Volunteer

The Mayo Pride festival and parade is run entirely by volunteers. Some of us work on short-term projects or campaigns – and some of our work all year round as part of the core team. Please read our Volunteering Roles below to see where you might fit best. Taking part is a great experience and we’d love you to join!

Our Culture

Our volunteers are driven and passionate about what they do. This year Mayo Pride will be staged in Westport from July 1st – 3rd and we are looking for enthusiastic people to join so we can provide a platform for inclusivity and visibility for the LGBTQ+ community in the region. 

Although a lot of our work is completed remotely, there will be plenty of opportunities to meet your team and others throughout the year to plan events and socialise too!

Volunteering Roles

Below is a list of voluntary roles where we need assistance. This list is not exhaustive, so if you feel that you have other skills please mention this in the application form below.

Parade & Event Stewards

This is a short term on-the-day role where you will be at the heart of the event and what we do. You’ll be on hand to help; keep the parade flowing, manage crossing points, liaise with parade groups and be the point of contact for spectators. You don’t need experience as we’ll provide you with training before you hit the streets! 

This role is best suited to people who are; friendly, good communicators, team players and most of all enjoy crowds.

Event & Production Assistance

We have a number of events taking place throughout the festival, this role involves working with the production manager to ensure events run smoothly. Roles may involve assisting and organising decor, ticketing, venue management and helping artists with their requests.

Social Media

Do you like storytelling and capturing the buzz for social media? We’d love to hear from you! We are looking for a content creator that can broadcast the vibes from events at Mayo Pride. Ideally, you will have good knowledge and evidence of posting engaging content on the following platforms; Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok.

Sponsorship & Marketing

The business community of Westport and beyond is hugely supportive of Mayo Pride. Each year we request donations and encourage businesses to decorate their premises and embrace Pride. This role is to engage with businesses around sponsorship and be the link with Mayo Pride for any ideas or activations they may like to offer our community during the festival. Ideally, you will also be on hand to assist with other ad hoc marketing activities prior to the festival.

Community Engagement

We are looking for someone to build specific links with groups, networks, charities and other organisations that represent, work for or support the LGBTQ+ community that are in Mayo or have links to the region. This role helps the Mayo Pride team to understand the specific needs and challenges within our community.

Hosts & Artist Liaisons

Do you have a spare room and Airbnb you’d like to donate for the weekend or are you a great cook? We’d love to hear from you! With a small accommodation budget for our artists and acts, we would love to pair up local hosts with our invited travelling guests.

Photography & Videography

Got a drone or are great with capturing the buzz on your camera, talk to us! We are looking for volunteers to document the festival and all events throughout the weekend. Experience with editing footage and images is preferred with the ability to quickly turn in content for use on social media.

Adventure Representatives

Mayo Pride is as much about adventure and our great outdoors as it is about the party. If you are an experienced hiker, cycler or water sports fan we would love to hear from you. This role entails being on hand at these types of events with the activities knowledge to ensure they run smoothly.

 

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