2023 Parade and Vendor Applications Now Available!
Our volunteers are what make everything we do possible! Whether you have a knack for fundraising or are a pro with spreadsheets - there is a way for everyone to get involved! To make our Pride festival the best yet, we need community support to make our events happen!
We'd like to extend a huge thank you to everyone in the community that dedicates their valuable time to helping us achieve our goals.
Below is the list of committees where community members can volunteer to help with the planning of the pride 2023:
If you have a knack for event planning, then this committee is for you! Help organize all activities taking place at NewBo City Market on the day of the festival. Have a say in stage performances throughout the day and help develop the stage itinerary.
Use your persuasion and writing skills to help raise funds for our events throughout the year. This committee will partner with area businesses to host/plan fundraisers and will assist with our letter campaign for donations. Have experience writing grants? We need your expertise!
This year’s poster parade was a big success and we are looking to carry that momentum into 2022 with our first in person parade. Help with all things parade - from coming up with the theme to ensuring we have all road blockades to developing the parade participant line up, we need you to make this a success!
If you more of a “behind the scenes person” then this might be the perfect opportunity for you! Work with other committees to ensure they have the resources needed for a successful event. Hey, someone has to make sure those porta potties are ordered and the drag queens and kings have a place to change and a stage to perform on!
Use your skills to help promote the festival and our other events throughout the year. This committee works closely with the Pride Fest, Events, Parade and Fundraising Committees to ensure that the events are promoted in the community and included on our social media accounts.
Outreach and Volunteer Coordination
Be a voice for CR Pride out in the community by reaching out to other organizations that we may support in their efforts. This committee works closely with Pride Fest, Parade and Events committees to ensure they have the volunteers needed to have successful events.
Help ensure Pride Fest is a success by developing vendor information for our website, emails and pricing information. This committee is responsible for assigning all vendors to available space at the pride festival and work as a Pride Ambassador to ensure our vendors have a successful experience. Committee Members are responsible for assisting with vendor check in the day of the event and must be available starting at 7 am!
We understand that there is more to Pride than just the festival. This committee assists with the planning of our other events throughout June and July. If you have ideas on how to make Pride month a great experience for all types then this committee might be for you!
CR Pride could not happen without our volunteers! Please fill out our volunteer form by clicking on the icon below and we'll be in contact as volunteer opportunities become available. .
The Board is comprised of no less than three individuals and terms last two years. Board Members may serve a maximum of four consecutive 2 year terms. New terms start on September 1 and end on August 31. Board elections will occur at our annual meetings held each August. This years Annual Meeting will be held on Monday, August 14, 2023 at 6:30 pm. Nominations for board positions will be accepted for 30 days prior to our annual meeting.
CR Pride board seeks individuals who are passionate about supporting LGBTQIA+ within our community and a willingness to:
Responsibilities of a Board Member include but are not limited to:
To carry out these responsibilities, the Board meets monthly throughout the year. In addition to attendance at Board meetings, Board Members are asked to participate on or lead a committee.
To serve on the board of directors a person must:
The Board shall have the right to waive any of the above qualifications for a nominee upon consideration of a written statement by the nominee explaining how the nominee will be able to uphold their duties as a board member despite their failure to meet one or more of the above qualifications. Waiver of any qualification shall require a majority vote of the Board.
For more information on joining our dedicated Board of Directors, please contact Board President, Corey Jacobson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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