Become an RY Member

What does it mean to be a RainbowYOUTH member?

Being a member is a way that you can have a say in what RainbowYOUTH does. This includes what services we provide, what resources we make, and what events we run. We will email you occasionally to tell you what we're up to, get your opinions on things and share various opportunities that you might be interested in.  

RainbowYOUTH belongs to its members, and has to answer to its members. Being a member is free and open to all young people between the ages of 13 - 27 who identify as being a part of queer, gender diverse or intersex communities. 

The reason RainbowYOUTH has a membership is that we're a charity (specifically, we're an 'Incorporated Society') which means we have a few things we legally have to do to keep our status as a charity. One of those things is having a membership and also having a yearly meeting of that membership (our AGM!), mainly to vote on who will represent them on the Executive Board. Sometimes at the AGM, the members also vote on changes to the RainbowYOUTH 'rules' (formally, this is called the constitution).

Who can be a RainbowYOUTH member?
As we mentioned above, anyone in Aotearoa who is between the ages of 13 - 27 and identifies as part of the queer, gender diverse and intersex community. The one catch is that anyone who is also a staff member of RainbowYOUTH cannot be a member while they are employed.

Fill in the form below to become an RY member!