A secret to our success over the years has been our generous volunteers and we hope that you will join us in continuing that success in the years to come!
Activities with Seniors in North Smithfield
Help us plan and implement activities for elderly residents living at our Meadows senior facility in North Smithfield. We’re always looking for good ideas to keep seniors healthy in mind, body, and spirit. Visit once or often. Contact Suealison Robbins-Fontaine, Resident Service Coordinator, by email at MeadowsRSC@neighborworksbrv.org or phone at 401-651-4925 to learn more.
Tutor and Mentor Students in Woonsocket, North Smithfield or Burrillville
Assist certified teachers to tutor and mentor Woonsocket, North Smithfield and/or Burrillville youth in grades K-12 with homework and reading. Volunteers commit to 3-12 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 3-8pm, or anytime Monday through Friday during the summer months. Contact Thea Fielding-Lowe at 401-762-0993 ext. 232 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about tutoring and mentoring opportunities.
Special Events Volunteers
Volunteers are always needed to plan, organize and implement the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration (in January) and the annual NeighborWorks Week (the first full week of June). Both take place in Woonsocket. Contact Margaux Morisseau, Director of Community Building and Organizing, at 401-762-0993 ext. 233 or by email at email@example.com.
For the “Our Neighborhoods” Vision
We welcome volunteers with or for projects within the themes of civic engagement, safety, physical fabric, health, economic development, and lifelong learning. The Woonsocket Our Neighborhoods District has many needs including:
- Event planning and support
- Architectural planning and design for Main Street buildings
- Gardening and innovations (such as vertical gardens, greenhouses, etc.)
- Small business supports such as marketing & storefront design
- Building projects such as playground structures, small neighborhood library boxes, signage, butterfly or bird houses, garden beds, etc.
Contact Margaux Morisseau, “Our Neighborhoods” Program Manager, at 401-762-0993 ext. 206 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NWBRV has hosted over 30 AmeriCorps positions from both LISC and NeighborWorks America over the past ten years. AmeriCorps volunteers make it possible for us to do more in the community in exchange for a small living stipend and some scholarship assistance. For more information on becoming an AmeriCorps member, contact Margaux Morisseau at 401-762-0993 ext. 233 or at email@example.com.
Interested in learning about community or real estate development, passionate about a particular housing or community issue, or just want to know more about working in a nonprofit? Each year, NWBRV hosts long- and short-term internships for those interested in learning more about the work we do. We provide job shadowing, hands-on experience and mentorship to all interns serving in our organization. To learn more about internship opportunities with NWBRV, contact Joe Garlick at 401-762-0993 ext. 221 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HomeOwnership Center Presenters
HomeOwnership Center Presenters help build the capacity of the organization by providing our customers with the latest news, information, and policies in the world of home ownership and financial fitness. Currently, the Center is recruiting volunteers to help present (and help us update/create) curriculums on choosing a home, insurance, law, home loans, home inspections, contracting, home repair, credit, banking, etc. Ideal presenters are charismatic practitioners in and around the world of home ownership who can help bring existing materials to life. Presenters must attend a mandatory training session on HUD-regulations prior to serving as a volunteer. For more information on becoming a volunteer presenter for the HomeOwnership Center, contact Felicia Diaz at 401-762-0993 ext. 208 or email@example.com.
Join an Advisory Committee
Each year, NWBRV looks for interested persons willing to serve on a variety of advisory committees that work with our various departments. Committees generally meet quarterly. This is an exciting opportunity to gain knowledge of the organization and often serves as a feeder onto our Board of Directors. Preference is given to those who live in Northern RI. Committees include:
- Community Building and Engagement
- HomeOwnership Center
- Asset Management / Real Estate Development
- Fund Development
To serve on one of our Advisory Committees, contact Joe Garlick at 401-762-0993 ext. 221 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Board Member
Each year, NWBRV looks for interested persons willing to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors. Volunteers must live or work in the Blackstone Valley and are chosen annually by a special nominating committee to serve up to a three-year term. The Board of Directors supports our work and provides leadership and strategic governance. While day‐to-day operations are led by NWBRV’s Executive Director, the Board-‐ED relationship is a partnership, and the appropriate involvement of the Board is both critical and expected. Read a complete description of our Board of Directors here.
Our Board of Directors is also looking for a Board Treasurer.
To serve on the Board of Directors, contact Joe Garlick at 401-762-0993 ext. 221 or via email at email@example.com.