There are lots of different ways to get involved and support Rainbow Trust. Here are just a few ideas of how you can make difference by volunteering your time and energy.

Event support

Do you want to be part of a team helping at our fundraising events?

We organise and attend many events in the community and are always looking for volunteers to come along and help. It’s a fantastic way of getting involved in some really fun events and meeting new people; whilst supporting families who have a seriously ill child.


We are looking for people who would be happy to raise funds in their local community by organising a fundraising event on our behalf. You can organise your own event or take part in one of Rainbow Trust’s annual fundraisers like ‘The Big Hour’. You will be supported all the way with the help from our experienced community fundraising team.

Join one of our Friends Groups

We currently have Friends of Rainbow Trust groups in England who play an important role in raising funds for Rainbow Trust. They are supported by a dedicated member of staff who is always on the end of the phone to offer advice and encouragement.

Leaflet Drops

We always need people to do leaflet drops in the local area and put posters up for us on local notice boards.

Collection Box Coordinators

Do you have some spare time but do not want to make a regular weekly commitment?

We have a large number of collection boxes filling up across the South, NE and NW of England, we can’t possibly empty them all ourselves. This is where our collection box coordinators come in. If you become a collection box volunteer you would simply be registered to a number of collection boxes in your area. When we receive a call from the owner or manager of the premises, we will then ring or email you, to ask you to empty it on our behalf.


Could you help provide transport to enable families to attend any health, social care or education activity?

We are also looking for volunteers to support our retail outlets by collecting donated goods from the local area and take to our storage facility.