Volunteer at Mardi GrasVolunteer at Mardi Gras

When you volunteer with Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, you'll be making a difference for our festival and your community.

We rely on over 1,500 volunteers to make our world-famous festival and events the success they are year after year. Volunteer opportunities are wide-ranging and varied from event operations to information technology to human resources and logistics. Volunteers are proudly supported by ANZ.


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Aiden O'Dea led the team of volunteers who are tasked with the parade float entrants. This team plays a key role in the parade participants experience and helps to ensure that event planning and communication runs smoothly on the day. Aiden’s role is one of the most crucial roles for parade and he achieves his tasks with professionalism and diligence. Aiden’s attention to detail for planning and communication, as well as his team selection, ensured that the team operated seamlessly on the day. His level of collaboration and kindness in working with everyone was exactly what we would expect of someone representing Mardi Gras. Aiden’s initiative, passion and hard work makes him a great example of what a leader within our volunteer parade community should be and he is an absolute delight to work with!

Sarah Pearce leads our response team on parade which involves working directly with police, security, ambulance, Fire and Rescue, Mardi Gras staff, medical team, community float organisers, volunteer coordinators and their teams on parade as well the spectators. Sarah is completely committed to the role which involves responding to requests for assistance in various areas of parade using her excellent communication and leadership skills to achieve this. Sarah’s dedication and professionalism has been an incredible asset to the organisation. Sarah is an excellent leader who interacts with kindness and clarity with all her team and encourages everyone to do their best. She welcomes new members and empowers them in building their skills. Sarah embodies the true spirit of Mardi Gras and is an absolute legend!