Focus: The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1897 and is dedicated to statewide environmental education, conservation and advocacy. With 17,000 members and supporters, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island maintains almost 9,500 acres of wildlife habitat and many miles of beautiful hiking trails.
More than 33,000 students from area schools participate annually in our educational programs. A voice in statewide ecological issues, the society acts to preserve and protect Rhode Island’s natural heritage. Volunteers at our headquarters in Smithfield, our environmental education center in Bristol and our wildlife refuges all over the state help us every day to connect people with nature.
Contact: Tina Senecal, Activities Director Phone: 401-769-0437 Fax: 401-769-7481
Focus: To assist seniors with diverse and therapeutic recreation.
Contact: Erica Friedlander, Lead Program Manager 401-228-9700
Focus: To provide education about the emotional, functional and natural needs and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities through our six programs: middle schools, high schools, colleges, citizens, e-buddies and best buddies jobs. Visit www.ebuddies.org to read more and to complete the online application.
Focus: The Blackstone River Watershed Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organization whose mission is to restore, enhance and preserve the physical, historical and cultural integrity of the Blackstone River, its watershed and its ecosystem, through public advocacy, education, recreation, stewardship and the promotion of our unique Blackstone Valley resource. We have many opportunities for volunteer projects. We do river cleanups on a regular basis and are always looking for help. Other volunteer opportunities and activities occur throughout the year, such as water quality monitoring, invasive species removal, canoe trips and study projects.
Contact: Shannon Veader, RSVP Director, Phone: 401-723-4520, Ext. 275, Fax: 401-725-6550
Purpose: Blackstone Valley Community Action Program-Retired Senior Volunteer Program provides the opportunity for people 55 and older to become involved in their communities through volunteer service.
Purpose: Blackstone Valley Community Health Care is a federally qualified, JCAHO-accredited health center. It provides a full range of services from pediatrics, internal medicine, family medicine, midwifery and OB/GYN, as well as dental and behavioral health services. We provide the highest-quality, lowest-cost health care possible to the patients in the community.
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Phone: 401-333-4850, Ext. 16, Fax: 401-333-4852
Focus: There are many great educational opportunities at the club working with elementary-through high school-aged children. This is a great opportunity for future teachers, learning from and teaching students in a after-school environment. We are always looking for mentors, tutors and students who have time and special talents (theater, art, music and more).
Other opportunities are in health, wellness and fitness including aquatics, sports, dance and group fitness. Options are endless. Call us to discuss your volunteering opportunity.
Purpose: The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket is to inspire and enable the young people of Pawtucket and surrounding communities, especially those with the greatest need, to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible and caring citizens.
Contact: Maureen Donnelly, Phone: 401-722-5573 Ext. 238, Fax : 724-9735
Focus: Volunteers will work with adolescents experiencing substance abuse. Five hours per week are required.
Focus: Community Care Alliance is a hub to over 50 family-based programs and community-wide resources serving over 10,000 individuals and families in Rhode Island annually. The staff works to link individuals to a comprehensive array of services both within the agency and in the community. Some programs available are: family support center, employment and training, child welfare, mental and substance abuse, emergency shelter, transitional and permanent supportive housing and HIV/AIDS support services. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available in general assisting: the family support center, income tax preparation, fundraising, event planning, youth programs and more.
Contacts: Debbie Clark, Office Administrator, Maggi Rogers, Acting Operations Manager, Phone:
401-728-5555, Fax: 401-725-1020
Focus: We help community groups organize around issues such as school breakfast, utility rights, electric and telephone uses, pay wages, etc. Volunteers are needed to help us do outreach, pass out leaflets, make phone calls, help out at meetings and help out in action. Ten hours per week are required.
Contact: Colleen Scanlon, Phone: 401-658-3992
Focus: Volunteers assist with the HIV/AIDS population.
Contact: Annetti Perea, Phone: 401-721-0824, Ext. 212
Focus: A multicultural school designed in small class settings and project-based learning to encourage students to achieve their potential and positively contribute to the whole community.
Contact: Carolyn Dery, Phone: 401-769-4100, Ext. 2345
Focus: To volunteer in patient care areas or administrative offices in a nonprofit community hospital. Orientation, TB testing and immunization records required. Requires 45 total hours of service.
Focus: To volunteer for mental health, advocacy and education programs and activities.
Contact: Colleen Daley N’doye, Phone: 401-726-1173, Ext. 112, Fax: 401-725-3261
Focus: PCDC develops and manages safe, affordable housing for rental and ownership for low- to moderate- income residents in Pawtucket and nearby communities that may include commercial uses. PCDC also revitalizes targeted neighborhoods by working with residents to effect change in their own communities and offering programs that promote skill development, community improvement and economic opportunities.
Vision: PCDC envisions safe, decent and affordable housing in healthy neighborhoods for all.
Contact: Kelly Domenico, adult education coordinator, Phone: 401-725-4307
Focus: The goal of Even Start is to help parents become full partners in the education of their children; to assist children in realizing their full potential as learners; and to provide educational opportunities for parents. Even Start is designed to help parents better their education, career, financial status and ability to effectively teach their children. To accomplish these goals, Even Start provides a 20-hour-per-week family literacy program that offers adult education, family-centered learning and child-centered learning programs. Adult programs include pre-GED®/GED®, English classes for English language learners, career readiness skills and weekly workshops on parenting and health/nutrition. Programs for children include home visiting, enrichment and skill-building activities, a center-based preschool experience for ages 2 to 5, as well as a summer kindergarten orientation program for children entering kindergarten the following fall.
We would love help in the following areas: office (filing, data entry, reception duties), child room (priority area), tutoring, after-school help, etc.
Focus: Dedicated to keeping every child in Rhode Island safe from abuse and neglect through public awareness, education and strong community partnerships. Volunteer hours vary based on the project.
Contact: Marta V. Martinez, Phone: 401-728-5920
Focus: To assist with day care, youth programs and tutoring in ESL for bilingual students as well as work with the elderly. Immigration services, data entry, grant writing and research, maintenance (building), accounting services, administration (reception, newsletter), health and fitness training with elderly, medical advisers/health education, artists (music, dance, painting, etc.) for the elderly program and youth program.
Mission: The mission of the Segue Institute for Learning is to foster a community where students take ownership of their education. Segue scholars receive a rigorous academic experience that prepares them to excel in the high school and eventual college setting of their choice.
At Segue, we believe that all of our students are AT PROMISE, versus being labeled At Risk. The Segue Institute for Learning is a safe and nurturing environment which promotes diversity, encourages individual growth, and allows students to view themselves as citizens of change in their homes and community.
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