* Legal Name
Legal name required for purposes of confidential background check. Your legal name will not be shared or used without your written permission except where required by law.
* Preferred Name
Your preferred name is how you will be referred to in all correspondence and while volunteering with Grand Rapids Pride Festival
* Birth Date
This is required both for background checking and because some of our volunteer opportunities require volunteers to be 18 or 21 years of age. All Pride Festival Volunteers must be over the age of 18 for general volunteer opportunities and over 21 years of age for Beer Garden and concert volunteer opportunities.
Legal sex required for purpose of confidential background check. Your legal sex will not be shared or used without your written permission except where required by law.
Use my name only
I did not see my pronouns listed. I will tell you below.
If your pronoun was not listed, please tell us.
On Saturday, June 17th, I'd like to volunteer with...
Please note that all shifts begin at 12 noon other than set-up which is only 8am-12pm.
Set-up (8am-12pm shift only)
Merchandise Booth (8pm-12pm only)
Beer Garden (must be at least 21 years old and have valid state or federal ID)
Volunteer Check In
Sizes are based on a men's regular fit t-shirt.
How did you hear about volunteer opportunities with the pride festival or are you a member of a corporate team of volunteers?
Background Check. I hereby authorize Grand Rapids Pride Center (GRPC) bearing a copy of this release, at anytime during my participation as a volunteer to run a background check. I understand that at a minimum the GRPC will run the background check once a calendar year. GRPC may obtain any information pertaining to my criminal history from local, state or federal agencies as necessary to ensure the safety of GRPC, its staff or others in the community. This release is executed with the full knowledge and understanding that the information is for the official use of GRPC. Consent is granted for GRPC to furnish such information, as directed above to third parties in the course of fulfilling its official responsibilities. I hereby release GRPC and any agencies needed to obtain this information from any and all liability for damages of whatever kind, which may at the time result to me, my heirs, family or associates because of my compliance with this authorization and request to release information, or any attempt to comply with it.
Media Release. I acknowledge that my participation is completely voluntary. I understand that by participating in volunteer activities with Grand Rapids Pride Center (GRPC) and Grand Rapids Pride Festival (GRPF)I may be recorded on video and/or audio tape and such recordings may be broadcast on television, radio, or via the internet, and I give my consent. I understand that by participating I may be photographed or quoted and that such photos or quotations may be published in a newspaper, a magazine, a publication of the GRPC, or on the internet, and I give my consent. I agree to release GRPC staff, agents, contractors, and programs from any liability associated with the broadcast of video or audio tape recordings or publication of photographs of my participation in volunteer activities for GRPC and GRPF.
I certify that the above information is true and correct.
Please type your full legal name and the date you are submitting this application on as your electronic signature.
May we add you to our email list?
Emails and contact information are kept confidential and are for in-house use only. They are never shared with 3rd parties.
Thank you! Without great people like you, we would not be able to offer the very best pride we can.
As a member of the team, you are contributing to Grand Rapids Pride Center's largest fundraising event, ensuring that we can keep all of our services free for our most at-risk community members and continue with educating businesses, organizations and schools promoting LGBTQ acceptance
We will do our very best to ensure that you get the volunteer shift and position you have applied for.
The 2017 Grand Rapids Pride Festival Committee