The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to statewide environmental education, conservation and advocacy. The Audubon Society of RI is the largest private environmental educator in RI, reaching well over 30,000 students each year. Members and staff work for natural area protection and management, wise use of resources and integrated environmental management. Its vigilant advocacy programs have kept the public and government informed of threats to the environment for over 100 years.
The following volunteer opportunities are available at the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI: gift shop clerk, teaching assistant for grades K-12, exhibit hall guide/trail guide, garden caretaker, grounds maintenance worker and special events help.
Bristol Parks and Recreation Department
Parks & Recreation Dept.: 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Community Center: Thames Street, Bristol, RI 02809
Shuttle Service/Work Study Opportunity
The Bristol Parks and Recreation Department's mission is to create, promote and implement programs that reflect the recreational and cultural diversity of the community, while maintaining a beautiful park and playground system and protecting the natural resources of the community. Activities range from the Bristol Community Center, offering local children safe and fun activities, to Unified Sports, a program that offers athletic competition for teams comprised of both disabled and non-disabled athletes. Programs for seniors, such as the walking club and the bowling program are also offered. Volunteers are needed to serve meals and clean up at the Oz Café (which provides hot meals to high school students). Other service opportunities include acting as a big brother/big sister figure and assisting with Community Center school vacation camps and trips.
Big Brothers of Rhode Island
3300 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence, RI 02915
Big Brothers of Rhode Island provides one-on-one relationships between at-risk children and volunteer mentors at no charge to the child, family or volunteers. Male volunteers are needed to meet weekly with fatherless boys to act as mentors.