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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Monday, Jan 21, 8:30 am
35 Camp St, Providence, RI 02906

RISD's Center for Student Involvement is seeking volunteers and station leaders for the annual MLK Jr. Day of Service. RISD and the Mt. Hope Learning Center will once again partner for a special Day of Service event. The day will include running arts and crafts workshops for local children and engaging them with games, activities, and conversation. Join us for this special day that, in the spirit of Dr. King, seeks to use service as a mechanism for inspiration and social change....

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LACE Application (2018-2019)

The Leadership & Community Engagement [LACE] Program enhances co-curricular experiences through social justice focused volunteer opportunities. Participants will perform 150 hours of service with a community organization throughout the year and can receive an education award of $1500 upon completion of all requirements!

For more information on the program and the opportunities available, please read this file.

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Painting Central Falls High School Restorative Room

Tuesday, Apr 17, 12 pm

Restorative is the opposite of punitive sanctions, it's trauma informed, and the model is intended to build strong and healthy relationship​s​ with faculty, the students and their families. As a restorative school, we work with families and the community to repair relationships that may have been ​disrupted by a student​'s behavior. The Central Falls ​School ​District is aware that some students have life challenges that interfere with their ability to shine academically. The...

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LACE Spring Program Applications Due

Monday, Feb 19, All Day
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LACE Spring Program Applications Due

Monday, Feb 19, All Day

The Leadership & Community Engagement Spring Program enhances co-curricular experiences through social justice focused volunteer opportunities. Participants will perform 40 hours of service with a community organization over 8 weeks and can receive an education award of $500 upon completion of all requirements!

Applications due 2/19!

Important Dates:

2/19 application deadline 2/23 notification 2/26 Orientation meeting 2/26 first week of service at site (4...
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Packing/Assembling Assistant

Jan 16 - May 25
RI Food Bank, 200 Niantic Ave, Providence, RI 02907

Volunteers needed for approximately 3 hours on Tuesday mornings assisting Boston Greens, located in West Kingston, RI, with packing and assembling cases of produce. Boston Greens is a high-tech greenhouse farming operation that grows and distributes fresh, great-tasting leafy greens to restaurants and grocery stores in Rhode Island and surrounding areas. Volunteer help with this weekly task would allow Boston Greens to increase the amount of fresh produce they donate to the Rhode Island...

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Domestic Violence Program - On-Call Interpreters

Jan 16 - May 25
Crossroads RI, 160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903

Bilingual volunteers remove communication barriers for domestic violence survivors to ensure that all of our clients get the help they need regardless of their background. This position is flexible. Languages needed: Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Arabic. Contact Brandi Gbemisola for more information. 

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Volunteers for Rhode Island Gala for Epilepsy

Saturday, Jan 27, 2 pm
Epilepsy Foundation New England - The Matty Project, Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI 02286

We are looking for volunteers for our annual Rhode Island Gala for Epilepsy! This year's event is casino-themed!

We are looking to fill the following volunteer roles:

Event Setup: 2:00 - 6:00 pm Event Floaters: 6:00 - 11:00 pm Event Breakdown: 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

We welcome both group and individual volunteers for this event! Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. 

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Maple Sugaring Volunteer

Saturday, Mar 10, 8:30 am
Audubon Society of Rhode Island, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI 02917

Step back in time at the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge to experience the history of maple sugaring. Discover how the Wampanoags started maple sugaring and how to make this sweet syrup in your own backyard. Taste first-hand this delectable treat over breakfast. Sample pancakes, muffins and other tasty treats - all with fresh maple syrup. 

Volunteers are needed for the following roles:  Lead groups of visitors from station to station or direct cars to parking spots.  Volunteers will be...

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WordPress Web Designer

Jan 16 - Jan 31
Inspiring Minds, 763 Westminster Street, Providence RI 02903

Inspiring Minds is seeking a WordPress Developer to help with their website during Wintersession. 

This position requires experience with SEO, designing, developing, and maintenance for WordPress websites. If interested, send a cover letter, portfolio and resume to inspire@inspiringmindsri.org.

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Limited spaces available

Weekday Volunteers

Friday, May 25, 12 pm
134 Collaborative, 134 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903

Volunteers needed on Friday afternoons to assist with one or more of the following tasks: 

-Assist with serving weekly community meal in collaboration with PICA

-Sort and distribute clothing at the meal

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Children's Friend 5K Walk/Run Event

Saturday, Apr 30, 8:30 am
Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI 02907

Children's Friend has served and nurtured many Rhode Island youth to help them grow up with safe, healthy lives--your involvement and support will make a great impact!  The organization has invite RISD students to help create a running team composed of 10-12 individuals, a walking team with 10-12 individuals, and 2-3 general event volunteers. These numbers are the minimum amount so the more, the merrier! 

We will meet at 8:30AM on the RISD Beach to make it to the 9:00AM...

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Volunteer at MLK Day of Service!

Monday, Jan 16, 8:30 am

 Follow this link to sign up!

Join us on January 16 for MLK Day of Service, one of our biggest events of the year! Volunteer to run art workshops, activities, and games with local children and families at two sites in Providence- Dorcas International Institute of RI and MLK Elementary School. Shifts run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and food, transportation, and t-shirts will be provided. Contact communityservice@risd.edu or stop by Carr House 201 with any questions.

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Fiction for Kids Illustration

Sep 15 - Dec 9

Fiction for Kids is a collaboration of student volunteers using creative writing to brighten children’s lives. Our project is threefold: craft personalized fiction based on each child’s favorite settings, genres, and ideas; donate stories to child patients; and initiate the intersection of education and creative writing in classrooms.Collaboration with RISD students would hopefully open the doors for great illustrators to join our ranks, but we are also looking for additional writers,...

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Fiction for Kids Illustration

Sep 15 - Dec 9

Fiction for Kids is a collaboration of student volunteers using creative writing to brighten children’s lives. Our project is threefold: craft personalized fiction based on each child’s favorite settings, genres, and ideas; donate stories to child patients; and initiate the intersection of education and creative writing in classrooms.Collaboration with RISD students would hopefully open the doors for great illustrators to join our ranks, but we are also looking for additional writers,...

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WaterFire Providence Collaboration

Sep 15 - Dec 9

Collaborate with WaterFire! Lend your design abilities to Barnaby Evans and the whole staff as WaterFire designs, prepares, and implements new elements of creative place making, public art, and performance. Design collaboration is welcome year-round on a flexible schedule. Joining WaterFire on event days is also an incredible experience, with opportunities to engage with locals and visitors alike to discuss culture, art, and architecture while encouraging urban exploration. Get first-hand...

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Ongoing projects at Hennessey Elementary School

Sep 15 - Dec 9
Create small art projects with elementary students: Work weekly with students of the Agnes B. Hennessey Elementary School running art projects to be showcased in their art show at the end of the year. Volunteers will have the opportunity to explore their own interests as well as acquire invaluable experience working with children. This program provides students with quality afterschool programming as well as connecting them with the community surrounding them. RISD students will work...
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South Light PVD Opening Festival

Friday, Sep 23, 4 pm

Volunteer at the South Light Cultural Center of RI at their opening festival on September 23 from 4p.m. to 8p.m. Volunteers will help run activities and arts and crafts for community members. Looking for a large number of volunteers!

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RFK Mural Project

Monday, Oct 3, All Day

Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Providence is collaborating with RISD to complete a large mural project for the outside of their school. Mural pieces will be completed at RISD, but there will be a installation event on a day in October when the murals will be hung and presented to the community. We are looking for students who would like to volunteer to paint the murals or be a part of the installation day at the school. Specific dates for mural painting to come. Please contact...

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RISD Blood Drive!

Wednesday, May 11, 10 am
Upper Met A, 55 Angell St, Providence

Blood Drive in support of the Rhode Island Blood Center! Don't forget to bring your driver's license or another form of identification when you donate.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Children's Friend 5K (April 30th)

Saturday, Apr 30, 8:30 am

Along with racers and walkers, Children's Friend is seeking RISD Volunteers to help the day go as smoothly and as fun as possible!  Priority are craft volunteers!! Volunteers will leave with the team at 8:30 from the RISD Beach. Types of volunteers needed: Setup Volunteers, Water Table Staffers, Craft Activity Volunteers, General Activity Volunteers.

Setup Volunteers

(7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.)

Setup volunteers will assist with placing signage around the Walk route,...

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Volunteer at the Mt. Hope Learning Center 18th Annual Plant & Bake Sale

Sunday, May 8, 8 am
140 Cypress Street

Mt. Hope Learning Center is holding their 18th Annual Plant and Bake Sale where all proceeds go to their educational programs. The weekend will consist of the sales, a mommy and me painting workshop, as well as activities and fun for the whole families. They are looking for volunteers to work in shifts to help out with setting up the event, managing sales, manning booths, and engaging with children and families.

If interested in volunteering for this event and to view available...

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