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Volunteer opportunity – PowerPoint presenter

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Are you looking to do some volunteering with Sunday Assembly London? Well, that’s great because we’re looking for some people to be PowerPoint presenters. “What is a PowerPoint presenter?” you might ask. Basically, it’s putting together the PowerPoint slides for each assembly and then running the presentation (online or at Conway Hall) on the day. To give you some more info, we’re put together a little role description. 

Volunteer role description: PowerPoint presenter

About the role

The PowerPoint presenter assembles the slideshow and presents the slides during assemblies. During Zoom events, the PowerPoint presenter works alongside the producer, who spotlights featured speakers. During live events, the PowerPoint presenter will also need to click through slides during songs to display the lyrics.

What you will be doing 

  • Updating previous PowerPoint presentations to create new presentations for each upcoming assembly, following the supplied running order.
  • Including the social media handles of speakers, etc. 
  • Inserting any slides provided by speakers into the slideshow.
  • If it’s a Zoom event, inserting music videos provided by the Music Team into the slideshow.
  • If it’s a Conway Hall event, inserting lyrics as provided by the Music Team (they should be available to retrieve from Airtable)
  • Inserting / updating slides provided by the producer including opening video and donation slides 
  • Liaise with the Producer by phone, text or email if any elements of the presentation are missing

How much time will it normally take?

Maximum monthly commitment is no more than 6 hours (based on 2 events a month.) 

  • Once videos are downloaded, it only takes about 30 minutes to create the slideshow. 
  • On the morning of the event, you will need to arrive for rehearsal at 9:30 am if in Conway Hall or 10 am if on Zoom. You will be finished by 12 noon. 
  • If we have two or more PowerPoint presenters we will set up a rota. 

What support will be available?

As a Sunday Assembly volunteer, you will have the opportunity to talk to your team leader and other team members when you start a new type of volunteering activity. Your team leader will be me, the Producer.

You will also receive a volunteer handbook designed to help everyone access information easily and dip into to check things out. 

What should I be able to do?

These are the skills and experiences that will be useful for you as a PowerPoint presenter: 

  • Login to at least a day before each assembly to retrieve slides and running order (you will be given the password).
  • Basic understanding of PowerPoint software, including building a deck and presenting a slideshow.
  • If on Zoom, a stable internet connection (ethernet cable is preferred over WiFi).
  • The ability to update slides during the rehearsal and to adjust the order of the presentation based on the host’s requirements.
  • If at Conway Hall, be able to set up the laptop on your own (with minimal assistance from the Tech Person), and possibly the projector and screen
  • Be able to troubleshoot if there are any problems with the slides. 

What will I learn? 

  • You will learn how to be part of a team. 
  • If you do not have much previous experience of using PowerPoint, you will improve your PowerPoint skills. 
  • If you do not have any previous technical experience, there is an opportunity to learn more stage tech. Ideally, you will learn how to set up a projector and screen, link it to a laptop, and run a presentation.

What do I do if I want to apply for this role? 

That bit is easy. The first step is to have a chat with the team leader. In this case that’s me, Stephanie Pollard. Drop me an email to and we’ll arrange a chat.