Why should I get involved?
Our volunteers come from all walks of life and are driven by a range of motivations for why they volunteer. From an opportunity to meet new people, to help continue to help the fight for equality for LGBT people in Northern Ireland to those who are hoping to sharpen their CV- volunteering is a two way relationship. We seek to remove all barriers to volunteering and also endeavour to ensure our volunteers get as much out of the relationship as we do! We also seek to up-skill our volunteers in working with others or providing services for those in need. Most volunteers receive mandatory training ranging from Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Awareness to safeTALK training and more.
A big part of volunteering is the social aspect; opportunities to making new friendships, attending events as part of The Rainbow Project team etc. Many people volunteer their time to give something back to the community by supporting people. Here are some statements from volunteers; both current and past volunteers:
Our volunteers come from all walks of life and volunteer for a variety of reasons. Many of our volunteers are former service users at the Rainbow Project.
Volunteers support our work in many different ways depending on their availability and what skills and experience they bring to the role. Below are some examples of roles we recruit for. We also get support from volunteers to help with decision making, health and information fairs and during big events like Pride. Some of our roles are casual whilst others involve a more sustained level of commitment from the volunteer.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Rainbow Project or want more information on volunteering please contact Marion on 90319030 or email: [email protected]