Volunteering at Events

LGBT Foundation has a strong presence at many LGBT-focused events such as Manchester Pride, IDAHOBIT, Sparkle, Sugar and Spice and World AIDS Day. We have a variety of roles at these events. These can include volunteering duties such as stewarding, taking part in the parade, fundraising, data entry, photography and lots more.

Here is where you will find up and coming events for you to take part in, so check this page regularly to see if there is anything you like!

Manchester Pride 2019

We are now recruiting fundraising volunteers to support LGBT Foundation over the Big Weekend! We will need volunteers to help out across all our programmes of work, from sexual health outreach to our community cafe. If you are interested in getting involved, feel free to fill in the Volunteering Form on our website and mention which roles you are interested in. If you have any questions, get in touch with volunteer@lgbt.foundation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below we have put some of the common questions people have about volunteering with us for Manchester Pride. If you have any more questions, do let us know by emailing volunteer@lgbt.foundation or calling 0345 3 30 30 30 and asking to speak to a member of the Volunteer Programme.

"When does Manchester Pride Start?"

Manchester Pride's Big Weekend will run from the 23rd of August, through to the 26th, and we will have plenty of volunteering opportunities available around these times. We are already asking people to state their interest through our Volunteering form, which can be found here on our website

"What opportunities are there?"

There are loads of different opportunities and roles you can have as a volunteer, and you can do more than one over the big weekend. We have put together Volunteering for Pride booklet which provides a summary for each of the roles you can get involved in. If you have any questions about these roles, email volunteer@lgbt.foundation to find out more.

"I want to help, but don't know if I have the time?"

Our volunteer shifts will only ever be a maximum of 3.5 hours (except Village Angels, Village Haven and the Parade) to make sure that even those who can only give a little time can still find a way to take part/

Volunteering at Other Events

We regularly need volunteers for other events outside of Manchester pride, and we will update this site as we begin recruitment for those. Please check back with us if you are interested in getting involved, or email volunteer@lgbt.foundation if you have any further queries.