Needs from: Serve Rhode Island

Volunteer: Front Office Receptionist: Rhode Island Chapter

To be the administrative Lead for the Rhode Island office. To learn about the learn about the services we provide, the commitments we make and the lives we touch.

Responsibilities:

Monday and Friday check ins to discuss office operations. Attend and participate in all required staff, All Hands SKYPE meetings. Contribute to the development of this key position. Maintain sign-in sheets. Maintain the appearance and cleanliness of the waiting room and reception area.

Qualifications:

Good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently and able to prioritize projects to ensure timely completion. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and usage of the Internet. Can work in a collaborative environment. Strong sense of accountability and responsibility for the Red Cross mission. A familiarity with the history of the American Red Cross.

Development Opportunities:

Gain working knowledge of a fast paced environment. Exposure to Leadership Community. Become a Volunteer Lead.

If you are interested and want to apply, click here:
http://www.redcross.org/local/rhode-island/volunteer

Agency: American Red Cross - Rhode Island
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 02888
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Mentors Needed!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is looking for motivated and engaging adults across Rhode Island to be part of our Community-Based Mentoring Program. Our Community-Based Mentoring Program matches at-risk children between the ages of 7 and 15, in long-term, one-to-one relationships with adult volunteer mentors (who are at least 19 years old). 'Littles' and 'Bigs' are matched on the basis of personality, common interests, the child's needs and the volunteer's strengths. 'Bigs' commit to spending 6-8 hours monthly with their 'Little' for a year. Together they decide on their outings and activities within the community.

A prospective mentor participates in a thorough interview so the program staff can get to know you. The aim is to make the best match possible by pairing a child sharing similar interests with the mentor's skills and experience. Mentors also provide references and complete a background check.

Volunteers have a 2-hour group training prior to being matched with a mentee. Volunteers also have access to specialized training through the year on topics related to youth development and mentoring. Volunteer are assigned a Program Coordinator who gives real time coaching to mentors.

Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Ocean State
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 02852
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Give the gift of friendship!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is looking for motivated and engaging adults across Rhode Island to be part of our Community-Based Mentoring Program. Our Community-Based Mentoring Program matches at-risk children between the ages of 7 and 15, in long-term, one-to-one relationships with adult volunteer mentors (who are at least 19 years old). 'Littles' and 'Bigs' are matched on the basis of personality, common interests, the child's needs and the volunteer's strengths. 'Bigs' commit to spending 6-8 hours monthly with their 'Little' for a year. Together they decide on their outings and activities within the community.

A prospective mentor participates in a thorough interview so the program staff can get to know you. The aim is to make the best match possible by pairing a child sharing similar interests with the mentor's skills and experience. Mentors also provide references and complete a background check.

Volunteers have a 2-hour group training prior to being matched with a mentee. Volunteers also have access to specialized training through the year on topics related to youth development and mentoring. Volunteer are assigned a Program Coordinator who gives real time coaching to mentors.

Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Ocean State
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 02907
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Senior Citizen Mentors Needed!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is looking for motivated and engaging adults across Rhode Island to be part of our Site-Based Mentoring Program. Our Site Based Mentoring pairs college students and working professionals with elementary and middle school students who may be in need of additional academic support or personal encouragement in a supervised group setting at a school or community site. Mentoring is typically 1 hour per week during the school year. Program coordinators provide icebreakers, activities and run curriculum.

The aim is to make the best match possible by pairing a child sharing similar interests with the mentor's skills and experience. Volunteers have a 1-hour group training prior to being matched with a mentee.

 

Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Ocean State
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 02842
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Senior Citizen Mentors Needed!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is looking for motivated and engaging adults across Rhode Island to be part of our Site-Based Mentoring Program. Our Site Based Mentoring pairs college students and working professionals with elementary and middle school students who may be in need of additional academic support or personal encouragement in a supervised group setting at a school or community site. Mentoring is typically 1 hour per week during the school year. Program coordinators provide icebreakers, activities and run curriculum.

The aim is to make the best match possible by pairing a child sharing similar interests with the mentor's skills and experience. Volunteers have a 1-hour group training prior to being matched with a mentee.

 

Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Ocean State
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 02842
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: ReStore Administration - Donation Scheduler

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: Jamestown Water Shepherds

At the Save the Bay Swim 500 swimmers traverse 1.7 miles from Newport to Jamestown to raise money and awareness for Save The Bay. Volunteers are needed to support this event!

This team is for people who are ready to go deep! Positioned in and around the finish line in the water, these volunteers will be funnel swimmers toward the finish line and be ready to assist any swimmer who might need a little help. YOU MUST WEAR WATER SHOES for this role- no flip flops!

Although not required, this may be an especially good role for you if:

You have a wetsuit  You have lifeguard training You are tall

All Jamestown volunteers will also help with beach setup and breakdown.

PLEASE NOTE: It is about a 5-10 minute walk from the parking area to volunteer check-in. 

We have many volunteer roles at The Swim! To view the full list, visit the Swim Volunteer Page.  

Agency: Save The Bay
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/29/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 02835
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Museum Docent

Blithewold Museum House Docent

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum is a magnificent seaside estate with amazing views of Narragansett Bay. This special property includes a historic mansion that dates back to 1908 and has 33 acres of stunning gardens and specimen trees. Over 200 generous volunteers contribute their time and talents to ensure the continued preservation of this magical place.

 

Blithewold volunteers play a major role in helping to ensure the survival of this very important and historic landmark. Volunteering at Blithewold allows you to interact with people from all around the world and increase your knowledge of history, architecture and horticulture, all while enjoying a beautiful and peaceful environment. No matter what you are interested in, there is a position that will be a perfect fit for you.

 

As a House Docent you will greet and assist guests and members in the Mansion. Docents enhance the visitor experience and provide accurate information pertaining to the VanWickle-McKee family, house, gardens, and local attractions. Volunteer Docents must be comfortable with people of all ages from around the world. If you have an interest in history, as well as having a passion for educating and helping others, this volunteer position is the perfect fit for you.

 

Docent positions are available in three 3-4 hour shifts from 9:45 am - 4:00 pm every Tuesday through Sunday from April to mid-October.

 

We reopen from November 25th through January 1st for the Holidays and shift our hours to 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Also during this time, we are also open from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Thursday and Friday nights.

 

Thank you for being interested in volunteering at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum. We look forward to creating a rewarding and exciting volunteer experience that will utilize your specific talents and passions!

Agency: Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 02809
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: Senior Center volunteers

We are currently looking for volunteers at our Senior Center for the following:

Assist in coordinating senior activities Help in serving hot lunches to the seniors

Volunteers are needed 5 days a week with flexible hours (i.e. 9:00 am - 1:00pm, 10:00am - 1:00pm). You can choose which days are best for you.

Agency: Capital City Community Center
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 02908
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Newport Kayak Unloading

At the Save the Bay Swim 500 swimmers traverse 1.7 miles from Newport to Jamestown to raise money and awareness for Save The Bay. Volunteers are needed to support this event!

This team of volunteers will assist kayakers in removing their boats from their cars in a timely manner for boat inspection. This can be fast-paced during the rush! 

Volunteers will park at the Newport Grand Casino, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport, and take a shuttle into the base. Naval security is strict. On Swim Day, you must follow these instructions:

Park at the Newport Grand Casino Bring your LICENSE to the table with Navy Security near the Shuttles. The Navy staff will check your id against the master list of ALL SWIMMERS, KAYAKERS, VOLUNTEERS, and SPECTATORS. The Navy staff will stamp/mark your hand to confirm your ID. Return to your car to drop off your ID and gather any belongings. Enter the shuttle to travel to the Navy Base.

We have many volunteer roles at The Swim! To view the full list, visit the Swim Volunteer Page. 

Agency: Save The Bay
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/29/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 02840
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Jamestown Barrier Monitors

At the Save the Bay Swim 500 swimmers traverse 1.7 miles from Newport to Jamestown to raise money and awareness for Save The Bay. Volunteers are needed to support this event!

This team assists and cheers on our swimmers after they cross the finish line! Volunteers can expect to be at least thigh - deep in the water, offering a hand to any swimmer who needs it as they walk up the beach to receive their medal.  They will also guard the finish line area to prevent spectators from unintentionally interfering with the swimmers’ check in. YOU MUST WEAR WATER SHOES for this role- no flip flops! 

All Jamestown volunteers will also help with beach setup and breakdown.

PLEASE NOTE: It is about a 5-10 minute walk from the parking area to volunteer check-in. 

We have many volunteer roles at The Swim! To view the full list, visit the Swim Volunteer Page.  

Agency: Save The Bay
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 07/29/2017
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 02835
Allow Groups: Yes