Youth at Riverzedge Arts spend hundreds of hours working with mentors, professional artists, clients, and engaged community members.  The results are significant for our youth – we see improvements in school performance, reductions of substance abuse, and higher rates of college attendance.  Without dedicated volunteers, we could not make this happen.  Consider helping teens at Riverzedge with your time, expertise, or business skills.



Art & Design Studio Mentor

Studio mentors work with teen artists in the Design Works, Media Works, Print Works, Public Art Lab and Green Design Lab studios, helping them develop their skills in art, design, and technology, as well as science, math, and engineering.  Mentors are positive role models, helping teens develop their technical skills and critical and conceptual thinking. Mentors also provide valuable guidance and feedback to teens navigating a challenging phase of their life journey.


Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Mentor

Expanded Learning Opportunities mentors guide Woonsocket High School students in ELO projects ranging from painting to pharmacy and entrepreneurship to running.  Please contact elowoonsocket@gmail.com if you are interested in mentoring an ELO student.


On-site Tutor

Tutors help youth participants stay on track to high school graduation by tutoring in English, Spanish, history, math, science, and other subjects as needed.  Tutoring takes place at the Riverzedge studios in Woonsocket.


Administrative

Administrative volunteers archive data, research funders, develop databases and systems, and help with various other administrative projects.  For information about current opportunities, please contact info@riverzedgearts.org. 


Special Events Support – Industrial Ball, Riverfest

Set up, staff, and dismantle Riverzedge Arts’ several annual events, including:

  • Spring clean-ups of the Blackstone River
  • Riverfest, our July celebration of life and bicycles in Woonsocket
  • The Industrial Ball, our outside-the-box fall fundraiser

See our News page or email info@riverzedgearts.org for information about upcoming events. 


Custom Projects

Work with us to implement a project that is tailored to your interests and skills and fills a need in our programs.  Past projects have included workshops on art and design techniques, college preparation, financial literacy, portfolio building, and youth art exhibit planning.

John SpeckVolunteer