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The Apponaug Branch will be closed today, Friday, August 17. All other Warwick Public Library locations will be open normal hours.

Volunteer Opportunities

Warwick Public Library currently does not have any volunteer opportunities.


Community Organizations with Volunteer Opportunities: Warwick Library is not the only place to volunteer. Here are a few other suggestions.


Roger Williams Park Zoo Hasbro's Our Big Backyard Play Partner: Kristen playpartner@rwpzoo.org

A Play Partner is a volunteer who is primarily responsible for observing and facilitating children's play experiences as well as providing resources for zoo patrons in the activity play spaces located within the Our Big Backyard exhibit at the zoo. Must be at least 16 years old to volunteer.

Benefits include free year-round admission to the zoo for yourself, 8 free passes per year for family and friends, great resume builder with potential opportunities for professional development, community service hours for school, etc., and meeting new people in a fun environment.


Beacon Hospice: Paul Gauthier, 401-294-6204

Beacon Hospice provides quality end-of-life care to local terminally-ill patients. We are looking for caring and compassionate individuals in your area to spend time with our patients. Volunteers can provide much needed support to patients and their families in a number of ways including visiting with patients on an ongoing basis, sitting vigils, knitting, crocheting, and quilting blankets, creating memory posters, providing music therapy, reiki, pet therapy, bereavement volunteers, veterans visiting other veterans, assisting in veteran's pinning ceremonies.


Westbay Community Action Volunteer Services: 732-4666, 218 Buttonwoods Avenue, Warwick

Adult Education Academy, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, RI Vet Corps, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Westbay Farm, Westbay Marketplace, and Working Wardrobe


Westbay Farm: Tanisha Simpson 401-732-4660 x354 or tsimpson@westbaycap.org, 1351 Centerville Road, Warwick

WBF is a nonprofit farm dedicated to growing and supplying fresh, nutritious organic produce for West Bay Marketplace Food Pantry. Farm work goes on Monday through Friday from spring to late fall, anywhere from 6:00 am to 4:30 pm. Most volunteers work in increments of time, not the entire day. Choose the amount of time and/or days you wish to volunteer! Because our growing season is short, we work in stages. Volunteering at the Farm doesn't always mean hard physical labor. Some easier jobs we do are sowing seeds in pots and trays, then "potting them up" into larger pots, prepping fields for sowing/planting, weeding, harvesting, and processing. We also have farmer's markets and plant sales. There's a job for anyone and everyone at WBF!

Care New England

Care New England's Volunteer Programming is designed to provide quality services and support through talented and caring community members who wish to enhance the patient experience while supporting the needs of the Care New England Health System.

Current Recruitment Focus:

Ambassador, Unit Assistant, Research Assistant (Butler only), Hospice at the VNA of Care New England, Office Assistant, Pet Therapy (Butler only), Marketing (Corporate office).

If you are interested in supporting Care New England and our patients in one of these roles, be sure to submit a Volunteer Application through the Care New England website: http://www.carenewengland.org/volunteer/customcf/