AARP DRIVER SAFETY: Volunteer instructors are needed. 683-2212.
AARP TAX AIDE: Volunteers needed to assist seniors and lower-income Newport County residents in filing taxes. Training provided, basic computer knowledge required. firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMERICAN RED CROSS: Volunteers will be trained. Also, volunteers are sought to become health and safety instructors. 846-8100.
AQUIDNECK COMMUNITY TABLE: Collect unsold produce, bread and other products from vendors at the close of the market. All unsold products will be donated to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and distributed through its Food Services Program. Volunteers with pickup trucks needed to transport the items to the center, 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., Newport. Interested individuals will meet at the market every Wednesday at 5:45 p.m. Must be at least 16 years old to participate; those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 378-7595 or email email@example.com.
BABY STEPS NEWPORT: Monthly education sessions that bring parents and children together for a breakfast, crafts, music, reading and various guest speakers addressing parenting and educational topics. Seeking volunteers for its monthly Saturday sessions in addition to administrative office work during the week. BCI background check required. Jennifer Gee, program coordinator, 533-1160 or JGee@ebcap.org, or visit ebcap.org/Services/BabyStepsNewport.
BEAVERTAIL LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM: Meet, greet and enrich the visitors’ experience. The museum is a nonprofit educational and historic organization. 423-2823 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIG SISTERS OF RHODE ISLAND: Looking for mentors in several different areas. bigsisters-ri.org.
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF NEWPORT COUNTY: Upkeep of facilities, office help, special events and working with kids. Background checks conducted. 847-6927, Ext. 121, or email@example.com.
CHILD & FAMILY: Work with young children, ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, in the Sandpipers Early Learning Center; work with children and teens in group home settings; Friendly Visitors to provide companionship to homebound elders in Newport County; assist with administrative duties. Landa Patterson, 848-4210 or firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at childandfamilyri.org
CLEAN OCEAN ACCESS: Weekly water sampling from the ocean and streams, monitoring public access spots, protecting coastline at Sachuest Point, water quality testing once per week, data entry, leading beach cleanups and helping with community events. Weekly cleanups at Surfer's End through the summer open to all. Training and materials provided. Email email@example.com.
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMUNITY CENTER: Hunger services and community programs, as well as administrative and special-event support. Application and opportunity form available at mlkccenter.org. Also, Feed a Friend Food Pantry, Breakfast Program and Food 2 Friends Program. Days and times vary. During the summer, free produce available on Thursdays, volunteer growers wanted. Nancy Harten, volunteer coordinator, 846-4828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EAST BAY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM: Foster Grandparent Program has openings in Newport County. Office of Civic Engagement, 435-7876.
EDWARD KING HOUSE SENIOR CENTER: Assist in serving lunch to members, Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Volunteers need not work every day, but must be trained. 846-7426 or edwardkinghouse.org.
FLICKERS AND RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Volunteers needed for August film festival. film-festival.org/Flickers25.php.
FORT ADAMS TRUST: Help in the gift shop, at the visitors center and during special events. 841-0707.
FRIENDS BOOK STORE: Help running the store at Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St. 846-5791.
INTERNATIONAL TENNIS HALL OF FAME MUSEUM: Assist with various duties, including museum tours, collection information and library research. Hours are flexible. 849-3990 between 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
HOORAY FOR LANGUAGES: Teaching foreign languages to children, 30 minutes per week for eight weeks. Orientation/volunteer training, prepared curriculum and materials. A classroom teacher, assistant or organization representative will be present. hoorayforlanguages.org.
HOPE HOSPICE & PALLIATIVE CARE RHODE ISLAND: Providing emotional support and companionship, respite care to caregivers, working with a veteran, pet therapy, Reiki, massage and administrative assistance. Training program provided. 415-4262.
JAMES L. MAHER CENTER: Help enrich lives of people with developmental disabilities. Volunteers needed in Middletown and Bristol to help with art programs, reading, gardening and special events. Federal background check required. Joanne Rodino at 846-0340, Ext. 104, or email@example.com.
LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF EAST BAY: Provide free one-on-one tutoring or small group instruction to area adults, helping them with reading, writing, math, English speaking skills and the GED program. Ten-hour interactive training session to learn tutoring techniques and best practices. Tutors are matched with a student and meet for two hours per week. 247-2177, lveb.org.
LOOKING UPWARDS: As little as an hour a week to talk, read, walk or go out to eat with people with developmental disabilities. Opportunities to partner with someone to complete regular life routines or be an advocate or guardian for someone who has no involved family. Eileen at 847-0960, Ext. 66, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDDLETOWN EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE: Help with the mission of providing grants for unique and enriching educational experiences in Middletown public schools. Help with events, sponsorships, fundraising and general clerical work. Email email@example.com.
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION: Assist with office duties, visitors, tours, school groups, museum shop, art exhibition installations, public relations, gardens and grounds maintenance, social media, computer graphics, management of traveling exhibitions and special events. Jill Perkins, 851-8949.
NEWPORT ART MUSEUM: Help with administrative tasks, mailings, projects and events. Cristin Searles, firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWPORT CITY HALL: Greeter to provide directions and information to visitors, as well as answer and direct phone calls. Qualified Newport residents 65 years or older may be entitled to receive a real estate tax reduction. cityofnewport.com/departments/humanresources/careerops.cfm or 845-5444.
NEWPORT COMMUNITY SCHOOL: After-school organization at Thompson Middle School. Tutors needed for academic center and instructor assistants for enrichment programs, general office help and safety monitors. 848-5923 or email email@example.com.
NEWPORT HOSPITAL: Comfort care hand massage and reiki — shifts are seven days a week, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
• CAT Scan department, escort patients, provide telephone support, clean exam rooms, stock supplies.
• Greeters, weekdays 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
• Meal mates — be a hospitality volunteer in conjunction with dietary aides.
• Comprehensive cancer center patient ambassadors — Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
• Gift shop cashiers — the shop is open seven days a week.
• Patient transport/greeters — Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Teens 15 and older, after-school transport/greeter positions, Mondays through Fridays, 3-4:30 p.m.
Online volunteer application at newporthospital.org. Lisa Coble, director of volunteer services, 845-1635.
NORMAN BIRD SANCTUARY: Volunteers needed for Harvest Festival, and other community events held throughout the year. NormanBirdSanctuary.org or 846-2577, ext. 25.
OLIVER HAZARD PERRY RHODE ISLAND: Land duties such as events, fundraising, computer/data entry work, basic clerical work and office support for the Tall ship. Volunteer onboard duties such as crew also offered. 841-0080, OHPRI.org.
PRESERVATION SOCIETY OF NEWPORT COUNTY: Maintain historic gardens and grounds; work alongside Preservation Society staff, planting and tending to flower beds and shrubs at The Breakers, Rosecliff, Chateau-sur-Mer, The Elms and other Newport mansions. 846-7718.
“READING FUR FUN” PROGRAM: Seeks volunteers who own a dog that loves children for program that gives children an opportunity to read to animals. Dogs must pass the Therapy Dog International Test before being accepted. Potter League for Animals humane educator, 846-0592, Ext. 120, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: 55 and older, at least an hour a week. Drivers to provide transportation for doctor’s appointments and running errands; mentor and tutor young people and help provide support to nonprofit agencies. Assist low-income children who have a parent with a history of incarceration and/or substance abuse; work with students for an hour or two each week at their school. 848-5335.
RHODY SQUASH: Provide help with tutoring. Professional educational experience preferred but not required. Also, squash players to help students with squash skills training and support. email@example.com.
SALVATION ARMY: Help in the food pantry, bring in deliveries, stock shelves and clean. 846-3234, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit at 51 Memorial Blvd. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
SAVE THE BAY AQUARIUM: Help visitors interact with hands-on exhibits and teach them about the creatures and ecology of Narragansett Bay. Must be at least 16 and willing to commit to at least one half-day shift per month, or a minimum of 20 hours short-term. http://bit.ly/AquariumVol, or July Lewis at email@example.com, 272-3540, Ext. 130.
SEAMEN'S CHURCH INSTITUTE: Various needs such as organizing/transporting donations, clothing closet, archive room, library cataloging and administrative help. Servers to join the monthly Community Meals Volunteer Team; dinners served the third Wednesday of every month. 847-4260, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SECRET GARDEN TOURS: Provide tours for 12 to 14 gardens in the city's historic Point section. email@example.com.
ST. CLARE HOME: Visit with and enrich the lives of St. Clare residents. 849-3204, Ext. 107.
TRINITY CHURCH: Provide tours and meet visitors at the church. Three hours a week, no religious affiliation required. 226-1206 or TrinityTours100@gmail.com.
VISITING NURSE HOME AND HOSPICE: Visit hospice patients to provide companionship, respite or other non-medical services. No medical background required. Volunteer training held once a week for six weeks at the office in Portsmouth. Expected time commitment is approximately two hours per week. Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Joy Benson at 682-2100, Ext. 1616, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
VISITING VETERANS CORPS: Former military members to visit elderly and disabled veterans in Rhode Island. Volunteers check in with a veteran weekly, for about an hour. Background check and training session required. Run by the Diocese of Providence. Melvin Korpue, coordinator, at 421-7833, Ext. 209, or email@example.com.
WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER: Join the development committee to assist with planning and supporting various fundraising events and activities. Meets once a month at various restaurants in the East Bay and Aquidneck Island area. Development Director David McCurdy at 236-8352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.