“The support we’ve had so far from the Galway community has been humbling,” said Bruce Henry, chairperson of the committee, “but now we’re looking for individuals to join us for specific roles during the festival week.”
With seven days of events planned, seeing something different take place every day, the Festival is going to be bigger than any of the previous years. The route for the parade has been extended and participation from local businesses has increased, which means the need for volunteers has also increased.
“We’ve rewards ready for those who give up their time for us,” said Cameron Keighron, Director of Volunteering for the Festival, “and these include things from exclusive Pride tee-shirts to entry tickets to the main party on Saturday night.”
The Festival organisers aren’t only looking for people from the LGBT+ community but also their family, friends and allies. With events such as Tuesdays Mental Health workshop, Friday’s Comedy Night with Katherine Lynch, Saturdays parade and ‘Block Party’ and Sundays Mystery Tour and Boat Trip there’s plenty for everyone to get involved in and not only offer a helping hand but have some fun too!
Why not corral the parade walkers, or help out in the “Mammy’s Tent.” Maybe you’re free to guide people to the Block Party or walk with people during the remembrance vigil?
If the atmosphere at the fundraisers has been anything to go by this event is going to be incredibly entertaining, unique and colourful so if you’d be interested in volunteering contact Cameron directly at email@example.com or look out for information on the Festivals Facebook page at facebook.com/galwaypridefest.