Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of what we do and they make TEDx events happen! 

It takes an army of passionate, creative and can-do people to put on an event this scale - doing anything from helping people to their seats, to operating cameras and running the check-in desk.


Like every TEDx event around the world, we’re a bunch of motivated and passionate people from all walks of life with one thing in common: delivering a brilliant ideas event. You don't need to be an event professional or have previous creative industry credits - but you do need to be prepared to give up some of your spare time, to learn on the job and to get stuck in.

As a TEDxBristol volunteer, you’ll gain some crucial professional experience of working on a live, high profile event and film shoot. You'll widen your professional and social network, be the face of our event, and probably make some fantastic new friends too.

Previous TEDxBristol team members have gone on to gain promotions and ambitious career changes, citing their work at TEDxBristol as a demonstration of their transferable skills, enthusiasm, and adaptability.

What we’re looking for

We currently have a vacancy for a head of partnerships position, which will be a commission based-role. If you have experience in stakeholder liason and managing partnership relations, this role could be for you. When applying, please specify if you are applying for the head of partnerships position.

We also have many other voluntary positions open -  for these, you don’t need any particular experience - above anything else, the thing we’re looking for most is passion and enthusiasm. If you do have any specific experience or you would like to gain some in a particular area, there are opportunities for the following:

Social Media and Marketing

Live Event Production

Partnerships and Stakeholder Liaison

Front of House and Hospitality

Speaker selection and talk curation

Media Production

Speaker Liaison

General Support

What we ask of you 

We understand that your spare time is precious, so we’ll be upfront with you about what minimum commitment we’ll require. Putting on an event as big as TEDxBristol takes a lot of time and hard work so all we ask is that you’re able to meet your minimum commitment.

Think about your passions and choose an area you’d love to volunteer in. What activity is really going to sustain your interest, particularly on those late nights when it would be much easier to be sat in front of the TV? Not only will we get the right volunteers for the job, but you’ll get more out of it on a personal level.

To apply, use the red button above to go to our volunteer portal.

Please note:

  • Once you have applied you will receive a confirmation message on the webpage. We are unable to send email confirmations.
  • Applications are looked at on a rolling basis and we will contact you as soon as a suitable position comes up.

Thank you for your interest in TEDxBristol and good luck!


Volunteering really can change people's lives and quite often, it's the lives of those who have volunteered that change the most.

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