Volunteer applications are now open for Manchester Day 2022!

Image of monkey float surrounded by people dressed in purple at Manchester Day Parade 2019.

Credit: Mark Waugh

Applications to volunteer at Manchester’s favourite parade are open until 31 May.

On Sunday 19 June, thousands of people will flood the city’s streets as the famous Manchester Day returns. The Council are looking for dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to help bring the streets alive.   

 Volunteers will be right in the heart of the action; they will have behind the scenes access and a vital role in delivering the spectacle that will be Manchester Day 2022.   

 From setting up the parade, to helping visitors find their way and assisting the creatives involved, there’s something for everyone to get involved with on Manchester Day.   

The Council are looking for: Wayfinding Volunteers, Participant Support Volunteers and Creative Volunteers to help ensure the parade runs smoothly and that everyone has a brilliant time. Volunteers will have a wide range of responsibilities; they will be positioned all around the city and will be assisted by a Team Leader who’ll be available to help them throughout the day.   

 Before the day, volunteers can dedicate as much time as they want, from a few hours to a few weeks and the experience will give you the opportunity to work with established carnival artists with a hands-on involvement in creating the Manchester Day spectacle. 

 Councillor Pat Karney, Chair of Manchester Day, said:   

 “It’s great that Manchester Day is returning to the city, Manchester Day’s success relies on the passion of our thousands of volunteers who dedicate their time each year.  The day would not be the same without the enthusiasm of our army of volunteers. 

“I can’t wait to see people get involved in the parade, if this is your first Manchester Day, I can guarantee you’re going to love it!” 

For more information on how to get involved, please visit: www.manchesterday.co.uk   

Manchester Day is created by Manchester People, commissioned by Manchester City Council and produced by Walk the Plank. 

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