Volunteer Opportunities in South County
- Organization: Southern Rhode Island Volunteers
- Causes: Civic
- Date(s): any day
- Contact person: Lindsay Tanner
- Phone: 789-2362
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.southernrivol.org
Southern Rhode Island Volunteers places volunteers with more than 100 nonprofit community partners. Searching for a place where you’re needed? Call us at 789-2362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Adults 18 and over are welcome; and for positions at the SRIV office, so are teens aged 13 to 17. Our website address is www.southernrivol.org.
Families First RI in Providence needs four Mentor Moms to provide support for pregnant and post-partum women, using weekly one- or two-hour visits to relieve isolation, depression and anxiety. The Moms must be parents. Eight hours training is provided.
The Charlestown Land Trust is looking a volunteer coordinator and a clerical volunteer. The coordinator will develop and lead efforts to recruit, acquire and train volunteers. The clerical volunteer will communicate with potential land honors, respond to inquiries and maintain a computer database. The clerical services can be done any day, from 9 to noon or noon to 3.
The land trust also needs a receptionist for the front desk at the Wildlife Refuge at Kettle Pond to greet the public, answer the phone and respond to questions. Job orientation will be provided. The receptionist is needed from 9 to 1 on first and third Saturdays.
The Seasons in East Greenwich is looking for bingo callers to call weekend bingo games. Times are 2 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
C.A.R.E.S. in South Kingstown needs four volunteers to serve as classroom assistants for several teachers at the Broad Rock and Curtis Corner schools. They are needed for two to three hours on weekdays.
Also needed are six volunteers for the Homework Club, helping students at the two schools complete their homework. Homework Club volunteers spend one hour a week at either school, working with one student at a time. Hours are Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday, from 2 to 3 or 3 to 4 p.m.
The agency also is looking for six mentors to work with students after school hours, reading to them, playing games with them and helping them with homework.
Smith’s Castle is looking for a volunteer buildings and grounds person to keep an eye on the upkeep. The facility already has an electrician and plumber. It also offers many other volunteer openings, including docents, greeters, Youth Educators for school groups, and people to work in the garden or gift shop or help with events.
The Seasons East Greenwich is seeking a pianist to play for its Alzheimer’s residents for one hour on a weekend afternoon. “Residents would enjoy older music or even classical,” a spokesperson said.
The Seasons also needs five volunteers -- one for each weekday – to serve wine or soda, pass around hors d’oeuvres and socialize with residents during the Pub Hour, from 4 to 5 p.m.
Shady Acres Nursing Home in West Kingston is looking for six volunteers to visit residents, read them stories, bring a pet and play games. Patience and being comfortable interacting with frail individuals are required. The nursing home also needs two craft assistants to meet with small groups of residents, working one-on-one with each to teach them how to create crafted items.
South County is experiencing a shortage of drivers to take elderly and disabled people to their medical appointments. SRIV is seeking drivers to use their own vehicles to pick up clients at home, drive them to their medical appointments, and return them to home when their visits are over. Medical appointment trips are made Mondays through Fridays from 9 to 3.
Brightview Commons in Wakefield is looking for two receptionists to provide coverage within the facility that will free staff for other duties.
The Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield needs a volunteer to be a box office ticket seller and two volunteer ushers. Training and a written guide will be provided for each.
Lazicki’s Bird House & Rescue in Wakefield is seeking to fill several volunteer positions. Needed are four bird caretakers, two experienced grant-writers and an experienced fundraiser.
Rescued exotic birds require daily cage cleaning, feeding and watering -- not a job for anyone who has respiratory problems or is sensitive to noise. Shifts are 8 to 1 or 1 to 5.
The organization needs funding to support its mission of educating the public about the suffering of exotic birds. The grant-writers work on-site with a supervisor to research avenues for funding, obtain and complete grant applications.
The fundraiser will direct a committee of volunteers, and create and organize fundraising projects.
Courthouse Center for the Arts in West Kingston is seeking two people for membership data entry. Familiarity with Past Perfect is required. Work hours are flexible. Available times are weekdays 9 to 4.
The center also needs three receptionists as well as six ushers for evening shows.