MidMo Pride is committed to recruiting dedicated, reliable volunteers to assist in the production and execution of MidMo annual PrideFest. Though volunteers need not identify as LGBTQ, it is imperative that all volunteers be LGBT-affirming and support the ongoing struggle for full equality. Through training and support, MidMo Pride aims to empower volunteers and encourage their ongoing participation in the organization’s annual planning.
There are lots of reasons to volunteer for the MidMo PrideFest. Here are the best ones we can think of:
10. YOU’LL WORK WITH GREAT PEOPLE.
The people who volunteer to make the MidMo PrideFest a success are dedicated and motivated. They are eager to make a positive difference in our community. You’ll build camaraderie and learn teamwork.
9. IT BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER.
Volunteering unites people from diverse backgrounds and experiences. By making connections, we strengthen our community.
8. IT HELPS THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY.
While marriage equality is now the law of the land, many in our community still face discrimination — even to the point of being told which bathroom they can or cannot use! Our family-friendly, inclusive MidMo PrideFest shows the whole community that we are all one family.
7. IT HELPS YOUR CAREER.
Volunteer experience is a good thing to put on your resume or college application. It shows employers you are serious about getting involved and improving skills.
6. IT’S GOOD FOR YOU.
Volunteering builds confidence and self-esteem. Focusing on something other than yourself reduces personal stress and makes you healthier because, experts say, joy and optimism boost the immune system.
5. YOUR IDEAS MATTER.
We love new ideas and will work to incorporate your ideas that are possible.
4.YOU GET TO SHARE YOUR SKILLS.
Are you: a Graphic Artist? Carpenter? Writer? Singer? Accountant? Whatever your skill, chances are we can put it to good use, and you will get a chance to show it off.
3. TRY SOMETHING NEW – AND HAVE FUN!
We have a lot of fun at Pride Fest. You’ll meet new people and maybe even make new friends. It gets you out of the house and you’ll become part of something big and important for our community.
2. YOU GET A FREE T-SHIRT.
Everyone who signs up to volunteer will get a free MidMo PrideFest T-shirt, as well as other incentives.
1. IT’S YOUR FESTIVAL!
We can’t do it without the help of people who give their time and talent to make the MidMo PrideFest a success. We are striving to hold a festival that stands out as an inclusive event where all are welcome — gay, straight, bi, trans, lesbian, questioning, allies, rich, poor, young, old …