volunteerICVolunteers, the international organization that recruits, trains and coordinates volunteers for a wide range of non-profit projects, is searching for volunteers for the forthcoming conference “Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction”.  

Taking place in Geneva from 8-13 May, 2011, this conference is now the world’s foremost gathering of stakeholders committed to reducing disaster risk and will bring together 2,000 policy makers and practitioners from government, international organizations, NGOs, academia, and the private sector, from both developing and developed countries.

As specialists in the field of communication, ICVolunteers is aiming to recruit about 80 volunteers to fulfil roles at the conference ranging from welcoming services, conference preparation, editing, reporting and translating.

This is a wonderful opportunity for motivated individuals to help others, offering their knowledge and experience to provide critical assistance to an important humanitarian project. At the same time, these individuals will also acquire new skills and grow both personally and professionally.  Anyone looking to enhance their professional experience with a view to finding new employment should find this project especially rewarding.

For this particular conference, ICVolunteers is looking for the following people:

•    57 Volunteers for Welcoming Services: to welcome; provide assistance; oversee the setup of session; prepare bags; liaise between staff etc...

•    16 Reporters, 2 Editors and 2 Photographers: to write, proofread and/or edit session reports; document conference events.

•    4 Translators: to translate documents during the event; Languages: Six U.N. languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian).

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Those interested should submit their CV to
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To register for ICVolunteers visit:

ICVolunteers / ICVolontaires,
104, rue de Carouge
PO Box 755,
1211 Geneva, Switzerland
+41 (0) 22 800 14 36
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Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

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