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African Voices
270 W. 96th Street, NYC 10025 • Phone: (212) 865-2982 • Fax: (212) 316-3335 • E-mail: •
AFRICAN VOICES is looking for volunteers and interns
AFRICAN VOICES, a not-for-profit cultural arts organization, is dedicated to fostering cultural understanding and awareness through literature
and the arts. Established in 1992, African Voices publishes a quarterly literary magazine and sponsors literary readings, art exhibitions, writing
workshops and other community programs. We also organize REEL SISTERS OF THE DIASPORA FILM FESTIVAL & LECTURE
SERIES at LIU, Brooklyn Campus.
REEL SISTERS of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series’ mission is to cultivate and spotlight the unique talent and struggle of women
of color in the film industry. Our goal is to empower women filmmakers of African-American, Caribbean, Latina, Asian, Native American and
African descent. REEL SISTERS provides access to leading professionals through the presentation of panels and workshops on various topics
from screenwriting to producing. Reel Sisters is a two-day film festival that is hosted in October.
We are looking for volunteers and interns in the following areas:
Administration - assist with office duties including but not limited to filing, copying, data entry, maintaining email and mailing
list databases.
Marketing/Promotions - *Distribution of postcards/flyers at AFRICAN VOICES events and other art events throughout the
five boroughs and New Jersey. Website maintenance (African Voices only) and Graphic Design (design flyers/postcards for
events). Assistance in raising awareness about all of our programs and activities.
Sponsorship/Fundraising - a liaison for existing sponsors and also research new sponsors. Assist with fundraising and grant
Program & Lecture Series/Gala & Awards Ceremony - to help with scheduling, table set-up, reservations and information
tables, run errands, etc.
Ticket Sales - promote and sell tickets for our programs at local events and online. This includes help in establishing group sales
for our fundraising benefits and two-day film festival.
Volunteer Coordinator – responsible for helping us build and sustain an active list of volunteers for our events and programs.
*Individuals can distribute postcards/flyers in their area of choice. We are looking for individuals from all five boroughs including New Jersey.
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Name ___________________________________________ ________________________________________________
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(Last Name)
Address ___________________________________________________ _________
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Telephone (Day Time) (___) ___________-___________ Ext._____
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Which area(s) would you like to volunteer? Check all that apply.
Administration___ Website Maintenance____ Marketing/Promotions____ Sponsorship/Fundraising_____
Program & Lecture Series____ Gala & Awards Ceremony____ Ticket Sales____ ____ Membership Coordinator
Do you have any experience in these areas? If yes, explain your experience. If no, explain why you are interested in these
Office Skills
Typing _____WPM
Filing ______
Computer: PC____MAC___
Graphic Design ____ Wordpress ______
Do you belong to any community or art organizations (theatre/film/literary/music)? If yes, which organization(s).
Do you attend school?
No (Circle one)
Which school do you attend? _______________________________ Major ____________ Minor ______________
Please note: Full-time and/or part-time students can earn college credit. Go to the Career Services and Development
Department at your school. Student Identification and current transcript required.
How many hours per week can you volunteer? _______
Which weekday(s) and time(s) are you available (including evenings)?
Most of our events are on the weekends. Are you available either Saturday or Sunday?____________ If so which day(s) and
time(s) (including evenings).
For those wishing to volunteer in Marketing/Promotions In which of the five boroughs would you like to volunteer in:
Manhattan ____ Brooklyn____
Staten Island______
New Jersey_____
In what neighborhood ________________________________