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Volunteer Program

  “Needing one another is part of being human.”
                                         At the Coventry Dept. of Human Services & Senior Center                                                             50 Wood St Coventry, RI 02816 We are a group of neighbors helping neighbors. Our program started in 1996 with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Today, our town’s government supports this important initiative to serve our fellow citizens. We now have over 100 Volunteers who are giving more than 1000 hours of service to Coventry each month.  \ By improving the lives of our more needy neighbors, we prove that truly, Coventry Cares. Come in or call today  at 822-9144  How do you become one of our volunteers? We know you want to help. We can assist you in making connections where you skills will do the most good. All new volunteers come to the Volunteer office to make out an application. We do background checks on all potential volunteers as a means of protecting our vulnerable populations. How much time do you have to offer?  We recognize busy schedules and appreciate any time you can offer. Bob has volunteered by delivering Meals on Wheels every week for 26 Years! Tis the Season volunteers give their time during special events. We have had students do their Capstone projects with us. Do you have a talent or a great idea that you would like to share with others? We’d love to hear from you!  Here are some of the many Positions available.  In the Community, driving people to doctor appointments,  helping in the Community Garden, or delivering Meals on Wheels. At the Senior Center, helping out in the Gift Shop, opening our Coffee Shop, or serving lunch in the Mealsite. There are even some ways to volunteer without leaving your home.  You could offer Telephone reassurance to a neighbor, Knit hats or blankets for newborns at local hospitals, or create items for consignment in our Center’s Gift Shop. As Mother Teresa said, “We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” Why Volunteer? Maybe you need school credit for Community Service, or you’d like to give back something to improve your hometown. Many people volunteer to fulfill a spiritual obligation. You will meet people with similar interests or teach your family value of service to your kids or grandkids. Whatever your reason for volunteering, we are eager to meet you.