Do you want to be involved with planning Pride events?
Do you want to get to know folks the LGBTQ+ community?
Do you have skills and energy you want to share?
If you answered yes, to any of these questions....WE NEED YOU!
The North Idaho Pride Alliance (Pride Alliance) understands the importance of volunteers in our work: We would not exist without your support!
For this reason, the Pride Alliance invests in a volunteer program with the objective of focusing on the recruitment, development, support, and retention of our greatest advocates. We offer a mutually beneficial volunteer experience that is fun, informative, and rewarding.
The Pride Alliance thrives on the energy and passion of our volunteers.
Why volunteer with the Pride Alliance?
Volunteer with the Pride Alliance if you believe in equality for all Idahoans.
Volunteer with the Pride Alliance if you believe in the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ in our communities for the benefit of all involved.
power of the media to shape and direct popular opinion about LGBTQ+ people.
Volunteer with the Pride Alliance if you want to support and inspire our LGBTQ+ youth to live authentically and reach their full potential.
Volunteer with the Pride Alliance if you want to help change hearts and minds.
Why volunteers get involved:
To meet like-minded people.
To make new friends.
To learn skills such as event planning or public relations.
To gain nonprofit and/or events experience.
To use professional skills such as public relations or fundraising.
To support the LGBTQ+ people, their families and their friends.
To create an inclusive, richer more diverse community.
What will you do as a volunteer?
We match you with a project that fits your available time, your interests, and sometimes your experience. No matter how much or how little time you have to give, the Pride Alliance has something for you.
ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Event Tabling & Support:
Event support volunteers are involved primarily on the day-of of an event, requiring less commitment. Event support volunteers can also be utilized to prepare for the event or support post-event activities.
Tabling volunteers are ambassadors for North Idaho Pride Alliance that enjoy engaging and educating others. Tabling opportunities arise when NIPA agrees to have a presence at an event for brand awareness, promoting an upcoming event, recruiting volunteers, or educating on efforts to support and advocate for LGBTQ people in North Idaho. NIPA partners with a major event coordinated by another organization.
Social Media Engagement:
Do you have a passion for social media communications? We are looking for additional team members who can create engaging social media posts, share posts relevant to our audience, and help respond to messages.
Additional skills wanted are graphic design, photography, Facebook/Instagram stories, and short videos. NIPA's social media platforms include Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. Open to new platforms such as Tik Tok or Discord if a dedicated person steps up to the task.
NIPA Blog Writing:
Original articles can be of any of these categories:
LGBTQ educational content (examples: health & wellness, books, advocacy & issues)
Resources (webinars, guides, local community resources for LGBTQ people)
Events (for NIPA or Inland Northwest LGBTQ partner organizations)
Stories (history or your own personal story)
Queer Art (digital, video, paintings)
Feel free to pitch an idea to us as well!
To submit your work, idea, or interest in volunteering to create content, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please use "Newsletter Submission".
NIPA LGBTQ+ Resource Directory:
This volunteer position can be done remotely from the comfort of your own home or schedule using a cloud-based project management system called Airtable. This is a research-based, data entry position to help expand our current NIPA resource directory.
Do you have a passion for speaking to groups or sharing your story about being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, education, or advocacy? Be on our speaker’s bureau for opportunities that arise for speaking roles on panels, support groups, media, educational events and more.
Be a NIPA Community Builder:
NIPA ambassadors are open to attending partner community events or connecting with local businesses and nonprofits for opportunities. They make referrals to LGBTQ+ resources when needed. NIPA Ambassadors may also help with CDA4Pride business outreach, fundraising, sponsorships or help promote our NIPA LGBTQ+ Resource Directory.
2021/2022 EVENT & PROJECT COMMITTEES
Volunteer your talents, interests, and time for any of these upcoming event/project committees. These are working committees of volunteers who take action to make things happen!
Transgender Day of Remembrance (11/20/2021):
We are looking for a team to help us carry on our tradition of hosting our annual TDoR event at the Human Rights Education Institute. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
NIPA Pride Crosswalk Committee:
This is an ongoing project that involves advocacy, fundraising, project management, and hopefully a painting celebration in Spring 2022.
Rainbow Squad - Pride Month:
The Rainbow Squad is the organizing team for Pride Month, with our signature event being Pride in the Park. Meetings typically begin in February.
Pride on the Runway (bi-annual):
Help us repeat the great success of Pride on the Runway, an evening of drag, fashion, food and festivities to benefit North Idaho Pride Alliance.
QProm (TBD on scheduling):
QProm is a brand new take on prom. Q-Prom is a dance party that is open to all ages and all genders and sexualities. QProm creates a safe space that is alcohol, drug, and weapon-free. QProm is an event that focuses on breaking down the barriers of gender and sexuality and bringing together people for a second (or first) chance at a special night of dancing and fun.
For more information email email@example.com, fill out the below web form or call (208) 352-3518. You can also review our documents on volunteering with NIPA.