Volunteer For the Festival

Give us 2-4 hours.  Enjoy a day of music and memories — and the knowledge that you helped to bring a community together!   You’ll also get some cool swag.

Signup Opportunities

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09/23/22
Role Description Start End Open Spots
Festival Setup NIGHT BEFORE:  Join us in the lower park as we set the stage for the day to come. 5:00 pm 8:00 pm Filled
09/24/22
Role Description Start End Open Spots
Festival Setup DAWN PATROL:  Carry and set up tents, tables, chairs, and tent weights. We supply gloves and hand trucks. 6:00 am 9:00 am 1 Filled, 5 Open -
Festival Setup VENDOR LOAD-IN:  Help with unloading and setup of tents, tables, chairs and weights. 8:00 am 10:45 am 0 Filled, 16 Open -
Festival Setup STATION SETUP: Help us to decorate and set up our own stations. 9:30 am 11:00 am 1 Filled, 1 Open -
Procession Support SETUP: Set up the staging parking lot and final assembly area. 7:30 am 9:00 am 1 Filled, 1 Open -
Procession Support HERALDS: Guide our walkers along the procession route. 9:00 am 11:00 am Filled
Volunteer Check-in Shift 1A 7:30 am 10:00 am 1 Filled, 1 Open -
Volunteer Check-in Shift 1B 10:00 am 1:30 pm Filled
Volunteer Check-in Shift 2A 1:30 pm 4:30 pm Filled
Volunteer Check-in Shift 2B 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 0 Filled, 1 Open -
Beer, Wine, Wristbands SHIFT 1: Requires 15-minute Responsible Alcohol Server certification. 10:45 am 3:00 pm 7 Filled, 15 Open -
Beer, Wine, Wristbands SHIFT 2 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 4 Filled, 4 Open -
Beer, Wine, Wristbands SHIFT 2A 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 0 Filled, 14 Open -
Beer, Wine, Wristbands SHIFT 2B 5:00 pm 7:00 pm 1 Filled, 13 Open -
Safety Ambassadors SHIFT 1: Monitor and respond to safety issues.  Please complete online Crowd Management certification. 11:00 am 3:00 pm Filled
VIP Tent SHIFT 1: Requires 15-minute Responsible Alcohol Server certification. 10:00 am 2:00 pm Filled
VIP Tent SHIFT 2 2:00 pm 6:00 pm Filled
Photographers / Videographers SHIFT 1: Capture and share the festival's magic. 9:00 am 2:00 pm 0 Filled, 3 Open -
Photographers / Videographers SHIFT 2:  2:00 pm 7:00 pm 0 Filled, 3 Open -
Festival Tear-down BACK TO NATURE: Help us load out tents and to return the park to the way we got it. 7:00 pm 9:30 pm 0 Filled, 6 Open -

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Program / Project / Event Date Role Start End T-Shirt Size Number of People 
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/23/22 Festival Setup 5:00 pm 8:00 pm XL 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/23/22 Festival Setup 5:00 pm 8:00 pm L 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/23/22 Festival Setup 5:00 pm 8:00 pm M 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/23/22 Festival Setup 5:00 pm 8:00 pm 3XL 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Volunteer Check-in 1:30 pm 4:30 pm xl 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Volunteer Check-in 1:30 pm 4:30 pm m 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 VIP Tent 2:00 pm 6:00 pm L or XL 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Beer, Wine, Wristbands 3:00 pm 7:00 pm M 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Beer, Wine, Wristbands 3:00 pm 7:00 pm M 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Beer, Wine, Wristbands 5:00 pm 7:00 pm M 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Festival Setup 6:00 am 9:00 am L 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Procession Support 7:30 am 9:00 am L 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Volunteer Check-in 7:30 am 10:00 am XL 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Procession Support 9:00 am 11:00 am Small 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Procession Support 9:00 am 11:00 am M and S 2
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Procession Support 9:00 am 11:00 am 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Festival Setup 9:30 am 11:00 am 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Volunteer Check-in 10:00 am 1:30 pm S 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 VIP Tent 10:00 am 2:00 pm xl 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Volunteer Check-in 10:00 am 1:30 pm XL 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Beer, Wine, Wristbands 10:45 am 3:00 pm 3XL 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Beer, Wine, Wristbands 10:45 am 3:00 pm 3XL 1
Blue Ridge Pride Festival & Welcoming WNC Procession 09/24/22 Safety Ambassadors 11:00 am 3:00 pm 3xl 1

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Leadership Opportunities

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Festival Leads - Beverage and Merchandise Sales

We are looking for 1-2 people to oversee the setup of our sales booths (beer, wine, merchandise), the deployment of volunteers, and the resupply of sales items.  We have crews who will set up the tents.  We have people procuring all the supplies (ice, beer, signs, etc).  We need you to oversee the "last mile" for delivering customer delight. Responsibilities

Festival Leads - Cash Management

We need a 2-3 highly trustworthy people - preferably with cash management or retail management experience to manage the distribution, collection, and counting of cash associated with our own sales stations during the festival.  We set you up in a secure area.  Throughout the day, you monitor the people handling cash and manage the level of cash on hand at

Festival Leads - Set-up & Tear-Down

We need 2 to 3 leads to help to manage our combination volunteer-contractor crew in setting up the festival early on Friday night and again early Saturday morning.  We set up several crews of 2 to 4 people whose job is to set up tents, tables, chairs, and tent weights as quickly as possible.  They also set up signs and

Festival Leads - Vendor Load-in

Our Vendor Load-In Leads play an essential role in the festival.   We have about 3 hours in which to help almost 200 vendors, exhibitors, and sponsors unload their cars and set up their tents.  Each vendor load-in lead is assigned a crew of 4 volunteers.  Their role is to help arriving vendors to unload their cars and move their gear

Festival Leads - VIP Tent

We need someone with good organizational skills who likes to play host to people.  The VIP tent is used by our sponsors and performers.  We serve a food buffet, snacks, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages. We are looking for someone who likes to find creative ways to cater on a budget. Your role would be to design and prepare the

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Mental Health Providers

Eric Davis  MS, LCPA, NCC, Counselor

Willow Wellness and Recovery, PC 9 All Souls Crescent  Suite B, Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 490-4137 | Website I am a firm believer in empowerment and self-determination. In the past, I have worked well with folks experiencing a range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance-use, sleep disturbances, relationship issues, and issues unique to the LGBT community.

Scott Thomas,  Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCAS

Silver Lining Therapy 70 Woodfin Place  STE 21, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 705-3084 | Website I believe humor can be a powerful tool for healing and seek to incorporate this into our time together. Unique to my practice is an approach that truly puts you at the center of the counseling experience, and I draw from a wide variety of techniques to help you see and experience real change in your life. To see if therapy might be a good fit, I offer free phone consultations.

James Harrison, PhD Psychologist

12 Westridge Dr , Asheville, North Carolina 28803  Phone: (828) 348-6300 | Website I enjoy helping people achieve physical and emotional intimacy whether they are young or old, straight or gay, in healthy, responsible, and mutually affirming ways. I also enjoy helping people improve their earning and manage their assets. And I like working with older people. I offer free phone consultations.

Judy Maris, Counselor, LPC, LCPC, MA, MS

Maris Psychotherapy 41 Clayton St, Suite 301, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (828) 537-4489 | Website We can explore troublesome patterns that tend to repeat themselves in your life or look at new issues that have just come up. The important thing is for us to work together to get to the bottom of your difficulties and resolve them. I will assist you in becoming more aware of what you are feeling and thinking in the present moment. The untapped wisdom within you is a powerful healing force. Let me help you gain access to your full inner resources. I offer free phone consultations.

Elizabeth Heaney, Counselor, MA, LPC 

166 E Chestnut Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801  Phone: (520) 447-3319 | Website I work with individual adults with concerns like: family history issues, relationship concerns, life satisfaction issues (related to jobs, living situations or relationships), anxiety and depression. I’ve had a particular focus on working with couples, addressing every aspect of relationship challenges – relationship dissatisfaction/boredom, affairs, sexual/intimacy issues, etc. And I was a civilian counselor on military bases for several years, so I have a clear understanding of the unique pressures and challenges facing service members and families. I offer free phone consultations.

Siljoy Maurer

Holistic Perspectives P.O. Box 333, Enka, NC 2872  Phone: (828) 333-0103  | siljoy@me.com or  www.HolisticPerspectives.com For many years now I have been mentoring men and women from all walks of life. It continues to be my greatest joy to accompany someone from “just being ok” into thriving! As a Mentor & Healer I partner with my clients in creating authenticity, wellness and deep contentment, in whatever area of their lives they are seeking change. The combination of giving very practical, livable tools for direct “next steps” while “holding the big picture” and then manifesting that big picture often feels like this: a new client brings me their life or life situation in a jigsaw puzzle box, they lost the lid and forgot what the picture on it looked like. I am good at knowing that picture and then guiding my clients/mentees to put all the puzzle pieces together.  

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