Hero For a Day Event Planner

  • Intern / Volunteer
  • Anywhere


A Family For Every Child is a non-profit organization located in Eugene, Oregon. AFFEC’S mission is to find loving and permanent families for every waiting foster child.

JOB SUMMARY:                                                                                       

Hero For a Day is an annual event put on by A Family For Every Child to help raise awareness for the foster care system. During this event, foster children (and others) are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of Hero-related activities. The intern/volunteer in the Hero For a Day Event Planner position will be responsible for planning and carrying out the event. This person will coordinate experienced volunteers and tools to plan event.


Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the intern/volunteer will:

  • Research past hero events and write up changes needed, goals for this event, funding, and attendee’s partners.
  • Compile team of past volunteers, assess supplies and plan for needed growth.
  • Interview past volunteers to create new plan, assign committee heads, and identify new needs.
  • Recruit, train, and engage new volunteers.
  • Plan a timeline for tasks to be completed.
  • Plan marketing calendar, social media plan, and advertising campaign.
  • Work with web team to build webpage.
  • Build email templates, press releases, PSAs, and other marketing tools.
  • Carry out event.
  • Make plan for next year.


  • Experience with event planning.
  • Comfortable communicating with different groups of people, skilled at sharing interest and enthusiasm with others.
  • Advertising and marketing experience.
  • Knowledge of business and budgeting.
  • Computer and internet skills, especially working with social media.


  • Rotating start dates.
  • 6-9+ hours per week.
  • 3-6 month commitment minimum.


Volunteer Coordinator info@afamilyforeverychild.org or 541-343-2856.