City Year Rhode Island
77 Eddy Street, 2nd Floor
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 553-2500 ext. 224
City Year RI, a proud member of the AmeriCorps Network, is a national service organization that unites hundreds of young adults, ages 17 - 24, from diverse racial, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds for a demanding year of full-time community service, leadership development and civic engagement. Corps members serve as teacher's aides, work in community gardens, run a spring service camp for elementary students and many more programs aimed at community and youth development. Short-term volunteer opportunities are available through the Serve-a-Thon and other various committees.
The Chamber of Commerce works to promote a healthy business climate in the East Bay by providing support to both business owners and consumers. Volunteers are needed to maintain websites, design and write for the monthly newsletter, facilitate job training and provide general office support.
Mosaico provides the communities of Bristol and Warren with opportunities for economic and professional advancement, as well as sponsoring community-building events. Mosaico also manages the Historic Interpretive Center in Bristol, informing visitors about the history of the local area. Volunteers are needed to act as docents at the Center, accommodating guests coming to view the exhibits. Docents also guide guests around the Center while telling the history of the site. Docents are responsible for setting up and breaking down the moveable exhibits. Volunteers are also needed to help with fundraising and outreach activities (such as themed dinners, activities for seniors and children, neighborhood clean-ups and parties, etc.). Volunteers are also needed to assist with the Sense of Pride Campaign, giving educational tours of the Wood Street neighborhood to elementary school students. Volunteers for the Sense of Pride Campaign will be trained and will give tours once a month.
The Southside Community Land Trust believes that urban gardening is an important vehicle for developing community, promoting self-sufficiency and improving the quality of life in South Providence. SCLT promotes urban gardening, facilitates environmental education and creates solutions for other community needs. Short-term and long-term volunteers are needed to help create community gardens, work in educational programs and work on the urban organic farm.