Volunteers are the heart of Saint Elizabeth Community!
Saint Elizabeth Community was founded in 1882 by a group of dedicated volunteers determined to help frail elders in need of care. Today, more than 140 years later volunteers support our mission in many different areas and in many different ways.
Together, this amazing group of people makes a difference while making memories and friends along the way.
Who can become a volunteer?
Opportunities are best suited for adults and high school students.
Which locations need volunteer help?
Saint Elizabeth Home currently has the most robust volunteer program with a variety of opportunities. However, other locations and departments may also have opportunities depending on current need.
How can I help?
There are many opportunities throughout Saint Elizabeth Community with different areas of focus and time commitment. We will work with you to find the right fit for your interests and availability within the following areas:
Engaging with Elders
Many locations throughout Saint Elizabeth Community partner with community volunteers to enhance the lives of elders in our care. You may choose to help with:
- Group activities such as games, exercise classes, art therapy, outings, entertainment, celebrations, or dining;
- Individual activities such as personal visits, spiritual care, reading, or enjoying the outdoors;
- The Coffee Shoppe at Saint Elizabeth Home which provides elders, families, visitors and staff a place to gather and visit
Signature Events and Fundraising Activities
Our events and fundraising activities provide a variety of dynamic volunteer opportunities which bring the community together in support of our many programs and services.
Held each June, the Golf Classic gathers a sell-out group of players, sponsors and friends for a fun-filled day on the course. Volunteers opportunities include joining the Planning Committee, securing prizes for the raffle, and/or helping on the course during the event. For more information on opportunities for the Golf Classic, contact Geri Manning at 401-773-7420 or by email at email@example.com.
Rose Bids Auction & Gala
Each September, Rose Bids Auction & Gala hosts approx. 350 guests, sponsors and friends for an evening filled with exciting auction prizes, great food and even better company! Volunteer opportunities include joining the Planning Committee, securing prizes for the auction and raffles, providing event office support, and/or helping during the event. For more information on opportunities for the Golf Classic, contact Geri Manning at 401-773-7420 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Saint Elizabeth Home
The Friends of Saint Elizabeth Home is a volunteer group dedicated to enriching the lives of residents through fundraising and service activities. The Friends coordinate and host a variety of special events, raffles, and activities. The Friends also operate the Coffee Shoppe and Candy Shoppe at Saint Elizabeth Home as a service to residents, families, visitors and staff. The Friends of Saint Elizabeth Home meet monthly with subcommittees meeting as needed. Volunteer opportunities include attending Friends’ Meetings, serving on an event committee, and/or helping staff the Coffee Shoppe and Candy Shoppe. For more information on the Friends of Saint Elizabeth Home, contact Geri Manning at 401-773-7420 or by email at email@example.com.
Board of Trustees and Board Committees
As a nonprofit organization, Saint Elizabeth Community is governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees which is supported by volunteer-driven Board Committees. Board Committees include teams focused on Finance, Investments, Strategic Planning, Workforce Development and Philanthropy. If you are interested in exploring a leadership volunteer opportunity within Saint Elizabeth Community, we invite you to meet with us! For more information contact Roberta Merkle, Esq. at 401-773-7400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Giving & Support
You can help redefine how we care for RI seniors
Charitable giving has made Saint Elizabeth Community the organization it is today. Individual support from grateful donors, and foundation support from organizations confident in our leadership and direction, have been the hallmark of our nearly 140 year history. To ensure high-quality senior care continues in Rhode Island learn how you can make an impact.