WE ♡ VOLUNTEERS

One of the largest Trans Pride gatherings in the U.S., a community event like this couldn’t take place without volunteers who help in the planning and production of the march and celebration. 

Volunteers contribute greatly to our ability to keep the event economically accessible, physically accessible, and programmatically accessible. Volunteers make a huge impact on Trans Pride’s capacity to give back to the community by helping us to maintain a safe, exciting, and economically viable event!

To sign up to volunteer, please contact Laza@GenderJusticeLeague.org 

VOLUNTEER ROLES

FOR TRANS PRIDE 2022

OPERATIONS

The Operations Team helps us with operations on the day of the event. This can include helping the event management staff, ensuring that vendors are able to set-up, and ensuring a smooth flow of our event. Folks on the Operations Team are often required to do many tasks, often simultaneously. You will work directly with our Operations Co-Team Leads, Sept Gernez and Noel Rivard.

FACILITIES

The Facilities Teams includes Set-Up, Grounds, and Breakdown.

  • Set-Up team will take earlier shifts to help set-up our event, and get all of our sponsors and tabling organizations prepared for the event by 5:00 pm.
  • Grounds team helps ensure our grounds stay neat and tidy, and that trash and recycling get exchanged. This is a great way to watch the stage show!
  • Breakdown team starts the clean-up and breakdown process promptly at 9:00 pm. This ensures that all of our volunteers and staff can make it home (or to the after-party) by 11:00 pm.

Set Up, Grounds, and Break Down teams will be led by Tristan Cook (volunteer of the Year from 2018!)

WELCOME & OUTREACH

The welcome and outreach teams work in tandem to give and collect information from Trans Pride attendees:

  • The welcome team welcomes attendees into the space, gives directions to booths, offers an entertainment schedule, and takes donations. 
  • The canvassing team collects donations and attendee information that is vital to our continued outreach and communications during the year.

Both teams will report to the Welcome Team Lead.

MERCHANDISE

Our merchandise team handles all of the items that we sell or that people have earned through donations prior to Pride. This team sells the shirts, flags, totes, and other Trans Pride-related items that we are offering. Familiarity with sales and sales registers is a definite plus! The merchandise team will report to the merchandise team lead.

SECURITY

Our community security team is vital to ensure that all participants at Trans Pride Seattle can experience a safe and joyous event. These volunteers report to our security co-coordinators.

FIRST AID

Our community first aid team is vital to ensure that all participants at Trans Pride Seattle can experience a safe and joyous event. These volunteers report to our first aid team lead. To be considered for the first aid team, the volunteer must have one or more of the following:

  • Current CPR certification, First Aid training preferred

  • Be a Licensed or Certified RN, LPN, EMT, MD, ND, PA, Paramedic or Medical Assistant

  • Be trained as a Field Medic or have other direct patient care experience

If you would like to join our first aid team, please email our team lead, Fran: realisticon@yahoo.com

HOSPITALITY

The hospitality teams include VIP Services and Catering:

  • VIP services ensure our VIP Guests and entertainers are well taken care of, and that the VIP area remains pleasant and welcoming.
  • The catering team helps our chef with preparing food for VIP, entertainers, and volunteers. The catering team also delivers food to VIP and volunteer areas. 

Both Teams report to our VIP Team Lead.

ACCESSIBILITY

Our accessibility team helps ensure that all aspects of Trans Pride are accessible to all. This team will:

  • Help with the march, priority seating, and the scent-free and Spoons Tent areas.
  • Act as a liaison between accessibility and first aid teams as needed.

The accessibility team reports to the accessibility team lead.

MARCH ROUTE

The march route team helps with assembling, leading, and keeping the march together and safe. This can include helping the security team, ensuring that march vendors are able to set-up, and ensuring a smooth flow of the march. Folks on the march team are often required to do many tasks, often simultaneously. You will work directly with our march team leader, Oliver Webb (he/him).

AFTER-PARTY

Can’t help during Trans Pride, but available later that evening? Our after-party team is small, but mighty: helping with set-up, taking donations at the door, and breakdown of the after-party. Folks on this team are often required to do some lifting and carrying, as well as money-handling tasks. You will work directly with our after-party team leader, Sept Gernez (they/them).

CAN’T MAKE IT DAY-OF,

BUT STILL WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

We need volunteers on the day before (Thursday, Sept. 1st) and the day after (Saturday, Sept. 3rd) to: 

  • Help make/print signs and badges
  • Help pick up gear 
  • Help load and unload trucks from storage

VOLUNTEER PERKS

Trans Pride volunteers can expect to receive: 

  • A free mini-pride pack that includes a volunteer exclusive t-shirt, stickers, and pronoun buttons

  • Free snacks and water during the event

  • A custom 2022 Trans Pride name badge

  • An invitation to the volunteer party

  • The opportunity to meet new, cool people!

To sign up to volunteer, please contact Laza@GenderJusticeLeague.org