Join us in giving back in a big way in the smallest State! Cities matter to us as professionals and as citizens. With international arrivals projected to increase 3.3% annually, it is time to invest in infrastructure, promotion and conservation.
Providence is awesome - and we are going to help keep it that way! Volunteers will get to know The Creative Capital through receptions and fun add-ons and will leave their mark through a hands-on service projects throughout the city all-day Friday.
Don't Forget to book your accommodations. Room blocks close this Sunday!
Please note: Because our events are limited in capacity, we are asking companies to limit their participation to 3 volunteers. Interested in sending a larger group? Ask us about sponsorship.
SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Thursday, September 14
Arrivals. Tours and other fun experiences available throughout the day beginning at 4pm.
Please note that transportation from the airport will be the responsibility of the volunteers.
6pm – 7:30pm: Opening Networking Reception Downtown
Grab your registration materials and meet your fellow volunteers and locals from our host city. Heavy appetizers and beer and wine will be served.
Dinner on own (a list of suggested restaurants nearby will be provided 2 weeks before the event date so volunteers can make reservations)
Friday, September 15
Breakfast on own
9am – 3pm: Work, Work, Work!
All volunteers will meet at a central location and be bused to worksites. All meeting locations will be emailed to volunteers in final documents 1 week before the event.
3:30pm – 5:30pm: Closing THANK YOU reception at Whiskey Republic
Link to register for these tours will be provided as soon as possible
Explore the city of Providence through one of these unique tours! Please read the descriptions below before registering. Tours are limited, advance signup only and non refundable.
Pricing: $15 per person
Timing: 4pm – 6pm
Meeting Location: The tour will meet at Rodger Williams National Memorial. This is a short cab or Uber ride from the host hotels. Please note that note that transportation to the opening reception is the responsibility of the volunteer.
Description: Experience and learn about the city of Providence from a long time Providence resident. Denna will take you through the city's history and architecture on this two hour walking tour. The tour will end at the event's opening reception.
Providence Riverboat Tours (Two departure times)
Pricing: $22 per person
First Departure: 4pm-4:50pm
Second Departure: 5pm-5:50pm
Meeting Location: The boat dock is located at The Hot Club at 575 South Water Street, Providence, RI 02903.
Description: With a drink in hand, a warm breeze running through your hair and the picturesque Providence skyline shimmering before you, how could you possibly go wrong? Join us on our narrated evening cruise throughout the Providence River, Riverwalk, Waterplace Park, the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier and the Providence Industrial Harbor...the perfect way to end a Rhode Island day!
Mashantucket Cultural Tour of Providence's Indigenous People:
Pricing: $15 per person
Meeting location: Downtown Providence. More details to come.
Description: History is everywhere in Providence, and this walking tour brings volunteers to sites along the East Side of Providence to explore the heritage of the city and its role in the French American War. The events that took place there became a turning point for the early New England colonies. Volunteers will visit a number of sites including Tockwotton, Lippit Park, the Roger Williams Memorial and will end their tour with a performance by a local drum group.
India Point Park
Volunteers will work on landscaping and beautification projects in India Point Park, a centerpiece in the history of Rhode Island. With more than 18 acres along the bay to maintain by small city crews and the Friends of India Point Park, they depend on volunteer assistance to keep the park pristine for the more than 75,000 visitors.
Burnside Park, a small park situated in downtown Providence, Rhode Island was named for Ambrose Burnside, a general in the American Civil War from Rhode Island. The park is central in the downtown area and is maintained by city crews. Volunteers will be helping to prepare for the fall season with a number of plantings, fence painting and the construction of mobile planter boxes to be used for events and urban gardening initiatives.
Scialo's Bakery Mural
Located in the famous Federal Hill Neighborhood, Scialo's is the oldest bakery in Rhode Island, just last year celebrating its 100th anniversary. Still family owned, the bakery is in need of a makeover, so volunteers will work with a local artist to improve the mural located on the side of the building.
Centrally located in the heart of the downtown, Providence's four-acre urban park surrounds a tidal basin and includes an amphitheater and connects downtown to the College Hill and historic East Side areas. Summer-long concert series, WaterFire, festivals, gondola rides are held along the river, attracting thousands of visitors a year. The Riverwalk is always improving, and the miles of fencing in need of repair. Volunteers will work with the Downtown Neighborhood Association on their continuing improvement project, spending the day painting the fencing and cleaning the shoreline.
ACCOMMODATIONS - Room blocks are currently closed
Hilton Garden Inn
220 India Street
Providence, RI, 02903
$139 (+tax) a night
Renaissance Providence Hotel
5 Ave of the Arts
Providence, RI 02903
$149 (+tax) per night