Volunteer and Fellowship Opportunities

URI Cooperative Extension offers a number of volunteer opportunities for adults and youth across many disciplines and programs, and internships and fellowship programs for college students. If you are interested in what we do, want to help us achieve our goals, or need community service hours, please see below for ways to get involved!

For Adults

Food Recovery for RI

Join our community of volunteers and learn to address food waste and food insecurity.

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Become a Master Gardener

Master Gardener Program

Join our community of volunteers and share your passion for gardening with Rhode Islanders.

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Watershed Watch Citizen Scientist

Join our group of 400+ citizen science volunteers helping to gather water quality data to monitor RI waters.

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Rhode Island 4H Clubs

Start a local 4-H club anywhere in RI!  Share your knowledge and experiences with the next generation by becoming a club leader and mentor to youth ages 5-18.

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For Youth

Rhode Island 4-H

Many opportunities for youth ages 5 – 18 focusing on science, health, and developing life skills.

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For College Students

Agriculture and Food System Fellows

Experiential learning opportunity for CCRI and URI students interested in the food-related industries.

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Energy Fellows

Experiential learning opportunity for URI undergrad and grad students interested in the energy industry

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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Volunteer and help to provide nutrition education and food demonstrations for diverse, income eligible populations throughout Rhode Island

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Master Gardener Program Internship

Seeking undergraduate interns to help facilitate our community education program that aims to strengthen the local food system.

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Student Internships and Paid Positions

Paid and for-credit opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from all academic majors. Please fill out this form to be notified of open positions supporting our programs and projects.

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