Prs, Inc Volunteers Oakton , VA 22124
Volunteer Title: Event Planning Intern
Commitment (length of time needed): January-May 2019
Hours: 8-10 hours per week; Flexible between the hours of 9am-5pm; Weekdays.
Department: Resource Development
Location: PRS Administrative Office, 10455 White Granite Drive, Suite 400, Oakton, VA
PRS' annual spring benefit, "Springtopia A Season of Hope", is our most important fundraiser and highly anticipated social gathering of the year.
The Event Planning Intern will provide event support to the Resource Development team, assist in event preparation such as auction solicitation, data entry, auction coordination, event logistics, day-of-event support and much more. The event will take place on the evening of Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Tysons Corner. The intern will assist with event set-up and prep, day-of support, support at the event, and post-event support as needed.
The intern will:
Help to solicit and secure exciting, high-end, and creative auction items
Provide initial outreach and follow up calls and emails to potential auction donors
Input auction data into event software
Coordinate auction items and packaging
Help set-up auction leading up to and on day of event
Create auction program with details of auction packages
Provide social media support
Assist at the event with event guest registration and check-out and other duties as assigned
Provide additional support to the Resource Development team for the event as needed
Post-Event duties such as clean up, data entry, donor acknowledgement, and other tasks to wrap-up the event.
Strong verbal and written communication
Event planning experience
Familiarity with nonprofit fundraising department and donor solicitation
Willingness to make connections with new businesses, donors, and event guests
Ability to work independently and as a team
Ability to think creatively and take initiative
High degree of empathy with PRS' client populations
To learn more about PRS visit www.prsinc.org