Last year’s Pride volunteer team – photo supplied
Norwich Pride are seeking more volunteers to help run their 10th birthday celebrations on Saturday 28th July.
Chair Julie Bremner says:
“Norwich Pride is one of the biggest events in the city’s calendar and it is completely run by volunteers. On the day we need around 150 people to do a range of jobs: as event stewards, help run the Pride shop, shake buckets for our collection, and assist behind stage on the Pride show. We also have well-being champions to ensure all the volunteers have a healthy and happy day.”
Jo Swo was a volunteer at Norwich Pride 2017. This is what she says:
“Last year I wanted to volunteer as a steward because Norwich Pride was the first Pride parade I ever went to – stewarding the event with the other volunteers was such a rewarding experience as I felt a part of making Norwich Pride as safe and colourful for others as it was for me. This year I’ve been on the committee, working with the local community and businesses so we can keep Norwich Pride free and accessible for everyone! I would recommend volunteering at Norwich Pride to anyone who is passionate about their local community and wants to make a difference.”
There are a series of training events for volunteers to attend which are tailored to their roles. The main training and induction session will be in Norwich on Sunday 8th July. Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact email@example.com in the first instance.
- Norwich Pride will take place on Saturday 28 July 2018
- Norwich Pride 2018 is the tenth Norwich Pride
o 10:00 – Stalls open in The Forum and Chapelfield Gardens
o 13:00 – Parade leaves from outside City Hall
o 14:00 – Main Stage and Community Tent shows start in Chapelfield Gardens
o 17:00 – Event closes
- Norwich Pride is only possible with the support of hundreds of volunteer pride-makers doing a wide range of different jobs. Anyone wishing to volunteer should contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance
- Examples of volunteer roles include: event stewards; pride shop sellers; shop stock runners; processing donations; signing in and out volunteers; making sure volunteers are fed, watered and thanked; staffing an information desk; carrying a fundraising bucket; photography; stage crew operations room radio operators; and more.