There is no paid staff, and everyone working on as LCs, Organizers, and Facilitators donate his or her time, As a way to give back to our community and promote the ideals and goals of the Pagan Pride Project International.

We are always looking for amazing people to help us make Pagan Pride a memorable event!

Good afternoon everyone!

     It’s that time again for us to get together and start the planning of our Pagan Pride Day 2018! To start off I would like to say THANK YOU  to all of our volunteers new and returning!!  Each year GCPP grows and it is with the direct help of all of the volunteers that runs smoothly.  WE CANNOT RUN THIS EVENT WITHOUT YOU!
     This year the event will take place Sunday September 9th, 2018. At the same location Pleasant Home in Mills Park  217 Home Ave. Oak Park, IL. 60302.  We have already opened vendor, workshop, and entertainment registrations and the spots are filling up fast. Now we are starting up volunteer meetings.
The tentative date for our first volunteer meeting will be on Saturday April 21, 2018.  We are working to decide if we want our first meeting to be a celebration dinner or a phone conference. This will be determined by everyone’s availability please let us know  right away so we can arrange plans accordingly. 
Welcome New volunteers:
  • CHECK YOUR SPAM BOX. All of our e-mails will come directly from staff@chicagopaganpride.org and are know to play hide n seek in the Spam/Junk box/file.
  • Thank you for signing up. We are a great team to work with and you will have a marvelous time.
  • As a volunteer you are expected to reply to e-mails and attend the meetings. Most of the meetings are done via phone conference and usually only last about an hour. We plans the meetings a month in advance and we do our best to accommodate everyone’s schedule.
  • George Richards will be your main contact for any volunteer questions you have have.
  • The meetings are important because we share ideas and information about the event. It also allows us to build relationships with each other and grow as a team.
  • As a volunteer you will receive a thank you volunteer gift the day of the event. Which are donated by GCPP various vendors.
  • Any volunteer who works 4 hours or more will receive the thank you gift and a Free lunch from one of the food vendors on site. 
  • We want to make sure everyone who volunteers has time to enjoy the event. If there is a workshop or entertainer group that you would like to see please let us know and we will make sure you have a break at that time.
  • The more volunteers we have the more time we are able to allocate for breaks for all of the team. So tell all of your friends to volunteer.
  • Tasks range from standing, sitting, or walking. From selling raffle tickets to stacking food cans. As we get closer we will discuss more about the tasks and assign people accordingly.
To our returning volunteers:
  • Thank you for returning. It is always a great pleasure working with you all.
  • The more volunteers we have the more time we are able to allocate for breaks for all of the team. So tell all of your friends to volunteer.
  • A note that you all help to reduce the amount of grey hair that I get each year by volunteering. Thank you. 

POSSIBLE Areas to volunteers:

Gracious Greeter – stand at entrances to greet visitors, answer questions and hand out flyers.

Fabulous Food Filer – Keep food donation area clean and organized. Help take in food donations from guest. Organize food into boxes.

Consciousness Concierge – Greet visitors in the house and answer any questions about the day’s activities. Hand out event programs.

Set Up Superstar – On the grounds at 8am to help set up chairs/tables. Assist coordinator with odd tasks needed for set up.

Disassemble Demon – Be on grounds from 5pm-8pm to help put away chairs/tables. Help clean up from the day’s activities.

Radiating Runner – Be on hand throughout day to help with random tasks. Some of the tasks will be trash check/change, bathroom check, and fill in at tables when breaks are needed.


    Volunteer Application:



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    Emergency Contact Details



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    What are some your experiences, skills and past volunteer work?.

    Why are you interested in becoming a volunteer at Chicago Pagan Pride?

    Please indicate areas that you would be interested in working:

    Are you comfortable talking in front of people?

    Are you willing/able to arrive early and or stay late?

    Do you have any medical conditions or restrictions that we should be aware of? This includes inability to stand/sit for a long duration or unable to lift 10 pounds.

    What is your spiritual path? When and why did you begin following this path?

    Do you agree to check your spam box for our e-mails, reply to our communications, and attend the volunteer phone conference meetings?

    By signing this form I attest that the information supplied is true and accurate.

    I understand that submitting this application form does not automatically register me a volunteer but that there is a selection process.

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    Chicago Pagan Pride committed to the safety and well being of all our staff and guest attending our event. We support the rights of the people and will act without hesitation to ensure safe environment is maintained at all times. We also support the rights and well being of our staff and volunteers and encourage their active participation in building and maintaining a secure environment for all participants.


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