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

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.

SRIV is in need of medical transportation drivers to drive local seniors in need to their medical appointments. For some seniors, this is the only means for them to get to their appointments, they rely on us. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity and can be based around your schedule.

Volunteer at the Domestic Violence Resource Center as a helpline advocate by answering calls and providing resources and guiding clients. Training is provided.

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.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center

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

Jonnycake Center of Westery

Attention High School students: the Jonnycake Center of Westerly offers daily volunteer opportunities for students needing community service hours for graduation. For more information, contact Adrienne or Ed by phone at 401-377-8069 ext. 114 or email at volunteer@jonnycake.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 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-CountyCommunityAction 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 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. Hours can be tailored to fit your schedule. If interested, contact tcherenzia@oleancenter.org or stop in to complete an 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; 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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