Be A Volunteer (#CLEPride2017)

Be A Volunteer (#CLEPride2017)

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Cleveland Pride 2017: It’s NEVER too soon to sign up as a volunteer!  We are looking to the community for volunteers for this upcoming year’s Pride parade and festival.  We are also looking for volunteers for various events in between now and then. Please be sure to update your information in our database and specify whether you would be willing to volunteer for Pride as well as other events throughout the year! As always, please feel free to reach out to us at executiveboard@clevelandpride.org with any questions, concerns or comments!

Why Volunteer –
• Contribute to the success of Cleveland Pride Festival
• Learn about the Queer Community
• Gain transferable skills that add to your abilities
• Meet new people
• Lend your talents to one of Cleveland’s most influential cultural festivals
• Work in a supportive and collaborative environment
• Give back to the community
• Because volunteers make Pride happen

Volunteer Opportunities:

Friday Truck Load:
This happens on Friday June 23rd. Shifts begin 9:00 AM to Noon and Noon to 5:00 PM.  Requires ability to lift and carry. The entire process takes a couple of hours and it means carrying boxes and other items up a flight of stairs.Saturday June 24thFestival Site Set Up:Shifts begin at 6:00 am to 12:00 noon. There are many things to do to get the festival ready to go. Decorations, table and chairs, the VIP area, unloading the truck, making things look nice, etc. Helping with set up is a great way to get your volunteer time out of the way so that you can enjoy the festival when it begins!Signs and Decorations Set Up & Tear Down:Shift is 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This is an opportunity to put up the signs and decorations and generally make the festival look festive!Vendor Check In:

Shifts are 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. Help get the Vendors get their booth location, orientation and set up. Some directing traffic and lots of directing people.

Parade Volunteers:

If you would like to help out with the Parade. Volunteer times start around 10:00 am and ends with the step off around 1 pm.

Main Gate Collections:

Shifts are from 11 am to 2 pm, 2 pm to 4 pm, 4 pm to 6 pm, and 6 pm to 9 pm. This involves welcoming participants, banding attendees, collecting donations to the festival, and giving them a thank you gift.

Pop/Water Selling:

Shifts are pre-scheduled by the GSA coordinator.

Beer Garden Volunteers:
Must be 21 and over to help and you must bring a valid ID. Shifts vary, but two-hour (or longer) commitments are preferred. Opportunities include ID checking, wrist-banding, ticket sales, and beer serving.Senior Space and Heritage:Shifts are 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This is an area that will be providing a space for “older” adults and people with disabilities to hang out, get some water, sit in the shade, socialize and network. Volunteers will be helping keep things tidy and generally be helpful to the “older” adults.Children’s Pavilion:Shifts are 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This area does lots of fun things for kids all day long. Volunteers will be helping out with projects and keeping the kids happy.Pride Information and Volunteer Booth:Shifts are 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The means sitting at a table, answering questions, giving directions and generally being helpful, friendly and welcoming.Vendor Check Out:Shift is 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Assist in directing the vendors on packing up, checking out and driving out of the festival area.

Festival Strike:

Shift is 7:00 pm to 11 pm. It’s sad when it’s all over but someone has to pack it all up, clean it all up and organize it all so that we can do it again next year. This is a great time to volunteer after you have enjoyed yourself and want to give something back!

Sunday Truck Unload:

June 25th. Shifts are from 10:00 AM to Noon and Noon to 3:00 PM.  The truck was packed after a successful festival but now the truck is full and needs to be unloaded. Volunteers will unload the truck and take the inventory down a flight of stairs at the Task force or street-level rental unit. Requires lifting and stairs.

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