There are many ways to get involved with Groundwork Rhode Island! From helping us organize a tree planting to fundraising for our new composting venture – we need volunteers, interns, board members, and others to help us reach our goals. Even if you’re not sure how you can help, feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in volunteering or doing an internship with Groundwork Rhode Island, or would like more information about joining our volunteer Board of Directors, please use our General Volunteer Sign-Up Form to let us know how you’d like to get involved!
Join our Board of Directors
Becoming a member of Groundwork Rhode Island’s Board of Directors is a great way to give back! The Board meets 10 times a year, monthly, but skipping two holiday or summer months based on the availability of members. The Board supports the Executive Director and other senior staff in making key decisions about the organization including strategic direction, making large purchases, and how to grow the organization in terms of budget and staffing needs. The Board oversees the annual budget through a review and approval process, and also supports fundraising by donating to the organization individually, connecting outside donors with the organization, and/or planning fundraising events. Time commitment can vary but typically a board member can plan to spend 3-5 hours per month on Groundwork RI-related activities. Anyone is welcome to apply to the Board – no specific skills are required though legal, financial, and communications skills or expertise are always useful! Commitment to and enthusiasm for our mission and a willingness to brag to all your friends and family about us are key! Please contact Amelia Rose, Executive Director, at arose @ groundworkri.org with any questions.
Learn more about the Groundwork USA network and what it means to be on the Board of Directors for a Groundwork affiliate here: Board of Directors Handbook 8.15.17
We are currently fundraising to expand our Harvest Cycle composting efforts! Learn more about our work to remediate 34 Fuller Street in the West End and transform it into the West End Compost Hub here. You can help us transform this vacant lot into a community compost hub, or support other Groundwork RI programs, by donating at the link below:
Get involved at our upcoming Groundwork Rhode Island Events.