Vancouver Dyke March Volunteer Sign-up 2019
Volunteer for Vancouver’s 16th Dyke March & Festival on August 3, 2019!
Without our volunteers, we could not put on this event. Thank you very much for considering helping out. We greatly appreciate those who sign on for the full day, however shifts do not necessarily go for the full event, and can be as short as 4 hours.
Volunteer check-in begins at 8:00 AM. The march begins in McSpadden Park at 11 AM with some pre-march festivities and a community art project. The march leaves McSpadden Park at 12 PM (noon) and we will make our way down Commercial Drive to end at Grandview Park for the festival. The festival will take place from 1 to 5 PM, and involve performances from various artists, feature queer-friendly vendors, and create a space to gather with friends, family, and the community.
Volunteers are expected to attend at least one training session, the last of which will be on the morning of August 3 prior to the march. Volunteers are also expected to firmly commit to attending the Vancouver Dyke March and Festival on August 3, 2019, at the times agreed for their shift.
Please note that last year, alongside other queer marches globally, the Vancouver Dyke March witnessed the greatly increased presence of a coordinated trans-exclusionary radical feminist hate group at our march. We anticipate this group will attend the march again in 2019. Other racist, MRA, and right wing groups have attended or threatened to attend the march in the past. Please consider this when choosing whether to volunteer with us this year, and please also be attentive to your own needs and capacity as well.
If you have any questions, or if your organization would like to send volunteers to help with our event, but cannot commit to marshalling duties and the training listed above, please email us directly at
as we can always use more hands in other roles.
We will say it again—without our volunteers, we cannot put on this event each year! This is true now more than ever before as we work together towards making the Vancouver Dyke March a safer and more inclusive space in the face of a global rise in reactionary and hate-based politics.
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Have you volunteered with the Vancouver Dyke March before?
This year's march takes place on Saturday August 3, 2019. What is your anticipated availability on that day?
Shifts begin as early as 7:00am; clean-up can go until as late as 6:00pm
I am able and willing to attend the day-of volunteer training at 8:00am on August 3, 2019
I will attend the day-of volunteer training at 8:00am on August 3, 2019.
I cannot be there at 8:00am on August 3, 2019, and will email
Would you like to march this year?
We understand that marching is important to our community and we will work to allow our volunteers to participate in the march if they want to, rather than being at the Festival grounds while the march happens.
I would like to march if I can, but I would be okay with not marching.
We are seeking volunteers for specific positions that would benefit from the following experience or skills (please spread the word). Select any that apply to you:
De-escalation and/or dispute resolution
First aid (an honorarium will be provided to those who serve in the first aid tent)
Security or marshalling
A super outgoing personality! :)
Do you have any other special skills or superpowers you'd like to offer the Vancouver Dyke March?
Are there any tasks you are unwilling to take on?
Do you have any accessibility needs or requests?
Would you be interested in supporting the Vancouver Dyke March at other events?
Yes, please keep me updated by email with future volunteer requests!
Is there anything else you'd like us to know?
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