Volunteers are the keystone of Halifax Pride and with your help, we make the festival a reality every year.

Sign up to volunteer here!

2016 Pride Volunteers - Photo Amin Helal

In 2017, more than 100 community members and allies joined us to host events, greet thousands of guests and coordinate one of the premier pride festivals in Canada. Now it's your chance to help us Make Pride Happen!

By volunteering with Halifax Pride, you become part of a team dedicated to celebrating and commemorating Nova Scotia's 2SLGBTQ+ history and culture. Whether your reason for volunteering is to learn more about our vibrant community or complete volunteer hours, there are many opportunities to explore.

Halifax Pride has open roles whether you're interested in volunteering year-round or just for a few hours during the Parade.


Festival and Event Volunteers work alongside Team Leads to help set-up and run the events and initiatives that make Halifax Pride a fabulous event. Whether you are hoping to assemble stages, direct floats, or greet our guests, there's a spot for you. Festival/Event Volunteers will sign-up to volunteer for a few hours at an event or during the festival. No experience is necessary, but a short training session in the weeks before the parade is required.

This year, we're looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Welcome Centre Greeters
  • Parade Marshals
  • Parade Set-up/Clean-up Support
  • Community Market Assistants
  • Support for various events
  • Set-up/Clean-up for various events
  • Accessible Viewing Area Assistants
  • Volunteer HQ Assistants

Click HERE to complete a volunteer sign up form and Halifax Pride will contact you with further information. 


The Halifax Pride Society relies on a variety of committees made up of community volunteers to offer planning and guidance. These committees allow us to benefit from the experience in our community, hear diverse voices, provide opportunities for community involvement, flatten the organization of the society, and better allocate decision-making responsibilities. Meeting several times a year, these committees are crucial to the planning of the festival and numerous other activities. For more information on committees click HERE.


Team Leads volunteer year-round on a major initiative or portfolio within the Halifax Pride Festival. Reporting to the Board of Directors, Team Leads will not only have a key stake in shaping the festival, but will also have the opportunity to manage volunteers at events and during the festival. Team Leads will commit 2-5 hours of work per week in the months leading up to the Festival.

If you're interested in becoming a Team Lead, please email our Volunteer Coordinator at


Halifax Pride often has need for a little extra help around the office. Whether it's folding a shipment of t-shirts, entering info into our database, or proofreading documents, there are always a variety of tasks that could use some tending. If you have an hour or two you'd like to offer at the office, please email