Volunteers are a critical part of our team!
There are numerous ways you can volunteer to support San Francisco Pride in 2019. Sign up to volunteer today!
MEDIA TEAM VOLUNTEERS AND INFORMATION BOOTH VOLUNTEERSMedia Team Volunteer and Information Booth Volunteer Signups Here
Volunteers are required to provide excellent customer service and communication skills, experience working with sponsors and media preferred but not required. Attention to detail, ability to read and work with printed lists, ability to communicate clearly, ability to follow instructions, ability to work under pressure and focus in a noisy office or outdoors. Flexibility and a sense of humor required. Involves standing for long periods of time. Tasks may include assisting with press conference, handing out credentials/passes to media and sponsors, greeting and directing sponsors and media, answering basic questions about the Pride event, and other tasks.
Volunteers should be comfortable with public interaction. Ideal are skills in problem solving, customer service and the desire to provide a welcoming Pride experience. Volunteers interact with attendees and provide relevant information regarding the location of stages, venues, and services. The Information Booth is located in Civic Center Plaza. It is a great place to meet and interact with people from around the world!
MAIN STAGE VOLUNTEERSMain Stage Volunteer Signups Here
Our Main Stage production is a professional setting and we ask that anyone signing up for a volunteer shift in this area have some prior event experience. Also, volunteers should know they will be interacting with some high-level artistic personnel backstage, and ask them to come with great attitudes and big smiles! We recommend that you wear comfortable footwear as you will be working outdoors, on your feet and walking throughout much of the day.
PARADE OPERATIONS TEAM VOLUNTEERSParade Operations Team Volunteer Signups Here
Volunteers can assist Assembly Block Captains with organizing contingents into proper line-up position before they step onto the Parade route. They can help direct pedestrian traffic, check proper placement of vehicles, and help parade groups progress onto the parade route, where they help with crowd control, keep the parade running at a proper pace by preventing large gaps from forming — ensuring it runs smooth and safely. Volunteers are required to be comfortable speaking loudly and instructing large groups of people, with the physical ability to stay upright and active for several hours at a time. The nature of the role requires sufficient English skills to feel comfortable with communicating directions clearly, and the need to remain calm in a busy, loud environment. These volunteers get the best view of the parade!
SPONSORSHIP SUPPORT TEAM VOLUNTEERSSponsorship Support Team Volunteer Signups Here
Sponsorship is vital part of SF Pride and we are seeking energetic volunteers who have great customer service skills and work great with a team. Experience working with sponsors preferred but not required. Volunteers are required to be comfortable speaking loudly and instructing large groups of people, with the physical ability to stay upright and active for several hours at a time. The nature of the role requires sufficient English skills to feel comfortable with communicating directions clearly, and the need to remain calm in a busy, loud environment. Sponsorship Team Volunteers are needed in five key areas: Office work in the days leading up to Pride weekend, Liaisons with sponsors at the Celebration Site, Assisting in the Sponsorship Hospitality Lounge, Assisting with sponsor activations in the Parade, and Assisting with sponsor activations at the Official Pride VIP Party.
HEAD COUNT VOLUNTEERS (VOTER REGISTRATION)Head Count Volunteer Signups Here
The main responsibility of a HeadCount volunteer is to approach people and ask “Are you registered to vote at your current address?” and then assist them as they complete a voter registration form. You need to be outgoing, a good communicator, and a true believer in democracy. You also need to work hard – volunteering is fun but it definitely requires high-energy and a can-do attitude. You’ll engage in this activity from the time the doors open to when the headlining act starts playing, and also be working set-break. In addition, you will participate in a training, plus set-up and take-down of the HeadCount table.