Volunteer: Event Management Intern
Green & Away is a tented sustainable non-profit events venue available to hire for conferences, courses, celebrations and eco-camping. We are also an environmental educational charity and aim to inspire and encourage environmental and social change through experiential learning.
Green & Away is seeking an intern to help coordinate event bookings, assist with event management and take care of delegates during their stay. You will take a leading role in liaising with event organisers before and during the event while you are site and you will be the main point of contact for event organisers for the duration of their time at Green & Away.
Responsibilities will involve liaising with volunteers, guests and the kitchen in the run-up to and during events and assisting the Event Manager to see to a well-run event. You will work closely and share duties with the Hospitality and Office departments to lead teams of volunteers to ensure that event attendees have the best possible experience of Green & Away and gain direct experience of managing events with upwards of 200 attendees. You will also take the lead on organising events such as our annual Open Day, to showcase Green & Away to our local community and nearby groups, businesses and organisations.
This placement will offer you practical experience in events management, sustainable tourism, and customer service and will suit an organised, confident individual, who enjoys taking initiative, multi-tasking and problem solving.
Duration and travel
All internships will start on 15th June 2020 (date to be confirmed nearer the time) and end mid-August. Successful applicants will camp on site for the duration of the placement and will have one or two days off a week depending on workload.
Green & Away is located 3 miles from Worcester which has a main line rail station and buses which come to within a few minutes’ walk of our site. Please see our website for travel information.
Accommodation and facilities
Green & Away takes place outdoors and under canvas. You will need your own tent, however, we may be able to arrange one for you if you are unable to bring one and you let us know in advance. Full board is provided (3 vegetarian meals a day and regular tea breaks with cake!). The site has hot showers, clothes washing facilities and composting toilets.
A licensed bar, comfortable sitting areas and arts and crafts facilities come as and when we have built them. There is WiFi and phone/laptop charging facilities. Please note, when you first arrive the field will be almost empty (although our toilets and showers will be operating), so please be prepared for this.
Although G&A is set up on the outskirts of a small village near Worcester, the nearest shop and post office is 2 miles away.
Green & Away does not pay any of its volunteers, trustees or interns. We provide 3 vegetarian meals a day to everyone volunteering on site. Your only cost throughout the internship will be your travel or any drinks and snacks you choose from the bar.
How To Apply
Applications should consist of a CV and a one-page covering letter explaining why you would like to be an intern with Green & Away, which internship you are applying for, which aspects of our work particularly appeal to you, and what you would bring to the role. You are welcome to apply for a placement in more than one department.
Interviews will be conducted via Skype/video conferencing on a rolling basis with selections being made in May, so apply as early as you can.
Please send applications by 13th April 2020 by email to Eve at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a volunteer opportunity provided by VolunteerMatch, in partnership with LinkedIn for Good.
Desired Skills and Experience
This position requires the following skills: Environmental Education, Event Management, Group Facilitation, Management, Event Planning / Management, People Skills
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|Job Category||Coordination, Outdoor|
|Instructions for how to apply||Please send applications by 13th April 2020 by email to Eve at email@example.com|
|Closing date for applications||13th April 2020|