Work with us

RainbowYOUTH fosters safe, inclusive, whānau environments for queer, intersex and gender diverse youth and their wider communities. We create the same environments for our staff and volunteers. We are a close-knit team who enjoy working together and supporting each other, in a fun working environment. We are passionate about empowering and uplifting queer, intersex and gender diverse young people, as well as working to dismantle the barriers they face in our society. We are committed to honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

Part of creating our supportive and inclusive work environments is ensuring that all of our people are closely aligned to our values, our mission and our vision. If this sounds like you, read on!

Employment opportunities (4) 

Our staff are a team of passionate people dedicated to making RainbowYOUTH’s vision a reality. Our staff enjoy a work environment that is fun and supportive, while promoting growth and development. We are a living wage employer, and offer salary packages that recognise the passion and skills our staff bring, balanced with the means of a community organisation. Some of the additional benefits we offer include flexible work hours and location, phone plans, domestic and international travel, professional development, and more. You can meet our staff team here.

Role available: Support Worker: Homeless Youth & Whānau

Hours: Permanent full time role (40 hours per-week)
Salary: $48,500
Location: Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland)
Application open from January 3rd - 26th

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join our Support Team in a full time, permanent position. As RainbowYOUTH’s Homelessness Support Worker, you will work in partnership with other organisations and communities across Auckland, to provide support for queer, gender diverse, and intersex young people who are at risk of, or who are experiencing, homelessness*. This support will be twofold, encompassing preventative work with rangatahi who are at risk of homelessness, and ensuring that rangatahi who are homeless are supported into safe housing. This will involve working with whānau as well as working with housing providers and homelessness services.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about supporting and empowering Rainbow young people, who has a strengths based youth development approach. Full training will be provided for the role, and ideally you’ll have some education or experience in a related field. Your passion for our communities and access to safe, long term housing is important, we don’t expect you to be an expert on homelessness.

One of RainbowYOUTH’s core values is to proactively and respectfully honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will welcome new staff members on this journey with us, and encourage you to discuss your commitment to this value in your application.


If you’d like to know more about this, or you’re not sure whether to apply, please get in touch with us at info@ry.org.nz!


*We use the Statistics NZ definition of homelessness, which is:

Within our understanding of homelessness, we also consider being trapped in a household that is psychologically or physically damaging (due to factors such as a lack of independent income) as homelessness.


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Role available: Fundraising & Partnerships Manager

Hours: Permanent full time role (40 hours per-week)
Salary: $56,000 with $5,000 annual bonus scheme 
Location: Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland)
Application open from January 3rd - 2nd February

We’re seeking a fundraising pro with great relationship management skills to help us develop the sustainability of RainbowYOUTH. This is a newly created role to develop fundraising avenues for RainbowYOUTH and help manage RainbowYOUTH’s partnerships effectively. The role will be focused on building on our current partnerships and funding opportunities, whilst also developing new fundraising partnerships and initiatives. The Fundraising & Partnerships Manager will have a broad fundraising focus with the opportunity to develop revenue across; individual giving and the development of an annual appeal, corporate partnerships, events, community and peer-to-peer fundraising, and trusts and foundations fundraising. This is an exciting opportunity to develop the role in the direction that aligns with your vision and skills.


You’ll be the key person working alongside and getting to know our partners, ensuring that we’re meeting their needs, as well as developing mutually beneficial agreements. This role will have a national focus and there will be the opportunity to travel as part of it. 
As part of the RainbowYOUTH team you’ll have access to great support, development opportunities, and a fun, uplifting work environment. We are a close-knit team with shared values and a strong vision for making Aotearoa a great place for queer, gender diverse and intersex youth to grow up.|
As a manager you will also have the chance to contribute to the leadership of the organisation, supporting the wider staff team, and developing and delivering the organisational strategy and goals.

One of RainbowYOUTH’s core values is to proactively and respectfully honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi). We encourage you to address this through your application.

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Role available: Taranaki Regional Coordinator


Hours: 12 month fixed term part time role 
24 hours per week
Salary: $46,000 (pro rata)
Location: New Plymouth based, servicing the whole Taranaki region
Applications close 03 February  2020 

This is an groundbreaking opportunity to join the RainbowYOUTH whānau as a staff member, and work alongside queer, gender diverse and intersex young people in the Taranaki region. This is the first RainbowYOUTH staff member to work in Taranaki for our rainbow communities in the region, and we’re excited to take this big step alongside the successful candidate.

We’re looking for someone who loves working with people, is good at building relationships, and wants to learn and grow with us! As the Taranaki Regional Coordinator, your role is twofold. You will support and grow our local peer support groups, as well as establish new groups to ensure rainbow young people across the region have access to a safe, nurturing, and fun space. The other key aspect of this role involves building safe referral pathways across the region, to provide support for people who reach out needing safe, accessible services. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about providing support and building relationships with young people and professionals to undertake this mahi. We will provide full training for this role, and our Support Manager will work closely with you as you are learning the ropes, so we encourage people with all kinds of backgrounds and experiences to apply.

One of RainbowYOUTH’s core values is to proactively and respectfully honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will welcome new staff members on this journey with us, and encourage you to discuss your commitment to this value in your application. 


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If you’d like to know more, please get in touch with us at info@ry.org.nz !


Role available: Auckland Support Coordinator 

Hours: 12 month fixed term role 20 hours per week Salary: $21.15 per hour (living wage) Location: Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland)
Applications close 03 February 2020

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to join our Support Team in a part time, fixed term position that would be perfect for students or people looking to move into support work. As RainbowYOUTH’s Auckland Support Coordinator, you will work in partnership with other youth workers, organisations, and communities across Aotearoa to provide support, referrals, or information to queer, gender diverse, and intersex young people, their whānau, and the people who work with them. No two cases are the same, so the successful candidate must be ready to learn and be flexible to meet the needs of a wide range of rangatahi.


This role primarily works face-to-face with young people in our Tāmaki Makaurau drop-in centre and with people across Aotearoa over phone and email, so this role needs a strong communicator who is capable of building relationships over a variety of mediums. We’re looking for someone who is passionate about supporting and empowering Rainbow young people, who has a strengths based youth development approach. Full training will be provided for the role, so we encourage people with all kinds of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Ideally you’ll have some education or experience in a related field, but your passion for our communities and growing young people is what’s important. 


One of RainbowYOUTH’s core values is to proactively and respectfully honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will welcome new staff members on this journey with us, and encourage you to discuss your commitment to this value in your application.

Click here for the Job Description If you’d like to know more, please get in touch with us at info@ry.org.nz



Placement opportunities

We love providing social work and youth work students with placement opportunities to complete the practicum requirements of their courses. Both our staff and support team are pretty small, so our placement students have the opportunity to be involved in different pieces of work they’re passionate about, as well as make meaningful contributions to the work of our support team.

We’ve had placement students from lots of different backgrounds, communities and countries. We know how valuable it is for Aotearoa’s future social and youth workers to have experience and knowledge about working with queer, intersex and gender diverse young people. If you’d like to know more or talk to us about doing your placement with us, please get in touch.


If you're interested in volunteering with us, you can find out more here