NOW is the time to get involved! Have you resolved to contribute your time or services to those in need in 2012? Did you resolve to "give back" this year? You can do that by volunteering with the New Haven Pride Center; we need your support!
The Center has no paid staff and welcomes volunteers to get its work done. There are many ways you can help:
To give you an idea of how you might help, here is a list of some of our core committees:
Communications Communications is a committee for those individuals who are interested in public relations, writing, liaising with the press and the public, and working on a communication strategy for the Center. This includes distribution of our weekly e-mail newsletter, and maintenance of our Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Fundraising Fundraising is responsible for devising and implementing a variety of exciting events to raise funds for our Center. This includes our annual Dorothy Awards celebrations and our fall Tasting events.
Grant Writing Agencies and organizations sponsor grant programs for many reasons. The Grants Committee investigates ways the Center can tap into these resources and seeks to secure funds through these offerings to help meet our financial needs.
Membership Membership takes care of our valued members who provide financial and/or moral support. The committee's goals are to increase membership and to network within the business community for the benefits of our members.
Operations The Operations/Office Staff consists of a dynamic group of people who assist in linking the center to our membership. The tasks are varied and include anything from answering phones, entering data into our database, greeting people and showing them around the Center, or just the day-to-day operations of the Center.
Programming This committee develops and organizes programs and events for the Center that meet the needs of our diverse community. This is the place where our social, educational and cultural activities begin.
Volunteer This committee actively recruits and trains new volunteers.
Other committees are set up as needs arise.