Charlotte Pride needs YOU!
After a record-breaking 2022, the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade is making a return to Uptown Charlotte. We’re expecting a significant increase in event attendance and we’ll need more weekend volunteers than ever before!
Sign up to volunteer!
Aug. 18 (set-up) | Aug. 19 | Aug. 20
When is the event?
The two-day festival is Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023. The parade is Sunday, Aug. 20. We’ll start closing down Tryon Street and setting everything up on Friday, Aug. 18.
What kind of volunteers do you need?
We have volunteer opportunities for every age and every ability. Here’s a quick overview of the kinds of volunteer jobs we’ll have:
- Operational and logistical/set-up/tear-down support
- Beverage ticket sales
- Beverage station staffing/bartending
- Parade staging
- VIP experience set-up, staffing, and tear-down
- and more!
Can ERGs/clubs/groups volunteer together?
Yes! This event is an especially good opportunity for employee resource groups, clubs, or organizations who want to volunteer together! We’ll have multiple volunteer roles and shifts that can accommodate groups of 10-20 volunteers. If you are with an ERG, club, or other group or organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where do I sign up?
You can sign up now! We’ve launched the sign-up form for festival volunteer shifts, so make sure to pick your spot soon!
Can I show up and volunteer day-of without signing up online in advance?
Yes! Absolutely! Please do! We’ll need plenty of help the weekend of! Stop by our Volunteer Tent at the corner of S. Tryon Street and Third Street to volunteer anytime during the festival weekend!
Information & Instructions for Volunteers
Thank you for volunteering with the Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade! We are so so happy and grateful you’re joining us! We’re going to have a great time together while working to give back to a great cause. Our team has worked hard to make sure we have everything you need at our Volunteer Tent to make your volunteer experience awesome! We’ll have food and meals, snacks, refreshments, your volunteer t-shirt, gifts and giveaways, and more!
Here is some basic information you’ll need:
Check-in: Volunteer check-in will be on-site at the Volunteer Tent at the corner of S. Tryon Street and Third Street. When you arrive on-site, please make your way to the Volunteer Tent to get checked in and receive your volunteer shirt. We’ll help you get to your volunteer spot!
Parking & Transportation: We encourage folks to park off-site in any of the numerous decks or parking lots in Uptown. A better option might also be taking the light rail, bus, or street car. Unfortunately, we cannot provide parking.
Participation/Volunteer Waiver: All volunteers must sign our volunteer/participation waiver. It is available online. Click here to view the form and apply today.
Volunteers under 18: All volunteers must be aged 14 or older. Volunteers under 18 must have their parent(s)/guardian(s) sign our volunteer/participation waiver online, or may check-in at the Volunteer Tent with a parent or guardian present with them.
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