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Volunteers are not paid -- not because they are worth less, but because they are priceless!

Thank you for your interest in supporting our work. FoPV is continually growing, and any amount of time or resource you can give will make a huge impact! Whether you are an experienced educator, looking to get involved in the Village or just looking to meet your neighbors, the Friends of Pawtuxet Village can use your support! Keep checking back for updates. Here are just a few ways you can get plugged in:

Join A Committee:

Activities Committee (includes individual Subcommittees for Autumn, Holiday, Springtime and Summer events listed below), Membership/outreach, Fundraiser and Activities.
We host a number of events that help us share the good news about our work and where we tell people how wonderful it is to live in Pawtuxet Village. If you are enthusiastic about our mission, love talking to people and/or can help with teardown and set up, we would love you as a tabling or event volunteer. You can also help us reach as many people as possible by helping us put up posters/flyers at area businesses and community centers.
Individuals and groups from schools, universities, community groups and businesses are welcome to volunteer with us. If you live in Pawtuxet Village, this is a great way to get involved in our local community, share your ideas and share your love of the Village. If you are a student from Warwick or Cranston in need of community service, contact us!

go here to fill out the form to tell us more about yourself, and we will contact you as soon as we have an opportunity that best fits your skills and interests.
  • New ideas are welcome! Send us an E-Mail or fill out the Contact Form if you would like to propose and organize an activity in Pawtuxet Village that fits in with our mission.
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Click on any of the photos below for Volunteer Opportunities:

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The Little Free Libraries
Become a Steward - We host three “little libraries” in Pawtuxet Village. They function on the honor system; everyone contributes to ensure there are always quality books inside. However, to ensure that the library is clean, safe and kept orderly, we will need local residents to serve as stewards year-round.
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Maintaining our Adopted Flower Box
Our box is located in the plot next to O'Rourke's - We need help with regular weeding and watering of plants. Also, to mulch and replace flowers or plants as needed.
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Pawtuxet Village Chess Club • Memorial Day to Labor Day
Chess Club - We are looking for adult or seasoned mentors for the Pawtuxet Village Chess Club. The club meets weekly in Pawtuxet Park, at 6pm between June-September (Memorial Day to Labor Day) with members from ages 10 to adult. Depending on interest, the group may move into a designated indoor spot in the Village during Winter months. First-time players are looking to learn from our experts and seasoned players are just looking for a game of chess. Click here for more about the chess club.
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Taste of Pawtuxet
Our Annual Fundraiser held in the Fall - We need help promoting the event: distributing flyer and posters outside of the Village. Also, visiting local eateries to drop off and collect paperwork; help with set up of door prizes the day of the event; take a shift to sit at the registration table the day of the event.

Tues. September 27, 2016
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Halloween Happenings
Last Saturday in October - We need adults to help at cross walks during the stroll through the village (meet us at Pawtuxet Park) and also to help organize the children’s gathering/concert at the playground at the end of the parade.

Sat. October 29, 2016
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Autumn Hay Rides - CANCELLED 2017
Second Saturday in October - We heed help with the ticket table - each volunteer gets one free ticket for the hay ride.
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Halloween Happenings
Last Saturday in October - We need adults to help at cross walks during the stroll through the village and to organize the children’s gathering at the playground at the end of the parade.
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Holiday Food Drive
Village-wide holiday food drive - Help those in need during the holiday season. Drop off perishable food items at participating stores in the Village.

The entire month of December
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Holiday Events
First Weekend in December - We need help with the any or all of the following: distributing flyers around the Village and outlying neighborhoods (take some with you to the neighborhood where you work); decorating the children's Christmas tree; setting up luminarias in the park; liaison with Village businesses to help prepare for stroll weekend.

Sat. December 2, 2017