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 or Burrillville
Assist certified teachers to tutor and mentor Woonsocket and 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 Stephanie Boucher at 401-762-0993 ext. 232 or by email at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the “Our Neighborhoods” vision
Woonsocket was chosen as one of only 10 sites nationally taking part in a LISC pilot project we’re calling “Our Neighborhoods”. The goal: to try something new by starting with a grassroots listening campaign that engaged residents directly in planning and taking action on behalf of the neighborhoods where they lived. We welcome volunteers with or for projects within the themes of civic engagement, safety, physical fabric, health, economic development, and lifelong learning. Past efforts include clean-ups at both Costa and Dunn Parks, Main Street event planning, and Neighborhood Partnership Team walks to identify and address troubled spots in the Constitution Hill and Fairmount neighborhoods. Contact Ainsley Morisseau Cantoral, “Our Neighborhoods” Program Manager, at 401-762-0993 ext. 214 or by email at email@example.com.
NWBRV has hosted over 25 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
HomeOwnership Center Presenters
HomeOwnership Center Presenters help build the capacity of the organization by providing homeowners with the latest news, information, and policies in the world of homeownership and financial fitness. Currently, the Center is recruiting volunteers to help present curriculums choosing a home, insurance, law, home loans, home inspections, contracting, etc. Ideal presenters are charismatic practitioners in and around the world of real estate 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 Rosalind Mitchell at 401-762-0074 ext. 210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Board Member or join an Advisory Committee
Each year, NWBRV looks for interested persons willing to serve on the organization’s Board of Directors or on one of the Board’s many Advisory Committees. 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. To serve on one of our Advisory Committees (representing each of the organizations’ departments including Community Building and Organizing, HomeOwnership, Asset Management / Real Estate Development, and Finance) or on the Board of Directors, contact Joe Garlick at 401-762-0993 ext. 221 or via email at email@example.com.