Be a part of Pride… Volunteer!

The theme of this year’s Parade, Be Yourself, Change The World, describes all of those who volunteer and make SF Pride happen. We are expecting the largest turnout ever for the 32nd annual Parade and Celebration of LGBT Pride. While this makes for a fabulous event, our need for volunteers is that much greater. Without volunteers, a parade that started with only a small group of people in 1970 could not have blossomed into today’s awe inspiring celebration of Pride and Freedom.

Pride President, Joshua Smith, said: “I joined SF Pride as a volunteer in 1993. While the event has grown and undergone many changes since then, volunteers continue to serve as the backbone of the organization driven by their passion to provide a space for all our communities to gather in Pride.”

San Francisco Pride relies on volunteers at all levels of the organization. The organization is led by a volunteer board, and volunteers work behind the scenes all year long to make the Parade and Celebration a reality. Parade day is when we have the most acute need for the support of our community through volunteers.

Sunday, June 30, will be the largest one-day mobilization of volunteer labor in the state. With over 40 community organizations participating at our donation and beverage booths, we’ll have close to 1500 volunteers. The opportunities for volunteers are as diverse as our community.

We have a special need for safety volunteers—and they’ll have the best view of the Parade. Our float-building volunteers can get their hands in on the action by literally building the SF Pride float. Our Assembly coordinators and captains get to be the first to see every contingent as they work in the staging area to get the parade off to a great start and keep on moving. If you have a special communication skill, we can use your talents as an ASL interpreter or as a bilingual “International Ambassador of Pride.” There is always work to be done pre-event in the office too!

You can find out about these volunteer opportunities as well as the many others on our volunteer website at:

You can also contact our volunteer hotline at: (415) 677 7965.

All of our volunteers will receive a t-shirt, lunch and/or snacks, a collectible volunteer pin, a goodie bag and an invitation to our volunteer appreciation party. Most importantly, they’ll know that they helped to change the World by being a part of the 32nd annual celebration of San Francisco Pride.

This year is the 32nd anniversary of the San Francisco Pride Celebration and Parade. The event will be held over the June 29/30 weekend. The theme is “Be Yourself, Change the World.”


For Further information, please contact Teddy Witherington at: (415) 864 0831