UK Black Pride – Europe’s largest community-led, not-for-profit support group for African, Asian and Caribbean lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people – seeks volunteers to help deliver its main event in central London on Saturday 29 June.
UK Black Pride’s Director for Administration, Dr. Beverly Duguid, said: “UK Black Pride is a key part of the Black and LGBT community’s calendar of events. We’ve been blown away by the support from our community of volunteers in recent years and we want to repeat this again to ensure that our not-for-profit community-led event is a massive success.
“As well as the fantastic experience, skills development and feel good factor of volunteering for UK Black Pride, we will reward our volunteers as members of the UK Black Pride family by providing free training, access to world class artists, some food and a modest contribution for travel in central London.”
To register as a volunteer please enter your details here. Those individuals who are selected as a volunteer must attend a special training session where they will receive health and safety, first aid, and crowd management training. UK Black Pride will also give volunteers a t-shirt, a meal voucher and London transport ticket.
The eighth annual UK Black Pride festival will take place on Saturday 29 June in Golden Square which is situated in the heart of London’s Soho. From 12 noon until 8:30pm the free-entry but ticketed UK Black Pride event – which is being run as an independent part of London Pride – will boast a main stage packed full of top live acts (previous headliners have included Jessie J, Ms Dynamite and Beverley Knight), supported by top DJs in a dance area, alongside licensed bars, world food, community stalls, prizes and much more. UK Black Pride’s 2013 summer of love series of activities will include exciting entertainment from May until August so visit the website for more details.
UK Black Pride is proud to be a grassroots-led movement of race, faith and LGBT groups and trade union community allies. It shows that putting people and politics at the heart of marking pride in our LGBT community’s progress is the most effective way to pursue the fight for equality, inclusion and steadfast opposition to all forms of bigotry in every section of society.