Volunteer Agencies near the Newport County Campus

Bridges Inc.

P.O. Box 263 Jamestown, RI 02835

Contact: Marilyn Thomas, Phone: 401-423-1153, Ext. 109, Fax: 401-423- 3879
Email: mthomas@bridgesinc.com
Website: www.bridgesinc.com

Purpose: Bridges Inc. is a nonprofit human services agency that provides support services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Our mission is to work in collaboration with the people we support to lead them toward a life of opportunity, enrichment, contribution and purpose.

Coggeshall Farm Museum

1 Colt Drive Bristol, RI 02809

Contacts: Casey Duckett, interim executive director
McKayla Hoffman, group volunteer coordinator
Phone: 401-253-9062, Fax: 401-423- 3879
Emails: c.duckett@coggeshallfarm.org
m.hoffman@coggeshallfarm.org

Focus: Coggeshall Farm Museum is a nonprofit living history museum set on 48 acres of coastal farmland in Bristol. Coggeshall re-creates the daily experience of tenant farmers on a salt marsh farm through live interpretation, historic structures, heirloom plants and heritage-breed animals. Coggeshall Farm Museum’s mission is to preserve our historic site and serve as an educational and scholarly resource to communities in Rhode Island and beyond

We offer volunteer opportunities to student volunteers on a morning, afternoon or full day. Volunteers will be engaged in the work of our unique farm, and simultaneously build a sense of team while giving time and talent to a good cause.

Please visit our website at www.coggeshallfarm.org for various volunteer projects.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Center

20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd. Newport, RI 02840

Contact: Marilyn Warren, executive director, Phone: 401-846-4828, Ext.102
Email: mwarren@mlkcenter.org
Website: www.mlkccenter.org

Focus: To provide high-quality programming in a safe and nurturing environment, ever evolving in response to the changing needs of Newport County residents. Our mission is to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life as they seek nutritional, educational and social supports, and economic opportunity. Volunteer opportunities exist for individuals and groups in education and hunger programs, as well as within administrative, development/fundraising and facilities departments. Come help us make a difference.

East Bay Community Action (Head Start) Program

8 John H. Chafee Blvd. Newport, RI 02840

Contact: Michael Carbone, director, Phone: 401-846-5454, Ext.145
Website: www.ebcap.org

Focus: East Bay Community Action Program’s Head Start, Early Head Start and child care programs provide comprehensive child development services to children ages birth to 5 and their families annually. The goal of the program is to enhance the cognitive, social, emotional and physical development of low-income, at-risk children in an effort to prepare them for kindergarten, ready to learn and succeed.

Save The Bay – Exploration Center and Aquarium

175 Memorial Blvd. Newport, RI 02840

Contact: Volunteer manager, Phone: 401-324-6020, Fax: 401-324-6022
Email: volunteer@savethebay.org

Focus: To protect and improve Narragansett Bay. Our vision is a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to all and globally recognized as the natural treasure it is.

At Save The Bay, it takes a dedicated team of staff, volunteers and leadership to continue our mission through an ecosystem-based approach to environmental action. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our grounds are open from dawn to dusk.

Other locations:

South Coast Center

Riverside Building 8 Broad St. Westerly, RI 02891.
Phone/fax: 401-315-2709

Save The Bay

100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905.
Phone: 401-272-3540 x 130

Save The Bay – South Coast Center.

Riverside Building 8 Broad St. Westerly, RI 02891.

Contact: Volunteer manager, Phone/fax: 401-315-2709
Email: volunteer@savethebay.org

Focus: To protect and improve Narragansett Bay. Our vision is a fully swimmable, fishable, healthy Narragansett Bay, accessible to all and globally recognized as the natural treasure it is.

At Save The Bay, it takes a dedicated team of staff, volunteers and leadership to continue our mission through an ecosystem-based approach to environmental action. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Our grounds are open from dawn to dusk.

Other locations:

Save The Bay

100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905.
Phone: 401-272-3540 x 130

Exploration Center and Aquarium

175 Memorial Blvd. Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-324-6020 Fax: 401-324-6022

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Last Updated: 10/24/17