The True Meaning of Life

As the Volunteer Coordinator for Rainbows United, I have the privilege of working with some of the most amazing, positive, giving people in the community.  In this role, my days are filled with questions such as “How can I help?”  “What do the children need?” “How can I make a difference?” I have always held […]

A Solid Foundation to Grow

Do you remember this little curly-haired girl with the winning smile?  Diagnosed with Chromosome 16P11-2 Micro-deletion Syndrome, a rare genetic disorder in May 2013, her parents were first told that she may not really talk and have a lot of difficulty expressing herself. “Now ten-years-old, she enjoys talking A LOT,” said Kim, Sophia’s mom. “Sophia […]

Thank you Volunteers

We Love Our Volunteers! While many organizations have struggled to engage volunteers during this pandemic, Rainbows’ volunteers stepped up to the challenge and embraced making a difference from their offices, homes and on the grounds of our facilities. Because of the commitment of our volunteers to continue to help in any way needed, in the […]

Thank You Textron Aviation Interns

Thank you to Textron Aviation Interns who volunteered to stain the fence, prune the rose bushes and weed the Fisher Boy garden at Kids’ Cove.  These Interns came from all over the United States and chose to help Rainbows!  We appreciate you.

We now look to the future.

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. The theme is a nod to our past, a reflection of our present, and a wink […]

Perspective, Self-Confidence, Purpose

Volunteering is at the heart of our communities and is a driving force for positive change worldwide. It is a great way to make a difference in the lives of others, plus you’ll discover some pretty amazing benefits in your own life while you’re at it! Volunteers play a key role in the success of […]

Volunteering in a Time of Social Distancing

  As Rainbows’ Volunteer Coordinator, I am simply amazed at the generosity and commitment I have witnessed over the last several months from individuals and groups wanting to volunteer for Rainbows in any way possible.  When we realized we needed masks to help keep our staff and children safe, people from all over the community […]

Give Thanks

As your family gathers for the upcoming holiday, think about ways to make a difference in your community. It’s a great way to give thanks for what you have and to show your children that giving back can do good and feel good. There are many opportunities to volunteer at Rainbows United, no matter what […]


Volunteers are an integral part of Rainbows United’s ability to provide services to children with special needs and their families. Because of the commitment of our volunteers, projects such as painting and staining, replacing carpet, laying sod, building a raised-bed garden, clearing a tree line, pruning and trimming trees, laying mulch, cleaning classrooms and organizing […]