Volunqueer or Volunteer 2015

VolunQueers and Volunteers

Please read the following carefully. The contact form is located at the end of this page if you are interested in volunqueering/volunteering.

AltPride organizers are gearing up for a festival again this July on Lkwungen territories and are looking for some extra help for this extra-fabulous event! This year we’re going to try organizing from a model with a coordinating collective that makes all decisions, and a volunqueer team that takes direction from the collective to help get all the tasks done before the event(s). And just like last year, we’ll also need some volunteers for the day of the event.

** We are looking for volunteers who acknowledge and respect that the organizing collective is committed to: **

• centering identities and voices that usually don’t get centered, including trans women and trans-feminine people, gender queer/variant/non-conforming folks, 2spirits, trans folks, queer/trans People of Color; queer/trans sex workers, queer/trans poz folks (HIV/AIDS)• remaining political in our decisions and actions;• creating celebratory space(s) outside of the mainstream Pride events that are accessible by way of: all ages and/or family friendly, alcohol-free, free to sliding scale, physically accessible,• working against replicating systemic oppressions, colonialism, settler-colonialism, and racism in our organizing and on the territories of the Lkwungen and WSÁNÉC peoples.

Roles prior to the festival and march:

Notifications: handing out notifications along the march route to inform households and businesses of the march. This also has a small chance of having to communicate with people about the event. This task requires walking and some stairs.

Postering: We may need folks to help distribute posters and handbills in the community

Food: working with a team of others to secure and prepare food for the event. More info avail in the coming week

Festival volunqueers/volunteers:

First Aiders: looking for 2-4 folks who will be available throughout the day as designated First Aiders. Must have current First Aid and 2 of these folks must be able to walk with the march

Set-up: Looking for people to set-up at the park. It will include setting up tables and tents, and possibly some carrying of tables, tents and supplies ** Please note: this position means you will NOT be able to participate in the march **

Sign-making helpers: Looking for people to help with sign-making at Fernwood Community Center. This will include set-up, assisting folks making signs, and clean-up. This position could allow you to catch up to the march after clean-up is finished. We need at least one person who is able to transport the sign-making supplies to the festival by bike/car/?

Road Marshalls: Need folks who are into helping keep folks safer by blocking intersections and possibly engaging with the public. Requires wearing a safety vest and meeting up prior to the march to go over the route and safety. Must have “people-skillz”, patience for unknowing, and the ability to educate gently

Bathrooms: There are multi-stall gendered bathrooms on site but we will neutralize them for the day. Looking for people to take 1 hour shifts (in pairs – sign up alone or with a buddy) to answer questions from the public or possibly accompany someone into the bathroom. Must have “people-skillz”, patience for unknowing, and the ability to educate gently

Festival Helpers: Looking for folks who would be willing to take 1-2 hour shifts to help with various tasks during the festival. May include helping at the food table, refilling water, garbage collection, etc.

Tear-down: Love to stay to the very end? Looking for folks to help us clean-up the park and put away tables, tents and supplies. We’ll be forever grateful and it shouldn’t take too long with many hands

Clothing Alterations Volunqueers/Volunteers:

Sewing: Looking for a few people with a good working knowledge of clothing alterations to help folks decorate their awesome bodies with awesome clothes!

Set up and Clean up: Looking for folks on both ends of the event (do one or do both) to help us make this event a bit easier for us on the day of

If you’re into volunteering pls send us an email to altpridefest at gmail dot com and let us know if you can help out with tasks before the festival and/or if you’re into helping out the day of the event. Also let us know if you’ve got any special skills you’d like to offer up.



Please provide any additional details, availability, accommodations you may require, or additional comments in the text area.


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