Volunteers

There are so many wonderful organizations that are available to help Providence Parks. In addition to those volunteer resources you identified in your community, you may want to consider asking for volunteer help from any of the following organizations listed below that support the Partnership. We also recommend you check out the fantastic free resources for organizing and working with volunteers at www.volunteermatch.org/nonprofits/learningcenter/ and www.kaboom.org. We also like the online source for posting volunteers www.allforgood.org.

Providence College
Call Heather Whitney 865-1256 or email the Feinstein Center for Public Service fips@providence.edu a description of your event. Include: contact person and information, and details describing; who is involved, what the project is all about, when the event takes place, what park and why.

Johnson & Wales University
Download and complete the Volunteer Request Form and send to feinsteincenter@jwu.org
Contact:
Susan Connery, Director
Feinstein Center for Service
598-1265

The Wheeler School
Students are available for service learning projects or in teams for special projects. Call Cali to let her know how students can help with your project. Wheeler also sends teams of students into the community for Annual Clean-up days in May.
cali.almy@wheelerschool.org
Cali Almy
421-8100

Campus Compact at Brown University/RISD
Swearer Center for Public Service
There are two opportunities to recruit volunteers through the Campus Compact. Each Fall and Spring, Brown hosts a Community Services Opportunity Fair. The dates and time for 2012-2013 will be listed here. The second option is to email your request to Kate_Tremble@Brown.edu on an as needed basis. Kate will disseminate your request to the Brown Student Community via an e-newsletter.
Contact Kate Tremble
863-2311

Rhode Island College
There are many different departments that work with the community. To find out which one best fits your project contact Wendy Nilsson at the PPP&R wnilsson@cox.net.

CVS Caremark
We have a CVS Caremark Community Crew site and if you need volunteers you can register on our site. CVS Caremark colleagues can view opportunities and sign on if they would like.
The site is www.cvscaremarkcommuitycrew.com
Mary Jane McCusker
CVS Caremark, Community Relations Specialist
401.770.2435
MaryJane.McCusker@cvscaremark.com

Serve Rhode Island
Providence Partnership Scholarships Available!
Serve Rhode Island is committed to providing volunteers in Rhode Island with effective support and services to ensure a positive experience. By connecting volunteers and volunteer groups with nonprofits, Serve Rhode Island works consistently to enhance the Rhode Island service community.
Contact Janice Pothier Pac
655 Broad StreetProvidence, RI 02907
401.331.2298

Keep RI Clean
http://keepriclean.org/
A great resource to post your request for volunteers
submit form to Save The Bay via EMAIL: keepRIclean@savebay.org, FAX: 401-273-7153 or
MAIL: 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905. Form must be submitted 4-6 weeks before the cleanup date. Please allow 3-5 days for the cleanup to be posted on the website.

Senior Community Service
Vincent Marzullo
655 Broad Street, Suite 103
Providence, RI 02907
Phone: (401) 528-5426
Fax: (401) 528-5220
Email: ri@cns.gov

REI Volunteerism
REI is a national outdoor retail co-op dedicated to inspiring, educating and outfitting its members and the community for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. Founded in 1938 by a group of Pacific Northwest mountaineers seeking quality equipment, REI is committed to promoting environmental stewardship and increasing access to outdoor recreation through volunteerism, gear donations and financial contributions.Since 1976, REI has provided more than $37 million to nonprofit organizations that share our goal to protect and preserve our country’s natural spaces and to get more people into the outdoors. Join us for a class, outing, or stewardship project this season. Find out more at REI.com/cranston.
Rita Shaffer, Outreach & Events Coordinator
REI Cranston(Store #110)
22 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston RI 02920
401-275-5250