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Volunteer General info

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for one of the largest and most dynamic Pride festivals in the nation. PrideFest Milwaukee 2018 will be even greater with your help.


If you have any questions, please contact your Volunteer team at volunteer@pridefest.com

General Areas of Volunteer Responsibilities 

Security Patrol– Patrol the festival, and report any issues to team captain. Scan bags at the gate. Assist with security access at various gates and stages. This position requires Volunteer to be 18 or older.

Accessibility Assistant– assist festival attendees with mobility around the grounds.

Ticket Taker- Scan tickets with hand held scanning device and welcome PrideFest patrons as they enter the festival grounds

Information Booth Assistant– Assist patrons with general festival information, including grounds directions, ATM locations, restrooms and  First Aid locations, as well as entertainment schedules, and any last minute announcements.

ID Checker – Check patron ID’s for drinkable age and issuing wrist bands. This position requires Volunteer to be 18 or older.

Dispatch Assistant – Help within the dispatch office, responding to radio calls and directing those calls to appropriate staff. This position requires STRONG communication experience.

Entertainment Assistant – Assist the Stage Manager with entertainment related tasks on and off the various stages.

Set-up & Tear Down Helper – Assist our Production Team in setting-up and tearing down our festival. This position requires heaving lifting, upwards of 50 Ibs. (extra perks come with this position)

Food & Beverage Assistant – Assist in keeping the bars stocked with all needed supplies. Other tasks as assigned by F&B Manager. This position requires Volunteer to be 21 or older.

Perks of  volunteering:ticket scanners-1
  • One T-Shirt to keep for all your hard work! T-shirts must not be altered, cut, dyed, stained, or altered in any form or fashion while performing the duties of a volunteer.
  • One food ticket per shift, for use with any food vendor.
  • Water and snacks provided!
  • High-fives and THANK YOU’s from the entire Milwaukee Pride Inc./PrideFest Milwaukee Leadership Team! We truly appreciate all your hard work!
What should you expect when Volunteering:
  • Orientation is a REQUIREMENT. If you’re unable to attend, you are unable to volunteer.
  • Shifts are a minimum of 4 hours, with a 15-minute break.
  • Parking is not included.
  • Bring comfortable shoes for walking and standing.
  • Wear appropriate, work-related, yet comfortable clothing.
  • A secure place to store your belongings will not be available. Please do not bring excessive items along during your shift.

All volunteers are expected to attend our Volunteer Orientation meeting prior to the festival and may be asked to participate in a training session with PrideFest Security Department


Upcoming PrideFest Orientation date and location:

June 6, 2018

Summerfest Grounds office – 200 N Harbor Dr. Milwaukee, WI

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THANK YOU very much for your interest in being a volunteer with PrideFest Milwaukee 2018.
Be sure to follow us on facebook for up to date festival info and announcements. https://www.facebook.com/mkepride/




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Join us at the Big Gay 5K!

Start your PrideFest weekend one day early — and get a dose of health and wellness too!

Pre-registration is closed, but show up at the mid-gate any time after 5pm and you can register $40 at the door.

Join us at the 2nd Annual Big Gay 5K presented by the Cream City Foundation, Milwaukee Gay Sports Network, and PrideFest Milwaukee! This year’s run/walk will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 6:30pm with a special celebration and awards ceremony inside the PrideFest grounds.

Each participant will receive a t-Shirt and a single-day PrideFest admission ticket for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, courtesy of PrideFest Health and Wellness!

All participants must purchase tickets in advance.  The Run/Walk is $32 in advance and $40 the day of the race. All proceeds benefit AIDS Walk Wisconsin and ARCW.

If you do not plan to run in the race, but would like to join the cause, you are welcome to join the celebration on Thursday night with a reduced-price Supporter ticket.

Get your tickets today at the Event Website. For more information, contact Milwaukee Gay Sports Network.

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