Volunteer with Rayjon
Become a volunteer! Rayjon welcomes volunteers of all ages and walks of life. We offer opportunities locally and internationally, for a variety of time commitments, interests, and skills.
Rayjon volunteers enjoy their engagement with others with similar interests in social justice, the opportunity to polish skills, to get volunteer hours and to make a difference.
Rayjon is currently seeking volunteers to perform specific roles set out below:
It takes a lot of time and skill to coordinate the many volunteers who assist Rayjon at various events. But it’s a lot of fun, and involved meeting and getting to know a diverse and energetic group of people. IReach out to Executive Director Heather Smith at [email protected] if you’re interested to learn more!
Rayjon hosts a variety of fundraising events during the year: Trail & Ale, DeGroot’s plant sale, garage sales, mall events, socials and more! Have you got a few hours to spare and are you willing to be a friendly face in a public place? Event helpers generally assist with set-up and take-down, as well as help sell items (coffee, vanilla, Haitian artwork). We’ll provide you with all the training you need and make sure that you have a fun time. Shifts are scheduled according to your availability and preference.
Leader or Co-Leader of Annual Fundraising Event(s)
Do you like event planning and fundraising? Is organizing your thing? Here’s your chance to support Rayjon in their work in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. We are looking for volunteers who would love the opportunity to support us but don’t necessarily want an ongoing commitment to a specific role. We need people who would like to plan, organize, and run a fund-raising event, big or small. You can decide what the event is- bake sale, craft show, garage sale, vendor event, bottle drive, gala, sports event, concert, pizza orders- whatever you wish on whatever scale you want. We even have some specific pre-existing events that are just waiting for someone like you to lead.
We are looking for fresh energy and leadership. Volunteers receive training and support from long-time volunteers to “learn the ropes.” Tasks include working in a collaborative fashion with the event hosts, and coordinating other Rayjon volunteer event helpers. Event leaders also often organize collection of items for raffle, silent auction, etc., and work with the Executive Director to coordinate public engagement aspects of the event, including promotion, messaging, and sharing stories and updates from Haiti/DR.
Occasional Graphic Artist/Marketing/Web Site Assistant
Acting as a resource, on an occasional basis, to the Executive Director and/or other volunteers. Rayjon would benefit from assistance in making changes to the web site, or the services of a person with graphic artist or marketing skills to provide assistance in creating posters and other promotional material.
Occasional Translators (Français, Kreyòl, and Español)
From time to time translating documents from English to French or Spanish or Haitian Creole, or alternatively translating from Creole or French or Spanish to English. Documents are usually general with very few documents considered to be technical in nature. With more than one translator, translations could be completed at the convenience and comfort level of the translator.
Eyeglass and/or other Trip Participant
Visit our TRIPS PAGE to learn more about travel and service opportunities with Rayjon.
If you are interested in being an occasional volunteer or in performing one of the tasks set out above, please:
Fill out the form below to let us know what area interests you. We will contact you with more information and details on how you can help. We would love to help you find the role that is just right for you.