The Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition (WRRC) is hoping that individuals and organizations will make a commitment to help strengthen the Rainbow Community in Waterloo Region by volunteering with the WRRC!
As a completely volunteer-run organization (with many volunteers working full-time or actively involved in other community efforts), we understand that knowing the time commitments of various positions is important. WRRC works to adjust opportunities to fit the availability of our volunteers – keeping time commitments to a few hours a week, a few hours a month or even a few hours per year.
Do you represent a business, service, or governmental organization serving the Waterloo Region? If so, consider becoming a part of the Rainbow Community Council (click on the link for more information).
Are you an individual interested in volunteering with the Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition? If so review the volunteer opportunities below.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
We are currently actively recruiting for the following positions:
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
We also have an ongoing need for volunteers in the following areas. If you are interested in any of these positions, please complete our Volunteer Sign-Up Form to let us know your area(s) of interest.
- Community Engagement Volunteer
- General Volunteer
- Queer Night Out (QNO) Volunteer
- Social Entrepreneurship and Governance Volunteer
Community Engagement Volunteer
WRRC is involved in a number of active community projects and members of its Board of Directors are often invited to attend community events and/or sit on committees.
Community engagement volunteers represent the WRRC at events or committees. They are responsible for representing the vision and mission of the WRRC at these committees and events and acting as the official conduit to WRRC’s Board of Directors.
Some current opportunities include contributing to committees looking at developing resources for LGBTQ newcomers to Waterloo Region, combating hate crimes targeting the LGBTQ community, and conducting a broad based needs assessment for the local LGBTQ community.
Time Commitment: It is anticipated that Community Engagement Volunteers will need approximately 4 hours per month to fulfill their duties, including writing reports and updates for the Board.
While WRRC has a lot of ongoing positions that need to be filled, we are also in need of a large pool of volunteers to help out with smaller projects or one-time events. In the past, we have relied on volunteers to:
- Decorate our community dance venues
- Contact local politicians during elections to determine their views on rainbow issues
- Greet guests at social functions
- Spread the word about upcoming projects and events
Time Commitment: It is anticipated that General Volunteers will be available for 2 hours per month to fulfill their duties.
Queer Night Out (QNO) Volunteer
QNO started as a collaboration between the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and Area (ACCKWA), Spectrum, tri-Pride and the Waterloo Region Rainbow Coalition (WRRC), to organize social events targeted at the rainbow community in Waterloo Region. To date, the QNO community collaborative has organized a series of community dances and a tapas and theatre evening.
QNO is currently coordinated by WRRC and ACCKWA.
We are currently looking for a dedicated team of volunteers to help coordinate and run regular social events and community dances for our local rainbow community.
For more information: Queer Night Out
Time Commitment: QNO events usually run for a few hours per month, so the time commitment is usually no more than 4 hours per month.
Social Entrepreneurship and Governance Volunteer
WRRC has been operating as a grassroots organization since it was founded in 2010. WRRC has accomplished a great deal under this organizational framework, we are now ready to move onto more exciting projects! To facilitate this growth, we are pursuing formal incorporation as a non-profit community foundation!
We are looking for a dedicated team of volunteers with experience and/or interest in non-profit governance or incorporation to work with our Board of Directors! Potential tasks will include interfacing with community resources and experts, drafting of bylaws, and fundraising to cover the costs of incorporation.
Time Commitment: It is anticipated that the Social Entrepreneurship and Governance Volunteer will need approximately 4 hours per month to fulfill their duties.