Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Childrens Friend and Service

  • 153 Summer Street
  • Providence, RI 02903
  • 401-276-4328

Mission: Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children. We accomplish this by providing flexible, effective, and culturally-relevant services, and advocating for programs and policies that support and strengthen these children and their families.

Formal Volunteer Program: Yes

Maximum Group Size: 0

Age Restrictions: Yes. Volunteers should be age 16 or older. If younger than age 16, volunteers cannot work in direct contact with our clients and must be accompanied by adult chaperones. If you chose to be an ongoing volunteer (more than once or twice, a background check will be needed).

Major Volunteer Projects:

1. HeadStart Program: serve as a general Teacher's Aide either in the morning 9am-12pm or 2pm-5pm in Pawtucket, Providence or Central Falls.
2. Maintenance Volunteers ie. Site clean-up. Anytime is appreciated.
3. Holiday Gift Drive Help (First three weeks of December) sorting, wrapping and packaging gifts.
4. Annual 5K Walk: Scheduled for Saturday, April 26, 2014. Registration Volunteers, Water Distribution Volunteers, Traffic Management Volunteers.

Wish List: Diapers, Winter Coats (children or adults), baby supplies, books, children's toys.