Volunteering at pride means talking to the general public about HRC's work, our resources and the importance of engaging in the LGBTQ civil rights movement. It also means asking for donations in order to sign people up as members. One of the benefits of signing up or renewing a membership at pride is that it comes with a "free" item! Free with donation, that is. Part of your responsibility will be to maneuver the tight quarters, bend below tables and reach into boxes to pull t-shirts, bags, hats or other items in correct sizes and collect contact information on tablets or handwritten on postcards. Pride is fun and so important to our work. Most members who sign up at a pride are brand new to HRC and so you may be the very first person to explain to them that the equal sign logo is an actual organization fighting for equality! We greatly appreciate your time and energy and want to make sure that you have reasonable expectations about this experience in advance. Given that HRC simply participates at prides festivals and we are not the festival organizers, there are limitations on what we can control. If you have any questions about what you can expect from your shift, require any reasonable accommodations or have a question about accessibility please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of all of us at HRC, thank you and happy pride!