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Why volunteer for Manchester Pride?

It's difficult to express how much we adore our volunteers, and with their invaluable help, we're able to do the things we do. From collecting donations at the Festival, to marshalling the Parade, to volunteering at our glamorous Spring Benefit - volunteering with us is exciting and so rewarding! It’s a great way to make new friends and feel part of a community, and we have plenty of amazing perks to offer you in return for your time.

What are the benefits?

Our volunteers will receive:

Free admission to Manchester Pride Festival*
A free lunch
A Manchester Pride T-shirt
Volunteer social events
Complimentary yoga and meditation sessions with Lululemon
A special volunteer awards evening and a certificate to thank you for your participation.

How do I get involved?

Please note: Volunteer applications for 2019 have now closed. 

Volunteering over August Bank Holiday weekend means you’ll be right at the heart of Manchester Pride Festival, where we, Greater Manchester and beyond come together to celebrate, fundraise and campaign for LGBT+ life.

There are several exciting volunteer roles available for you to try your hand at over the festival- you could fundraise for the Manchester Pride Fund, help ensure the Manchester Pride Parade runs smoothly by becoming a Parade Marshall, work with us as a Green Volunteer to improve the event’s sustainability, and more.

Superbia is Manchester Pride's busy programme of LGBT+ culture for Greater Manchester. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in arts, culture and LGBT+ communities to support our events which run year-round and across all 10 boroughs. Roles can include gallery stewarding, assisting visitors with our event programme and supervising performance and workshop events. There are plenty of ways to get involved!

Applications are open to absolutely everyone regardless of faith, race, ethnicity, ability, sexuality and gender identity.

To volunteer, you must be 16+.

Click each box below to find out more about the different roles we have to offer each year.

* Manchester Pride Live is an 18+ event.
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