Doctors Without Borders will be coming to Boulder, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland (OR), Oakland, and Santa Monica this fall! We are in the process of finalizing our on-site volunteer roles, but we will need your help! Please click on the link at the bottom of this page for the Forced From Home volunteer application form and we will contact you with more information. We look forward to seeing you on site!
We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly, and reliable volunteers to help us staff the Forced From Home exhibition and associated events.
Exhibition Volunteers will assist in a variety of roles on-site at the exhibition, including: crowd management, visitor registration, virtual reality tent support, and logistics support. There are two volunteer shifts each day of the exhibition. The morning shift is from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. and the afternoon shift is from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. All volunteer shifts are a minimum of six hours, and those who volunteer for both shifts in a single day will receive a free lunch.
Special skillsets are not required for any of the positions, however, those volunteering on the days before and after the exhibition dates for “Load-in” and “Load-out” days must be comfortable lifting 50 pounds. These roles will involve a lot of physical effort for the setting up and taking down of the exhibition.
Panel Discussion Volunteers
Panel Discussion Volunteers will provide guest service and logistics support for these off-site special events. Volunteer roles are:
- USHER – Help direct guests to seats, hand out programs, assist with Q&A microphones, pick up programs after event
- REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN – Use iPad to check-in/register guests for reception & panel discussion
- GREETER/FRONT DOOR – Help direct guests to appropriate event location (reception/auditorium), answer questions
- RECEPTION – Help set up tables/furniture for reception, pack down reception materials
All volunteers must be at least 18 years old on the day they volunteer for the exhibition. There is no upper age limit to participate, however volunteers should be comfortable being on their feet, potentially in inclement weather while on site.
Doctors Without Borders recognizes the significant value that volunteers contribute to Forced From Home, particularly those who complete multiple shifts. As a thank you to our volunteers, we will offer the following rewards to volunteers based on the number of shifts served:
- ONE SHIFT – Forced From Home T-Shirt
- TWO SHIFTS – Free lunch (if both shifts are served on the same day)
- THREE SHIFTS – Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset
- FOUR SHIFTS – Forced From Home Tote Bag
Please note that all rewards will only be distributed at the exhibition site.
How to Apply
If you are interested in volunteering at Forced From Home, please complete the volunteer application form below and we will contact you with more information!
Questions? Contact us at FFHVolunteers@newyork.msf.org
Exhibition Volunteers note:
Doctors Without Borders will not provide housing, visas, or compensation for volunteer positions at the Forced From Home exhibition.