Be a Volunteer!
SPECTRUM is built on the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. From the volunteer Board of Directors, to event organizers and group facilitators, to special projects, research, staffing drop-in hours, administrative work and much more, nothing happens at SPECTRUM not created by volunteer work.
Please use the form below to apply to be a volunteer, or download a PDF of the form to complete and return to SPECTRUM.
Historical Project Member
Help us update the Grand River Rainbow Historical Project website and document important historical events. Historical Project member volunteers will get the opportunity to grow and develop their communication, organizational and technology skills through locating historical documents and photographs related to the local LGBTQ communities, and digitizing them. They will locate artifacts such as commemorative t-shirts, buttons, fridge magnets, etc. and document important artifacts by photographing them.
Members will be responsible for managing the website, undertaking oral history projects, and creating historical displays to be used at various local events. Volunteers should have a strong interest in local history. We need detail-oriented volunteers who have information-gathering and proof-reading skills. Experience in digitization would be an asset, but is not required.
The Grand River Rainbow Historical Project was created to celebrate the lives and times of rainbow folk in Grand River Country (essentially Waterloo-Wellington and anything else near the Grand River). Help us build community by preserving our history and letting others know about!
The time commitment varies considerably; for the most part it is up to the volunteer. If there is a time-sensitive task, like preparing for a public presentation or display, then several hours in a given month may be required.
We are asking for a commitment to this position of at least 7 months.
Volunteers will learn procedures and acquire skills by working with experienced Historical Project members.