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Apply to Volunteer with Welcome Corps

Rainbow Railroad is excited to collaborate with U.S. organizations and private sponsorship groups to support newcomers through its Communities of Care program.

To apply, scroll to the bottom of the page, or email us at for more information!

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What is Welcome Corps?

Welcome Corps is a U.S. government program that connects U.S. citizens or permanent residents with refugees seeking resettlement. Rainbow Railroad is the first queer organization partnering with Welcome Corps to bring at-risk LGBTQI+ refugees to the U.S. through its Communities of Care (CoC) program. CoC is the only LGBTQI+-focused program that allows private citizens to help LGBTQI+ refugees settle across the U.S. Working in a private sponsorship group (PSG), volunteers provide critical support to queer and trans refugees fleeing persecution and empower them with resources as they build a new life with dignity in a community of care. A sponsor’s contribution, no matter how big or small, makes a monumental difference in a refugee’s life.

Do your part. Scroll to the bottom of the page to apply to volunteer to help an at-risk LGBTQI+ person get to safety today.


You can learn more about Rainbow Railroad’s involvement with the Welcome Corps program below, or download our informational brochure hereYou can also email if you have more questions!

Partnering with Rainbow Railroad to Co-Create Communities of Care

In addition to individual volunteers, Rainbow Railroad is also engaging with businesses and other organizations interested in supporting Communities of Care. If your company or organization would like to be involved, download the brochure here, or view below.

Apply to Volunteer

If you have the capacity and passion for helping and welcoming LGBTQI+ newcomers, please fill out the form below to get started.

We are grateful for your support of our mission to get more at-risk LGBTQI+ people to safety.