Help us make a fantastic Pride Festival for the community happen! The festival runs on the power of volunteers without your invaluable support, we simply couldn’t do it.
Applications to become a Bristol Pride volunteer are now OPEN.
We’ve worked really hard to build an event we can all be proud of and we want to keep Pride Day free so that everyone is able to attend and not just those who can afford it. For us to achieve this we need your help.
To say thank you for giving your time to Bristol Pride, we offer all our volunteers:
Free Pride Day Wristband giving you discounts on food and drink
Your travel reimbursed (up to £5 and/or within Bristol boundary)
A Bristol Pride lanyard
An invitation to our volunteer and crew party
For more information or if there is something you feel you can offer Bristol Pride that isn’t on the list, get in touch, email email@example.com
(*Please note you must be 16 or over to volunteer)
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 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 whilst 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 they keep moving swiftly and safely. Our security will be supporting with road closures.
You’ll then help people to access the buses safely and get up to the festival site on The Downs.
You’ll need to arrive by 10am for a briefing and to get into positions. The Parade leaves at 10.45am taking about 1.5 hours to complete.
If you have a keen eye for safety and want to be involved in the parade, this role is for you.
Support young people at pride to celebrate, make new friends and get involved in fun and engaging activities. The youth area is run by two experienced LGBT+ youth workers and hosts a programme of activities informed by young people themselves. This years activities will include craft activities, group games and some installations for young people to get involved in.
We are looking for people who either have worked with young people before (as volunteers or in paid work). You must enjoy spending time with people and be willing to get stuck into setting up the area, supporting activities and supporting young people to get involved on the day.
You must be willing to, or already have, a disclosure and barring check completed for you.
You must be reliable and actively able to communicate with young people abd be enthusiastic about supporting LGBT+ young people to feel safe, supported and part of Pride.
To apply, please send an email telling us about yourself, your experience with young people and your DBS status to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our access team support a number of functions across the site. We have two accessible viewing platforms which our access team will support. They support people around the site to ensure they can get the best from the day. We have a dedicated gate this year to help people with additional access needs enter the site easily, as well as offering support to our information point and helping people access the buses and the disabled parking.
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 Festival look and feel fantastic! Working with our Creative Lead, you’ll be putting up installations, banners and getting ready for our big day. You could be available in the build-up to pride day, the day before or/and the morning of Pride day.
We are planning some on-site collaborative community pieces so if you’re great with people get in touch.
Queer Vision hosts immersive film screenings as part of Bristol Pride. We are creating a small team of decor folk to make this come alive. The sooner you apply, the more you can get involved in the planning.
You’ll be volunteering as part of a team so if you’re keen to meet people and be part of behind the scenes, this is for you.
If you would like to be more involved in the décor making workshops ahead of Pride day, please contact Steph – email@example.com.
We really value the contribution that stallholders, community organisations and contributors make to Pride Day. As our Area Coordinator, you will help with the set up of the area, meet and greet any stallholders, show them where to go and help get them ready. You will also be liaising with various teams across the festival site.
If you have experience in event management or are studying events and looking for some experience, get in touch! Most importantly though, we are looking for someone who is organised, able to communicate well and good with people.
Areas we are looking for support are:
Lost Children’s Coordinator
To express your interest in this role, send an email with a little bit about yourself to Steph: firstname.lastname@example.org
Getting feedback from attendees is really important for us to improve our events and know what impact Bristol Pride is having.
Join our team of evaluators who get out and about across Bristol during Pride weeks and the festival site on Pride Day to help us collect feedback. We have found that people are more than happy to support us by completing the survey.
Being part of our evaluation team means that you’ll interact with attendees and speak to some lovely people. If you like being part of a team, enjoy meeting new people and/or are interested in data/research, this could be the role for you!
If you are interested in film and media, you might want to join our Queer Vision team. You’ll be supporting all aspects of the Queer Vision events including set up, ushering people in, scanning tickets, helping with our evaluation, and ensuring that everyone has a great time. If you are good at taking photos, we’d also like to hear from you.
A bonus of this role is that you’ll get to watch the films!
Our social media team capture the atmosphere of the Bristol Pride parade and Pride Day celebrations.
Working with, and briefed by the Marketing Manager, you’ll create content that reflects Bristol Pride to be shared and streamed across our platforms.
We are looking for talented content creators who want some real-life experience and feel they can assist our small team and contribute to Pride Day and other events during the festival.
If you have experience of using social media to promote an event, idea or yourself, get in touch.
*to apply for this role, you must be 18 or over