Volunteer Opportunities

There are numerous volunteer opportunities for RISD students, alumni, faculty and staffto be involved in Project Open Door (POD); these include but are not limited to:

  • Participating in a critique of a POD teen's work.
  • Touring POD teens around undergraduate or graduate "Open Studios".
  • Meeting with a POD teen to review her/his college application.
  • Assisting a POD teen develop his/her college application essay.
  • Giving a talk to POD teens about work as an artist or designer.
  • Giving a presentation about how you got to be a RISD student and about your major as a part of POD's outreach program to Rhode Island public schools.

Frequently Asked Questions

As a volunteer, how much time will it involve?

  • It depends on your schedule and your level of involvement. Some volunteer opportunities are, for instance, one-time, for an hour, while others may require a weekly commitment of a couple of hours.

Where is Project Open Door located?

  • POD's studio is located at 355 South Water Street. However, in addition to programming there, POD operates after-school programs at various partner public high schools in Central Falls, Pawtucket, Providence and Woonsocket.

If I am interested in volunteering, can I stop by and learn more before I make a commitment to volunteer?

  • Of course! - feel free to come visit us at 355 South Water Street. We are available Tuesdays through Fridays, late afternoon, early evening and on Saturday mornings.

For additional information, email pod@risd.edu