A partnering business or organization can impact the future while making a positive difference for the community and schools today. The personal satisfaction that comes with helping children provides a rewarding, fulfilling experience.
Businesses can support one or more RISD schools or initiatives through donations and/or volunteerism.
Ways to Donate
RISD collects donations for various school supplies. Contact us to set up a donation.
Sponsorship for Field Trips
Financial support for transportation, t-shirts or cost of venue entrance fees.
Donation to the Partners Fund, a fund of the RISD Excellence in Education Foundation, Inc.
Gift certificates, food or small trinkets.
Ways to Volunteer
Visits with a student may consist of working on topics where additional effort/support is necessary.
Working with campus staff, bilingual volunteers can assist with parent and community projects and outreach.
Visits will consist of reading a book together or having the student practice reading to you.
Volunteering time at school-related or districtwide events. Specific time commitment and events, will vary by campus.
Evaluating individual or districtwide competitions, potentially including student projects or performances. Examples include Science Fair, Invention Convention, Destination Imagination, Academic Decathlon and similar events. Judging generally involves a time commitment of 2-3 hours per event.
Guide a student interested in your career and educate the student on the requirements to reach employment in your profession.
Volunteer Sign Up
RISD partners with Voly.org to manage school volunteers. To become a RISD parent volunteer, click the button below to create a Voly.org account or to log into Voly to check current volunteering opportunities.