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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
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!
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!
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!
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.
Rhode Island Chapter
159 Waterman Street
Providence, RI 02906
Links to volunteering possibilities on Block Island, for Shorebird
Monitoring and Nature Preserve Monitoring.
of Rhode Island
55 Bradford Street
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
Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
56 Pine St.
Providence, RI 02903
Information about local volunteer efforts including the Woonasquatucket
River Greenway Project, Riparian Buffer Development Project
and the Wetlands Restoration Project.
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