Volunteer or Intern

Left Forum is the largest annual progressive conference in the country. Each year thousands of conference participants come together to discuss pressing local, national and global issues; to better understand commonalities, differences, and alternatives to current predicaments; and to share ideas and help build social movements to transform the world.

Whether your interest is in engaging speakers and organizers in their fields (past keynote speakers include: Angela Davis, Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy, Frances Fox Piven, Michael Moore, Cornel West, Amy Goodman, Harry Belafonte, Silvia Federici, Linda Sarsour, Slavoj Zizek, Alicia Garza, David Harvey and Grace Lee Boggs) or helping out with event planning, media assistance, social media and graphic design, website and database administration, fundraising, or program development and outreach — conference volunteering opportunities offer empowering, intellectual and practical experience.

We’re a small organization with a dedicated group of organizers. If you would like to volunteer with us and help organize this year’s conference and help us with other events and collaborations such as the Center for Critical Thought we would love to hear from you! Please email us at volunteer@leftforum.org with your resume attached and tell us a bit about yourself so we can figure out the best way for you to plug in and help us organize.We could especially use help with social media, outreach, program development, graphic design, fundraising and event planning!

If you are looking for an internship we can arrange with your school in order for you to receive school credit. Hours are flexible—we ask approx. 10 hours a week—and can be adapted to fit your schedule. Internships begin immediately.

Volunteer Positions

  • Administrative Volunteer
  • Graphic Design Volunteer
  • Programming Volunteer
  • Publicity & Outreach Volunteer
  • Website Volunteer

Internships

  • Administrative Internship
  • Program & Panel Administration Internship
  • Publicity & Outreach Internship
  • Fundraising Internship
  • Media Internships