Volunteer with Capital Pride

Capital Pride is pleased to announce that our Summer Pride Festival will take place August 17-25th. With many in-person events scheduled again this year, we need your help to make them all come together. Please consider signing up to volunteer with us!

Volunteering with Capital Pride is a great way to show your support for the National Capital Region’s 2SLGBTQ+ community while getting a front-row seat to all the action that Pride Week delivers. Consider volunteering as a group to spend some quality time with those you love, or volunteer solo to meet new people. We offer a variety of events, including many that are family friendly.

If you have any further questions, we are hosting 5 drop-in sessions via Zoom throughout the summer where we will be happy to answer any of your questions. Click on the date below for the Zoom link.


How long are the shifts?

The volunteer shifts during festival week are between 3-8 hours.

How do I sign up for shifts?

At the beginning of August, we will release a sign-up schedule for volunteer shifts. You will have the opportunity to select the shifts that you want to volunteer for.

How many shifts do I need to sign up for?

You only need to sign up for one shift!

Is training mandatory?

Yes. In order to volunteer with Capital Pride, we ask that you attend one of the training sessions offered in the week of August 5th-11th. There will be trainings offered in the evenings, on the weekend, and during the day during that week.

When is Festival Week?

The festival will be taking place from August 17th-25th.

Do I have to be 19+?

No. On the registration form we ask if you are 19+ so that we can ensure there are no underage volunteers at 19+ events.

What are the role options ?

There are many different roles for you to choose from. The roles range from Front of House support, to Parade Marshalls, to the Green Team and much more. The specific roles and duties will be released closer to August. Most importantly, volunteers are ambassadors for Capital Pride and are there to answer the questions of festival goers.

Can I still volunteer if I am disabled?

Absolutely! There is a role for everyone regardless of ability. There is also an option on the registration form to let us know if you require any accommodations.

Can I volunteer with my friends or family?

Yes. When the schedule is released, you can choose the same shift as your family and friends.

Can my volunteer hours get signed off?

Yes! You can send your forms to [email protected] for approval.

For additional information, please email [email protected]