Volunteer

Pride Toronto is a volunteer driven organization. We have 150 year-round volunteers and 1600 weekend volunteers who each play an important part in running all aspects of the festival.

Our year-round volunteer Team Members and Team Leads are divided into 28 teams, each with their own focus. Team Leads/Members commit 2-5 hours a week, increasing as we get closer to the festival to support Pride Toronto and its community, festival logistics, volunteer management, and communications needs.

Our weekend volunteers, who work during the main festival weekend, help make Pride happen across the festival site. Weekend volunteers commit to at least 2 four-hour shifts, and are able to experience multiple aspects of the festival. Volunteering allows a unique way to experience the festivities! Our diverse, dynamic teams provide great practical experience, a chance to meet new people, and allow our volunteers to give back to our communities.

For year-round volunteering, send your resume to [email protected]. Volunteer opportunities for the main festival weekend will be posted in early Spring 2017.

Group of Volunteers Celebrating

Types of Roles

Pride Toronto offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities; we are constantly looking for new individuals with diverse skill sets and a positive energy to join our team!

Logistics

Calling all problem solvers! Our logistics teams set up the infrastructure of the festival, check in volunteers, help with public safety, and set up our community fair.

Crowd Engagement

Are you calm under pressure? Our parade, marches, welcome centres, and donations stations need you!

Quiet Cultural Events

Are you a people person? Come join our Accessibility Team, Family Pride, the Human Rights Conference, or Clean, Sober, and Proud!

Why Volunteer with Pride Toronto?

A variety of roles to choose from

A great way to meet people

Help support the Festival you love

Learn and develop new skills

The Volunteer Award for Arts and Culture in Toronto (V.A.A.C.T.)

This program strives to recognize volunteers who contribute their time to multiple arts and culture organizations throughout the year in the city of Toronto. The program ends each year with an awards ceremony scheduled around International Volunteer Day.

Get Involved

Volunteers must complete the minimum volunteer requirements with at least three of the cultural organizations listed below. For details on each organization’s requirements, please visit their website:

  • Pride Toronto
  • The City of Toronto
  • Hot Docs
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Luminato
  • The Fringe Festival
  • imagineNATIVE

Pride Toronto V.A.A.C.T. Requirements

Minimum of two (2) shifts or eight (8) hours. Following the 2016 festival, individuals who have expressed interest will receive a confirmation email from each organization they have successfully completed the requirements with.
Volunteers at the intersection of Church and Alexander during the streetfair
Group of volunteers at a table