Looking to get involved in your community? GREAT! Here is the best way to start:
Clearinghouse for Volunteers
If you have a specific question or need more information than what you find online here, stop by and visit Roosevelt Hall Room 002 or contact us at email@example.com or 401-874-2568!
Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Work
Opportunities to assist with disaster relief work will be coming through as communities begin to understand the scope of the damage and the work needed. Any new volunteer needs will be posted here. You can also consider the following resources for additional opportunities:
Serve Rhode Island - You can provide your information and be added to a list of volunteers. Visit www.serverhodeisland.org
RI Emergency Management Agency - Visit www.riema.ri.gov for up to date information on Hurricane Sandy impact, response and recovery.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: PROTECT THE BAY, BAN THE BAG
Environment Rhode Island is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy group.
*About the campaign*
Plastic pollution is a growing problem facing marine ecosystems such as Narragansett Bay. Single-use plastic bags are among the most common types of this litter found in Rhode Island coastal cleanups - and Rhode Island uses hundreds of millions of them every year. These bags never biodegrade, posing a long-term threat to the Bay and its wildlife.
Nothing we use for five minutes should pollute the Bay for future generations. Luckily, Rhode Island can be a leader on this issue by banning these plastic bags - but first we need to build public support.
*We need you*
We can ban plastic bags if we elevate the public support for and engagement in this issue. Elected officials are only going to act if they know people care about this - so we need to go out there and talk to as many people as possible.
*Volunteering with us*
This is a dynamic campaign, and needs and opportunities may change as the issue develops. Currently we have two main opportunities:
- Field volunteers: We need people to educate the public and collect petitions by going door-to-door in key towns and legislative districts. We'll be meeting in our Providence office and going out in teams twice a week: Thursday 3 - 6 and Friday 12 - 3. Transportation helpful but not necessary.
- Office volunteers: We've collected thousands of petitions already, but we need to get them databased and catalogued in order to use them effectively. This is more flexible in terms of scheduling, and could be done from our Providence office at almost any time during weekday working hours.
*How to get involved*
Contact Vanessa at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know what you're interested in doing, and when you'll be available.
Arts & Music Volunteers Needed!
Volunteer opportunities from Serve Rhode Island at both Slater Junior High School in Pawtucket, and Roger Williams Middle School in Providence.
We are looking for volunteers that are interested in the Arts to help out in Music classrooms, Art classrooms, and with Drama Clubs. If you might be interested, please contact either (401) 331-2298 or via email email@example.com. Detailed descriptions of these volunteer opportunities are attached HERE!
Save the Bay - www.savebay.org
Cleanup Leader Training for 2013 Season
Save The Bay is seeking new cleanup leaders for our popular Shoreline & Community Cleanup Programs. Join us for next training session on Saturday, February 9 from 10 am – 11:30 am at our Bay Center in Providence. Find out more about this program and how to register. Can’t attend? Find out how you can attend a one-on-one training at our office.
2012 Cleanup Season Wrap Up
Check out a post on the volunteer blog to see how incredible the 2012 cleanup season was!
2013 Cleanup Season is Gearing Up!
Earth Day cleanups are now listed on our site! Come join us for a cleanup this spring and help us make Narragansett Bay and its beaches a cleaner, healthier place!
Register to be part of the Butt Brigade
Save The Bay is now seeking individuals, families, businesses, and groups to participate in our Butt Brigade Program from March 1 - November 30, 2013. Find out how you can get involved in your community in eliminating the number of cigarette butts that make their way in to our waterways.
Volunteers Needed to Assist at the Saltwater Fishing Show
Volunteers are needed to help at the Save The Bay booth at the Saltwater Fishing Show at the Providence Convention Center March 8-10. Find out how you can help!
Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2013 Internships
Looking for a summer internship? Know someone that is? See if we have something to fit your educational interests and needs.
Like Golf? Volunteer with STB for the CVS/Caremark Charity Classic
We are in great need of volunteers for the CVS/Caremark Charity Classic June 23-25 to assist Save The Bay with public parking at the Seekonk Speedway for the event. If you can give time during our shifts or know friends or family that may be able to help us out, please spread the word! Find out how you can help us out.
Do You Live in East Providence?
We are seeking a volunteer or two who lives in East Providence and would like to do some photo monitoring for us of Sabin Point and Bold Point of outflow pipes and flooding in those areas following storms and extreme high tides. If you’re interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Cuffee School
Volunteer Mentoring Opportunities Paul Cuffee mentors: Mentors work with students who need help to overcome difficulties that are getting in the way of their learning. Mentors need a genuine love and concern for children to succeed. Vital skills include listening and communication as students often come to value their mentors as the only person who truly lends them a listening ear and non-judgmental conversations. Mentors who understand the child's perspective and work with the child to examine their opinions, beliefs and abilities in a non-threatening manner help students develop better personal awareness and higher self-esteem.
Mentors at Paul Cuffee School will support young people of all abilities with issues such as:
To be a mentor at Paul Cuffee, one must agree to:
Activities could include: talking and listening; helping to clarify school, personal or career goals; working on homework, encouraging effective study or organizational skills; playing games or sports
Qualifications: Freshman - Senior accepted 3.0 GPA
Education, Psychology, or Counseling majors are strongly encouraged to apply.
All majors are acceptedTime Commitment: 1-3 hours/week
How to Apply:
Students interested in volunteering at the high school, contact:Gisele Polanco, 401-781-2727 or email@example.com
Students interested in volunteering at the middle school, contact:
Leslie Brackett, 401-453-2711 or firstname.lastname@example.org
State Street School PTO
Seeking volunteers for our school Carnival Par-Tee
Where: The Pavilion Steak House & Mini Golf, 15a Frontier Road, Ashaway, RI 02804 (Exit 1 off of 95)
BBQ, mini golf, carnival games, raffles, crafts, activities, DJ & more family fun
Sunday, May 19, 2013 Event Time 3pm-7pm
Set up starts at 1pm. Volunteer for the whole event or for just a few hours. We’d love to have you.
Rain Date June 2nd
tasks include Face Painting/ tattoos. Arts & Crafts. Running Carnival Booths. Serving Food and Snacks. Event Setup/ Breakdown/ Cleanup. Ticket Sales. Entertainment. Music. Clowns. Greeters. Event Photographers. Decorators. Greeters. Running the Photo Booth, candy bar booth, Fortune Telling booth & More
State background check required.
Dinner provided. Reference letters will be provided upon request.
State Street School PTOTristy Petteruti 860-574-0111 email@example.com
Find Your Own Volunteer Opportunity!
Check out the links below to find an opportunity that really fits your personal interests, skills, schedule and needs!
An online software system licensed to the University of Rhode Island and administered by Career Services for the exclusive use of URI students and URI alumni seeking volunteer positions, internships, part-time and full- time job and career opportunities and employers wishing to interview and hire URI students. As an URI student you already have access to this great resource!
All for Good's mission is to facilitate volunteerism and community service. To meet that goal, we have developed a custom volunteer opportunity oriented search engine that is powered by the largest database of volunteer opportunities on the Internet. Our database of volunteer opportunities includes those from our many prominent non-profit partners as well as those provided directly to us by smaller, grass roots based organizations.
Not all community agencies post available volunteer opportunities. You might be able to find a placement by doing a simple Google search. For example, try "service agencies related to homelessless, RI" and see what pops up!
Idealist connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.
You know you want to do something good, but have no idea where or how to start. Search for volunteer opportunities, events, and other concrete ways to get involved. Make sense of your options using our resource centers. Connect with organizations you support, and see what they're up to.
Rhode Island Community Jobs (RICOMJOB) is a public e-mail announcement list that seeks to connect non-profit and public interest employers in the state with individuals seeking paid work that makes a difference in our communities. Anyone can join the list or post a paid position to the list. Rhode Island Community Jobs is a free service supported by the Rhode Island Campus Compact and the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University.
The Volunteer Center at Serve Rhode Island is available to help volunteers, organizations and volunteer managers with your volunteer needs - FREE. Or just start searching opportunities NOW! For individual volunteers the Volunteer Center provides helpful hints for creating a specific profile and effectively searching our database.
Being part of a community also means giving back. That’s why we make it easy for volunteers to connect with local organizations and provide our own support through the Patch Give 5 program.
Southern Rhode Island Volunteers shall provide a supportive foundation to volunteers in service throughout the southern geographic 1/3 of the State of Rhode Island by offering quality, meaningful, and appropriate opportunities through active recruitment, orientation & credentialing, training & placement, follow-up management, and recognition to volunteers and by assisting community partner sites with varied missions addressing community issues in part through volunteers and ultimately improving the quality of life for the whole community.
VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for more than 79,000 nonprofit organizations.