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Mardi Gras 2021

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Mardi Gras parade a wonderful celebration for our community in March.

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Volunteer Profile Bern and Di

Meet the wonderful team behind our Mardi Gras Float! Anyone who has marched with us in the past will know how much work goes into organising our Mardi Gras float. Bern and Di have coordinated the Rainbow Families Mardi Gras float for the past few years and this year have managed to deal with all that COVID has thrown at them!

Organising Mardi Gras is a massive job. From applying for the floats and working with Mardi Gras on our parade places, designing the shirts and props, setting up ticketing, communicating with the community as well as Mardi Gras and our supporters, finding choreographers, organising dance rehearsals and making sure everyone turns up on the night. It’s a massive job that takes months of work.

Bern and Di pull it off with grace and good humour and always have a fabulous time on the night.

 

Bern talks about why Mardi Gras is so special to her “Mardi Gras is the night of nights for our community and an event I absolutely love being involved in. My house gets turned into Mardi Gras central for a few months every year and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Mardi Gras is a night for our families to be with their community and be proud of who they are.”


Volunteering with Rainbow Families is a rewarding way of giving back to the community "I love rainbow families, and doing the ticketing for Mardi Gras is a way that I can support rainbow families having a wonderful night.  I'm looking forward to seeing all three floats show off their moves and represent our amazing community" explains Di.


Di and Bern, thank you for all the work you have put into Mardi Gras this year. We know it will be a fantastic night!


Volunteers wanted for Lactation project

Are you interested in supporting Rainbow Families in the current lactation and human milk feeding project that is in partnership with the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA)?
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Marketing volunteers

We are looking for some skilled volunteers to join our marketing committee. The committee meets monthly and work across most of the exciting projects that Rainbow Families delivers to the community.

Roles available

Copy Writer to help refresh the copy on our website and share the fabulous stories of our families.

Graphic Designer to help all our work shine

Marketing Coordinator to keep our marketing volunteers on track and in sync

Ecommerce Specialist to bring the Rainbow Families online store to life

 

If you have marketing skills and a spare few hours each month to support our community please get in touch.


Tallay - Volunteer Profile

Tallay is a proud Gayby who has 2 mothers. She was raised in Canberra where she was acutely aware that her family was different. This led her to find an accepting community in the theatre. Tallay pursued a theatre career, studying and performing in Australia, New York and Canada. During this time, she also graduated with a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

Tallay moved to Los Angeles in 2016 where she has been working as a producer for four years. Tallay has worked with companies such as Disney, Marvel and ESPN. Tallay and her family relocated to Sydney in 2020, where it was important to her to become involved with the Rainbow Families community. Drawing from her production experience, Tallay is currently developing and producing "Love Makes a Family" in collaboration with Rainbow Families, a new podcast series that will explore diverse stories from our Rainbow Families community.