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2023 Vermont Mad Pride, which is just around the corner, on Saturday, July 15th in Burlington, Vermont, needs volunteers to make the event the most successful ever.

First, register to attend HERE.

(Then register to volunteer below.)Volunteers receive free, volunteer t-shirts, lunch, and the camaraderie of like-minded folks.We need volunteers to help with the following:

  1. March Leader (Meet at Hood Plant Parking Lot at 12:30 PM, Saturday, July 15th)
    1. Lead march with megaphone
    2. Recite chants
    3. Coordinate with ASL interpreters
  2. Battery Park Set-Up (meet at 10 AM at Battery Park, Saturday, July 15th)
    1. Set up tables and chairs
    2. Set up tent canopies
    3. Set up water stations
    4. Set up trash receptacles
  3. T-Shirt Distribution – Battery Park and Hood Plant Parking Lot (Meet at Battery Park at 10:30 AM, Saturday, July 15th)
    1. Organize t-shirts for distribution
    2. Distribute t-shirts and hats at Hood Plant Parking Lot and Battery Park
  4. Battery Park Food Distribution (Meet at Battery Park at 1:30 PM, Saturday, July 15th)
    1. Organize box lunches
    2. Organize beverage distribution
    3. Distribute box lunches
    4. Clean-up (discard boxes)
  5. Battery Park Stagehands (Meet at 10 AM at Battery Park, on Saturday, July 15th)
    1. Assist with stage set-up, as needed
    2. Assist with hanging banners
    3. Assist with sound system set-up
  6. Clean-up Crew (Meet at Battery Park at 4 PM, Saturday, July 15th)
    1. Pick up any trash left by attendees at Hood Plant Parking Lot
    2. Pick up any trash left by attendees at Battery Park
  7. Battery Park Breakdown (Meet at Battery Park at 4 PM, Saturday, July 15th)
    1. Disassemble tables and chairs
    2. Disassemble tent canopies
    3. Load equipment into truck
    4. Take down banners and ensure they are returned to truck
    5. Assist with stage breakdown, as needed

Register to Volunteer HERE



Vermont Mad Pride Day is a march and celebration organized by psychiatric survivors, consumers, neurodivergent folks, mad people, and folks the world has labeled “mentally ill.”  Mad Pride is about shedding shame, challenging discrimination, advocating for rights, affirming mad identifies, remembering and participating in mad history, and having fun. Our lives and contributions are valuable and need celebration. The 2023 Vermont Mad Pride Day celebration will be held on July 15, 2023, in Burlington, Vermont. The day’s activities will include a march, guest speakers, spoken word, music, food and drink, and more! Confirmed speakers include Robert Whitaker, author of Mad in America, and Sera Davidow, Director of the Wildflower Alliance in western Massachusetts. Assembly will begin after 12 PM at the Hood Plant Parking Lot located on King Street between South Winooski Avenue and Church Street (at the rear of 187 South Winooski Avenue).  The March will leave the Hood Plant Parking Lot at 1 PM. The March will proceed up Church Street to Pearl Street and into Battery Park. The program will begin at 2 PM and run into 4 PM, giving time for folks to shop and enjoy Burlington before heading home. ASL interpretation will be provided.Questions? Email or telephone (833) 777-4557.