Hands Up for Pride!

Join our team! We have Volunteer Opportunities for all skill levels.

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Planning and coordinating a large-scale, community event like Pride takes a team of talented and dedicated volunteers. Volunteering is a great way to learn or develop skills, teach skills to others, build self-esteem and confidence, and contribute to a better, stronger community. Mid-South Pride has expanded exponentially in the last few years. Our doors are always open for volunteers at every skill level.

About the Teams

We currently have 9 teams that are assigned to specific areas of planning, development, and production. Below is a list of those teams, and their responsibilities:

Board of Directors

Responsibilities

  • Board members have a responsibility to ALL of our community.
  • Attend monthly board meetings and events.
  • Be actively involved and engaged in budgets, organizational decisions, and issues.
  • Create, plan, and organize events, as well as the annual Festival and Parade.
  • Serve as the steering committee for the various sub-committees
  • Represent the organization and serve as a spokesperson.

Festival Logistics Committee

Responsibilities

  • Organize festival layout and resources (ex: stage, beer, booth, etc)
  • Recruit and track festival participants
  • Develop festival information literature
  • Sub Group – Entertainment Team
  • Recruit and select festival entertainment
  • Transport and host entertainment
  • Organize and maintain stage schedule and entertainers
  • Secure and operate stage resources (ex sound, equipment, etc

Entertainment Crew

Responsibilities

  • Recruit and select festival entertainment
  • Transport and host entertainment
  • Organize and maintain stage schedule and entertainers
  • Secure and operate stage resources (ex sound, equipment, etc)

VIP Team

Responsibilities

  • Recruit Sponsor for the VIP area of the Festival
  • Organize and set up the VIP area
  • Secure caterer, alcohol, and other necessary items
  • Create and recruit Swag Bag / VIP item

Fundraising Event Committee

Responsibilities

  • Produce Fundraisers to raise money to pay for the annual Pride Festival and Parade
  • Create Special Events to enhance Community Outreach
  • Produce the Annual Mister & Miss Mid-South Pride Pageant

Parade Logistics Committee

Responsibilities

  • Organize parade line up
  • Recruit and track parade participants
  • Coordinate street security
  • Obtain city permit(s) for the parade
  • Communicate with Beale St Merchants and Police
  • Coordinate St. Patricks Day Parade participation
  • Coordinate Christmas Parade participation

Business Development Committee

Responsibilities

  • Recruit businesses for sponsorships, festival and parade participation, and goods and services
  • Network with businesses to build brand awareness for Mid-South Pride
  • Advise Mid-South Pride regarding business outreach
  • Overall responsibility is to raise money to pay for the annual Pride Festival and Parade

Multi-Faith / Culture Committee

Responsibilities

  • To engage all faiths in support of Mid-South Pride
  • Build relationships with multi-cultural communities
  • Recruit faith and cultural groups and businesses as sponsors, booths, parade entries, and entertainment
  • Recruit people to carry the Multi-Faith flag in the parade

Visual Media Committee

Responsibilities

  • Create and product on all printed and internet materials
  • Create and produce ads and artwork
  • Manage/create website content
  • Maintain and build our brand

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