Mobilize volunteers

MOBILIZE VOLUNTEERS

Connecting nonprofit organizations with individual and team volunteers

Do you need volunteers? We can help.

Whether you’re looking for a skilled accountant or attorney to provide pro-bono advice or a team of enthusiastic colleagues to pack boxes, we can help you find them.

Leverage our online Volunteer Center

Rhode Island nonprofits can use our Volunteer Center online system to find volunteers. Simply register as an agency with the Volunteer Center, then post general volunteer needs and specific volunteer events on the site. You can ask volunteers to contact you. You can even post specific times and enable online registration.

Once you have posted a listing, volunteers find you by searching by location, date, cause, etc. on the site. Registered volunteers search the site each week using their personalized dashboards. In addition, your volunteer needs will be shared seamlessly on All for Good, the Points of Light network’s national volunteer platform.

We continuously promote the Volunteer Center and selected listings in a weekly Providence Journal column, as well as via this site and social media.

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Skills-based volunteers

Looking for highly skilled volunteers? You may find them via the Volunteer Center. You can also speak with one of our skilled volunteer coordinators. They work with our workplace partners to find opportunities for individuals and smaller teams to use their professional expertise to help the community.

Contact us today to start finding volunteers for your organization. Janice Pothier Pac, our director of volunteer engagement, may be reached at janice.pothierpac@unitedwayri.org.

 

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"If you’d like to learn more about equity and its role in the fight against systemic racism, United Way… is here to help. Starting on Wednesday, February 24, Rhode Islanders can take part in United Way’s 21-Day Equity Challenge. Participants will receive a daily email that will feature different topics on racial equity, [including] racial identity, implicit bias… and allyship."

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"Erica Hammond sits down with United Way of Rhode Island's CEO Cortney Nicolato. At the start of the new year United Way… introduced its LIVE UNITED 2025 strategic plan… The pair will discuss the importance of explicitly addressing systemic inequity, specifically racial inequity, and the role all of us can play in the fight against poverty throughout Rhode Island."

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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YLC and Wavemaker Networking Night

Join Young Leaders Circle (YLC) members and Wavemaker Fellows at 5:30 p.m for a virtual networking event. You'll have the opportunity to meet other young professionals and expand your network from the comfort of your home.

Register here.

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Forum on Economic Stability

Join United Way of Rhode Island and the City of Providence at 1 p.m. for a virtual forum on economic stability. You'll hear from policymakers and advocates about policies you can advocate for to help Rhode Island families achieve economic stability.

Register here.

Our Community Learning Partners Series features community partners that are dedicated to improving children's literacy.

Community Learning Partners Series

Join Women United at 12 p.m. for the next event in their Community Learning Partners Series. You'll hear an update on the state of afterschool in Rhode Island from United Way's Ayana Melvan and Representative Julie A. Casimiro.

Register here.