Off Site Volunteer Opportunities

Due to space constraints we are not able to accomodate families and children, businesses, faith-based and civic groups who want to volunteer. Until fall 2022 we are not able to accommodate student volunteers who need to fulfill community service requirements.

However, there are many ways you can support our work. Scroll down for ideas.

We are grateful for your interest. If you have questions, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Maureen Apperson, at

Promote & Quote

Share our work through your social media channels, email networks, newsletters, and other publications. There are share buttons on every page and post of our website.

We are happy to speak at your school, church, or civic organizationContact us, and we’ll get back to you quickly.

Write an article about Jonnycake Center For Hope for your club, school, or the local newspaper.  Educating your neighbors and classmates about the needs in our community is very important!

Share your work so we can publish it on our website.

Collect Something We Need

Host a drive with your family, friends, neighbors, students, or co-workers to collect sometihng we need on a regular basis:

  • Non-perishable food items such as peanut butter and jelly, canned tuna and chicken, healthy snacks, cereal, extra virgin olive oil, pasta and rice, canned fruit and vegetables
  • Cooking and children’s books for all ages
  • Cookware such as pots, pans, and utensils for our pantry shoppers
  • Clothing, accessories, and artwork for our thrift store
  • Holiday gifts (Nov – Dec) including toys, sports equipment, gift cards and winter clothing

Deliver what you collect to our main building at 22 Kersey Road, Peace Dale, RI 02879.

Contact us for help with signs for your collection.

Have Fun Raising Funds

Ask for financial donations to the Center in lieu of birthday, holiday, or wedding gifts.

Thank you South Kingstown Police Department!

Sell something you make or bake.

We love your bags, Jerilyn!

Ask a local business to donate a portion of their proceeds to the Center in collaboration with your work.

Launch a workplace initiative such as “Wear Jeans Friday” or some other perk that employees can join by financially contributing to the Center’s work.  

Contact us for ideas and help.