The Brisbane Pride Festival 2011 is calling for volunteers to help out during this year’s Pride events.

The not-for-profit festival relies on volunteers and there are many events and roles people can assist with, including setting up venues, being marshalls at the Pride rally or helping out on the door at fundraisers.

Volunteers officer Kobi Cooke said volunteers are the lifeblood of Brisbane Pride.

“Volunteering is a rewarding experience and helps both the community and festival run. Without volunteers, Brisbane Pride Festival would simply not exist,” Cooke said.

“We are calling for anyone interested in making a difference to contact us. You can give as little or as much time as you want.”

The Brisbane Pride Festival started in 1990 as a means of organising and promoting public events and activities that contribute to queer culture. The festival is a celebration of GLBTIQ culture through the arts, sporting, community and political events, and attracts more than 50,000 festival-goers over a four-week period in June each year.

info: To volunteer or for more information, visit www.pridebrisbane.org.au/volunteer or contact Kobi Cooke at volunteers@pridebrisbane.org.au

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