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Volunteer Your Time

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Remember to have everyone in your group sign up online. If you and your under 18 child are signing up, you must bring a printed, signed copy of the minor's waiver of liability to the shelter

We will begin sign up for next season in late September. We have limited volunteer opportunities from April - October, but if you would like to sort through donations or do light office work, please  Click here to volunteer, and thank you so much for being a part of the Rainbow Team!

Each year, nearly 300 volunteers assist us as we seek to provide winter, emergency overnight shelter to women experiencing homelessness in our community. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator with any questions. We look forward to having you join us.
We continue to need your help in volunteering in these areas:

Volunteer to Provide Food

Food Accepted October 30th-March 30th

We also need volunteers to provide food.  When you provide food please deliver meals/casseroles in two (2)  9" x 13" disposable foil pans.  Your food donation must be able to feed 30 women.  Some food items we can use are listed below, but be creative and bring other nutritious meals and foods which you enjoy.
  • Baked or Roasted Chicken
  • Healthy casseroles and other healthy meals
  • Meatloaf 
  • Salads and fresh vegetables are appreciated with meals
  • English Muffins
  • Cereal (Cheerios, Shredded Wheat, Raisin Bran) 
  • Yogurt
  • Cream Cheese Packets (Large Box) 
  • Sliced Whole Grain Sandwich Bread 
  • Fresh Fruit (Bananas, Apples, Pears, Oranges, and Grapes)
  • Water Bottles (12 oz.)
  • Packaged Sliced Turkey, Ham, and Cheese
  • Plain Brown Lunch Bags
  • Snacks for lunches
  • Sandwiches for lunches
More Details on food preparations and delivery can be printed by clicking on Food_Program_FY2013.doc


Cash donations and in kind donations of goods and services are always appreciated at Rainbow Place. In fact, we could not do what we do without the support of our generous donors.
Tax ID number (EIN) 47-5082306

We are so grateful to all of you for your generous donations. We currently have enough clothing and toiletries to last the entire season!

Consider making a recurring donation to help sustain the work we do at the shelter each year.