The 2015 San Francisco Pride Celebration & Parade will take place Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28.
Ambassadors of Pride
In addition to being fully trained in maintaining the safety of the parade and celebration, Safety Volunteers have the opportunity to be the first point of contact with the SF Pride Team for the public. With hundreds of thousands of people expected to attend over the two-day celebration, Safety Volunteers will be the most visible and perhaps the most approached members of the Pride Team. Safety Volunteers are truly the Ambassadors of Pride and can look forward to an unforgettable experience interacting with the many attendees of the event.
You can fill out an application here:
Safety Volunteers help people enjoy San Francisco Pride safely by assisting in the facilitation of the Parade and Celebration. Safety volunteers:
- are an extra set of eyes and ears
- help to direct large objects/vehicles through crowds
- assist attendees with logistically appropriate responses to sensitive situations
- assist Medical and Accessibility Committees where appropriate
The LGBT community is depending on you!
An enthusiastic team player committed to attending one training session! Safety CANNOT use any volunteers who have not been through the training. We appreciate people with experience in crowd control (including parents, librarians, teachers, and bartenders) and those speaking more than one language or sign language, but we are just as excited to train persons who do not possess this experience. You are required to remain clean and sober while you are on duty. Returning volunteers are also required to attend one training session.
Safety Monitor Trainings
All Safety Monitors must attend a two-hour training. 1st hour of each training is contingent monitor training. The 2nd hour of training is safety monitor training. Volunteers who are safety monitors, and not part of a contingent, are required to attend both hours.
What is the Training Session Like?
Training sessions are approximately two hours in length. At the training session, Pride's Safety Team will teach you methods of non-violent crowd management. No one works alone at this event. You will be part of a team of people who have extensive experience handling the crowds at SF Pride, the nation's largest LGBT gathering each year.
Following training and the completion of a small registration card, you will be confirmed as a Safety Monitor for Pride 2015!
Safety Volunteer Perks
Safety Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet other community-minded volunteers, to be seen by tens of thousands of event-goers, and to make new friendships. Some of the other perks include:
- an invitation to the Volunteer and Member Appreciation Party where volunteers will have the chance to win numerous prizes
- a special Safety Volunteer Picnic after the event
- meals & water at Pride
- a chance to have DPT tickets cleared via Project 20
- a gift bag
- a private rest area with restroom facilities
- a collectable 2015 volunteer pin
- a volunteer tee-shirt
- training in non-violent crowd management
More Info & How to Reach Us
To reserve a space for a Safety Monitor Training or to receive further information about becoming a Safety volunteer, please fill out the application below:
If you have any other questions, contact the Safety Committee by email. We look forward to working with you!