Communications and Events Volunteer



Start Date


End Date


Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


475 Riverside Drive
Suite 1264
New York
New York
United States


The Community Development Venture Capital Alliance (CDVCA) is seeking a communications and events volunteer.

Based in New York City, CDVCA is a 501 (c)(3) network of community development venture capital (CDVC) funds. These venture capital funds make equity investments in businesses to create jobs, wealth and entrepreneurial capacity that advance the livelihoods of low-income people and the economies of distressed communities. They achieve a “double bottom line” of both market financial and important social returns. CDVCA works on many fronts to build, strengthen, and support the CDVC industry by combining advocacy, education, communications, and best-practices dissemination through conferences and workshops.

CDVCA furthers its mission by making investments in low-income communities. CDVCA has been making both fund-of-funds and direct investments in disadvantaged community businesses through its Central Fund since 2003. CDVCA currently manages investments totaling $168 million, including its Central Fund, federal and state NMTC programs, Innovate NY Fund, and the Puerto Rico Fund for Growth. CDVCA is the Managing General Partner of Innovate NY Fund, L.P., a $45 million New York State economic development fund-of-funds, which investments in early stage venture capital funds throughout the state, and the Puerto Rico Fund for Growth, L.P., a $47 million fund-of-funds dedicated to making investments to stimulate economic revitalization and employment on the island of Puerto Rico

Description of Responsibilities. The volunteer will work primarily to support the marketing, communications and logistical efforts of the annual CDVCA Conference (to be held in March 21-23, 2018).

Responsibilities include:

  • Outreach to prospective participants via phone and email
  • Designing digital and physical marketing collateral, which include email announcements, conference booklets and posters
  • Designing and updating the event website
  • Posting conference updates and announcements on CDVCA’s social media accounts
  • Arranging panel preparation calls
  • Coordinating and executing logistical arrangements before and during the event


Qualifications. An ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has:

  • An undergraduate degree or graduate degree, or is currently pursuing either degree
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator and/or Photoshop
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Previous experience working on either Squarespace or WordPress sites; HTML coding knowledge is a plus
  • An appreciation of creative challenges and interest in improving the lives of low-income communities
  • Willingness to work as part of a team

Location: New York, NY

Start Date: Immediately

Please note that this is an unpaid role.

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Feona Castro at with the subject line “Communications and Events Volunteer Application”.

No telephone inquiries please. For more information about CDVCA visit our website




We welcome

International Volunteers

How To Apply

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to Feona Castro at with the subject line “Communications and Events Volunteer Application”.