The UN SDG Action Campaign is looking volunteers to support the preparations, communications and delivery of the SDG Global Festival of Action.

Please read the descriptions below of the three volunteer categories before applying.

This is a longer term programme and will require 1-2 days per week in the lead up to the Festival to support the preparations. Volunteers entering into this programme will have the opportunity to really engage with Festival development, build relationships with key team members and partners and strengthen event management, planning and coordination skill sets. Any volunteers interested in committing more than 1-2 days a week are also encouraged to apply.

Tasks will include: 

  • Support on participant list management and communications to attendees
  • Support on participant liaison to share logistical information as needed
  • Support on responding to enquiries about the Festival
  • Support on mapping room-set up and technical requirements for sessions and keeping logistics plans and records up-to-date
  • Support on updating conference materials to be showcased on the event website and to be shared with participants in a timely fashion – this will include logistic notes and updates to the agenda
  • Support on ensuring sustainable principles are rolled out throughout the Festival plans and operations
  • Other administration tasks as required to support the Events Management team
  • Preparing materials to be distributed to participants at the Festival
  • Support on the updating of event information onto the event management app

Requirements:

  • Based in Bonn
  • Fluent English. Other languages – in particular German – are an advantage.
  • Competent in written English and communicating in a professional manner
  • Organized, reliable and friendly manner.
  • Proof that the volunteer already has health insurance for the period of the appointment
  • Strong time management skills and an eye for detail
  • Participants applying for this category will be need to submit a resume and will be contacted for a telephone interview

Volunteers available to support for this period will be invited to work with the team at Haus Carstanjen, the Headquarters of the UN SDG Action Campaign in Bonn at Martin-Luther-King-Straße, 53175 Bonn, Germany

Volunteers applying for the longer term programme will also be joining this group to help run the event onsite. Preparation volunteers will lead sub-groups of volunteers in this category offering onsite support. All volunteers supporting delivery of the event onsite will be privy to sit in and engage with a variety of Festival sessions and will have the opportunity to strengthen event management skills.

Tasks will include:

  • Preparing participants packs (on 1st May)
  • Registering and welcoming participants and handing out their badges
  • Directing participants to sessions
  • Answering participants’ questions at the information point
  • Assisting participants with watching the UN Virtual Reality Movies
  • Managing microphones for Q&A parts of sessions
  • Moving tables and chairs to change room set-ups between sessions
  • Support in running the innovations zone
  • Support in running the UN SDG Action Awards Ceremony
  • Support in managing the film screening zone
  • Cloakroom assistance
  • General logistics support tasks as required

Requirements: 

  • Based in Bonn or the volunteer has an appropriate visa or residency rights to be in Bonn for the duration of the Festival
  • Fluent English. Other languages – in particular German – are an advantage.
  • Organized, reliable and friendly manner.
  • Proof that the volunteer already has health insurance for the period of the event.
  • Participants applying to this category will need to be available for a 2 hour briefing meeting ahead of the Festival – date and time to be agreed with the Festival Organizing Team

The week before the Festival, from 22 – 26 April, communications volunteers will be invited to attend training sessions and work with the team at the Haus Carstanjen, the Headquarters of the UN SDG Action Campaign in Bonn at Martin-Luther-King-Straße, 53175 Bonn, Germany. During the Festival, from 2 – 4 May, the volunteers will work onsite.

Tasks will include: 

  • Supporting social media coverage and generating multimedia – photos, videos, clips, lives – content
  • Supporting video and photo editing
  • Conducting participant interviews as requested
  • Capturing sessions, workshops and Festival stories in both writing and visuals
  • Supporting the SDG Studio as needed:
    • Liaising with speakers, ensuring they are at the stage on time and following the schedule
    • Supporting with stage configuration (such as moving chairs), managing microphones
  • General communications tasks as required

Requirements:

  • Based in Bonn or the volunteer has an appropriate visa or residency rights to be in Bonn for the duration of the Festival and the week before
  • Proof that the volunteer already has health insurance for the period of the event.
  • Fluent English. Other languages are an advantage.
  • Relevant experience and passion for communications/social media/photography/video editing/new media
  • Understanding of sustainable development and a personal passion for the SDGs
  • Participants applying for this category will be need to submit a resume/portfolio and will be contacted for an interview

If you are interested and available to join the UN SDG Action Campaign Events Management team in Bonn for these appointments, please submit your expression of interest through the online form: