Boston Pride announced today that it is looking for volunteers to help with this year’s Pride Week events. Every year, Boston Pride relies on over 200 volunteers to produce a successful Pride Week. Volunteers are needed for the Pride Parade and Pride Festival on Saturday, June 14 and for the Back Bay and Jamaica Plain Block parties on Sunday, June 15.
“Volunteers are the backbone of what makes Boston Pride Week a success,” said Richard Emmons, Boston Pride Volunteer Chair. “The annual Boston Pride Parade is the biggest parade in New England and the Festival is one of the largest attended events on City Hall Plaza. All of these would not be possible without the support of our volunteers.”
Volunteers have the opportunity to participate in Pride Week events and show their support for the LGBT community. Boston Pride volunteers get a behind the scenes look at Pride’s world renowned events. For their time and dedication to Pride, volunteers will receive an invitation to the Volunteer Appreciation event in July sponsored by Oberon performance venue in Cambridge. Volunteering with Pride is a great way to network and make new friends.
To volunteer for Pride, please visit the Boston Pride volunteer website for more information on how to register as a volunteer and volunteer orientation dates. Volunteer-related information is continuously updated on the Boston Pride’s Twitter @BostonPride.
Boston Pride Week 2014 will be held from June 6th through June 15th. This year’s theme is “Be Yourself, Change the World.” The week will kick off with the annual Flag Raising ceremony, and will also include, Pride Day @ Faneuil Hall, Pride Queeraoke, Pride Night at Fenway Park, the Boston Pride Parade (starts one hour earlier this year at 11 a.m.,) the Boston Pride Festival, the Pride Youth Dance, the Back Bay Block Party and the JP Block Party.
More information and details for Boston Pride’s 2014 Pride Week can be found at www.bostonpride.org.
About Boston Pride
Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility and dignity, we educate, communicate and advocate by building and strengthening community connections.