At Rainbow Services we rely on our volunteers for many aspects of agency operations and fundraising – we rely on their commitment and on the fact that they take their commitment seriously.  Volunteers enhance Rainbow Services’ ability to achieve its overall mission of ending the cycle of domestic violence, and to improve the quality of life of our program participants and maintain their dignity in a compassionate and caring atmosphere.

Rainbow’s volunteer program:

  • Promotes the value of volunteering for Rainbow Services and reinforces the love of service in our volunteers;
  • Strives to meet the ever-changing needs of the community, the agency and its participants;
  • Matches volunteers to participants and projects which are mutually compatible with their needs, interests and skills;
  • Effectively reacts to trends in volunteerism; and
  • Continues the Rainbow Services tradition of volunteer excellence and ethical service.

Rainbow’s volunteers help raise much needed funds, assist with the children’s program, make meals at the shelter, do our grocery shopping, help the children with their homework, assist our legal department, act as interpreters, provide clerical support, organize holiday donations, and so much more.

At Rainbow we know how precious our volunteers are, and we enjoy few things more than honoring them and their contributions.  Perhaps you can picture yourself a volunteer.  It’s not difficult.  We do all of the training and work hard to match each person to the volunteer job that will provide the most gratification.  Call 424-264-0641 and we can set up an appointment to meet and talk about matching your skills with our needs.


The March/April 2018 training is filled and now closed to registration.  The next training will be held in September/October.  Please check the website in mid-June for information about dates.

Just a reminder that this training is for working with victims of domestic violence. It is not the training for the batterer intervention programs. Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate needed to work or volunteer at a domestic violence shelter agency.

The course includes but is not limited to:

  • An overview of domestic violence
  • LGBTQ issues in Domestic Violence
  • Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Legal issues
  • Housing/Public Assistance/hotline
  • Domestic Violence and Disabilities
  • Trauma Informed Services
  • Survivor options
  • Effect of domestic violence on children
  • Abusive teen relationships
  • Cultural Competency
  • Self-Care

For further information please email Judy Gordon: jgordon@rainbowservicesdv.org