Volunteers

The biennial event of Expanding your horizons would not be possible without the countless dedicated volunteers who give their time and who contribute to help make the day a success.

For every event, volunteers are needed to help as workshop assistants, registration desk assistants and workshop guides who accompany the girls to the workshops they have chosen.  It is a day of inspiration for the girls to excel in science and mathematics and your support is critical!

We are very grateful for the help provided by individuals (parents, friends, ex-colleagues and students) that come back each year and we particularly welcome young women that have participated in previous EYH biennial events.

If you would like to volunteer at our next event please send your contact details, motivation statement and the contact details of at least one referee to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Different roles

Volunteers are needed the day of the EYH biennial event to assist with many tasks. If you have a few hours to give you can assist with the following tasks:

On the Friday evening before the event you can also help set up the event for the 450 girls, teachers and parents who will be coming to Uni Mail, Geneva.

 

Registration and information session

  • The day before the event (Friday evening), volunteers need to arrive at Uni Mail between 18:00 - 18:30.
  • Uppon arrival please go to the volunteers registration desk where you will receive your volunteer information pack and your role assignments. Your will also receive the T-shirt that you must wear on the day of the event.
  • You will then receive general training on volunteering and fire evacuation. Please download and read the descriptions of the different roles above as well as the fire evacuation instructions (French and English).
  • If you are unable to attend the volunteer information session on Friday evening, you can still do so on Saturday morning before the event.


The day of the event

On the day of the event, volunteers must arrive at 7:30 am.


Lunch and cocktail

We will provide you with lunch. Vegetarians and non-vegetarians are catered for (see the menu). You are also invited to the cocktail reception after the event to allow you to make contacts with the workshop leaders and committee.

 

What to wear, what to bring with you

Light, casual, indoor clothing, jeans accepted. You will receive a T-shirt to identify you as a staff member.

You can bring your mobile phone and take pictures that we may upload to our social media sites. All social media publications must be approved by the Media desk located in the main lobby.

 

Transportation

You are encouraged to take public transport. There is also ample parking in the area (for more information see Location and transport).

 

Rewards and recognition

All Volunteers will receive: A certificate of participation and an EYH Staff T-shirt (which you may keep).

For young adults we offer:

  • A community service report for CAS (Creativity Action Service) – outlining the students conduct on the day. (On request) 
  • A discretionary voucher

We encourage you to create an entry in your Linkedln profile with our organization's logo (Elargis tes Horizons) that will reflect your passion for science and/or your dedication to the community.


End of the day

At the end of the event, you are invited to join the other volunteers, workshop leaders and committee members for a cocktail. This will be an opportunity to get to know each other and also to thank you for your contribution.

You are free to leave when the event is over, at around 3:30 pm.

We would be grateful if you could help in the cloakroom.

 
Withdrawal

If at the last minute you are unable to fulfill your volunteering commitment, please send an SMS immediately to: 0041 794344703

 

 

We thank you in advance for your commitment and support and welcome you to the EYH community.