Volunteer Agencies near the Flanagan Campus

Audubon Society of Rhode Island

12 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI 02917

Contact: July Lewis Phone: 401-949-5454, Ext. 3044 Fax: 401-949-5788
Email: jlewis@asri.org
Website: www.asri.org

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.

Ballou Home for the Aged

60 Mendon Road
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Contact: Tina Senecal, Activities Director Phone: 401-769-0437 Fax: 401-769-7481

Focus: To assist seniors with diverse and therapeutic recreation.

Best Buddies Rhode Island

25 Esten Ave., Unit 4 Pawtucket, RI 02860-4826

Contact: Erica Friedlander, Lead Program Manager 401-228-9700
Website: www.bestbuddiesrhodeisland.org

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.

Blackstone River Watershed Council/ Friends of the Blackstone

P.O. Box 8068
Cumberland, RI 02864

Contact: Judy Hadley, Phone: 401-724-5292
Email: brwatershed@cox.net
Email: Treelady@cox.net
Website: www.blackstoneriver.org
Facebook: Blackstone River Watershed Council

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.

Blackstone Valley CAP RSVP

32 Goff Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Contact: Shannon Veader, RSVP Director, Phone: 401-723-4520, Ext. 275, Fax: 401-725-6550
Email: sveader@bvcap.org

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.

Blackstone Valley Community Health Care Inc.

42 Park Place
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Contact: Cherie Hersperger, Director of Human Resources, Phone: 401-729-0080, Fax: 401-729-0438
Email: chersperger@bvchc.org
Website: www.blackstonechc.org

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.

Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland – Lincoln

1 James McKee Way
P.O. Box 7505 Cumberland, RI  02864

Contact: Volunteer Coordinator, Phone: 401-333-4850, Ext. 16, Fax: 401-333-4852
Email: info@bgccl.org

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.

Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket

1 Moeller Place
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Contact: Joseph Tomchak, Program Director, Phone: 401-722-8840, Fax: 401-727-4733
Email: jtomchak@bgcpawt.org
Website: www.bgcpawt.org

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.

Caritas House

166 Pawtucket Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Contact: Maureen Donnelly, Phone: 401-722-5573 Ext. 238, Fax : 724-9735
Email: mdonnelly@gatewayhealth.org

Focus: Volunteers will work with adolescents experiencing substance abuse. Five hours per week are required.

Community Care Alliance

P.O. Box 1700 Woonsocket, RI 02895

Contact: Wendy Pires, Phone: 401-235-6096, Fax: 401-767-4075
Email: wpires@communitycareri.org
Website: www.CommunityCareRI.org

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.

George Wiley Center

32 East Ave.
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Contacts: Debbie Clark, Office Administrator, Maggi Rogers, Acting Operations Manager, Phone: 401-728-5555, Fax: 401-725-1020
Email: GeorgeWileyCenter@gmail.com

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.

House of Compassion

2510 Mendon Road
Cumberland, RI 02864

Contact: Colleen Scanlon, Phone: 401-658-3992

Focus: Volunteers assist with the HIV/AIDS population.

International Charter School (ICS)

334 Pleasant St.
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Contact: Annetti Perea, Phone: 401-721-0824, Ext. 212
Email: aparea@internationalcharterschool.org

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.

Landmark Medical Center

115 Cass Ave.
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Contact: Carolyn Dery, Phone: 401-769-4100, Ext. 2345
Email: cdery@landmarkmedical.org

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.

Mental Health Association of Rhode Island

185 Dexter St.
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Contact: Susan Jacobsen, Phone: 401-726-2285
Email: info@mhari.org
Website: www.mhari.org

Focus: To volunteer for mental health, advocacy and education programs and activities.

Pawtucket Citizens Development Corp. (PCDC)

204 Broad St.
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Contact: Colleen Daley N’doye, Phone: 401-726-1173, Ext. 112, Fax: 401-725-3261
Email: cdaleyndoye@pawtucketcdc.org

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.

Pawtucket Even Start

St. Paul’s Church (Basement)
50 Park Place
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Contact: Kelly Domenico, adult education coordinator, Phone: 401-725-4307
Email: domenicok@psdri.net

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.

Prevent Child Abuse – Rhode Island

500 Prospect St.
Pawtucket, RI 02860

Contact: Katherine Begin, Phone:401-728-7920, Fax: 401-724-5850
Email: info@preventchildabuse-ri.org
Website: www.preventchildabuse-ri.org

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.

Progreso Latino

626 Broad St.
Central Falls, RI 02866

Contact: Marta V. Martinez, Phone: 401-728-5920
Email: info@progresolatino.org

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.

Segue Institute for Learning

Dr. Chevrette
Registration and Outreach Center
325 Cowden St.
Central Falls, RI 02863

Contact: Christine Gingerella, director, Phone: 401-721-0964, Fax: 401-721-0984
Email: info@segueifl.org
Website: segueifl.org

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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Last Updated: 11/1/17