Needs from: Serve Rhode Island

Volunteer: Male 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: 02920
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Female 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: 02920
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Truck Together Tuesday - May 30th

WaterFire needs YOUR help! The work doesn't stop once the fires are out. Join the WaterFire Providence team from 5pm to 8pm to unload, restock, and organize our trucks so we can put on a spectacle all over again! The dinner is provided, the company is cool, so lend us a hand and some of your time to help us get ready to light up the night!!!!

Sign up here:

Truck Together Tuesday

Agency: WaterFire Providence
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 05/30/2017
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: 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: May 19th - Full WaterFire

Join us for the first Full WaterFire of the year! shifts are available from 12PM - 12AM! !

There is something for everyone! 

Head to the following link: May 19th

Agency: WaterFire Providence
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 05/19/2017
Zip Code: 02908
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Build WaterFire's Stars!

Help build WaterFire's stars for the Starry, Starry Night installation! This is a very crafty, hands-on task with quick training provided.

Join us! Sign up here: https://waterfire.volunteerhub.com/event/index/4470553

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

Volunteer: Tai Ji Quan: Senior Instructors Needed

If you are a Senior and enjoy physical activity and want to share the gift of well- being with your peers in the community, please consider becoming a Tai-Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Instructor

Training content will include:

 Program objectives

 Core training protocols

 Implementation topics

No prior exercise or Tai-Ji Quan required, all you need is just enjoy teaching a class to other older adults.

Training date: May 18 and May 19, 2017

Address: Cranston Center for Senior Services

1070 Cranston Street, Cranston RI 02920

Time: 9 am – 5:30pm

To register: Please contact Roshni Darnal

Email:rdarnal@federalhillhouse.org

Phone: (401)421-1095 ext .110

Training is free.

Lunch provided.

Agency: Federal Hill House Association
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 05/18/2017
Agency Requirement: >55 years old
Zip Code: 02920
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: MuseumCorps Educator

Position Description:

The Museum AmeriCorps team is a group of dynamic and diverse individuals who, in conjunction with Museum staff, develop and lead activities for children ages 3-11 and recruit and mentor Museum volunteers who facilitate play and learning in the Museum's exhibits. Members have a strong commitment to hands-on learning and experience and/or training in child development. Applicants who are conversational in Spanish, Portuguese, ASL or a Southeast Asian language are encouraged to apply. Must be able to go up and down stairs and perform frequent lifting up to 25 pounds. Join MuseumCorps and be part of a team that designs and leads programs for inner-city children in the greater Providence area. Create hands-on "Learning Clubs" for elementary school-aged children in after-school and summer programs, lead activities in Head Start pre-schools, and recruit and mentor volunteers who facilitate play and learning in the Museum's exhibits. Members will be assigned to work on one of three service teams, facilitate learning in the Museum's hands-on exhibits and programs, and participate in scheduled training sessions at the Museum and through the AmeriCorps program.

 

Responsibilities:

AmeriCorps Museum Educators facilitate learning in the Museum’s hands-on exhibits and programs. MuseumCorps’ Members will serve on teams of four working with one of the Museum’s key partners - Boys & Girls Club of Providence, Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket, Highlander Charter School and Children’s Friend Head Start – to deliver hands-on, play-based learning programs for children in out-of-school time and pre-school.

 

Qualifications:

* Ability to work well with people in a team setting

* Dedication to helping others and commitment to children’s learning

* Experience or training in child development or teaching preferred

* Well‐organized, detail-oriented

* Creative and resourceful, with strong problem solving skills

* Positive work-ethic, professional attitude and willingness to learn from all situations presented

* Good written and verbal communication skills

* Proficient in basic computer skills

* Ability to go up and down stairs and perform frequent lifting up to 25 pounds

* Conversational ability in Spanish, Portuguese, a Southeast Asian language or ASL a plus.

 

Schedule:

Program is full-time, from September 2017 to August 2018. The regular work schedule will be Tuesday – Friday with two Friday evenings per month, two weekend days per month and six to eight Mondays or holidays throughout the year. All Members may be scheduled at other times for special events and trainings as needed.

 

Benefits:

* Living allowance of $12,630

* $5,815 to be used toward educational goals

* Health insurance

* Child care allowance

* Training in museum education, learning theory and public service

* The opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills

 

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.childrenmuseum.org/ameriCorps.asp 

Applications will be accepted through July, and rounds of review will be completed at the end of each month. Applicants will apply through the Corporation for National and Community Service website, and will then be contacted by the Museum to send a brief essay summarizing their interest in and qualifications for MuseumCorps. Selected applicants will be invited to interview.

Agency: Providence Children's Museum
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 09/13/2017
Zip Code: 02903
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Spring Fair - Volunteers Needed!

We are hosting a Spring Fair at Morning Star Horse Farm, 2415 Tower Hill Rd (Rt 1), Sanderstown, RI on May 6th, from 9am to 3pm.

About the event: Our fair will have an organized dog walk, dog agility exhibition and trials, dog costume contest, pony rides, a petting zoo, hay rides and many activities and games for the children.  We will have approximately 30 vendors and food trucks, Binge BBQ and Del's Lemonade, to name a couple.   

Volunteer Roles Needed:

Volunteers to help the vendors set up their booth and assist in unloading their supplies to their space and then help with breakdown at the end of the event.   Volunteers will also be needed to help at the children's activities and games. The dog costume contest will need a couple of volunteers to help the dogs and owners for their review. We will need a couple of volunteers to help with the dog walk as monitors. Help will be needed for parking, maintaining dog water stations and maintaining cleanliness to the site.  

Email Martine Ireland at pawswatchspringfair@outlook.com or call 1-401-252-9835

There will be a volunteer orientation on April 29, Noon, at the Farm.  If you are interested in being a volunteer, please send me your name, phone number, e-mail and shirt size.  All volunteers will get a t-shirt.  All volunteers will need to come at 7:30 AM on day of event.

We are hoping you can join us in this special event.  Please check us out at www.pawswatch.org to know more about our organization.  

 Thank you.

 

Agency: PawsWatch
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 05/06/2017
Zip Code: 02874
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: CVS Health Charity Classic- Parking Volunteers Needed!

The CVS Health Charity Classic is an annual charitable golf tournament. Since its inception in 1999, the tournament has raised more than $18 million for nonprofit organizations, including Save The Bay! Save The Bay supports this event by managing parking at the Seekonk Speedway. If you can wave a flag to direct cars, we need you! Volunteers must be 18+ and able to be on their feet for most of a shift. Small groups (up to 10 volunteers) are welcome - please sign up in advance. BONUS: Volunteers get a t-shirt, hat, and free passes to the tournament!

Location: Seekonk Speedway, 1710 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA
Choose from the following shifts. Sign up for as many as you want!
Sunday, June 18: 5 am - 9 am; 9 am - 1 pm
Monday, June 19: 5:30-9:30 am; 8 am - 12 pm

SIGN UP through the CVS HEALTH CHARITY CLASSIC website. To volunteer for Save The Bay, find our listing on the site and then paste or type in  the following access code into the access code box:  Narragansett    IMPORTANT:  Do not select Save The Bay until you have put in the access code, you will get an error message.

Any difficulty signing up? Contact July Lewis; jlewis@savebay.org. We want you on our team!

Agency: Save The Bay
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/19/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 02771
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: CVS Health Charity Classic- Parking Volunteers Needed!

The CVS Health Charity Classic is an annual charitable golf tournament. Since its inception in 1999, the tournament has raised more than $18 million for nonprofit organizations, including Save The Bay! Save The Bay supports this event by managing parking at the Seekonk Speedway. If you can wave a flag to direct cars, we need you! Volunteers must be 18+ and able to be on their feet for most of a shift. Small groups (up to 10 volunteers) are welcome - please sign up in advance. BONUS: Volunteers get a t-shirt, hat, and free passes to the tournament!

Location: Seekonk Speedway, 1710 Fall River Ave, Seekonk, MA
Choose from the following shifts. Sign up for as many as you want!
Sunday, June 18: 5 am - 9 am; 9 am - 1 pm
Monday, June 19: 5:30-9:30 am; 8 am - 12 pm

SIGN UP through the CVS HEALTH CHARITY CLASSIC website. To volunteer for Save The Bay, find our listing on the site and then paste or type in  the following access code into the access code box:  Narragansett    IMPORTANT:  Do not select Save The Bay until you have put in the access code, you will get an error message.

Any difficulty signing up? Contact July Lewis; jlewis@savebay.org. We want you on our team!

Agency: Save The Bay
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: happens on 06/18/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 02771
Allow Groups: No