Volunteering with the Rainbow Resource Centre:

We accept volunteer applications on an ongoing basis. Potential candidates are interviewed for specific positions as they open. Volunteers will receive program specific training, and are encouraged to complete volunteer essential skills training as it becomes available.

If you would like to volunteer at RRC, please submit a completed application at your earliest convenience.

Please Note: We require two references – one professional reference and one character reference. Reference forms are included in the application package and references can submit completed forms directly to the Rainbow Resource Centre.

It is not necessary to provide a criminal record check until you are accepted into the volunteer program. The possession of a record does not necessarily preclude an individual from volunteering; these decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis. The Rainbow Resource Centre is able to access child abuse registry checks free of charge, so once accepted into the volunteer program, we will ask you to fill out a registry check application form.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering!


Please read our Vision, Mission, and Value Statements in the About the RRC section of our website.

Benefits & Importance of Volunteering with the RRC:

  • Helps you retain and sharpen established skills.
  • Increases your knowledge about LGBTT* experiences and issues.
  • Improves your job opportunities/gives you an opportunity to explore new career options.
  • Offers networking opportunities and visibility through community involvement and community building.
  • Provides an opportunity to develop new skills. Such skills may include, but certainly is not limited to: Interpersonal skills (understanding people, motivating others, and dealing with difficult situations),
  • Communication skills, and Job/work/career related skills that may be documented in a resume.

By volunteering with the RRC, you are also enhancing the intensity and quality of programs and services the RRC currently provides to Manitoba, and North Western Ontario LGBTT* individuals, communities and families via our Vision, Mission, and Value Statements. A little does go a long way. You and the RRC produce a shared and valuable relationship.

Application Forms

If you are interested in volunteering for the Rainbow Resource Centre, please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form. Please click here to download the volunteer application form.  Completed Applications may be dropped off, mailed, or faxed in confidence to the Rainbow Resource Centre Programming Coordinator via:

  • Fax: (204) 478.1160
  • In person: 170 Scott Street
  • Mail: Box 1661 Stn. Main Winnipeg, MB R3C 2Z6.


As part of the volunteer screening process, applicants are required to provide two (2) references to assist the Rainbow Resource Centre determine volunteer suitability. One character reference and one professional reference (teacher, employer, social worker, etc.) will be sufficient. References should know the applicant for 12 months or more.

Criminal Record & Child Abuse Registry Checks

Rainbow Resource Centre is committed to ensuring a safe, abuse-free environment for its participants/clients/visitors, staff, volunteers and all independent employees. To eliminate potential for these incidents, all individuals considered on a voluntary basis or on a paid employment basis will be subject to a criminal record and child abuse registry investigation prior to commencing work at Rainbow Resource Centre. All persons with a regular ongoing role in RRC’s programs and services must submit a current copy of their criminal record and child abuse registry check on or before their stated start date.

Contacting Us About Volunteering and Programming

If you have any questions or concerns about the Rainbow Resource Centre Volunteer Program, the application form, volunteering with the Rainbow Resource Centre or Rainbow Resource Centre programs, services, or events, please contact the front desk via phone: (204) 474-0212 Ext. 201 or email: info@rainbowresourcecentre.org.