Daily we are receiving many unique student volunteer opportunities; including placements with media organizations (CNN, UNIVISON), corporate clients, (Microsoft), and political campaigns. See the information below to seize the chance to be up front and personal in this exciting election year!
Opportunities currently available:
Please send an email of interest to email@example.com for all volunteer positions listed below.
Monday, September 3rd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Guests - Approximately 250 Mayors, Governors, Lt Goverors, other officials and corporate representatives
Responsibilities: Check guests in at the door; greet guests, give out welcome cards
Availability for 6-8 college students to fill these volunteer postions from 4:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Thursday, September 6th
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Panel moderated by Ray Suarez from the NewsHour and will be live-streamed by the NewsHour
Guests - Approximately 200 - Mayors, other officials and corporate representatives
Responsibilities: Check guests in at the door, direct guests to theatre
Availability for 4-6 college students to fill these volunteer postions from 9:00 AM until noon.
*We may have some opportunity for students to be in the audience for this.
Monday - Thursday
Blake Hotel, Uptown Charlotte
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Guests - Mayors and Mayors guests
Mayors will use this room to meet/have discussions, work. Responsibilities include manning the desk and manage the office.
Availability for 2 college students to fill these volunteer postions from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM each day.
About the National Conference of Democratic Mayors (NCDM)
NCDM is an exciting organization which represents a strategic network of Democratic Mayors across the country - CEOs of cities from Los Angeles to Baltimore and Seattle to Orlando. NCDM represents over 500 Democratic Mayors in cities with populations of 30,000 or more. Thirty nine capital cities have Democratic Mayors and 37 of the 50 largest cities are represented by Democratic Mayors.
NCDM's President is Mayor R.T. Rybak of Minneapolis, who also serves as a Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Mayors have a prominent role in this Convention - with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of Los Angeles serving as Chair, Mayor Anthony Foxx serving as Host and Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio giving the Opening Speech at the Convention. In addition, Mayors sepaking at the Convention include: Cory Booker of Newark, New Jersey; Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia as well as Mayors Villaraigosa, and Rybak.
Former Democratic Mayors now serve in key positions at the federal and state level, including:
Senator Mark Begich, Alaska
Senator Diane Feinstein, California
Governor Jerry Brown, California
Governor John Hickenlooper, Colorado
Governor Dannel Malloy, Connecticut
Governor Martin O'Malley, Maryland
Tim Kaine - former Governor and DNC Chair and Candidate for US Senate
Volunteers are needed to assist with the recyling and composting effort and the Democratic National Convention September 3rd-6th. Volunteers must register to participate. Once you have reached the registration page, enter the password: 2012. All volunteers must be able to work at least two shifts.
One of the Green Team Charlotte's most important and eciting sustainability goals is to reduce waste by diverting traditional landfill waste from the convention venues into recycling and composting sites. Green Team volunteers are key to the success of this effort.
National Journal Group, publishers of The Atlantic, is seeking students to volunteer as Brand Ambassadors during the DNC and attend related events. Volunteers would help with product distribution, event promotion and marketing, and occasional event staffing. Volunteers are to arrive a 20 minutes before their scheduled start time at the National Journal headquarters in the McColl Center at 721 N Tryon St, Charlotte. Each shifty that volunteers work allows them access to attend one of the National Journal events.
National Journal is publishing, once again, Convention Daily, the campus newspaper of the conventions since 1984, and wil be among the largest media presences on the ground. This is a great chance for students to be involved.
12:00 PM-4 pm
11:00 AM-3 pm (Wednesday only)
10:00 AM-2 pm (Wednesday only)
To apply, send your name, contact information, and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ONE is seeking student volunteers to maintain a presence for the organization, particularly during the morning news programs that will be broadcasting from the convention. Volunteers will receive a ONE tshirt.
When: September 4th - September 6th, time varies, but primarily 6:00 AM-9am
Where: The Epicentre in uptown Charlotte
Register: On the ONE website
ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures. Cofounded by Bono and other campaigners, ONE is nonpartisan and works closely with African activists and policy makers.
What: Charlotte in 2012 Bag Stuffing
When: Shifts are available on Friday, August 24 and Sunday, August 26 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM or from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Charlotte in 2012 Volunteer Headquarters, 301 E. 9th Street, Charlotte, NC
Parking: Free parking is located across the street and is marked by “CLT 2012 Parking” signs.
Responsibilities: Stuffing bags for the 2012 Democratic National Convention delegates and media.
Americans for Prosperity is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to educating citizens about economic policy and mobilizing those citizens through grassroots efforts. AFP provides opportunities to become a part of this effort through phone banks, door-to-door efforts and attending local, regional and national rallies.
Please contact the Charlotte Area Field Coordinator, Stephen Billy at 919‑302‑3627 or email@example.com.
CNN is looking for 20 students to assist as volunteers with their convention coverage, generally as runners.
Please have the students the following:
Make sure the students send their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org and title them CNN Applicant.
Microsoft is looking for several student volunteers. The students would be responsible for picking up credentials and taking them to some of the top people in Microsoft’s and their government affairs team. If they get extra credentials or tickets to events they would take the students with them. They would prefer to have students who have cars. You should have the students send the resumes directly to me. Please have the students include the following in their email:
Univision is looking for up to 4 student volunteers. They do not need to speak Spanish but will get to do more if the students do volunteer. You should have the students send the resumes directly to me. Please have the students include the following in their email:
Make sure the students send their resumes to email@example.com and title them Univision Applicant.
www.startuprockon.com. They are looking for five students to volunteer on the Sunday before the convention (Sept 2) and then 1-3 students to assist each night (Sept. 3-6), generally from 3:00 PM to midnight. We are hosting several events throughout the week, but our Monday night event at Amos Southend will certainly be the busiest. The Roots will be performing and Allen Stone will be the opening act! All volunteers will be fed, provided StartUp-RockOn T- Shirts and most importantly, will have free access to this exciting concert. I have been in the event business for 10 years now and Ryan Costello and Lee Brenner have produced events for over 10 years! Send resumes and availability to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers will be responsible for overseeing and verifying credentials and directing persons to the appropriate locations. Volunteers will carry out these various activities, events and operations at the major venues and dozens of other associated sites (airport, pool, hotels, etc.).
For volunteer opportunities, please visit: http://www.daltonfornc.com/
For volunteer opportunities, please visit: http://www.patmccrory.com/
North Carolina Victory Campaign is an effort of the NC Republican Party to collaborate presidential campaign efforts with congressional, gubernatorial, and other state-level races in order to turn NC red in 2012.
NC Victory Campaign is seeking volunteers to assist with recruitment and management.
North Carolina Organizing for America is President Obama’s grassroots organization that is seeking volunteers to help with recruitment and management.
For more information, please go to https://my.barackobama.com/page/s/become-a-volunteer.
Position: 2 Runner Positions (for students only)
Dates Required to Work: 9/3, 9/4, 9/5, 9/6 (Applicants must be available for all four days)
Shifts: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Duties: Assist production team, locate and retrieve guests and other duties needed to cover the Democratic National Convention Center.
Deadline: Monday, August 20th
From the Volunteer Operations office of Charlotte in 2012:
All merchandise that will be sold during the 2012 Democratic National Convention needs to be documented as soon as possible. To do this, we will need the help of volunteers to put barcode stickers on each piece of merchandise so that it can be scanned upon purchase. Volunteers will also help to sort this merchandise.
What: Charlotte in 2012 Merchandise Coding
When: Thursday, August 9 – Monday, August 20. Shift schedules will be as follows:
Mondays – Fridays from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, or 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM & 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Merchandise Warehouse
1508 Kee Court
Charlotte, NC 28203
Parking: Free parking is located onsite.
Responsibilities: Labeling and sorting merchandise to be sold at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
· High school students are permitted to assist with this project!
· This job is minimally strenuous and will be performed seated or standing in an air-conditioned environment.
· Some volunteers may be required to lift boxes of approximately 25 lbs.