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

More than 100 volunteers from our community work together each year to plan, host, and coordinate Halifax Pride.

Join us and become part of a team dedicated to celebrating and commemorating Nova Scotia's 2SLGBTQ+ history and culture. Learn more about our vibrate and diverse community, meet new people, complete volunteer hours, and be a part of all the behind the scenes action.

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


The Halifax Pride Society relies on a variety of committees to offer planning and guidance to board and staff. These committees allow Pride to benefit from the experience in our community, hear diverse voices, and better allocate decision-making responsibilities. With minimal time commitment required and an enormous opportunity for shaping the direction of Pride, these committees are crucial to the planning of the festival and numerous other activities. For more information on committees click HERE.


Volunteer Leaders serve as supervisors and team leaders at events. They receive additional volunteer training and take part in the planning of the events where they will be supervising others. The role offers an individual the chance to develop planning and leadership skills in an exciting collaborative setting.

If you're interested in becoming a Volunteer Leader, 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


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

We look for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Event set-up

  • Merchandise sales

  • Parade Marshals

  • Parade Set-up/Clean-up Support

  • Community Market Assistants

  • 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.