Up Your Alley Street Fair

July 30, 2017
11:00am - 6:00pm
Dore Alley – between Howard and Folsom St.

Up Your Alley Street Fair

Up Your Alley Volunteers Needed!!!

Volunteers are needed at Up Your Alley Street Fair – SF’s exciting leather/fetish street fair!
This summer, ALRP is a proud beneficiary of the 2017 Up Your Alley Street Fair (aka Dore Alley). Please join us on Sunday, July 30 at the Folsom Street Events kick-off street fair!

This fun leather/fetish street fair unites adult alternative lifestyle communities with safe venues for self-expression and exciting entertainment.

ALRP is once again a major beneficiary and we need as many volunteers as possible! First-time volunteers, Panel attorneys, and street fair stalwarts are encouraged to sign up. Come one, come all!!

By volunteering, you’ll have fun and ensure that ALRP is able to provide low-cost legal services to people living with HIV/AIDS.

GREAT PERKS for volunteers! At the Fair HQ, you will find:

  • Free food and beverages all day
  • Private restrooms with no lines
  • Free coat check (stash a costume or change of clothes)
  • Tables, chairs, and shade for relaxing

Volunteer at Up Your Alley

Up Your Alley takes place on Dore Alley between Folsom and Howard Streets from 11:00am-6:00pm on Sunday, July 30. Find out more about the event HERE.

If you (and a friend or two!) would like to volunteer, please contact ALRP Volunteer Coordinator Hannah Center at hannah@alrp.org or (415) 701-1200 ext. 303.

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First & Last Name
Email Address
Cell Phone Number
Top THREE Volunteer Shift Choices

Volunteer Shifts

Shifts marked with a * star are worth DOUBLE credit. Please sign up for one of these if you are available!


Recycle: Green Team! Monitor recycle stations and encourage fair-goers to recycle and compost. Gloves will be provided.

5:00 AM – 10:00 AM
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
*2:00 PM – 6:30 PM
*6:00 PM – 10:00PM

Breakdown: The most important job! Restore the fairgrounds to a clean and empty street. Break down headquarters, sweep, move tables, and load trucks. May require heavy lifting. Gloves will be provided.

*5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Security: Be the eyes and ears of the fair. Radio headquarters to communicate about emergencies, illegal vendors, inappropriate behavior, or shortages. Must have street smarts and be polite but firm.

5:00 AM – 9:30 AM
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
*1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
*1:30 PM – 6:30 PM
*6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Set-Up: Help set-up the fair grounds. Unload trucks and lift or push heavy objects. Gloves will be provided.

6:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Supply Truck: Help manage the return of all our tables, chairs, tents, and other exciting supplies. Will involve some lifting.

5:30 AM – 9:30 AM
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
12:30 PM – 5:30 PM
*5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Entertainment: Set-up the stages and dance areas. Expect strenuous work unloading trucks and lifting heavy objects.

6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Exhibitors: Monitor exhibitor area and report unauthorized vendors. After the fair, make sure exhibitors pack up. Friendly but firm volunteers needed.amy-tickets

6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
3:00 PM – 7:00 pm
*5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Beverages: Monitor inventory and supply liquor, soda, and water to beverage booths. May require heavy lifting. Use a radio to communicate with the beverage manager.

6:30 AM – 10:30 AM
*6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Merchandise: Everybody loves Folsom gear!! Help fairgoers get all the swag they want, including tickets to the hottest dance parties of the weekend.

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Treasury Counter: Money counter! Keep track of all the money that comes in from donations and other booths. Make sure it’s all carefully counted and guarded with your lives. Inside, seated role.

11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Treasury Runner: Travel throughout the fairgrounds to collect donations and deliver them to the Treasury to be counted. Will involve walking through the fair and navigating large crowds.

11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Gate Donations: Work with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence by handling the donations generated at the gate.

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM 

Gate Greeters: Work with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to pump $$$ out of fair-goers and hand out stickers. Energetic and vocal volunteers needed. This position does NOT handle cash.

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
1:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Gates: Help set up barricades to create entry grates and ensure that signage is hung properly throughout the fairgrounds. This position does NOT handle cash.

5:30 AM – 10:30 AM
*6:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Registration: Be the first person to welcome our volunteers to their shifts at the fair! Check in volunteers, give out name badges, and dispatch volunteers to their Shift Supervisors and locations.   

4:30 AM – 9:00 AM
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Hospitality: Maintain food area for volunteers and staff in HQ. Good job for people who want to remain mostly stationary and out of the sun.

6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Coat Check: Help set-up and manage the coat check area for volunteers and staff in HQ. Good job for people who want to remain out of the sun.

4:00 AM – 8:00 AM
7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
11:30 AM – 3:30 PM
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Floater: Flexible volunteers willing to help out when/when needed. The extra pair of hands!

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Most shifts require online training to be completed prior to the event at your leisure, but some shifts require attending a mandatory in-person Volunteer Orientation on either Thursday, July 20 OR Saturday, July 22. Times and location TBD.

See the list below for Volunteer Training Program Options:

Online Training (ALL SHIFTS)

  • Beverages
  • Coat Check
  • Entertainment
  • Exhibition
  • Gates/Gate Greeter
  • Green Team (Recycling)
  • Hospitality
  • Intensive set up + Breakdown
  • Supply Truck
  • Security (ONLY for shifts STARTING Before 8am and After 5pm)


  • Gate Donations
  • Merchandise
  • Registration
  • Treasury
  • Security (Only for shifts STARTING between 8am – 5pm)

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