Serving Manitoba's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Two Spirit Communities
Twice annually the Rainbow Resource Centre holds volunteer training sessions. All volunteers are required to attend these initial 12 hours of training to prepare them to volunteer at the Centre. The fall training happens over four weeks, with weekly, evening, three-hour sessions. Spring training takes place over one weekend. The dates change from year to year.
Prior to training, potential volunteers are required to submit an application form and two reference checks. These forms can be found on the website. Once these forms are submitted, the program coordinator will contact potential volunteers to set up an interview. After the interview, successful applicants will be asked to submit a criminal record check and provide consent for the Centre to request a child abuse registry check on the applicant’s behalf.
Volunteer roles can be found on the website, as well as a copy of the volunteer contract listing expectations for volunteers. All Centre group leaders are required to follow this process and become volunteers as well. Volunteer interviews happen during the 6 week period prior to training.
LIBRARY SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS: Library support volunteers help the librarian maintain the daily operation of the library. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: (re-)cataloguing the library collection, shelf-reading, sorting and weeding donations, reminding folks of overdue books, entering our library collection into our online database, and participating in RRC used book sales. For information about the RRC Library, please visit: www.rainbowresourcecentre.org/library/.
CENTRE AMBASSADORS: The Centre Ambassador works 6-9pm weeknight shifts twice each month. Their duties include, greeting and directing people who come into the centre, completing assigned tasks, such as Web site management, newsletter creation, data entry and more based on their own unique skills and the prearranged duties discussed with program coordinator.
PEER PROJECT FOR YOUTH VOLUNTEERS: Peer Project for Youth is currently looking for volunteers. Please click here to view the volunteer posting. Please click here to view the PPY volunteer posting.
Please read our Vision, Mission, and Value Statements in the About the RRC section of our website.
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.