Volunteer Opportunities


We’ve got an exciting new volunteer role up for grabs: Support Request Coordinator!

The Support Request Coordinator will primarily be responsible for managing the ‘s​[email protected]​’ email inbox. The email address receives approximately 7-10 emails per day, largely from young people or their friends and whānau, seeking advice or support regarding their sexuality, gender identity or intersex status.

For more information about this role, check out the job description here: Support Request Coordinator JD

Applications close: Sunday 28th October at 5pm

To apply, please complete the form below. Head further down the page for more general volunteering information.

Application form:


What’s that saying?  Lotsa hands make light work?

Here are the key ways you can volunteer at RainbowYOUTH:

  • Represent RY at community events:
    We’ll give you the run down about how to talk about RY, and send ya along with a staff member, board member or intern off to network! This is a great way to get in touch with the wider community, and it helps get RainbowYOUTH’s name and image out there! If you’re interested get in touch at [email protected].
  • Facilitating our peer-support groups, or working with RY to set one up in your area:
    If you think there’s an area that needs a peer-support group, and you’re keen to help us start one up, email us at [email protected] to tell us the ‘what’, ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘why’ and we can help you with the ‘how’! If you want to facilitate an existing group, start going along to the one that you like the sounds of. Also keep an eye out on our Volunteers Facebook group – we’ll post any and all open facilitator positions there.
  • Interning at RY:
    Our interns look after our drop-in centre on weekdays. They welcome people, give them any resources they’re looking for and point them in the right direction for any needs they may have. Interns also answer the phone, keep the centre all spruced up and do odd admin jobs for staff. If this sounds like a bit of you, make sure you keep an eye out on our Volunteers Facebook group – we’ll post any and all calls for Interns there.

Also! The best way you can give to RY is by donating $ to help keep us going. 50c, $1, $5, $10, $15 – anything helps! You can set up an ongoing monthly donation of any amount here.

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