Make a Difference! Volunteer!
Pride depends on volunteers just like you!
We depend on a small army of volunteers to help us make Pride such a successful event year after year. Sacramento Pride is produced by and supports the programs and services of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Center provides services for LGBT and questioning youth, a free weekly legal clinic, transgender support services, programs for HIV+ men, discussion groups and activities for gay and lesbian adults, and much more. Sacramento Pride is the primary source of funding for these critically important services.
- Free admission to Pride and a free t-shirt.
- It’s a great way to give back to the community.
- You get to meet lots of great people, many who you have never met before.
- You gain valuable experience being part of a high-profile project.
How to Volunteer
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Sacramento Pride 2014! Sacramento Pride is our largest volunteer opportunity and is a great way for you to give back to your community and make new friends.
Pride is on June 14, 2014 and we need to fill roughly 500 volunteer positions by then. Volunteering for Pride is easy! It only requires 2 hours of your day and, by doing so, give your free admission and a Pride 2014 tee shirt! Sounds easy? You bet! Get your friends together and sign up today!
The application is straightforward. Simply provide your contact information, your top three jobs, shirt size, and you’re good to go! We will then contact you to sign up for an orientation in late May. At this orientation, you will learn more about the event, your job and what to expect June 14.
More information on Volunteering for Sacramento Pride 2014 coming soon!
Admissions gate - Are you upbeat? Consider the admissions gate! You will be responsible for selling and collecting tickets at the gates. This job requires you to be on your feet for two hours.
Beverage Ticket Sellers – At this station, you will be responsible for checking identification and for “wristbanding” patrons eligible for purchasing alcoholic beverages.
You will also sell tickets that will be redeemed for beverages, both alcoholic and non alcoholic. This station is open to volunteers over the age of 25.
Beer Truck/Beverage Station - Do you have a great personality? Consider working the beer truck or beverage station! You will be responsible for serving drinks to patrons in exchange for beverage tickets. Only patrons with wristbands will be served alcohol. This station is open to volunteers over the age of 25.
Cash handlers/runners - Are you good with numbers? Join our cash handling/running team. You will be responsible for assisting us with totals, with checking in with each station that has a till and for transporting funds from our HQ to the stations.
Handyman Assistant - Want a job that requires you to be more “hands-on”? Join our team as a handyman’s assistant. This job will require you to follow the direction of our handyman and will require you to adapt to new assignments as they arise.
Interpreters - Are you fluent in another language, in particular ASL? We need interpreters to assist our volunteers and patrons.
LGBT Center/General Info Booth - Are you a Pride veteran? If so, put your knowledge to the test at the Center’s booth. You’ll be responsible for answering questions about the Center, Pride and the LGBT community in Sacramento. You will also be responsible for distributing “swag” to our patrons.
Parade Team - Do you love the parade? Help us make it great by helping the contingents check in and by helping them line up before the parade begins.
Photographer - We would like to document the event, from set-up to tear-down, and need volunteers to photograph the prep work, the parade, the event and the tear-down.
Vendor Check In - Want a little more responsibility? Work with our Vendor Check-In team to ensure that the vendors get set-up smoothly. You will be responsible for directing vendors to their site, for answering questions and for assisting the lead.
Volunteer Check-In - Need a job that allows you to sit for your shift? Join the volunteer check-in. At this station, you will be responsible for checking in volunteers and assisting the volunteer leads.