De-Escalation at Pride: Are you interested in making Pride a safe and affirming space for all visitors? Every year there are protesters at Pride disrupting the experience. AVP staff and volunteers work to make sure these protesters impact as few people as possible, as well as keep our eyes open for situations that may require active bystanders. Sign up for an on-call shift here. A separate de-escalation training is mandatory to be an AVP volunteer. If you have not yet had this training, we ask that you attend a training that will take place the week of Pride.