Volunteering at Pride

 

Norwich Pride is completely run by volunteers and you can volunteer to do lots of different roles throughout the year. On the day itself we need around 150 Pride Makers to help us steward the parade and assist in the Pride Shops etc.

Volunteering at Norwich Pride is a great way to give back to the community, make a difference and make friends. We have training sessions before the big day and a Thank-You Party for all the volunteers on Wednesday 31st July.

We are now  recruiting our Pride Makers for Saturday 27th July 2019. The online application form is at the bottom of this page. Here is some information about the various roles. 

Senior Stewards
– Support a team of stewards in a particular area
– Maintain radio contact with control room and event managers
– Ensure the health and safety of Pride-goers
– Wear high-vis jacket to ensure people can identify you
– Direct people around the site and March route
– Answer queries and give people directions
– Ensure stewards in your team get refreshments and have breaks

Stewards
– Ensure the health and safety of Pride-goers
– Wear high-vis jackets so people can identify you
– Direct people around the site and March route
– Answer queries and give people directions

Access Supporters
– Ensure the health and safety of Pride-goers with access needs
– Set up quiet areas and ensure all signs are in place
– Wear high viz jackets so people can identify you
– Support people in designated access areas

Wellbeing Buddies
– Work with the Wellbeing Champion to ensure that all volunteers get refreshments and feel well supported on the day
– Ensure that the Volunteers HQ is well-stocked with food and drink
– Be available at the Wellbeing Centre for anyone in need
– Direct people to the Wellbeing facilities and activities as needed
– Let stall-holders know where their rest areas are

Bucket-Collectors
– Collect money for Norwich Pride in a friendly way
– Be responsible for your fundraising bucket and its contents while they are signed out to you
– Answer queries and give directions to Pride-goers who need them

Photographers
– Take photographs and ensure we get a brilliant visual record of the day
– Get permission from parents to take photos of children
– Upload photos to social media as soon as possible after the event
– Provide a copy of your images to Norwich Pride
– Allow Norwich Pride to use your photos (whilst you retain copyright)

Pride Shop Assistants
– Set up and sell merchandise in the Pride Shop
– Be friendly with Pride-goers so they have a good shopping experience
– Handle cash safely
– Explain the meaning of items e.g. what the various flags stand for

Social Media Reporters
– Take photos and film and upload to our social media accounts
– Promote our hashtags #NP2019 #NorwichPride
– Ensure people who can’t make it to Norwich Pride feel involved

Stage-Hands
– Work with the Stage Managers to ensure the shows run smoothly
– Ensure performers are in the right place at the right time
– Ensure performers are looked after

Ushers
– Ensure people enter and leave the indoor performance areas at appropriate times
– Show people to seats
– Answer any queries about when acts are on etc

If you are interested in volunteering at Norwich Pride please fill in the form below or email volunteer@norwichpride.org.uk

 

Photo by Matthew Dartford