volunteers needed, Forced From Home exhibit

Posted by Doctors Without Borders on October 3, 2016

What is Forced From Home?

Forced From Home is an interactive, free, educational exhibition presented by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to raise public awareness about the experience of the world’s more than 65 million refugees and internally displaced people. With an experienced aid worker as your guide, learn about the many challenges people on the move encounter and the work Doctors Without Borders does to address their basic medical needs in a host of settings.

Forced From Home will be traveling around the Northeastern United States in Fall 2016. Register for a free tour in Manhattan, Queens, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, or Washington DC.

Do you want to help out with Forced From Home, produced by Doctors Without Borders?

Volunteer Roles

We’re looking for enthusiastic, friendly, and reliable volunteers to help us staff the Forced From Home exhibition and associated events.

Exhibition Volunteers

Exhibition Volunteers will assist in a variety of roles on-site at the exhibition, including: crowd management, visitor registration, virtual reality tent support, and logistics support. All volunteer shifts are a minimum of five hours.

No special skillsets are required for any of the positions, however volunteers working on “Load-in” and “Load-out” days must be comfortable lifting 50 pounds, as the role will involve a lot of physical effort.

Panel Discussion Volunteers

Panel Discussion Volunteers will provide guest service and logistics support throughout these special events. Volunteer roles are:

USHER – Help direct guests to seats, hand out programs, assist with Q&A microphones, pick up programs after event
REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN – Use iPad to check-in/register guests for reception & panel discussion
GREETER/FRONT DOOR – Help direct guests to appropriate event location (reception/auditorium), answer questions
RECEPTION – Help set up tables/furniture for reception, pack down reception materials
All volunteers must be at least 18 on the day they volunteer for the exhibition. There is no upper age limit to participate, however you should be comfortable being on your feet, potentially in inclement weather, while on site.


Doctors Without Borders recognizes the significant value that volunteers contribute to the event, particularly those that complete multiple shifts. As a thank you to our most dedicated volunteers, we will offer the following rewards to volunteers based on the number of shifts served:

One Shift: Forced From Home T-Shirt
Two Shifts: Free lunch (if both shifts are served on the same day)
Three Shifts: Google Cardboard Virtual Reality Headset
Four Shifts: Forced From Home Tote Bag
Five Shifts: Surprise Gift
Please note that all rewards will be distributed at the exhibition site only.

How to Apply

To register as a volunteer and sign up for shifts, please complete the form below.

Exhibition Volunteers note:

When selecting shifts please note that you can sign up for both the morning and afternoon shifts if you wish to work the whole day. If you are working for an entire day, we will provide a lunch break and free lunch.

November 4-14
Independence Mall


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