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 or stop in to complete an application. All volunteers will need a criminal background check.

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center has extended their hours on Thursday evenings and will be open until 7 p.m. and on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are looking for volunteers to work once or twice a month in the Food Pantry on either of those two shifts. For more information, call 860-599-3285.

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

Tri-County Community Action Agency

Volunteers are needed who can support the food distribution program at 34 Pond St. in Westerly on the last Tuesday of each month. Volunteers are needed between 9 and 10 a.m. to help with packing items for pickup between 1 and 3 p.m. Volunteers are required to undergo criminal background checks. For more information, call Maureen Tissiere at 401-596-7272, ext. 4114.

Beacon Hospice

Beacon Hospice in North Kingstown is seeking local volunteers to visit our hospice patients in the Westerly area. You can help improve the quality of life for patients and caregivers by offering companionship, playing music, reading to the patient and providing caregiver respite. To register, contact Paul Gauthier at 401-294-6204 or by email at

Southern Rhode Island Volunteers

SRIV is looking for an office volunteer to help with its Independent Aging Program. Volunteers are needed for friendly visits (1 hour per week), grocery shopping, food delivery, medical appointment transportation and minor yard/ home repairs.

A museum in Narragansett is looking for docents and volunteers. Docents will preserve and present local history. Volunteers are also needed for maintenance of the building and garden as well as cleaning the building.

A food pantry in North Kingstown needs volunteers to help with food stocking, data entry, taking customers shopping in the pantry and food delivery.

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

Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue and Sanctuary

Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue and Sanctuary in North Stonington is looking for volunteers to help walk, feed, give water, groom, and spend time with rescued horses. Flexible daytime shifts available weekday and weekends. Contact Gina King at 860-319-1837 for more information.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors RI

The program needs experienced handymen/contractors who are willing to volunteer. Materials provided along with additional volunteers, if desired. To learn more, our website has an eight-minute video, at Contact Tina Lungren at 401-601-5621 to volunteer.

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