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Planting native species in a marsh buffer
Planting native species in a marsh buffer
Courtesy: NOAA

Volunteers play an integral role in habitat restoration and other general environmental preservation efforts throughout the State of Rhode Island. While many non-profit environmental organization programs exist, often times they are in need of volunteers to ensure the implementation their initiatives. Volunteers offer the local help, enthusiasm, and perspective that are needed to effect change immediately!

Volunteering provides individuals with an opportunity to explore areas of interest in greater depth, to make new friends, to experience the satisfaction of hard work, to have some fun, as well as to contribute to meaningful environmental efforts in Rhode Island. While some volunteers may become involved to enhance a resume or fulfill a community service requirement, the majority of volunteers offer their time in order to better the communities in which they live.

If you would like to become more involved with habitat restoration and other environmental volunteer opportunities in Rhode Island, take a look at the Volunteer Opportunities listed below and contact the Volunteer Coordinators for more information. You truly can make a difference to the environmental future of Rhode Island!

Audubon Society of Rhode Island
1401 Hope Street
Bristol, RI 02809
Morgan Rock, Volunteer Coordinator
Lists various components of the volunteer program. Inquire about other environmental opportunities too!
Save The Bay
434 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908-3770
Stan Dimock, Volunteer & Internship Coordinator
401-272-3540 ext. 130 or 800-NARR-BAY x130
Homepage for volunteer opportunities. Be sure to ask about any habitat restoration options as well!

Salt Ponds Coalition
Box 875
Charlestown, RI 02813
Vic Dvorak, Executive Director
A focal point for programs designed to preserve the nine coastal salt ponds along Rhode Island's Atlantic coastline.

The Nature Conservancy
Rhode Island Chapter
159 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02906
Cheryl Swinconeck
Links to volunteering possibilities on Block Island, for Shorebird Monitoring and Nature Preserve Monitoring.

Volunteer Center of Rhode Island
55 Bradford Street
Suite 302
Providence, RI 02903
Merith Weisman-Ross, Program Director
Database of all agencies in Rhode Island with volunteer opportunities. Under Opportunity Search choose the environment/neighborhood option.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
56 Pine St.
Suite 3B
Providence, RI 02903
Jenny Pereira, Coordinator
Information about local volunteer efforts including the Woonasquatucket River Greenway Project, Riparian Buffer Development Project and the Wetlands Restoration Project.

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