How to become a Volunteer Events Assistant

Entry level

Thinking of spending some time as a Volunteer Events Assistant?

If you're interested in working in events for a non-profit organisation, volunteering as an Events Assistant is a great way to get practical experience and learn a bit more about the sector. As an Events Assistant, you'll be responsible for performing ad hoc duties such as handling special requests, answering telephone and email inquiries and supporting events participants. Through the process, you'll learn how to run a successful event and what it takes to plan and organise a large-scale fundraiser.

The benefits of being a Volunteer Events Assistant

How you’re helping

  • Increasing the awareness of the event and helping the public become more knowledgeable about the topic or cause
  • Creating a positive experience for the local community
  • Offering information and practical advice to those who need it

What you’re gaining

  • Experience running a successful campaign or event
  • Chance to work with a team of passionate people

Development and growth

Skills you’ll need

  • Experience working with a diverse range of people (age groups, cultures, religious backgrounds)
  • Ability to communicate with a range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to work effectively in an unsupervised environment

Skills you’ll gain

  • Strong team building skills
  • A results-oriented mindset
  • Excellent project planning