Volunteer at Left Forum

Located at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Left Forum is the largest annual progressive conference in the country. Each spring thousands of conference participants come together to discuss pressing local, national and global issues; to better understand commonalities, differences, and alternatives to current predicaments; or to share ideas to help build social movements to transform the world.

Whether your interest is in engaging exciting speakers and innovators in their fields (past keynote speakers include: Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Frances Fox Piven, Michael Moore, Cornel West, Slavoj Zizek, and Grace Lee Boggs) or helping out with state of the art event planning, media organizing, editorial work and graphic design, website and database administration, fundraising, or program development and outreach — conference volunteering opportunities offer empowering, applied work, scholarly, and life learning experience.

About Volunteering

We're a small organization with a dedicated group of organizers, leaving lots of room for your creativity. You'll have the opportunity to work in an interesting (and relaxed) office in the Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan, where you'll be able to interact with scholars and people who are involved with grassroots social justice movements.

While any amount of volunteer time will help we encourage 10 or more hours per week, and three to six month commitment. A modicum of computer skills is desired. Volunteer opportunities begin immediately.

If you would like to get an idea about more concrete areas of help, please look at the internship descriptions here.

For inquiries please email volunteer@leftforum.org.

(212) 817-2003

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