When you’re organizing an amazing TEDx event, you want to recruit an amazing TEDx team.
Our volunteers are the most important people we’ll need to make sure all TEDxAkron events are smart, engaging and successful.

Currently we are seeking to build a new volunteer planning team for TEDxAkron to support all aspects of the operations: sponsorship and fundraising, public relations, promotion, speaker program leadership, speaker coaching, social media, volunteer leadership, bookkeeping and more. If you are interested in expressing your interest in volunteerism for TEDxAkron, please fill out the form below in full and one of the Organizers or a member of the TEDxAkron team will be in touch.

Available Volunteer Roles

Fundraising & Partnerships Team Member | These team members work to help support:

  • Donor management & stewardship

  • Fundraising tools & outreach

  • Building prospect and outreach lists

  • Grant writing and solicitation efforts

Marketing & Social Communications Team Member | These team members work to help support:

  • Public communications and marketing efforts

  • Photography, technology and artistic efforts

  • Social Media management

  • Press outreach and management

Event Programming Team Member | These team members work to help support:

  • Event and program design, logistics and management

  • Volunteer recruitment and management

  • General speakers and TEDx Speaker support and management

  • Vendor, technology, logistical, security, and artistic outreach and management

Curator | Curators work with the Co-Organizers to help decide who will be speaking at TEDxAkron events. These individuals may also be used as Speaker Coaches.

Speaker Coach | Speaker Coaches are individuals who have experience and expertise in helping to coach, educate, edit and support TEDxAkron speakers in advance and during TEDxAkron events. PLEASE NOTE: We are asking that individuals who apply as Speaker Coaches are either former TEDx speakers or experienced speaker coaches.

Finance Manager | Finance Managers help support the organizational, promotional and event budgets and finances for TEDxAkron.

**PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer roles with TEDxAkron are unpaid roles. Roles listed above may change, become edited or be removed as roles and needs changed. The TEDxAkron team is dedicated to created a diverse, inclusive environment and encourage volunteer applicants for all races, colors, religions, national origins, ages, genders, sexual orientations, ancestries, citizenship status, mental or physical disabilities, genetic information, veteran status, or military status to apply.

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TEDxAkron Volunteer Application

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