Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Here’s some from around the region.

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Here’s some from around the region.



Southern RhodeIsland Volunteers

SRIV is in need of office assistant volunteers at the SRIV office in Charlestown. Skills include answering phones to assist volunteers or senior clients, data entry, filing, basic computer skills. Training is provided.

Volunteers needed at the Washington County Fair Aug. 15-19 in the Pomona Kitchen taking orders and serving food. Available shifts: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 3 to 7 p.m., or 7 to 11 p.m.

Volunteers needed at the Charlestown Seafood Festival August 3-5, providing wristbands to people who wish to re-enter at the exit gate and/or helping at SRIV’s booth with providing information and collecting donations.

Southern Rhode Island Volunteers offers flexible volunteer opportunities, mileage reimbursement, supplemental liability insurance, training and ongoing support. If you are interested in any of these opportunities call 401-552-7661 or register online at southernrivol.org/register.

PawcatuckNeighborhood Center

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center is seeking volunteers to assist with the food pantry and to teach all types of classes. Please contact susan@thepnc.org.

Beacon Hospice

Beacon Hospice in North Kingstown is seeking local volunteers to visit our hospice patients in the Westerly area. As an important part of our hospice care team, you can help improve the quality of life for our patients, as well as their families and caregivers, by offering companionship, playing music, reading to the patient, and caregiver respite. To register for the next volunteer training contact Paul Gauthier, volunteer coordinator, 401-294-6204, or email paul.gauthier@amedisy.com.

Neighbors HelpingNeighbors RI

The program needs experienced handymen/contractors who are willing to volunteer. We provide the materials and additional volunteers if desired. Our mission is to keep people in their homes. To learn more, our website has an eight-minute video, at www.nhnri.org. Contact Tina Lungren at 401-601-5621 to volunteer.

Tri-County CommunityAction Agency

Volunteers are needed who can support the food distribution program, located at 34 Pond St. in Westerly. Distribution is on the last Tuesday of each month. Volunteers are needed between 9 and 10 a.m. to assist with packing items for client pickup between 1 and 3 p.m.

Volunteers will be interviewed and are required to undergo criminal background checks. For more information, call Maureen Tissiere at 401-596-7272, ext. 4114.

Westerly Hospital

Adult volunteers help in our Emergency Department. Candidates must be customer focused, flexible, and willing to work in a fast-paced and sometimes challenging environment. The hospital also needs volunteers to serve as a substitute for other volunteers. Contact Mabel Payne at 401-348-3969, or email mabel.payne@westerlyhospital.org.

Frank Olean Center in Westerly

The Frank Olean Center, 93 Airport Road in Westerly, seeks volunteers to help fill a variety of needs. Hours can be tailored to fit your schedule. Contact tcherenzia@oleancenter.org or stop in to complete an application. All volunteers will need a criminal background history.

RSVP VolunteerOpportunities

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is looking for volunteers, ages 55 and older, to make a difference in your community. Many opportunities to visit or shop for older or disabled individuals, deliver meals on wheels, tutor in schools, serve veterans, and referrals to other community agencies.

Volunteer around your schedule; contact Gina King at 860-425-6617, by email at gking@tvcca.org or visit www.tvcca.org.


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