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!