Needs from: Serve Rhode Island

Volunteer: Giving out free books during recess with Books Are Wings at Providence Elementary School

As part of the Books All Year program, Books Are Wings will be distributing 11,000 books to our partner schools at recess in June! Aimed at stopping the summer slide, the 5,000 plus children who have been a part of this program will have up 6 books in their homes before the summer months.  Volunteers are needed!

 We need to have 5-10 volunteers per school. We will visit schools on Jun 9 and June 12-16th.  Volunteers will help children choose books to take home before they leave for summer. The events will take place during recess on the playground at each school.  BCI check is required. Come be a part of the fun!



 

Agency: Books Are Wings
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 02905
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Gardening Helper

Help maintain Saint Elizabeth Manor gardens and landscaping.

 RESPONSIBILITIES

Water plants as needed Weed and deadhead plants/flowers Connect with facilities/maintenance as needed Log service hours in the volunteer binder.

TIME COMMITMENT

A minimum volunteer commitment of four months is requested. Volunteer shifts are available between June and September seven days a week at any time. When a volunteer is unable to come to the manor for a scheduled shift, he/she is expected to notify the Volunteer Coordinator.

SUPERVISION

The Volunteer Coordinator will supervise volunteer work.

QUALIFICATIONS    

Physically fit and able to bend, reach and lift as needed Comfortable working outside in various weather conditions Experience with gardening preferred; knowledge of botany and horticulture a plus Respect diverse lifestyles, cultures, religions and values Ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with fellow staff and volunteers.

 

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteer applicants need to complete a disclosure form for a national criminal background check as well as submit immunization documentation for Chickenpox (Varicella), Measles, Mumps and Rubella, Tdap, (Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis) TB, a yearly physical and the flu shot. Some of these requirements can be provided through St. Elizabeth’s Manor.

Agency: Saint Elizabeth Manor, East Bay
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 02809
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Hospital Greeter/Guide - Landmark Medical Center

This opportunity is for the volunteer who likes people and wants to be on the move.  The Hospital Greeter/Guide will greet people at the door of our main lobby and help visitors and outpatients find their destination by escorting them.  All you need is a friendly smile and a good pair of sneakers!  This is perfect for someone who is looking for a rewarding way to spend some time or someone who simply enjoys helping others. Volunteers are needed Monday - Friday for 3-4 hour shifts.

Agency: Landmark Medical Center
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 02895
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Hospital Greeter/Guide - Rehabilitation Hospital of RI

This opportunity is for the volunteer who likes people and wants to be on the move.  The Hospital Greeter/Guide will greet people at the door of our main lobby and help visitors and outpatients find their destination by escorting them.  All you need is a friendly smile and a good pair of sneakers!  This is perfect for someone who is looking for a rewarding way to spend some time or someone who simply enjoys helping others. Volunteers are needed Sunday - Saturday for 3 & 4 hour shifts.

Agency: Landmark Medical Center
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 02896
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Fridays and/or Saturdays ReStore Cashier Needed - Habitat for Humanity

ReStore Cashier Needed!

 

Fridays 8:30-12

&

Saturdays 8:30-12 & 12-5

 

The South County Habitat for Humanity ReStore is our retail outlet that sells new and gently used items that can be found in a home or used to make a home (items range from appliances and building materials to furniture and kitchenware).

 

 

Training is provided, and no previous experience is necessary!

 

Please contact Alicia at alicia@southcountyhabitat.org if you are interested! 

Agency: Habitat For Humanity South County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 02875
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: ReStore Administration Assistant Needed

South County Habitat for Humanity is looking for a volunteer to assist in our ReStore Administration!  No previous experience necessary! We provide training!  ReStores enable Habitat affiliates to earn more money to go towards building Habitat homes while benefiting the area by keeping usable materials out of the landfills. The usable materials are sold to the public at discount extremely discounted prices.  Volunteers in the store help customers and donors alike with a variety of ever-changing tasks.  ReStore Administration Volunteer duties include: -Answer and return phone call messages in a timely manner. -Create and maintain donation pick-up schedule. -Reports to ReStore manager on duty for customer questions. -Occasional cashiering assistance on an as-needed basis.   *minimum 2 shifts a week*  8:30am - 2:30pm

 

Agency: Habitat For Humanity South County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 02813
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Day of Action - Book Sorting Volunteers

Join us for this year's United Way Day of Action to sort books to be given to children across the state to create home libraries.

During the month of May, businesses, community organizations and individuals will be conducting book drives to help foster a love of reading.  New and gently used books for children of all ages (birth-teen), fiction and nonfiction, in all subject areas will be collected.  Last year we received over 40,000 books.  We can use your help to join us on June 10th to sort, label and organize the books so they can be distributed to children through summer learning, schools, and afterschool programs.  Help us get books into children's homes.  Join us.

Every volunteer also gets a free Live United tee shirt. There are three shifts:

9:00 am - 11:30 am

11:00 am - 1:30 pm  (lunch provided)

1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

 

 

Come help us get books out to children for their home libraries!

Agency: United Way of Rhode Island
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/10/2017
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 02909
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Full Lighting - May 27th

Join us for a full WaterFire lighting!  There are many volunteer opportunities and something for everyone!!

Sign up here!
www.waterfire.volunteerhub.com

Agency: WaterFire Providence
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 05/27/2017
Zip Code: 02908
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Full WaterFire - June 10th

Join us for a Full WaterFire Lighting. Shifts start at 8AM and run through 11PM!!

 

There is something for everyone! 

 

Head to www.waterfire.volunteerhub.com to sign up. 

Agency: WaterFire Providence
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/10/2017
Agency Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 02908
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Woodpile Workout - May 24th

Great your sweat on, while giving back to the community. How many times can you say you've worked out on a boat?!!

 

Sign up at: https://waterfire.volunteerhub.com/event/index/4412363 

Agency: WaterFire Providence
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 05/24/2017
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 02908
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Designer needed for Agency's Anual Report

Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island is seeking a volunteer to format and design the Agency's 20-page annual report.  Work can be done over the next few months and the finished product is not due until September.  Most work could be done virtually.

Agency: Goodwill Industries Of Rhode Island
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 02904
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Fundraiser needed!

Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island is seeking a volunteer to assist with the Agency's fundraising efforts.   The volunteer must have prior experience with creating and organizing fundraising events.  Placement is on an as-needed basis and the volunteer would serve on the Agency's Marketing Committee that meets monthly.

Agency: Goodwill Industries Of Rhode Island
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 02904
Allow Groups: No