Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, use existing skills, gain experience in our community and have fun. The act of helping others can provide a sense of belonging, purpose and satisfaction and has been proven to increase your own health and wellbeing.

An award-winning volunteer team

Rainbow Volunteers Rod and Ali are recognised as the heroes they are

Two of our volunteers Rod and Ali have been awarded the Later Life Hero award from Age Connects North East Wales.

The award is in recognition for their work with The Rainbow Foundation Lunch Clubs, Meals on Wheels, Befriending and all the support they gave people during the height of the pandemic.

A massive well done to them both for this well deserved recognition.

Rainbow volunteers receives recognition from the High Sheriff of Clwyd

In 2022 our Rainbow volunteers were awarded with a High Sheriff of Clwyd Community Award in recognition of the vital work they selflessly carried out during the pandemic to support the communities around in and around Penley. 

The High Sheriff said: “It was such a pleasure to meet you at the High Sheriff Community Awards to learn more about the amazing volunteering work which you do for the benefit of our community. You make a huge difference to our society and I was honored to have the opportunity to recognise you personally.”

Well done and congratulations to all our Rainbow Meals volunteers and a thank you for all your hard work and support. We really couldn’t do what we do without you.

Join us if you

Could give a couple of hours a week to a good cause

Like to meet new people

Would like to make a real difference to the people in your local community

By volunteering with us you can make a real difference to the people we support in our local communities. However, volunteering also gives a lot back in return...


Connects you to others

Volunteering allows you to make connections in your community, as dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.


Good for wellbeing

Volunteering provides many benefits to both our mental and physical health. It counteracts the effects of stress, anger, depression, and anxiety while increasing your self-confidence, providing a sense of purpose and helping you stay physically healthy.


Brings fun and fulfilment

Volunteering is a fun and easy way to explore your interests. It can provide creativity and motivation that can carry over into your personal and professional life.

Everyone’s reason for volunteering is unique, from meeting people to learning new skills and making a difference. If you would like to know more about volunteering at The Rainbow Foundation and volunteering roles that we have available, please contact us today.

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