Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the 18TH Annual Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival. We are looking forward to another great event that will be made possible because of you! This year’s PRIDE Co-Chairs are Eddie Baez and Michael Billy. Our Volunteer Team Coordinator is Paul Mendoza. Paul will serve as your direct contact person for all things related to the Volunteer Team.  If you are interested in helping with event production, marketing or social media please contact Eddie Baez at jcprideevents@gmail.com to set up a meeting.


The PRIDE Committee will provide volunteers with an official Volunteer T-Shirt and lunch the day of the festival. Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival has a few rules for our volunteers so please take the time to read the Volunteer Agreement before you complete the application. We will try to make your experience at the Festival enjoyable and fun, but we ask that you adhere to the rules below during your shift.
  • Check in at the VOLUNTEER Table 15 minutes prior to your start time. A badge and T-shirt will be given to you at the check-in table. T-shirt and badge must be worn at all times during your shift.
  • Volunteers are not allowed to consume alcoholic beverages during their shift. The volunteer t-shirt and badge must be removed when your shift ends.
  • Stay in your assigned area until your shift has ended.
  • Coordinators will allot breaks during your shift.
  • The Pride hosts will not be responsible or liable for any injuries that occur during the Festival to the volunteers. Contact a Safety/Security Monitor for any accidents or emergencies. If Safety Monitors are not available, contact uniformed Jersey City Police Officers or Jersey City Firemen.
  • Check out at the Volunteer Table when your shift ends.




In order to be accepted as a volunteer at the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival hosted by Gayborhood JerseyCity & the Hudson Pride Center, I hereby agree, for myself, my heirs, my executors, my guardians, and each of their successors and assigns, to the following terms:
  1. I agree to assume all risks, dangers and injuries associated with being involved in a crowded event, whether occurring prior to (in the set-up) during or after (in the break-down) of the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival.
  2. I agree to hold all persons and entities (including but not limited to Gayborhood JerseyCity and Hudson Pride Center, its festival committee, officers, agents, contractors, other volunteers, representatives, and each of their successors and assigns) free from all liability, claims, damages, suits, actions, fault and responsibility for any injury or damages which I may suffer related to my participation in the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival. I fully and forever release, hold harmless and discharge each of the said persons and entities for all injuries and damages (whether physical or emotional) which I may suffer due to incidents occurring, arising out of or in the course of the Jersey City LGBT Pride Festival.
  3. Nothing herein shall release any person for damages to me caused by the intentional and unlawful conduct of that particular person. That is, for example, if another volunteer assaults me and is charged with assault by the police, then I may sue that particular other volunteer, but not any of the other persons or entities listed in paragraph two above.
  4. I acknowledge that in performing as a volunteer, my name, photograph, video image, voice recording and other likenesses created during the event shall at all times be Gayborhood JerseyCity and Hudson Pride Center property, of their successors and assigns, and such name, photograph, video image, voice recording and other likenesses may be used by Gayborhood JerseyCity and Hudson Pride Center, their representatives, successors and assigns, for any reason at any time, in perpetuity, without consulting me and without compensating me.
  5. I represent that I am over 18 years of age, have never been found incompetent or incapacitated, fully understand this release and sign it on my own free will. I also understand that my signing of this release is a material inducement for Gayborhood JerseyCity and Humanity Pride Productions to accept me as a volunteer. If any clause of this agreement is struck down or otherwise deemed unenforceable, all remaining provisions of the agreement shall remain in effect.
    I understand the preceding agreement with Gayborhood JerseyCity and the Hudson Pride Center and, by submitting the form below, agree to be bound by the terms and conditions therein.



THANK YOU for your volunteering at this year’s Pride Festival.


For questions and additional information regarding volunteering on August 25th, please email Paul Mendoza at volunteers@jerseycitypride.com.



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