Volunteer

NYC Pride events are made possible by people like you, who keep Heritage of Pride alive. All volunteers must be 18 or older. Volunteers interested in Pride Island, VIP Rooftop Party, Teaze, or Femme Fatale must be 21 or older.

Volunteer Vision

Heritage of Pride is committed to recruiting dedicated, reliable volunteers to assist in the production and execution of New York City’s annual Pride events. Though volunteers need not identify as LGBT, it is imperative that all volunteers be LGBT-affirming and support the ongoing struggle for full equality. Through training and support, Heritage of Pride aims to empower volunteers and encourage their ongoing participation in the organization’s annual planning.

We respect our volunteers

We work to ensure any experience with NYC Pride is a positive one.

What to Expect from Us

You have the right to:

  • A safe workspace, free from discrimination, disrespect, and discouragement.
  • Be treated as a co-worker and not as free help.
  • A suitable work assignment with consideration for personal preference, temperament, education, and experience.
  • Learn as much about the organization as possible, including its people and its programs.
  • Thoughtfully planned and effectively presented training.
  • Sound guidance and direction from an experienced and well-informed member of our team.
  • Be heard and share your opinions openly.
  • Recognition for the hard work you’ve done, the time you’ve put in, and the help you’ve freely given.

What We Expect from You

  • Be Sure. Make certain you truly want to dedicate your time and effort.
  • Be Thoughtful. Think about the services you offer and the value they are going to add.
  • Be Aware. Learn as much as you can about the organization’s goals and programs.
  • Be Loyal. Offer suggestions, don’t bad mouth the organization, its staff or its volunteers.
  • Accept the Rules. They’re there for a reason, even if you don’t understand.
  • Speak Up. Ask questions. It’s important to clarify things you don’t understand.
  • Be Willing to Learn. Training is essential to any job. Some positions may require extensive training.
  • Welcome Supervision. Managers are necessary to our work. Your cooperation with supervisors is vital.
  • Be Dependable. Follow through on your commitments. Don’t make promises you can’t keep.
  • Be a Team Player. We all have a role to play and important skills to contribute. We must work together to be successful.
  • Get Going!

    Check out some of our available volunteer opportunities and get signed up! Questions? Chat with us below.