Can­cer Coun­cil Qld. If you have some­thing for me to do would love to be involved.
    Yours Shar­on Neill

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