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Volunteer opportunity

Links to resources related to community service and volunteer programs.
These are just a few of the many wonderful organizations serving our local area. If you have an interest that you do not see listed here, please contact the Feinstein Enriching America Program Coordinator for assistance being matched with a volunteer opportunity.
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General Volunteerism Resources

♦   Serve Rhode Island
URL: http://www.serverhodeisland.org/
Serve Rhode Island is our Statewide Volunteerism Resource Center. Their website includes a searchable database of local volunteer opportunities.
♦   Volunteer Match
URL: https://www.volunteermatch.org/
Volunteer Match believes everyone should have the chance to make a difference. That's why they make it easy for good people and good causes to connect.
♦   Idealist
URL: http://www.idealist.org
Idealist is all about connecting idealists - people who want to do good - with opportunities for action and collaboration.

Local Organizations In Need of Volunteers

♦   Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Ocean State
URL: http://www.bbbsos.org/
Big Brothers/Big Sisters’ After School Program pairs high school and college students with elementary and middle school students who may be in need of additional academic support or personal encouragement. [10/15]
♦   Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island
URL: http://www.goodwillri.org
The mission of Goodwill Industries of Rhode Island is to provide training, education, and other services which result in employment and expanded economic opportunity for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment in order to enhance their capacity for independent living, increased quality of life and work. [10/15]
♦   Habitat for Humanity ReStore
URL: http://restoreri.org/
The ReStore enables 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. [10/15]
♦   House of Hope CDC
URL: http://www. http://thehouseofhopecdc.org/
We are proud to be a leading community development corporation (CDC) in Rhode Island. Our compassionate programs and services alleviate the burden of poverty in the West Bay area where we were founded, and beyond. [10/15]
♦   Literacy Volunteers of East Bay
URL: http://www.lveb.org/
Literacy Volunteers of East Bay provides free tutoring and small group classes to adult, East Bay adult residents. We offer help with basic literacy skills--including math and digital; GED and NEDP preparation; and English speaking, reading and writing. [10/15]
♦   Providence Emergency Management Agency
URL: https://www.providenceri.com/PEMA/volunteer
Providence Emergency Management Agency is charged with protecting the community by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism or other man-made disasters. [10/15]
♦   Save the Bay
URL: http://www.savebay.org/
Save The Bay’s mission is to protect and improve Narragansett Bay. They host many volunteer events to clean local beaches. [10/15]
♦   Warwick Museum of Art
URL: http://warwickmuseum.org/
Warwick Museum of Art is seeking volunteers to assist with facilities maintenance, both indoors or outside. Volunteers with experience as a handyman/woman, or in carpentry, or who simply enjoy taking on “fix-it” projects are greatly encouraged to apply. [10/15]
♦   WaterFire
URL: http://www.waterfire.org
WaterFire’s mission is to inspire Providence and its visitors by revitalizing the urban experience, fostering community engagement and creatively transforming the city by presenting WaterFire for all to enjoy. Volunteers help with all aspects of these large scale events, from building and repairs boats and other set pieces to greeting guests, setting up sound equipment or even tending the fires. [10/15]
♦   Westbay Community Action
URL: http://www.westbaycap.org/
Westbay Community Action educates children, feeds seniors, and responds to any number of emergencies that can occur to an individual, single parent or family. [10/15]

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