CHARLOTTE — The LGBT Community Center’s annual Pride Charlotte Festival is currently seeking volunteers for its “Partners in Peace” service. The group works with Pride Charlotte to ensure minimal disruption from protesters and anti-LGBT groups.

The center will host informational and orientation sessions every Wednesday and Friday evening in July, 6-8 p.m., at the center, 820 Hamilton St., Suite B11. The sessions include trainings to handle situations that might arise during the festival. The orientation lasts about 30 minutes and interested volunteers are encouraged to drop-in at any time during session hours.

Contact Rebecca Payne at for more information or to schedule another orientation time if you’re unable to make it to the Wednesday and Friday meetings.

The Pride Charlotte Festival is slated for Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26. For more information, visit