VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES AT THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL SERVICES CONFERENCE


Are you friendly, motivated and speak European languages?
Do you live in Malta?

Then we want to hear from you!

We are looking to recruit a team of friendly, enthusiastic and versatile volunteers to help make the 25th European Social Services Conference a success. The event is organised by the European Social Network in cooperation with the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Candidates will need to speak excellent English. Good knowledge of any of the following languages would be a bonus: French, Spanish, German and Italian.

Why volunteer at our conference?

Volunteering is a great way to network while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the conference and gaining full access to the sessions. When you are not scheduled to work, you can attend all the conference sessions.

As volunteers, you will be part of the leading European social forum, working with an international team of changemakers and doing your bit towards improving social welfare in Europe. The three-day event is packed full of inspiring keynote speakers and practical learning and development opportunities.

Whether you are looking for experience in events management, hospitality or tourism, or are just passionate about European Affairs and the EU, we want to hear from you!

For more information about the conference please visit our conference website.

When is the conference taking place?

This year’s conference will be held from 26-28 June 2017 at the Grand Excelsior Hotel in Valletta.

What will volunteers do?

Volunteers are the face of the European Social Services Conference. As such, you will become knowledgeable on various aspects of the conference such as event location, layout of the venue, general conference information, and program details.

Volunteering duties will include:

  • Assisting in the registration of 500 delegates coming from all over the world, including representative from numerous national governments
  • Ushering and providing general conference information to delegates
  • Assisting in the distribution of interpretation receivers to delegates
  • Liaising with workshop speakers to ensure they have all necessary equipment and welcome attendees as they enter the session room
  • Providing logistical support in the numerous workshop sessions
  • Providing support in plenary sessions

The different volunteering shifts will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Monday 26 June: 0730-1700
  • Tuesday 27 June: 0830-1700
  • Wednesday 28 June: 0830-1400

Not all volunteers will be required to work all 3 days. On site catering will be provided on Monday and Tuesday. ESN is also able to cover travel expenses associated with volunteering at the conference.

Ready to volunteer at our conference?

Then we want to hear from you!

To apply for a volunteering position, please write to: recruitment@esn-eu.org /Subject: Volunteers – ESSC 2017 stating your language skills and your availability over the 3 days. Please also attach a CV. Please apply by 15th June.

We will inform all applicants whether their application has been successful by Friday 16th June and will operate a waiting list if demand for the event is high.

It is the policy of the European Social Network to treat all employees and job applicants fairly and equally regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or trade union membership status or any other protected characteristic provided for under the Equality Act 2010 (UK).