• Volunteer Policies






  • Volunteer Opportunity Name Description
    Big Gay 5K The Denver PrideFest?s 4th annual Big Gay 5k is back by popular demand! You would be helping with setting up the race, registering participant and helping with the water stations. You will either be standing or walking the entirety of your shift. Check in is at Civic center Park at Volunteer Headquarters
    Family Interactive Help us set up a field-day for our PrideFest families! As a volunteer helping with Family Field day, you'll be able to help set up and engage families in fun games and activities. Family area volunteers will also assist families in our Family Program Survey. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, walk on various terrains, and climb up and down stairs. Check in is at Civic Center Park at Volunteer Headquarters. NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS – MUST wear close toed shoes.
    Front Desk Answer multi-line phone, provide resources, greet guests, exceptional customer service with a professional demeanor, light administrative duties, and maintain safe space and positive environment.
    Information Booth Information Booth volunteers assist guests with directions to specific areas of the park as well as provide maps and resources. Information Booth also accepts lost and found items. Minimal physical demands and may be a good opportunity for folks with physical disabilities. Chairs and shade are available during all shift times. Check in is at Civic Center Park at Volunteer Headquarters. NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS – MUST wear close toed shoes
    Parade Crowd Control: Civic Center The PrideFest Parade ends at Civic Center Park. We need volunteers to help us place barriers along Colfax Ave for crowd control. Crowd Control volunteers will also be placed in front of the barriers to help keep folks from crossing into the parade and maintain safety. This is a physical job that will require lifting up to 50lbs, carrying up to 50lbs, walking and standing for the majority of the shift. Check in is at Civic center Park at Volunteer Headquarters.
    Parade Guides: Cheesman The PrideFest Parade is the main event of the weekend. We need help assisting with parade check in, lining up the parade, and walking with sections along the parade route. During the parade, you will be walking the entire route. You be asked to keep the parade going ? no stopping ? and minding the gap. Parade Line-Up Monitor Volunteers must attend a mandatory meeting on either June 3rd or June 12th. Check in for this job will be at Cheeseman Park on the corner of Race and 11th.
    Parade Marshalls The PrideFest Parade route is from Cheeseman Park, down Colfax Ave and ends at Civic Center Park. Our Parade Marshalls will be a part of our safety team. Mandatory safety training in May will be required as well as a brief training the morning of the parade. Parade Marshalls will be assigned along the route to help keep the parade flowing, help avoid large gaps, communicate with parade entries to NOT stop and keep it moving. Safety awareness is critical. You will be provided communication guidelines on what to do if you see something that could potentially cause harm. Check in is at Civic center Park at Volunteer Headquarters.
    PrideFest Set-Up PrideFest Set-Up is a very physical job and volunteers that are on this team must be able to meet some physical standards: must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, walk on various terrains, and climb up and down stairs. Must be able to assist with hanging banners, carrying heavy materials, and be able to be on feet for extended periods of time.
    Pride Parade: Check In Cheesman The PrideFest Parade is the main event of the weekend. We need help assisting with parade check in, lining up the parade, and walking with sections along the parade route. During the parade, you will be walking the entire route. You be asked to keep the parade going ? no stopping ? and minding the gap. Parade Line-Up Monitor Volunteers must attend a mandatory meeting on either June 3rd or June 12th. Check in for this job will be at Cheeseman Park on the corner of Race and 11th.
    Production Support This is one of the areas that PrideFest needs volunteers that are dedicated and hard working. Production Support Volunteers help to load-in, build, maintain, or take-down infrastructure for assigned quadrant Pride weekend. Assist with overall operations as-needed. Must be able to assist with hanging banners, carrying heavy materials, and must be able to be on feet for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, walk on various terrains and climb stairs. Monitor guests at the festival and report any problems or potential problems to Volunteer captains. DO not intervene in problematic situations, but instead monitor and report to Volunteer captains. Check in is at Civic center Park at Volunteer Headquarters. NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS – MUST wear close toed shoes.
    Volunteer Headquarters Volunteers are the most important part of PrideFest. Volunteers in Volunteer Headquarters help other volunteers with checking in, getting their t shirts, set up, clean up and breakdown food, and escorting them to their job location. You may not remain at volunteer headquarters for your entire shift, so be prepared to move around the park to help with other areas. NO FLIP FLOPS OR SANDALS – MUST wear close toed shoes.