Volunteering for OC Pride is a great way to get involved with your local LGBT community and Orange County neighbors as a whole, all while having a fun and rewarding time doing it. There are a couple options available to you if you’re interested in donating your time: special event/festival volunteer or committee membership.
Special Event Volunteers
Assisting as a special event volunteer not only could include assisting with the set-up, running and break-down of the OC Pride festival, but also helping at various Pride fundraising events throughout the year. The commitment level for this type of volunteer is mellow. Once you commit to an event, you show up, lend a hand and leave. If you’re interested in doing another event, wonderful, otherwise your obligations are fulfilled at the end of your shift. Simple, right?
This is a great opportunity for people who want to do something for their community without being tied down with too many responsibilities/time-constraints that might otherwise deter them from volunteering. If this is something you’re interested in, submit our interest form and the Volunteer Recruitment Head will get back to you as soon as they’re able. (Form will open new window.)
If you’ve filled this out in previous years then you’re all ready added to our volunteers database and DON’T need to fill this out again!
For those of you who are interested in volunteering and willing to take on responsibilities throughout the pride-planning year, we invite you to consider being a member of our Pride Planning Committee. We offer numerous roles involving various tasks depending on your interest and experience. Joining our committee can prove to be a excellent addition to your professional resume and allow you to meet and plan with like-minded individuals.
Some of the positions our board looks for each year include: event logistics, fundraising, marketing, social media management, graphic/web design, volunteer recruitment, entertainment management, etc. just to name a few. These positions, though rewarding, ultimately mean more personal accountability for your assigned tasks during the pride-planning months. If pursuing this amazing opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, proceed to our online Committee Membership form and our Director of Outreach will follow-up with you as soon as they’re able.