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Membership in Providence Village


Providence Village currently has just over 150 members who live in a variety of neighborhoods. The specific neighborhoods that make up Providence Village include: The East Side of Providence (Fox Point, Wayland, College Hill, Blackstone, Hope and Mount Hope); Downtown and the Jewelry District; Oak Hill and Woodlawn in Pawtucket.


You do not have to live in one of these neighborhoods to join Providence Village. Social, cultural, and educational activities are available to all Providence Village members. However, practical home-based support, such as a ride or help in the home, is limited to members living within the Providence Village neighborhoods. A pay-what-you-can dues structure ensures that anyone can become a member. More Information


Examples of Practical Support

  • Transportation in a volunteer’s vehicle to and from medical appointments, for shopping, or for other personal needs
  • Errands – the volunteer picks up/drops off groceries, prescriptions, etc. after making payment arrangements with the member
  • Technical assistance – help with electronic devices such as computers, phones, tablets, and TVs
  • Friendly calls or visits
  • Household chores or minor repairs


Examples of Social, Cultural, and Educational Activities (some in person and some via Zoom)

  • Neighborhood Circles for small-group social interactions
  • Webinars and Lectures on a variety of timely topics
  • Book Club
  • Walking Group
  • Yoga
  • Writing Workshop
  • Social Outings
  • Village Voices, an online showcase of members’ creativity
 

For information contact:

The Village Common of RI     (401) 228-8683

Email:       providence@villagecommonri.org