clean up at rose island
click on links below to match our short falls to your area of interest. if "none of the below" works for you, give us a call and let us know what you would like to do for us. 401-847-4242.

community events  -  educational programs  -  in the office  -  interns & student projects  -  on the island  - our events  -  scouts  -  this and that

community events

we take pride in our community involvement! catch our solar powered, traveling lighthouse at annual events including norman bird sanctuary’s harvest fair, columbus day parade, touch-a-truck, and many more.

educational programs

in the office

can you help one morning or afternoon a week? we need help packaging and shipping gift certificates, gift shop orders, and island for sale orders.

interns & student projects

education intern - help with school programs at rose island and in the classroom.

on the island 

property maintenance - are you good at gardening, painting, lawn mowing, and/or general home handy work? we need help with seasonal work, preferably on a regular schedule. will train!

beach debris clean up - everyone who visits the lighthouse is asked to pick up beach debris that is counted twice a year - in april (earth day) and in september (get the drift and bag it). scout and other youth groups are encouraged to sign up for the spring or fall work session. minimum 4 people needed.

our events

help us set up or clean up and maybe do a job in between - and get our "volunteer" ticket rate during some events. we celebrate the summer annually with a barbecue on july 4th and our clambake in august. both events sell out every year without fail! after that there's the much anticipated seal tours, the new year's day picnic, and more! check out our calendar of events!


this and that

furniture repair and refinishing - we have chairs, rockers, tables and bookcases that need spiffing up. some projects are more intricate than others, so we can use all skill levels.

news clippers - send us newspaper and magazine articles that mention the lighthouse or rose island (include name of paper and date of publication)
scanning photographs & articles - we've got historic as well as recent photos, plus news articles to scan and catalogue. this is a great opportunity to learn if you don't already know how to use the equipment. will train someone who can work on a regular schedule (i.e., one afternoon a week).

any other things to use your skills that we haven't thought of yet.

of course, you can help as a goodwill ambassador and fund raiser anytime - tell people about us and suggest they check out our website where they can find out more.

call 401-847-4242 to volunteer or email

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