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LEADERSHIP VOLUNTEERS

Leadership is an important part of how we operate, as our mission extends beyond just single events into the realm of long-term and lasting impacts. Our Leadership Team is the most important and demanding position to fulfill. But our passion for the type of advocacy needed to propel us into the future is what drives us every day. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Board is comprised of two distinct groups- the Officers and Directors. Officers are responsible for maintaining the day-to day operations of the organization such as filing administrative documents, accounting, program development, web maintenance, meetings, and more. The Directors are responsible for developing and overseeing our individual programs and projects, which require leading a team of Program Coordinators, setting deadlines and objectives, generating meaningful impacts, hosting Committee Meetings, and org-wide communication.

Board Members are expected to be able to attend a minimum of one event per month and fulfill 2-4 hours of volunteer hours per week. Board positions require an application and interview along with an interim 6-month trial period.

PROGRAM COORDINATORS

Program Coordinators are the integral members of the organization who make all of our impactful projects and efforts happen. From planning events to creating training and beyond, Coordinators are the leaders who take on becoming subject-matter experts in their respective Program Areas like Housing, Legislation, Curriculum, and more. You can see our current leadership structure here for information about our coordinator positions

Program Coordinators are expected to be able to attend a minimum of one event per three months and fulfill 1-2 hours of volunteer hours per week.

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COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS

Our Committees are great, open-ended, ways to get involved, learn about opportunities and projects, and be able to pitch in when you have the time to volunteer while still working as a part of the team. Each month, our five committees each host a meeting to discuss projects.  Committee volunteers should expect to spend about 2-3 hours per month to attend a meeting and complete objectives.

 

All meetings are available to the public but require pre-registration.

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

The Advocacy Committee is responsible for creating the network of allies that make our events, outreach, and inclusion possible. With a strong focus on the development of our Equality Allies Program, the committee members reach into the community to find affirming and accepting places to join our growing network.

COMMUNITY COMMITTEE

The Community Committee creates the awareness, events, and presence that creates an affirming and diverse community of people here in Loudoun. Their responsibilities include generating social media messaging, hosting inclusive events, hosting the Loudoun Pride Festival, and managing volunteers.

DEFENSE COMMITTEE

The Defense Committee is responsible for researching, networking, and informing about anti-discrimination protections and policies. While also focusing on grants to support the overall organization's missions, they strive to develop legal services, legislative awareness and advocacy, and housing protections. 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE

The Education Committee is responsible for creating training and learning opportunities that will create impacts in local communities like medical, police, government agencies, families, and more. By developing curriculum, creating content, providing research, and organizing personalized training.

PRIDE COMMITTEE

The Pride Committee is responsible for planning, preparing, funding, and executing the Loudoun Pride Festival- the largest Pride event in Northern Virginia. Our event aims to bring 3,000 people and over 100 businesses together in an inclusive and fun way to celebrate queer history, opportunity, friendships, and hope.

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MEMBERS

At the end of 2022, we made the tough decision to abandon our rewards-based membership program so we can better focus on providing more impactful changes in our community. 

Our memberships are designed to achieve voice by creating a coalition of like-minded people who want to be part of furthering the Equality Loudoun mission. Your name as a member means another person in our community we're speaking up for, another crayon in our collective box, another weight on the back of discrimination and bigotry.

 

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EVENT VOLUNTEERS

If you're looking for a more one-time opportunity to be involved and share your skills, then an event position may be perfect for you. Each position is tailored to support an event, tabling, or other activity.

VOLUNTEER POOL

If you don't see anything that suits your time and talents in the Open Volunteer Positions below, join the Volunteer Pool and we'll keep your email on file for something in the near future. This is also great if you have special skills you'd like to offer up to help advance the Mission.

SPECIAL SKILLS & REQUESTS

If you have looked through all of our volunteering opportunities and just don't see anything matching your special skills or ideas, please email us for more information.

 

OPEN VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Below, you can find a listing of all of our open positions for volunteering. We update the listing frequently and start by notifying members of our Volunteer Pool of opportunities first.

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