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Volunteering with Pride

July 1, 2019

Planning for the 23rd annual Atlanta Black Pride (ABP) Celebration is well underway. Pride events will be held August 27 – September 2, 2019. As Georgia’s second largest and most recognized lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) celebration, we recognize that to make this a successful celebration, we need the help of our many volunteers.

Volunteers are the heartbeat of Atlanta Black Pride, at it allows us to meet the needs and expectations that so many have grown to expect from us at Atlanta Black Pride, Inc. Our volunteer group is looking for individuals that are:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Responsible
  • Hard working
  • Fun loving
  • Cheerful
  • Popping personalities
  • Great customer service
  • A smile on their face and in their heart

Why volunteer?
This is a valuable opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the area of Community Service and a behind the scenes snapshot into Atlanta Black Pride. You will be provided a t-shirt, name tag, certificate of recognition, receive meals/snack while volunteering and passes to nighttime events.

What is expected of a volunteer?
Volunteers will receive training and are required to commit to 4-hour shifts at a time. Volunteers may be asked to assist with the following areas:

  • Coordinator (manages all volunteers)
  • Conference room facilitators (assisting with room counts, facilitating entering/exiting conference rooms)
  • Command Center (answering questions, answering the Pride Hotline, monitoring radio communications)
  • End of the Day Setup (break down and perform other clean up tasks such as returning barricades to pallets, packing and loading supplies, etc.)
  • Information support (directions between conference locations, runners, greeters, and ‘go-to’ for questions)
  • Registration and Check-in (assisting with conference attendee registrations/program questions)
  • Start of Day Setup (Set up the event in the morning, including positioning barricades, placing decorations, moving tables and chairs, and other preparatory tasks before the day open.)

Should you wish to volunteer, please complete the online volunteer registration at the following link by August 20, 2019: https://atlantablackpride.org/volunteer/volunteerform/

The work to affirm the lives and experiences of same gender loving communities cannot be done alone and ABP is calling on you to get involved. The decision to serve as an Atlanta Black Pride event volunteer plays a critical role in building a strong and healthy community.

Yours in service,

Terence D. Stewart and Amber Moore
Chairperson
Atlanta Black Pride, Inc.