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Bristol Online Pride 2020
Rewarding, exciting, fun and important!
Help make a fantastic Pride event for the community and get those warm fuzzy feelings because Pride could not happen without your support.
Bristol Pride is run by volunteers. We’ve worked really hard to build a Pride event we can all be proud of and we want to keep Pride a free event for everyone to attend (not just those who can afford it) but this means we need your help.
To say thank you for giving your time to Bristol Pride, we offer all our volunteers:
Take a look at our roles for 2020.
For more information or to ask questions about any of our roles, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This year, all our events are online. A really important part of this is going to be ensuring people feel comfortable and keeping everyone safe. We know that people may have questions which need answering, or there might be people who comment who are phobic and not welcome at our events. We need volunteers to support moderating and ensuring that the space is supportive, welcoming and safe for our community.
Full training is given for this role.
Requirements for this role:
Bristol Pride is an entirely free event. Although we don’t have the overheads usually associated with Bristol Pride, it still costs money to put on our virtual event. Without the gate donations, we need people to donate via the website.
Your role will be to record a video of yourself asking people to donate and directing them to the website. We’ll play this throughout our events to encourage people to click that donate button.
You must be able to attend the virtual volunteer induction will be on Tuesday 18 August, 7pm. You will have the opportunity to meet other volunteers and we will talk through the role, answering any questions as we go.
Throughout the run up to and during Pride, we will share videos on our social media about what Pride means to us. We are asking our volunteer team to support us with this by sharing a short (less than 30 seconds) message about what Pride means to you. We want to keep the feel and ethos of Pride alive and bring in as many people as who would usually support as possible.
Take a look at our usual roles which we offered in 2019.
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Our Pride Gate Champions welcome everyone attending Bristol Pride. One of the main ways we raise money for Bristol Pride is through selling wristbands that give people discounts across the site and on travel. As a Pride Gate Champion, you will be the first person that attendees see. You will scan or sell Pride Day wristbands and encourage people to donate. You will also ensure that they get into the arena safely.
This is a busy role and we anticipate lots of people arriving straight after the parade. This role is great for those who enjoy working with people and want to really feel the excitement of Pride. If you’re looking to build your confidence in working with people, this is a great role for you.
This is a fun and engaging role that means you can still take part in the parade whist helping to keep it moving. You will be walking with the parade ensuring that everyone keeps to the right side of the road and that the parade keeps moving swiftly. We need at least 10 people who are static and remain at road closures so if you are happy to stand in one place and cheer and wave us on, please say so.
Following the parade, First Bus are putting on buses up to The Downs for Bristol Pride Day event and you will be helping to ensure that this happens safely. If you have a keen eye for safety and want to be involved in the parade, this role is for you.
The access team support a number of functions across the site. This year we have a fully accessible entrance with trackway for wheelchair users. The access team will support the gate, the viewing platforms, the welfare area which will have wheelchair charging. They will also support our info point, providing information for anyone who needs it.
You will be part of a team of people providing support to those who need it. If you have a good understanding of the needs of disabled people, are friendly and approachable, this is the role for you.
Our creative and décor team work hard to make Bristol Pride look and feel fantastic! We will be holding creative workshops ahead of Pride to make décor as well as our usual role of decorating the site just before Pride day.
If you love all things creative and want to get involved in some sculpture creation, flag making, décor, this is the role for you. We are looking for people who are passionate about pride and making the festival site welcoming and beautiful.
Decorate the Bristol Pride Site
We invite you to join our team in making this happen. You will need to be on site on the Friday evening putting up installations, banners and generally helping us get ready for our big day. You’ll be working as part of a team so if you’re keen to meet people and be part of behind the scenes, this is for you.
Our social media team capture the atmosphere of the Bristol Pride parade and Pride Day celebrations. Pride celebration run across a two week period from 26 June – 11 July which is the culmination of two weeks of Pride events across Bristol and the demonstration of solidarity amongst the LGBTQ+ community and allies.
You will be involved in the strategy and planning our social media. We will capture the atmosphere across the event from the parade and throughout the festival on The Downs. You will be creating engaging content including to document the day.
Our area coordinators are responsible for helping keep designated areas of the festival running smoothly. We’re specifically looking for a coordinator to join one other for our Community Area:
We really value the contribution that stall holders, community organisations and contributors make to Pride Day. As an Area Coordinator, you will help with the setup of your area, meet and greet any stall holders, showing them where to go and help getting them ready. You will also be liaising with various teams across the festival site.
If you have experience of event management or are studying events and looking for some additional experience, get in touch! Most importantly though, we are looking for someone who is organised and good with people.