Roger Williams University is a proud participant, having adopted a stretch of route 114, from the Unversity entrance, through downtown Bristol, to the bike path. We must maintain our adopted area at least four times a year and inform the Department of Transportation each time we have held a clean-up event. Supplies are provided by the DOT. This is a great activity for a club, sports team or living area!
The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to statewide environmental education, conservation and advocacy. The Audubon Society of RI is the largest private environmental educator in RI, reaching well over 30,000 students each year. Members and staff work for natural area protection and management, wise use of resources and integrated environmental management. Its vigilant advocacy programs have kept the public and government informed of threats to the environment for over 100 years.
The following volunteer opportunities are available at the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI: gift shop, teaching assistant for grades K-12, exhibit hall guide/trail guide, garden caretakers, grounds maintenance workers and special events help.
Blithewold Mansion and Gardens are an important part of Bristol; the community works hard to preserve the site and its rich history. Volunteers are needed to assist in a variety of areas, including public relations, marketing and data entry. Volunteers are also needed to work as ticket sales and shop clerks, group tour leaders and in clerical positions. Volunteers with writing and computer skills are preferred.
The Animal Shelter provides a safe and caring shelter to animals in need and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 - 9:00 p.m., and weekends from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to hold and play with cats and dogs - volunteers play a critical part in the socialization of the shelter's animals. Volunteers are also needed to help answer the phone.
Coggeshall Farm Museum is a working 18th century seashore farm set on 35 acres in Colt State Park. It contains rare breeds of livestock that are similar to those found on the farm in 1790. Volunteers are needed to assist in the areas of animal care, general carpentry, object conservation, grounds work and paint analysis.
The RI Department of Environmental Management offers seasonal internships for youth (ages 16+) who want to learn about the environment, gain human resource skills and work with peers in responsible positions. Paid summer internships include positions as park naturalists, park rangers, seasonal beach managers and others.
Kettle Pond Farm is a refreshing vegetable oasis located in Berkley, MA on the Taunton River. The farm consists of forested walking trails, hay pastures and an organic vegetable operation. This includes a sixty member Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA) and a seasonal farm stand.
The Farm is practicing sustainable agriculture and stewardship of open space. It is a place where the community can learn about the natural world and the importance of small-scale, organic agriculture for the health of the environment, individuals and local communities. Learning can take place through our summer educational programs or through impromptu farm visits. Volunteers have had great experiences here!
Save the Bay is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of Narragansett Bay and its coastal resources. Short-term volunteers are needed for surveying the shoreline, measuring water quality and surveying marine mammals, birds and vegetation, as well as for other environment-related projects. Additionally, volunteers interested in making a longer-term commitment can gain experience as interns working on marketing, public relations and development projects.
The Southside Community Land Trust believes that urban gardening is an important vehicle for developing community, promoting self-sufficiency and improving the quality of life in South Providence. SCLT promotes urban gardening, facilitates environmental education and creates solutions for other community needs. Short-term and long-term volunteers are needed to help create community gardens, work in educational programs and work on the urban organic farm.