Rainbow Friends in Action

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Get involved with Rainbow Friends in Action today. 

Click here to fill out an application.


Founded in 2003, Rainbow Friends in Action is a volunteer program dedicated to providing “neighborly assistance” to people who are elderly, disabled or seriously ill and could benefit from receiving just a little extra non-medical help in their homes in order to remain living independently.

Core services provided by Rainbow Friends in Action include:

  • Friendly visits
  • Shopping and errands
  • Transportation to and from medical appointments, the pharmacy, church, etc.

 We review other service requests on a case-by-case basis such as:

  • Light housekeeping
  • Meal preparation
  • Yard work (raking, mowing, snow shoveling)

All Rainbow Friends in Action services are provided free of charge to recipients. Although eligibility is not based on financial need, care recipients typically live on a limited income and have no family members, friends, or other resources available to help. Depending on the circumstances, our assistance can be short or long-term.

Rainbow Friends in Action serves all of Jefferson County as well as portions of Dodge and Walworth counties.

All Rainbow Friends in Action volunteers are screened and trained before given any assignments. Staff members work with volunteers to find projects that match their skills and interests and  volunteers always choose how, when, and where they serve.

Ask for Help

If you or someone you care about needs help from Rainbow Friends in Action, please call (920) 674-4548 and ask for to speak to one of our volunteer coordinators, Jill or Lisa to learn more.


Becoming a Rainbow Friends in Action volunteer can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Make a world of difference for someone just by making a phone call, paying a social visit, picking up a few groceries, vacuuming a floor, or giving them a ride to a doctor’s appointment. An hour or two of your time is all it takes.

Tell your family and friends about Rainbow Friends in Action and encourage them to get involved. We welcome corporate, church, civic, and youth groups.


Rainbow Friends in Action relies solely on financial gifts from local individuals, businesses, and other organizations to keep our program going strong. Donations of money, gift or gas cards, in-kind goods, and services are all effective ways to contribute. Regardless of the type or size of your donation, your support will make a difference to those in need. 

We hope you will become a volunteer and/or donor so that we can continue to respond to an ever-increasing number of requests for assistance.

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