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San Diego Pride offers year-round volunteer opportunities in 2012

SAN DIEGO -- While it is widely known that an army of nearly 1,000 volunteers come together to produce the annual San Diego LGBT Pride festivities, many don't know that the organization operates a year round volunteer program called "Pride 365."

Those who wish to learn more about year-round volunteer opportunities with San Diego Pride are encouraged to attend the organization's next volunteer information session, to be held Saturday, Jan. 14, at 10 am.

San Diego Pride has put together a list of the many opportunities it has available:

Civil rights and social justice programs or education and outreach efforts:

- Harvey Milk Street Re-Naming Project
- Public Affairs
- Vote with Pride Project
- Youth Development Project
- Rainbow Flag Project

Supervised Internships:

- Development & Sponsorship
- Marketing & Communications
- Special Events
- Volunteer Management

Signature Events:

- Equality Torch Relay
- Out at the Park
- Spirit of Stonewall Rally & Awards
- LGBT Pride Parade
- LGBT Pride Festival

Community Partnerships/Civic Engagement Projects:

- Hillcrest Mardi Gras
- Serving Lunch to Seniors
-The Center’s Nightmare on Normal Street
- UCSD Medical Center's Bannister Family House
- Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Walk/Run

Support for emerging Prides:

- Border Pride
- Imperial Valley Pride
- South Bay Pride
- North County Pride @ the Beach

March with San Diego Pride in the following parades:

- Long Beach Pride Parade
- Palm Springs Pride Parade
- Veteran’s Parade
- North Park's Toyland Parade

Pride says that there are various options for people with different schedules and tastes, including weekly, monthly, or occasional commitments.

The volunteer information session will be held at the San Diego LGBT Pride Office, located at 3620 30th St. in North Park.

For more information or to set up an interview, contact Cheli Mohamed at Cheli@sdpride.org.