Who are the Purple People?
Our community service program, Purple People, is targeted for adolescents and teenagers for short and long-term volunteerism. Purple People is a commitment to fulfill your community service requirement for school or a club, build your resume, and make a difference in your community. Our benefit events are generally smaller-staffed and require many volunteers; thus, this is a short-term community service which is ideal for teens who are unable make a longer commitment. Each year, our Purple People return to our annual events to continue their education on chronic pain diseases and responsibilities for volunteerism. The Purple People Leaders has been running this program for six years and has experience in community service requirements.
What you can expect:
Our annual fibromyalgia awareness events cater to approximately 300 people with approximately 20 Purple People volunteers. They are expected to assist with setup & tear down of tents, tables & signs, general information to the public, assisting staff & vendors and assisting with the children’s gaming booth. You receive a Purple People t-shirt with your name on the front and are given a level of responsibility from the Leaders based on your experience.
Purple People Colors of Responsibility
Purple: The Brains – These are seasoned volunteers who have been to several events, can answer most questions to the public or direct them appropriately, can explain Fibromyalgia or general information on chronic pain disease and have shown a desire of commitment. This is an opportunity for disabled volunteers who are limited in mobility but have an experience in our benefit events and chronic pain information.
Gold: Booth Attendant – Shown a level of responsibility which allows them to tend to a vendor booth or staff position while they take a required break from their duty. This is an opportunity for disabled volunteers who are limited in mobility.
Green: Runners – Just like it sounds! Most runners will be asked to retrieve things or a person from any given location within the event. This is typically an older child who is entrusted with responsibility of urgent nature without the need for continual oversight.
Red: Muscle – Aimed at assisting with tent, table and sign setup & teardown, this position is generalized for all ages and does not require previous experience.
Would you like to volunteer?
If you would like to be a Purple Person for our 2017 event in May, please visit our volunteer website: VoluneteerSpot and sign up today! The Purple People President, Heather Gresham, will contact you for details on your t-shirt and answer any questions you may have. You can also email Kentuckiana Fibromyalgia Support Group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for volunteering, KFSG appreciates your support!