Passionate about giving back? Looking for ways to help Rainbow Cafe LGBTQ Center? You're in the right place.
Thank you for your interest in learning about our volunteer opportunities! Volunteers are an integral part of supporting our work and mission - whether it's helping our youth services and programs or tabling at events, we need the help of our volunteers to keep Southern Illinois queer! When you volunteer with Rainbow Cafe, you make endless memories - you'll also make amazing connections and experiences with local and state organizations, agencies, and resources by making a direct impact in your queer Southern Illinois community.
To get started:
Review the available volunteer opportunities below.
Complete our Volunteer Application.
Attend Rainbow Cafe's next available volunteer training.
Finish our volunteer paperwork and complete a DCFS background check.
Sign up for a volunteer shift!
Rainbow Cafe volunteers must be at least 19 years old or older, be able to pass a DCFS background check, and be passionate about supporting LGBTQIA+ people.
Welcome Desk and Information. Welcome visitors during open hours and respond to information inquiries.
Youth Services. Support LGBTQIA+ youth during drop-in programming like ARC, Drop-In, and elevate.
Special Events. Put together some of our biggest community events like our annual Gala, Pride Prom, Queermas, and more.
Community Outreach. Meet all kinds of people in our community by representing Rainbow Cafe at tabling opportunities.