Get Involved

Want to get involved with Manbears' Great British Bear Bash or Pre-HiBEARnation?


Follow the links below to apply to a bear buddy, offer discounts for our attendees, have a stall at our market, or advertise in our registration packs! Click the header to fill in the appropirate form or contact us by email.

Apply to be a Manbears Bear Buddy Volunteer

Without our Bear Buddy volunteers we simply would not be able to run the events. Our bear buddies are the highly visible, friendly face of Bear Bash and Pre-HiBEARnation. Their duties include helping to decorate the venues, hand out items at registration, answer questions and guide attendees to the venues, and most importantly, being friendly, fun, and welcoming to the bears, cubs, chubs, and chasers.

Fill in our registration form to apply to be a bear buddy volunteer. Even if you have been a bear buddy before please fill out the registration form for each event for which you wish to volunteer. We will not assume you want volunteer at the next event.

Apply for a Market Stall

At both the Great British Bear Bash and Pre-HiBEARnation we have a bear market and invite stores and crafters to have a stall. This is a great way to get yourself known in the bear community and make some sales! Contact us to discuss adding your stall to our market.

Offer a Discount or Deal to the Bears

Our events attract a lot of bears to Manchester's Gay Village for a weekend of partying. At Bear Bash we have over 600 attendees for our Friday and Saturday club nights. For Pre-HiBEARNation, we have 200 attendees each night. Many more will come in to the Village during the day or evening to meet friends and attend other venues. Our attendees also spend between £100 - £500 on average over the weekend.

Many venues now offer our attendees discounts or deals to capture some of that business, and you can too! Contact us to discuss adding your venue to our growing list of venues. In return, we will add your logo to the event page on the website, our discount card, include you in Social Media posts promoting the discounts, and encourage the bears to seek you out.

Advertise in the Registration Weekend packs

Increase your exposure within the bear community by advertising in our registration packs. We will add your leaflet or business card to each registration pack we sell, and have others available at registration. Contact us to discuss advertising your business with us.