Saturday, April 27, 2013

VOLUNTEER: World Record Breaking Event in Lagos

The Lagos World Record Toothbrushing Challenge is an oral health promotions project designed for adolescents in schools in Lagos Nigeria towards improving the oral health literacy and setting a new world record for the number of people
toothbrushing simultaneously at multiple locations.

Are you a professional or a passionate individual who desires to cause a positive change in the society? If your answer is YES, then here comes a big opportunity for you to be a part of a world record breaking event. There is an ongoing recruitment of volunteers for a public oral health project directed at adolescents and culminating in a World Record Attempt taking place simultaneously at over 300 locations in Lagos on May 23, 2013.

Based on the nature of the project, over 3,000 volunteers would be needed to facilitate planning and implementation of the project. This presents an opportunity for volunteers to either put to use and/or gain invaluable project management experience, especially since the project is set to break a world record.


Kindly review the different roles and duties as given us by the organization below.



Logistics Team : The logistics team is
responsible for the co-ordination of onsite
logistics (Venue & Core team Co-ordination,
Internal Planning, Partner Sessions, Reception & Registration process), and logistics (onsite/off-site operations) teams.

1. Assistance to the Head of the Delegate
Servicing (DS) team in logistical management to promote synergy & planning of the events.
2. Coordinate the overall transport plan,
including management and communication with the transport companies
3. Assistance with Pre-Event Networking & Press Conferences.
4. On-site Logistics (Venue & Core team, internal planning, breakaway rooms, partner sessions).
5. Coordination of the on-site Human Resources (HR) Team (HR Planning & Resource Allocation) and Delegate Servicing Team.
6. Team reception & registration & logistical
management of on-site operations teams.

Ideal Skills/Profile of the Logistics team
a. Excellent interpersonal & team management skills
b. Strong ability to multi task
c. Excellent planning/execution skills and
solution oriented attitude
d. A strong and diverse background in

External Relations (ER) Team : The ER team is responsible for fundraising and finding in-kind partnerships to meet the budget for the Lagos world record project.

Duties of the ER team before and during the world record attempt:
1. Partnership management (Delivery/Servicing, Partnership Enhancement & Communication).
2. Coordinate with the onsite ER team during
the event and responsible for on-site
coordination of externals.
3. Follow-up with Partners/Sponsors & Patrons post-world record attempt day.
4. Assist in production and design of project-
related publications (Brochures, Website, and
5. Coordination of keynote speakers, government officials and other dignitaries attending the opening ceremony.

Ideal Skills/Profile of the External Relations
Team members:
a) Strong fundraising background and related
competencies (selling and partnership
b) A working style that is goal-oriented.
c) A high level of awareness of the external
environment in general, and of the Indian
Industry in particular.
d) Excellent communication skills
e) Excellent Presentation skills

Communications Team : This team is responsible for the overall communication details of the project as well as development of key messages for all audiences to
communicate the project’s core brand identity.

The duties of this team are:
1. Oversee the writing of press releases, copy for marketing materials, project reports,
advertisements, and other related material.
2. Manage media relations, research editorial
opportunities and build relationships with key industry media players.
3. Work closely with the web manager to ensure messaging is consistent with overall marketing and communication of objectives before and after the World Record Attempt.
4. Lead agencies and internal team members,
where appropriate, to execute all communication activities and Public Relations (marketing materials, advertising, client communications, direct mail, marketing campaigns, press releases,
content for trade publications, etc.).
5. Overall responsibility for social media
6. Perform related work as required.

Ideal Skills/Profile for Communications Team :
a. PR / Media / Journalism / Advertising backgrounds would be preferred.
b. Excellent English language skills and creative writing skills.
c. Very good understanding of Web 2.0 and
social media tools.
d. A basic awareness of the Media & Public
Relations environment.
e. Basic knowledge of graphics software like
Adobe Photoshop/Corel Draw, HTML editors like MS FrontPage.

Delegate servicing team : The delegate servicing team is responsible for the communication with delegates/stakeholders attending the world record event on the 23rd of May, 2013.

The duties of this team:
1. Ensuring that each delegate goes back with a WOW! Experience.
2. Ensure all systems are in place for delegates’ needs during the world record event- health, personal, safety etc.
3. Maintain delegate help desk during the world record event, provide assistance to delegates, being aware of all relevant information.
4. Develop reception systems and work closely with the Head of logistics.
5. Overall responsibility for all immigration
related support for international delegates
(Guinness World Record team from the UK)
attending the event.

Ideal Skills/Profile for Delegate Servicing Team:
a. Excellent inter-personal & team management skills.
b. Strong ability to multi-task.
c. Excellent planning and execution skills,
solution oriented attitude.
d. Excellent relationship management skills.
e. Excellent communication skills

Information Systems (IS) Team : The IS team is responsible for the overall Information Systems that will power the operations of specifics during the World Record event.

The duties of the IS team:
a. Development & Maintenance of the project
b. Development of the event registration
c. Planning, developing and implementing the IS budget, obtaining competitive prices from suppliers where appropriate, to ensure cost effectiveness.
d. Researching and installing new systems.
e. Ensuring the smooth running of all IS systems
f. Managing crisis situations, which may involve complex technical hardware or software problems.
g. Ensuring the security of data from internal
and external attack and core teams office IS
h. End-to-End IS planning for the conference.
i. Overall responsibility for taking the World
Record event LIVE!

Ideal Skills/Profile of Information Systems
team members:
** Strong background & experience in:
a. Web-development
b. Networking Technology
c. Database Management Software (Oracle/SQL/Lotus Notes)
d. Advanced PC/Internet User Skills
e. Operating Systems (Win7/8, X Windows, Unix/Linux OS, Mac OS)


To fill the volunteer form, click on the link NaijaVolunteers  Registration Form

Official Website:
Lagos World Record Toothbrushing Challenge

Official Contact
** Lagos Island
Iga Iduganran PHC, Lagos Island, Lagos

** Surulere
58B Itolo Street, Off Eric Moore, Surulere, Lagos

+234 806 096 9057

Volunteer Recruitement / Form Enabler
Volunteer In Nigeria
Twitter: @NaijaVolunteers

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