Volunteer for TEDxZumbroRiver!

We’re looking for people who want to inspire the Rochester community and make a positive impact.
Want to join us?

TEDxZumbroRiver is an entirely volunteer-driven effort meant to inspire our community and catalyze new connections, initiatives, and projects.  There are volunteer opportunities for all kinds of talents and abilities at varying levels of commitment.

Why Volunteer?

Ever been inspired by a TED or TEDx talk? Just love compelling ideas? Do you want to be part of something bigger than yourself?

We invite you to help instill this same inspiration and excitement in others through volunteering at TEDxZumbroRiver. Come share your time and talent to help build an amazing experience.

We are always looking for help across a wide variety of areas, in addition to a variety of day-of-event roles.  We also include some sweet volunteering perks.

  • Engage with compelling ideas
  • Gain friends and experiences
  • Free admission to the event
  • TEDxZumbroRiver custom t-shirt
  • Direct hand in building TEDxZumbroRiver

The Commitment

Being a part of TEDxZumbroRiver is a serious (yet great!) commitment. If you do wish to volunteer, whether it’s for the planning committee or for day-of-event, please remember that the commitment is real and that we will depend on you for at least the following:

  • Be enthusiastic for TEDxZumbroRiver and share the excitement with others
  • Follow though on tasks and commitments you sign up for
  • Ability and willingness to attend meetings in Rochester
  • Attend group meetings throughout the year until the event
  • Attend any production setup and rehearsals prior to the event as needed
  • Perform event-day setup, live event duties, and event breakdown

The Opportunities

We want you in a role for which you are passionate about, will do your best, and can have a great time using your talents and abilities.  Here’s how you can be involved:

The Designers: We need creative types with design experience, from print design to stage & set design to everything in between.  We want to infuse great design into everything we do, from our T-Shirts and event invitations to our speaker slides and TEDxZumbroRiver stage.

The Conference Organizers: Experience organizing major conferences?  Willing to think efficiently & effectively, yet creatively, about things like ticketing, foot traffic flow, and the best way to serve lunch? Do things like event registration excite you?  Come help us create the best experience possible for our attendees.

The Buzzing Bees:  Love to just be a hard worker, help others get things done, and (constructively) run around as needed?  Then we will need you, especially on the day-of-event.

The Exciters & Engagers:  Let the excitement and momentum keep rolling! We’re looking for people who like to excite and engage others.  Create neat activities and events to build the excitement for TEDxZumbroRiver. Or help maintain our Twitter feed and Facebook page.  Apply your creative, marketing, and/or promotional skills or simply let your great personality rub off on others.

The Givers of Hospitality: We want every speaker not only to love their time in Rochester but to be so well-treated that they can’t wait to come back next year and bring others.  We want volunteers who can provide great hospitality to our guests and provide a great experience for their visit.

The (Great!) Other:  Don’t fit into any of the above categories? That’s okay!  Tell us what your abilities and talents are and how they can be deployed to make TEDxZumbroRiver significant and thrilling.

We’re also looking for those who can help recruit sponsors, someone to serve as a media liaison, and even a fun maestro (a position so important it’s devoted to making sure everyone is having fun)!

Are you ready?

If you’re ready to take the next step, sign up to receive our volunteer updates. You’ll be informed when our next volunteer meeting is and how to get involved from there!
Complete a Volunteer Application Now!