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Volunteer for Debate 2016

Are you ready to get involved in Debate 2016? The application process to be a Debate 2016 student volunteer is now open!

Volunteers FAQ Volunteer Job Descriptions

Volunteers will be crucial to the success of the Debate on September 26. There are four primary categories of volunteers: media production and communications, event operations, debate production, and general debate volunteers.

We will need nearly 300 student volunteers to support the media on campus, the Commission on Presidential Debates, and our campus event operations leading up to and on debate night. All volunteers will serve as Hofstra ambassadors for the hundreds of guests who will come to campus. Some will require your assistance only on Debate day (September 26, 2016); others will require you to work in the weeks leading up to the debate.*

For more information on the specific opportunities available, please visit http://www.hofstra.edu/debate/debate-volunteers-faq.html to view job descriptions, the application process, and volunteer expectations.** The application process will run through the Hofstra Career Center’s Handshake system. All positions will be filled on a rolling basis until filled, up until Tuesday, August 2.

For those of you who do not plan to volunteer, stay tuned for information about the debate ticket lottery and about campus simulcasts and other debate related events, with details to be announced via your Pride e-mail address in September.

Sincerely,
The Debate 2016 Volunteer Coordination Committee


*Please note: most volunteers will not be in the Debate Hall itself, and are not eligible to participate in the ticket lottery that will take place this fall. Volunteer positions have varying amounts of responsibility and access to campus facilities, but all will provide a unique opportunity to support this event and see the logistics required to host a national event of this scale.

** Note that many of these opportunities will require U.S. Secret Service clearance in order to work near or in the debate site, so you must be willing to go through the credentialing process to apply for those roles.