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

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

Searching for a place where you’re needed? The Westerly Sun has you covered. Check out volunteer opportunities in southern Rhode Island and the Southeastern Connecticut area.

Southern RhodeIsland Volunteers

SRIV is in critical need of drivers to provide medical transportation in the Washington County areas. This is a flexible opportunity that revolves around your schedule. If you can help support your local seniors call 401-552-7661.

Penguin Plunge helpers needed on Jan. 1, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 89 Atlantic Avenue: giving out T-shirts, online registration, crowd control, setup and breakdown help, making soup, raffle assistant.

An animal shelter in Westerly needs front desk volunteers to assist guests and animal assistant volunteers to clean feeding bowls as well as play with the pets that are up for adoption.

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.

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.

For more information or to register for the next volunteer training contact Paul Gauthier, volunteer coordinator, 401-294-6204, or email paul.gauthier@amedisy.com.

Tri-CountyCommunity Action 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 Heather Ainslie, manager of volunteer services, at 401-348-3969 or by email heather.ainslie@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. 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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