Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride Volunteer Programme

Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride 2019 festival will take place from June 20th to 30th, with the Pride Parade on Saturday, June 29th 2019.  The theme of this year’s event is Rainbow Revolution. Volunteer Ireland are delighted to be working with Dublin LGBTQ Pride CLG to manage the volunteer programme for this year’s event.

Assembling on O’Connell Street and Parnell Square on Saturday, June 29th, over 7,000 people from over 150 different groups with floats and marching bands and colourful costumes and lots and lots of noise will lead out the Parade.

Dublin LGBTQ+ PrideFrom O’Connell Street, the parade will turn on to Eden Quay and pass Liberty Hall, where the first large scale march for LGBTQ+ rights in Ireland started in 1983. The Parade will cross the Liffey at Talbot Memorial Bridge and travel along City Quay, Lombard Street, Westland Row and end with a free outdoor event in Merrion Square. Check out the 2019 parade route.

After the Parade join us at Pride Village in Merrion Square which is a free outdoor family event that will run from 1200 to 1800.

The Volunteer Programme for Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride 2019 has now closed. Applications for next year will open early in 2020 so keep an eye on this page. In the meantime, check out the kind of volunteer roles on offer at Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride.

Core Team

Dublin Pride Festival Picture: Arthur CarronThe requirements here are for a small team, to assist at Pride Village, most of this team are already in place and there is very little time commitment beyond the day itself. The main function of volunteers here is to act ambassadors for Pride, to ensure people are having a good time and know where everything is. This would ideally suit outgoing people.

Pride Village Team

Dublin Pride 2019The requirements here are for a small team, to assist at Pride Village, most of this team are already in place and there is very little time commitment beyond the day itself. The main function of volunteers here is to act ambassadors for Pride, to ensure people are having a good time and know where everything is. This would ideally suit outgoing people.

Pride Village Ambassadors

Dublin Pride Festival Picture: Arthur CarronAct as information points moving through the festival site. Assist with community activation stands.  Look out for lost children or any vulnerable attendees.  Monitor the crowd and report any unusual activity.  Assist event control in the event of an emergency.

Parade Performers

Dublin PrideThis is a new category for Dublin Pride and is part of a plan to develop the parade over the coming years by adding more spectacle. This year we plan to start with a small team of about 20 volunteers. The volunteers will need to be outgoing and willing to dress up and wear makeup and interact with the crowd. This team will need to push 4 to 5 non motorised float that will be positioned towards the front of the Parade

Parade Marshal Team

Dublin Pride Photo K HaydenThis is the area with the largest requirement for volunteers, and with the exception of the lead team, the time commitment required is limited to just some pre event training and about 5 hours on the day of the event.  The role of the Parade Marshal Team is to assist in the safe and orderly assembly, set up and movement of the parade.

General Marshals

Dublin Pride Festival. Picture: Arthur CarronAssist with the set up and assembly in their designated zones.  Maintain the wristband access system in their zone.  Assist with the movement of their zone as the parade begins to move.  Communicate information as required between parade participants in their zone or general public surrounding it and their Zone Manager or statutory bodies, security staff or event control staff.  Assist in the safe movement of the parade through the city.  Act as general information sources for attendees.  Assist event control team in the event of an emergency.

Float Marshals 

Dublin Pride. Photo credit: Malena Juerss, Stephen Kennedy & Darragh O'Connell.Maintain a perimeter, around moving vehicles and ensure walkers are a safe distance from vehicles. (perimeter is created by carrying rainbow bunting on either side of vehicle).  Ensure float occupants act in a responsible fashion, e.g. not throwing items into crowd or in other ways acting irresponsibly.  Assist event control team in the event of an emergency.

Flag Marshal

Dublin PrideAssist in laying out the flag and act as the core carrying team.  Enlist members of the public to join and take turns carrying the flag through the parade.  Assist in the safe packing up of flag at the end of the Parade and its return to parade office.  Assist event control team in the event of an emergency.

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