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

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

Check out volunteer opportunities in southern Rhode Island and the Southeastern Connecticut area.

Southern RhodeIsland Volunteers

Help a local homebound senior by volunteering to do grocery shopping for them or driving them to the grocery store. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity that can be based around your schedule and a great way to help those in need.

SRIV is in need of volunteers to be friendly visitors to alleviate isolation for homebound seniors. This is a flexible opportunity that would make a large impact on a local senior’s day. Sometimes our volunteers are the only friendly faces that senior will see all day.

Volunteer Judges for 4-H Public Presentations needed on March 3 at 12:30 p.m. You don’t need to be an expert speaker, just compassionate and fair. The judges will be provided with rules, guidelines, sample score sheets and an orientation help prior to the start of the contest.

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.

Volunteer with Neighbors Helping Neighbors RI. Are you a handyman, carpenter or contractor and have some extra time on your hands? Perhaps you are retired and want to put your skills to good use. We need you to volunteer with our projects team. We provide free home repairs to qualified low-income homeowners in South County. If you are interested in working with us and want to assist some local families in need, call Tina at 401-601-5621.

Rhode Island AcademicDecathlon

Rhode Island Academic Decathlon is actively recruiting volunteers for their Sunday, March 11 state competition. Volunteers evaluate the speech and interview skills of high school students or assist with exams and event management. The competition is hosted by CCRI in Warwick, and most volunteers serve from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Training is provided on the day of the event. Twenty teams from high schools across the state are competing. For more information on the RI Academic Decathlon, visit www.acdec.net, or email frank.lenox@acdec.net. To register as a volunteer, visit: http://riadregistration.org/decathlon/volunteers.pl.

Beacon Hospice

Beacon Hospice in North Kingstown is seeking local volunteers to visit our hospice patients in the Westerly area. Hospice gives patients who are facing a life-limiting illness the freedom to live all the days of their lives by offering comfort, dignity and quality of life. 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 caregiver, 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.

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, which will be fully covered. For more information, call Maureen Tissiere at 401-596-7272, ext. 4114.

Westerly Hospital

Adult volunteers are to 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 be cross-trained and serve as a substitute for other volunteers. Contact Mabel Payne at 401-348-3969, or email mabel.payne@westerlyhospital.org.

Frank Olean Centerin Westerly

The Frank Olean Center, 93 Airport Road in Westerly, seeks volunteers to help fill a variety of needs. The agency serves children and adults with varying abilities. Hours can be tailored to fit your schedule.

If interested, contact tcherenzia@oleancenter.org or stop in to complete a volunteer application. All volunteers will need to complete 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 and make a positive impact; contact Gina King at 860-425-6617, by email at gking@tvcca.org or visit www.tvcca.org.

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.


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