Pride will not happen without YOU!

Do you want to meet friends? Volunteer for the June Pride weekend! There are lots of things that need to be done to make PRIDE happen! Volunteer for a few hours, one day, or as many as you’d like!  Really, it’s a great way to meet people!

Do you want to feel like you are making a difference? There is nothing like the feeling of walking around the festival grounds, or helping kick off the parade, and realizing that YOU helped make that happen. That YOU brought joy to so many people. That YOU were responsible for extending the LGBTQ+ community’s visibility and improving our quality of life.

And besides, who doesn’t want free access to the festival and great swag (like a volunteer shirt)?

Yes, I’ll Volunteer
People enjoying the Pride parade in Asbury Park

Help out during the weekend of the festival

Saturday, June 4th

  • Set-up on Saturday
    We need to set up the festival grounds. This involves decorating, hanging signs, marking off vendor spaces, and lots of other tasks!

Sunday, June 5th

One the day of the event, we need help with:

  • Gate / Greeters
    Welcome people to festival, hand out wristbands and magazines.
  • Traffic marshals
    These are the folks who staff barricades at intersections and control the flow of traffic around the parade.
  • Lead marchers
    The front of our parade has both a rainbow arch and a lead banner, both of which need to be carried by volunteers.
  • Morning setup
    There are always a million things we are trying to get done, setting up tents, sheparding vendors to spots, etc. (Sunday: From about 8 – 11am)
  • During the day on Sunday
    During the festival and rally itself, we are always looking for folks willing to commit an hour or two to patrolling the festival grounds. This will help spell some of the Jersey Pride committee members who will by then desperately need a refreshment break.
Yes, I’ll Volunteer

Volunteers are needed now for the following:

Work on the magazine that we produce for the event.

This involves both writing articles, and spending some time during our production week proofreading articles, and helping with the layout of the magazine itself.

Get materials together for the event.

We keep supplies for the event at our office in Highland Park and in storage areas in central New Jersey. We need to inventory what we have, and to have it organized.

Outreach.

Between now and the day of the event, we will need to contact vendors, parade participants, and a variety of folks with final information and the like.

Yes, I’ll Volunteer

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