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.
The TEDxBristol team is a happy camp. 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.
You don’t need any particular experience to be a TEDxBristol volunteer, 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
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.
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.