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Serve Rhode Island

Animals, Environment and Nature
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Currently recruiting for the Counselor in Training position for ZooCamp. Looking for youth entering 8th grade for the academic year of 2019-2020 through 12th grade. These teens would be volunteering to work with campers of ages 5-10 at the Zoo. Their primary responsibility would be to help with the safety and engagement of these campers and assist the counselors with day to day activities for four weeks of the summer while learning about the zoo and becoming a part of the zoo community. They are able to gain over 200 hours for the summer of 2019. Apply now.
Save the Bay
100 Save the Bay Drive
Providence, RI 02905
Save the Bay is looking for volunteers of all ages to help us with various events from shoreline cleanups, event support, internships, or regularly volunteering in our Newport aquarium. To look at all our opportunities go to
186 Amaral St.
Riverside, RI 02915
- Must fill out volunteer application and attend orientation, and be 18+ or accompanied by an adult at all times
- Call: (401) 438-8150 for more information
159 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02906
- Anyone 10+ welcome to help with trail maintenance, but volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (or other appointed adult over 18).
- Download volunteering handbook here for further details.
- Email: or Call: (401-) 331-7110, ext. 25
Healthcare and Hospitals
105 Gano St.
Providence, RI 02906
Lifespan: RI Hospital, Hasbro, Miriam (and Newport)
- Always have a summer program available
- There is a session for high school students starting in the fall (but is over-capacity this year), so inquire during spring and summer
Call: (401-) 444-5530 for more information
593 Eddy St.
Providence, RI 02903
-18- and Senior in High School, or 18+
- Downloadable application and registration available on site
Email: or Call: (401-) 444-5530 for more information
101 Dudley St.
Providence, RI 02905
- 14+ and/or have completed Freshman year of High School
- Email: or Call: (401) 274-1122, ext. 42255
Community Welfare and the Arts

200 Niantic Ave, Providence, RI 02907
"One Kid Can!" downloadable toolkit
Email: or Call: (401) 942-MEAL (6325)

Sojourner House (Domestic Violence safe haven)
386 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908
- Accepts volunteers under 18 with "adult" supervision (anyone over 18)
891 Broad St.
Providence, RI 02907-7691
- Will be recruiting High school students as teaching assistants in the City Arts classrooms, starting next session (in December or January).
- Don't have to be artists, but it would be better if they were at least interested in art. - Download/submit application online
- Email: to sign up for the volunteer e-newsletter, or Call: (401) 941-0795 ext. 104
- No age restrictions but those under 15 must be accompanied by a guardian.
- Email: or Call: (401-) 273-9727
140 Cypress S.
Providence, RI 02906
- Email: or Call: (401-) 455-8875