Ways to Volunteer
Rainbow Village is committed to making sure our volunteers are well-trained and oriented to our work before we put you into action. Our Community Engagement staff coordinates internally with staff to provide a seamless and rewarding experience for our volunteers.
- Become a Volunteer!
- Click here to share your volunteer interests
- Download the Volunteer Handbook
- Download our 2016 volunteer needs list
- Descargue el Folleto de orientación para voluntarios
Volunteering with Children and Youth
All volunteers who wish to work directly with our children must complete a volunteer application form, attend orientation, and pass a background check.
Big Recess is a weekly opportunity for the Children of Rainbow Village to play and have FUN. Volunteers provide support, supervision, and a variety of exciting activities. Big Recess occurs each Thursday at 7:00 pm
The Rainbow Village After-School program provides academic and positive youth development opportunities for K-12 students of our residents and graduates. Our after school program operates during the school year, Monday – Friday from 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm.
Character Building Classes
The children and youth character building program takes place on Tuesday evenings. Several community partner organizations and individual volunteers help facilitate programs aimed at building self-esteem, personal safety, physical fitness, financial planning and life skills. Volunteers are needed to assist with activities and to chaperone.
Support our Staff and Programming
We can always use an extra pair of hands around the office to help with administrative duties, database management, answering phones, sending thank you notes, and more. If you’ve got a few hours to give, please call (770) 497-1888 and schedule a time to come in and help.
Community Workdays & Service Projects
Several times each month, we must address our properties’ maintenance, groundskeeping and cleaning needs. A Rainbow Village workday is a great way for business, community groups and faith-based organizations to volunteer together and give back.
Life Skills Classes
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, our adult residents participate in the Life-Skills program. Classes focus on 5 key areas of self-sufficiency: workforce development, parenting, financial literacy, health/wellness and home management. Volunteers with experience and expertise in these areas are needed to facilitate classes.
Event Planning Support
Rainbow Village hosts several major events each year that help us with friend-raising and fundraising. Volunteers serve on event committees to support our Community Engagement staff in event planning, sponsorship solicitation, donation procurement, decorating, promotion and more. If you love to help with special events, this is a great fit for you!
Rainbow Village Advocates
We need volunteers to learn the facts and help dispel the myths about homelessness in our community. Rainbow Village Advocates are members of our Speakers Bureau that help by offering prepared presentations throughout our community that educate citizens about the cycles of homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. The more our community understands and engages in our mission to fight homelessness, the greater our impact will be.