We are seeking volunteers for Trans Pride 2020!
Please note that for the 2020 event pre-registration is REQUIRED for all volunteer roles. Think of it as a convention; you must have a badge to volunteer and have registered before the event. Otherwise, you are welcome to attend, but we may not have room to accommodate more volunteers.
Please direct all volunteering questions to: email@example.com
Date: Friday June 26th, 2020
Volunteer Arrival Time: Varies by department
Location: Cal Anderson Park
Trans Pride Seattle’s March and Celebration is one of the largest Trans Pride gatherings in the United States. A community event like this couldn’t take place without volunteers who help in the planning and production of the March and Celebration at Cal Anderson Park.
Trans Pride Seattle values the diversity of our communities, and we are intentional about the accessibility of the event. Volunteers contribute greatly to our ability to keep the event economically accessible to all, to make the space physically accessible, and to make our programming accessible through interpreters. Volunteers make a huge impact on Trans Pride’s capacity to give back to the community by helping us to maintain a safe, exciting, and economically viable event!
Trans Pride Specific Volunteer Perks
In addition to volunteering with GJL year-round and having the chance to meet other community-minded individuals, volunteers for Trans Pride get extra perks, which include:
- An invitation to the Volunteer Party JULY 18th!
- Custom 2020 Trans Pride Name Badge!
- A free mini-pride pack that includes a Volunteer exclusive t-shirt, stickers, and pronoun buttons as our thank you!
- Free snacks and water during the event!
Can’t Volunteer on the Day of Trans Pride But Still Want to Help Out?
GJL needs volunteers on the day before (Thursday June, 25) or the day after (Saturday, June 27):
- Help make/print signs and badges!
- Help pick up gear we will need!
- Help load and unload trucks from storage!
- Free snacks and water available both days!
- Fill out the form below to get on our Thursday or Saturday Team!
There Are More Available Roles Than EVER for Trans Pride 2020!
The Operations Team helps us with operations on the day of the event.
- This can include helping the event management staff,
ensuring that vendors are able to set up, and to ensure a smooth flow of our event.
- Folks on the Operations Team are often required to do many tasks, often simultaneously.
- You will work directly with our Operations Co-Team Leads, Heather Pancratz, our awesome intern, and .
The Facilities Teams include: Set Up, Tabling, Grounds, and Breakdown.
- Set Up and Tabling will take earlier shifts to help set up our event and get all of our Sponsors and Tabling organizations prepared for the event by 5:00pm.
- Grounds Team helps ensure our grounds stay neat and tidy and that trash and recycling get exchanged. This is a great way to watch the stage show!
- Breakdown team starts the clean up and breakdown process promptly at 8:30pm. This ensures that all of our volunteers and staff can make it home (or to the after party) by 11:00pm.
- Set Up, Grounds, and Break Down Teams will be lead by Tristan Cook, our Volunteer of the Year for 2018.
- Tabling Team will be lead again by the unflappable Chip Phillips.
Our community Security Team is vital to ensure that all participants at Trans Pride Seattle can experience a safe and joyous Trans Pride. These volunteers report to our Security Coordinator and resident badass, Brooke Wylie.
Our community First Aid Team is vital to ensure that all participants at Trans Pride Seattle can experience a safe and joyous Trans Pride. These volunteers report to our First Aid Team Lead.
- To be considered for the First Aid Team, the volunteer must have one or more of the following:
- Current First Aid and CPR certification
- Be a Licensed Registered Nurse, EMT, or Medical Assistant
- Be a Field Medic
- These volunteers work with our First Aid Coordinator, .
The Hospitality Teams include: VIP Services and Catering.
VIP Services ensures our VIP Guests and Entertainers are well taken care of and that the VIP area remains pleasant and welcoming.
- The Catering Team helps our chef with preparing food for VIP, Entertainers, and Volunteers. The Catering Team also delivers food to VIP and Volunteer areas.
- Both Teams report to our Catering Team Lead, and current Volunteer of the Year, Dwayne Linde.
Our Accessibility Team helps ensure that all aspects of Trans Pride are accessible to all.
- This includes helping in the march, priority seating, scent free, and Spoons Tent areas.
- This team also acts as a liaison between Accessibility and First Aid as needed.
- The Accessibility Team reports to the Accessibility Team Lead, the fantastically steady and dependable Bobbi Garcia.
Our Welcome and Canvassing Teams work in tandem to give and collect information from Trans Pride Attendees.
- The Welcome Team welcomes folks to the park, can give directions to booths, offer an entertainment schedule, and take donations.
- The Canvassing Team collects donations and attendee information that is vital to our continued outreach and community communication during the year.
- The Welcome Team reports to the ever-present and helpful Kym Hines and Canvassing Team reports to .
Our Merchandise and Fulfillment Teams handle all of the items we sell or people have earned through donations prior to Pride.
- The Merchandise Team sells the shirts, flags, totes, and other Trans Pride related items that we are offering this year.
- Familiarity with sales and sales registers is a definite plus!
- The Merchandise Team will report to the Merchandise Team Lead, Riley Anderson, the money-maker (or taker in this case).
The March Route Team helps us with assembling, leading, and keeping the march together and safe.
- This can include helping the safety staff, ensuring that march vendors are able to set up, and to ensure a smooth flow of the march.
- Folks on the March Team are often required to do many tasks, often simultaneously.
- You will work directly with our March Team Leader, .
Can't help during Trans Pride, but available later that evening? Our After Party Team is small, and helps us with set-up, taking donations at the door, and breakdown of the After Party.
- The After Party (if available) begins around 9:00PM.
- Folks on the After Party Team are often required to do some lifting, carrying, and money handling tasks.
- You will work directly with our After Party Team Leader, Maayan Kline, the party girl, and our current Budget Princess (also called Board Treasurer).
Youth Trans Pride New this year!
Finally, after eight years of planning and waiting, we are adding a youth area to Trans Pride Seattle this year! The youth area will have some separate programming, games, and youth-focused organizations tabling on Bobby Morris playfield.
- The Youth Team keeps track of (and plays games with) attendees, maintains the Youth Spoons area, leads mini-workshops and art installments, makes sure youth-focused organizations tabling have everything they need, and other Trans Pride related activities!
- Previous experience working with LGBTQIA Youth (especially Trans and gender nonconforming youth) is a definite plus!
- The Youth Team will report to the Youth Team Lead, the very enthusiastic Kerri Kellerman.