Volunteer With Us

Below are some ways that you can volunteer with us if you're 27 years old and under. Scroll to the bottom of the page for the form to apply!

Role available: Support Request Volunteers 

Volunteer Position (1-2 positions available)

5 hours per week

Koha to cover expenses

Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland)


We’re calling for people passionate about Aotearoa’s rainbow communities to join RainbowYOUTH as a Support Request Volunteer. This is a unique opportunity to join our Support Team in a part-time capacity that would be perfect for students or people looking to gain experience in support work. As RainbowYOUTH’s Support Request Volunteer, you will work alongside other support staff to provide support, referrals, or information to queer, gender diverse, and intersex young people, their whānau, and the people who work with them across Aotearoa.


This volunteer primarily works online with people contacting us requring support, advice, or information, so we’re looking for a strong communicator who is capable of building relationships over a variety of mediums. Full training will be provided for the role, so we encourage people with all kinds of backgrounds and experiences to apply - a passion for our communities and growing young people in a youth development context is what we’re looking for.


One of RainbowYOUTH’s core values is to proactively and respectfully honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will welcome new staff and volunteers on this journey with us, and encourage you to discuss your commitment to this value in your application.


Click here to view the full job description.

If you’d like to know more about this, or you’re not sure whether to apply, please get in touch with us at Tycho@ry.org.nz!


Facilitating a support group

We have a range of support groups across Aotearoa for queer, gender diverse and intersex youth. These groups are a safe space for young people to connect with others while relaxing in a friendly, supportive, and inclusive environment.


Interning at our Auckland or Tauranga drop in centres

Who are our interns? Our interns are the heart and soul of our drop-in centre! They help to ensure that the centre is a warm and friendly space for queer, gender diverse and intersex young people.


One-off volunteering at RainbowYOUTH

RainbowYOUTH runs many different events throughout the year such as youth events, fundraisers, volunteering expos and events throughout the pride festivals. Our wonderful volunteers help to ensure that everything is up and running!

Some other volunteering opportunities include:


At the moment most of our volunteering opportunities are for people under 27, but we’re working on this! Please get in touch if you’d like to know more and to get involved!