Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who can volunteer?
A: SRIV accepts volunteers of all ages regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or disability. A background check is required of all volunteers over the age of 18 before placement.
Q: How Do I Get Started?
A: Complete our online volunteer application and complete the Attorney General's Disclaimer for a Background Check - we'll also need a copy of your license, and $5 in cash or a check made out to the RI Attorney General.
Or you can print, complete, and send these forms to SRIV, P.O. Box 1047 Charlestown, RI 02813 or call our main office (401) 552-7661 and we will mail you the forms.
- Click here to download the Volunteer Registration Form
- Click here to download Attorney General's Disclaimer
Q: Where can I volunteer?
A: You can volunteer at one or more of our 100 Community Partners or internally, at SRIV doing:
- Medical transports for home bound seniors or disabled adults
- Delivery of food from local pantries and/or Meals on Wheels
- Grocery shopping for a senior client
- Companionship/visitation and/or respite care
- Minor home repairs, yard clean ups and snow removal
Disaster Preparedness Program: Shelter Team members--various assignments such as registration, food service, dormitory supervision, activities, logistics, management, communication including ham radio operators needed, and more.
SRIV's office: Support our team of volunteers by performing various clerical tasks including support of volunteers, data collection and input.
Q: Where does SRIV's funding come from?
A: SRIV receives a federal grant of $40,000 each year. Our largest funding source is individual donors and fundraising efforts. Individual donors and their generosity for neighbors in need help SRIV provide services to seniors & disabled adults each and every year.