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We’re hiring for a Health Access & Volunteer Coordinator

Health Access & Volunteer Coordinator

The Rainbow Center is happy to present this stipend volunteer opportunity in conjunction with the Washington Service Corps. Through education, advocacy, and celebration, the Rainbow Center expands safe space and resources for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and allied (LGBTQA) community of Tacoma and Pierce County. This position is contingent on funding.

Our center focuses on creating warm, welcoming space for LGBTQ-identified individuals to gather and take advantage of opportunities such as an LGBTQ library, public computers, job resources, and one-on-one advocacy services for victims of crime. We pride ourselves on connecting the LGBTQ community to much-needed resources around Washington state, as well as training local service providers in how to make their services as LGBTQ competent as possible.

Duties include:

  • Develop a series of health education programs, held twice a month, to provide access to and engagement with information, strategies, and techniques for including healthy mental, physical, and emotional practices into the lives of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Monitor, maintain, and update the Rainbow Center’s growing mental health, medical, and service provider resources for community members seeking LGBTQ-competent care
  • Recruit, coordinate, and train 200+ Rainbow Center volunteers for in-office projects and events, as well as the Rainbow Center’s two annual large-scale events, the Black & White Gayla in November and Tacoma Pride in July
  • Create marketing and outreach for better volunteer recruitment and programming involvement
  • Assist in maintaining a welcome space at the Rainbow Center for people with diverse experiences and identities
  • Effectively articulate the Rainbow Center’s history, mission, and services in all programs and initiatives

Benefits include:

  • A living stipend of $1,190 per month
  • An educational grant of $5,730 at the end of your service year to use on federal loans or for continuing education
  • Can attend school or work a part-time job in off hours
  • An unlimited ORCA card for use of public transportation


  • Must commit to the 10 months of service term (September 16, 2017 – July 31, 2018)
  • Must be 18 years or older at term start date
  • Must pass a federal background check
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must adhere to AmeriCorps and Washington Service Corps standards of conduct during service term
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Some college experience or relevant employment experience required

Preferred Skills

  • Written and oral communication skills
  • Public speaking and/or facilitation experience
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Document preparation, reporting, and record-keeping skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

How to Apply

All applicants must complete the online AmeriCorps application process at the link above. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

Additional Information

Rainbow Center is a proud affirmative action employer. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer are particularly urged to apply. Please view our non-discrimination policy at our website

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Meg at [email protected]

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