Open Volunteer Positions

If you are interested in any of the volunteer positions below, know someone who would be interested or have questions, please email us at volunteer@novapride.org. Also, NOVA Pride is happy to work with anyone who is looking for community service hours. We are a 501(c)3 organization.

If you are interested in just general volunteer opportunities, please email volunteer@novapride.org. 


Social Media Volunteer

Experience and understanding with key social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Hootsuite experience a plus

Post regular updates to social media outlets, including news articles, blog posts, press releases, fundraising appeals, and any other promotional items and willingness to monitor social media outlets

Strong writing and editing skills, with strong attention to detail

Ability to engage members, donors, and corporate partners Outgoing, enthusiastic and creative

Works well independently and as part of a team


Press Release/Media/Blog Writer

Research topics and write and edit blogs to post on website and social media

Also opportunity for grant writing if interested


Graphic Designer       

Be proficient in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop and/or other common design and layout applications

Have a computer and access to graphic design and layout software

Work with our creative team to design clear engaging graphic communications for print and web. This will include branded promotional items, web site and social media graphics, posters, flyers, and other marketing materials as needed


Videographer

Videographer to produce a few videos to be used for promotional use for the pride festival and for our website


Event Ambassadors

The areas we want to touch are all over Northern Virginia from Alexandria to Prince William County and Loudon County. In order to hold regular events, we are looking for event ambassadors who are willing to help put us in contact with venues, people willing to volunteer their services, work with our CMO on planning events, and willing to attend the planned event as a NOVA Pride Ambassador.


Fundraisers

Fundraising experience with the willingness to help us create positive cash flow to fund our programs, monthly events, and raise funds for our Pride Festival

Establish and maintain good rapport with current and future partners


WordPress Expert:

Work with our website designer to help update and format website content

Troubleshoot WordPress issues

Coding as needed


Finance Expert:

            Knowledge of Quick Books

            Knowledge or willing to learn how to use a donor management system

            Accounting experience


2017 Northern VA Pride Festival Committees


Leader of a Planning committee

Take a leadership role in planning the 2017 Northern VA Pride Festival and lead a committee

Recruit volunteers for your committee

Train your volunteers on the best way to talk about the festival, your section and NOVA Pride (training provided)

Attend regularly scheduled festival planning meetings and be available for phone meetings

*Must be available on the day of the festival


Vendor Procurement:

Reach out via phone calls and email to potential vendors of all kinds to participate in the festival

Follow up with potential vendors and when they agree to participate, guide them through the sign-up process


Family and Youth Committee

The Northern VA LGBTQ+ community is full of families and youth that look forward to the festival every year and we like to make sure we have a special area with family and youth-friendly activities. We need help brainstorming activities, procuring funds to pay for the activities, procuring businesses who would like to donate their services, and we would love to have vendors geared toward families and youth


Paw Pride Dog Park Committee

Because the festival event space is so large, dogs are welcome to roam the grounds on-leash with their owners. Additionally, NOVA Pride is able to offer a large dedicated off-leash dog park where the dogs can run free and play. To offer this, we need help in procuring funds to pay for fencing and supplies, procuring animal-based vendors and rescue organizations, and soliciting prize donations -- because this year, we would like to hold contests and are looking for ideas (think pet parade and best pride-dressed, if weather permits)


Entertainment Committee

Work with our entertainment director to help secure musical talent for the entirety of the festival and after-party

            Procure sponsors for the stage

            Help develop our drag queen show

            Assist in developing the run of show for the day of the festival


Health and Wellness Committee

            olicit health-focused vendors willing to provide medical testing, health and wellness resources

            Solicit LGBTQ health and wellness experts willing to lead seminars and workshops, on transgender topics

            Procure sponsors for this section


Communications Committee

Work on social media, press releases, and reaching out to media outlets that will help promote the festival 

 


VIP section Committee

This year we would like to provide a VIP experience for attendees willing to purchase tickets. Since this is new, we need help developing the concept, finding sponsors, and creating campaigns to sell tickets. 


SquareSpace Expert

Work with our website designer to design NOVA Pride festival website

Troubleshoot SquareSpace issues

Coding as needed