Only with the support of great volunteers can we be successful.

Volunteers can commit to different levels of engagement. We have numerous people who join us as a “day-of” volunteer, helping where they can with social and political events. Other volunteers commit to monthly meetings serving on a sub-committee and influence the various events and work we do. Volunteers who want to lead the organization join the local Columbus Steering Committee and chair/co-chair an area of programming.

General Steering Committee Volunteer Opportunities

  • Gala/ Special Events
  • Community Engagement
  • Political Engagement
  • Membership Outreach
  • Communications/Social Media
  • Volunteer Engagement & Outreach

Gala/Special Events

Volunteers help organize and support our annual Gala + Auction held every June. Volunteering includes day-of volunteers helping with event stet up, guest check in, auction item organization, etc. Leading up to the big event, we have volunteers help recruit donations, recruit corporate sponsorships, sell tickets, and plan logistics. 

Community Engagement

Volunteers help support local community activities, where we participate in community events that support HRC membership and like-minded organizations. Events include Transgender Day of Remembrance and MLK Day of Service. 

Political Engagement

Volunteers help support HRC endorsed state and federal candidates by attending and organizing rally’s, fundraisers, phone banking or block walking events. 

Membership Outreach

Volunteers help recruit new members to join HRC through events in the community such as Pride, festivals, social events, and athletic events. Volunteers share the story of HRC by sharing their personal stories, sharing the mission of HRC, and selling popular items such as shirts, bags, and sun glasses. 

Communications/Social Media

Volunteers maintain the communication streams of our website(s) and our social media accounts. 

Volunteer Engagement & Outreach

Volunteers engage with the local volunteer network to support our events and efforts. The volunteer coordinators help plan events such as the gala and engage with our amazing volunteers at smaller events to support the work of HRC.