Charlotte Pride seeks parade volunteers!

Charlotte Pride is announcing a variety of volunteer position availabilities. This year, we will present our first all-locally-planned Charlotte Pride Parade, the first-ever Pride parade since NC Pride visited the Queen City in 1994. To make it possible, we need the dedicated help and support of community members. Join our all-volunteer Executive Committee and parade planning committee!

Information on available volunteer positions are below. If you’re interested in joining, email Dave Webb at

Parade Logistics Chair (positions needed, 1): coordinate attendance of all entries that are missing in each division and report to command center (for purposes of script changes); will carry a two-way radio; assist in all matters of logistics of parade execution [must be over age 18]

Staging Area Assistant (positions needed, 4): assist float feeder to get all floats in line-up order [must be over age 18]

Parade Assistant (positions needed, 1): Assist Parade Chair as needed. Administrative duties, data base maintenance, phone calls, emails, resource collections, etc.

Parade Staging Guide (positions needed, 4): Assist with check-in; direct units to staging location, assist with starting of parade march

Float Feeder (positions needed, 4): the primary responsibility is to move float entries into proper division order and will direct floats accordingly in a timely fashion; this person will have a two-way radio; once the parade commences, this volunteer will get direction from logistics chair to release float into proper division location (additional volunteers may be assigned) [must be over age 18]

Line-up Assistant (positions needed, 3): these volunteers will assist chair and division leaders in making sure line-up is updated and accurate from pre-parade to end-of-parade area.

Parade Section Marshals (positions needed, 8): Guide/direct a set of entries of the parade to maintain spacing, watch participants for possible problems such as break down, injury; watch people on sidewalk/sides of street for incursion into line of the march, assist with crowd control in the event of an emergency

Parade Direction Assistants (positions needed, 6): Direct parade units to make correct turning points; assist with pedestrian control at intersections when parade approaches

Parade Banner Carriers (positions needed, 6): Carry Pride banner & small flags

Parade Rainbow flag carriers (positions needed, 12): Assist in carrying large flag & signs and/or buckets to collect $$

Pride Parade Donation Crew (positions needed, 6): these volunteers will walk the parade with buckets to collect donations from spectators along the route for next year’s parade; minimum of 8 walkers must walk entire parade route.