Volunteer Opportunities

AIDS WALK CHARLOTTE (May 12th, 2018)

Planning Committee: You will help recruit, fundraise, promote, plan and implement the plan to produce a successful fundraising event. This includes attending regular committee meetings, helping promote the walk and sign people up at festivals, bars, networking event, etc. You can also help with the “look and feel” for the day of the walk – including stage design, speakers, entertainment, Cedar St. experience, and so on.  *no longer available

Start a Team: Get a group of your friends, co-workers, neighbors and club buddies to put together a team to raise money and walk the first Saturday in May. You don’t have to raise any funds to participate but remember this is a fundraiser and it is RAIN’s largest event. There are tools to make you and the team successful including team captain and fundraising 101 toolkits.

Set-Up/Breakdown: You will be assisting the walk committee, RAIN staff and board with unloading and loading the truck of supplies, setting up tables, putting the community gallery together, setting up and breaking down Visualize AIDS – a timeline, etc. All are welcome to help – the more hands, the faster it gets done.

Registration: You will be checking in walkers that have registered online and taking any additional monies they have raised and need to turn in. You will also be registering individuals that decided to work offline and collect donations such as checks and cash. There will be an orientation/training the morning of the walk.

T-Shirts: You will be working with the registration volunteers handing them t-shirts for those participants that raised a minimum of $25.

Route Guides: You will be guiding and cheering walkers along the walk route while holding specialized signs with information ranging from HIV statistics to RAIN facts, and assisting CMPD. Each location will have two volunteers – it’s always more fun to cheer people on when you have a buddy!

Human Arrows: You will be assisting in directing participants and other volunteers to the parking garage, the venue, and to the registration/check-in tables. Being one of the first points of contact for many of the walkers, remember to smile and show them love!

 

GAY BINGO CHARLOTTE (November 10th, 2018)

BVD: You will help make sure the entertainment happens – you are one of the stars of the show (BVD means Bingo Verifying Diva). You will be dressed in “drag” and will be responsible for your own costumes, wig and heels (RAIN will provide the make-up and professionals to apply it) along with attending weekly practices where different dance routines will be learned. During the night of the event (in between the dance routine/numbers) you will walk through the crowd and interact with them, sell raffle tickets and most importantly verify a bingo when it is called (hence your name).

Pre-Event Prepping: You will help with stapling bingo sheets, separating raffle tickets and picking up raffle prizes from our sponsors. You can volunteer for all of these opportunities or you can pick and choose which work in your schedule.

Breakdown: You will help breakdown all the tables and chairs, placing them to the side of the facility. You will also help breakdown the set and load up the U-Haul. You can volunteer for this if you are attending the event or volunteering at a different opportunity.

Raffle Sales: You will be selling raffle tickets throughout the evening of the event to attendees for prizes that are drawn between games. There will be two different tickets that will be sold ($5 raffle prizes and $1 raffle prizes). You must be organized, out-going, friendly, good with money, and able to work with others.

Check-In/Ticket Takers: You will be processing everyone’s tickets via the TicketLeap app. Tickets will be processed by scanning their ticket that they have printed or have on their phone and then putting a wristband on them so that we know who has been confirmed to enter and who is trying to be sneaky, lol. You must be friendly, confident, and able to stay cool under pressure.

Reserved Tables: You will be assisting those people that purchased a reserved table by escorting them to their assigned table. You will have a master list of those that purchased the table, if they named their table and a map of where it is on the floor. You must be assertive, friendly and out-going.

Stage Assistance: You will be assisting our stage manager with making sure the BVDs are ready for their numbers, they have any props they need (including grabbing the props after the numbers), curtain calls, lighting, prop moves, etc. You must be able to work with others.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE (All Year)

You will work in the RAIN office at the front desk greeting and assisting clients. We are looking for volunteers to work one day a week (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm) for approximately 4 or 5 hours (with a lunch break, if applicable). Our schedule is extremely flexible! The shift would be something like 10am-3pm, 12pm-4pm, etc.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA (All Year)

Social Media Ambassador: You will use your social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat) to promote RAIN and the work/events we do in the community. Information will be shared with you on a regular basis including possible images, links and text to use but making sure your voice is clear (meaning it still sounds like you are posting and you aren’t just cutting and pasting). This is a new program so responsibilities and guidelines are still being defined.

 

BUDDY PROGRAM (All Year)

You will be matched one to one with a Buddy (client) through a process that pairs the volunteer’s specific skills, interests, and availability with the specific needs and interests of a client living with HIV/AIDS. This requires a one hour volunteer orientation along with a more in-depth training on HIV, working with our clients, the dos and don’ts, etc. 

2018 Upcoming Volunteer Training Dates:

Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm on:

June 13th

August 15th

October 17th

December 12th

 

 

 

For more Information Contact:

Jacki O’Dierno
Office Manager

e: j.odierno@carolinarain.org
p: 704-973-9817