Join the Rainbow Families Board of Directors
Every June, a portion of our current Board Members’ terms expire; those members are replaced with new Board Members. This assures a supply of new energy and ideas are brought to the organization, as well as provides for the organization’s management stability.
We seek people with a passion for our mission, a commitment to our work, and people who reflect the diversity of the families we serve. We particularly seek individuals with fundraising or other development-related expertise. We have a variety of committees to suit our board members’ interests, and a modest time commitment requirement.
If you have an interest in learning more, please contact our Board President for a discussion today.
Perhaps you have an hour or two each week to give – and an interest in assisting with some administrative functions. That could include items as member outreach, database assistance, social media and more. We’d love to chat with you, no matter where you live in the United States!
Organize a Playgroup or Outing
In-person get togethers, a cornerstone of Rainbow Families, will resume as soon as it’s safe!
Consider volunteering to organize a playgroup, story-time, cooking class, or picnic in your neighborhood. Volunteers serve as the coordinator, help welcome families who attend, and provide feedback to Rainbow Families. As a volunteer, we work with you to determine the playgroup’s date, time and location that works best for you, and we’ll help spread the word to families in your area. One-time commitments are welcome
Outings: Volunteers can have great fun organizing outings for families such as a hike, trip to a museum, a performance, sporting event, etc.
Volunteering is pretty simple; pick an event or activity that interests your family and propose it to Rainbow Families via email. We’ll have a discussion about it, then work with you to coordinate the details, meet up location, etc. and post the event through our various channels. It is a simple, straight-forward way to volunteer while connecting with other families and helping build community
Host a Workshop or Support Forum
If you are a professional with an interest in sharing knowledge, experiences and/or expertise with our families, consider organizing an educational event, info session, workshop or support group
Our families appreciate the safe, supportive and welcoming learning environment created when surrounded by other LGBTQ+ parents and families
If you have a background in group facilitation or a comparable skill set, consider volunteering to lead and facilitate a support group. Most groups are held virtually, offering added convenience both for facilitator and participants.
We welcome and will consider all proposals. Reach our Executive Director Darren Vance, at 202-747-0407 or by email
If you have a background in group facilitation or a comparable skill set, you can volunteer to lead and facilitate a support group. Most groups are now held virtually, offering added convenience both for facilitator and participants.
Note: Board members, staff, and most volunteers (especially those who interact with children) will be required to pass standard 3rd party criminal background screening. Some roles may require additional agreements surrounding conduct, confidentiality and/or safety. Visit our Rules & Terms on this site.
Questions? We like hearing from you! Email us or call us at 202-747-0407