We are grateful for all our volunteers & donors who
help our parade contingent come together every Pride.
How can I help?
- Contingent Monitors (see below)
- Wheel monitors
- Assembly Photographers
- Marching Photographers
- Communion Leader/Servers
Latest Contingent Monitor Trainings (updated for 2017)
We need volunteers from each church — we can’t march without the required monitors. Register your volunteer preferences and send me an email with the date you are training: firstname.lastname@example.org. Select an early date and it will be easier to find a seat:
BIG NEWS! San Francisco Pride has a new online training video for all parade participants so we can get oriented and move together safely and smoothly as one joyous unit down Market Street. Those willing to volunteer as contingent monitors, wheel monitors, and drivers, please review the video and complete the survey to register than you have trained: https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/MsituF.
What is a Contingent Monitor?
Each contingent needs volunteers who act as a safety chaperones walking the parade route WITH our contingent. Contingent Monitors watch an online video training prior to the parade, learning about the assembly area, the parade route, safety and the dispersal plan. Monitors must be clean and sober for the parade so they respond in an emergency situation and help our contingent move safely and smoothly. If there is a vehicle, Pride requires monitor stay at each wheel through the entire route. Monitors wear an identifying badge or sticker they get from the Contingent Coordinator in the assembly area on the day of the Parade.
When are the Monitor Trainings?
In order to meet our quota of contingent monitors, each congregation marching is asked to recruit volunteers for the training. When volunteers complete the training, make sure to list the name of the contingent as “United in Spirit”, rather than the name of your congregation/group.
When you arrive to the assembly area find the United in Spirit Coordinator, Michael Leslie, who has your identifying monitor buttons or stickers. You will wear these during assembly through the parade route and dispersal. Please make sure our contingent participants understand the dispersal plan.