Feinstein Center for Service-Learning
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI 02809
Shuttle Service/Work Study Opportunity
Bristol Reads is an in-school tutoring program which pairs Roger Williams University students with elementary school students to work together on reading and writing activities. Bristol Reads volunteers act not only as tutors, but also as mentors. Volunteers are sent into the classroom at a time that is convenient for both the teacher and the tutor. The volunteer works with the child in a supervised, quiet area in the school. All volunteers must submit to a criminal background check to be cleared for the program.
Dorcas Place is a literacy center for low-income parents who want to improve their reading and writing skills and work toward a high school equivalency degree. Courses include GED prep, workplace etiquette, carpentry, life skills and parenting. Volunteer positions include: tutors, classroom aides, baby-sitters and office helpers.
International Institute of Rhode Island's mission is to enable all area residents, especially immigrants and refugees, to become self-reliant, invested participants in our communities, while fostering respect and understanding among all people.
The International Institute of Rhode Island has provided educational, legal and social services to immigrants and refugees throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts since 1921.
Housed originally in two rooms on Weybosset Street and dedicated to providing casework and support to a few hundred immigrant women and their families, the Institute now inhabits a three-story building on Elmwood Avenue in South Providence and a new second site at 334 Pleasant Street in Pawtucket.
Literacy Volunteers of America - East Bay
530 Main Street, Warren, RI
Work Study Opportunity
Program Director: Jolene Hamil-Cole
Housed at the George Hail Free Library, this program works with adults to teach reading and writing skills. Volunteers are needed as tutors, but also to assist with mailings, data entry, special events and other program needs.