The National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals - Chesapeake Region will have a presence at both the Capital Pride Festival on Sunday, June 9, and the Baltimore Pride Festival on Sunday, June 16. The Capital Pride Festival is held on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 4th and 7th Streets, NW, from noon to 7 pm. The Baltimore Pride Festival is in Druid Hill Park from noon to 5pm. Please note, both festivals have changed their schedules since last year. We plan to close down at the Capital festival by 6 pm.
We’d like to have two people on duty at all times. That means we need to fill 10 to 12 person-hours at each festival, and we need your help. The Pride festivals comprise our best chance to build our membership each year. We are preparing a range of materials, including membership forms, brochures, and copies of the national newsletter, so you’ll have all of the information about the organization right in front of you. We’ll also brief you on the main talking points. And if you haven’t been able to be as involved with NOGLSTP-CR as you would like to be, we’ll make sure to pair you with someone who has more familiarity with our activities.
I am coordinating our volunteer schedule, so please e-mail me directly (at cr-chair -at- noglstp.org) with your availability. You can let me know a specific period of time you’d like to sign up for, or a maximum amount of time and a range during which you’re available. We currently have staffing needs throughout the day at both festivals. This is also a great opportunity to get a friend, co-worker, or partner involved in NOGLSTP; if you bring in a second person to work a shift with you, it satisfies twice as much of our needs and gives you reliable companionship during your shift. Please include your full name and the full name of any other person who would be staffing with you, along with a contact phone number at which we can reach you during the day of the festival.
I look forward to hearing from you soon, and I’ll get back to you as quickly as possible with a confirmation of when you will be volunteering.