How you can help




You can help Rainbow Cafe by donating time, items, or money
Donate to Rainbow Cafe

If you would like to help make Rainbow Cafe a success, consider making a monetary contribution.
You can send your tax deductible donation as a check payable to Rainbow Cafe to the address below. If you would like a letter of receipt for your records, please indicate that in your contribution.

Mail to:
Rainbow Cafe
P.O. Box 2
Carbondale, IL 62903-002

We also accept age appropriate books, videos, music, and miscellaneous items. If you have something you would like to donate, please e-mail us at describing what you would like to give.
Donate online 
Please consider donating to Rainbow Cafe via our Square acount by clicking on the button below.



Being a volunteer allows us to open our doors every Friday night to LGBT youth in Southern Illinois. Without the hard work from our volunteers, the Rainbow Café would not be able to flourish.

As a volunteer, you will work with the manager and fellow volunteers to supervise youth and ensure a safe and supportive environment on Friday nights. To be an active volunteer on our team, you must commit to volunteering from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on a Friday night once per month and to attending a staff meeting once every three months.

All applicants must be 21 years or older, pass a DCFS background check, and be passionate about supporting LGBTQQIA youth.

Once your application is received, it will be reviewed and you will be sent more information about our decision.

You can apply online by clicking the button below. 
We look forward to seeing you at RC.