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JCS Connect is a series of virtual sessions that informs and educates community members about critical issues in our community and the work, JCS is doing to help combat these challenges.

On March 29th, JCS held a one-hour, in-depth conversation discussing the many benefits of volunteering. Specifically, its effect on one’s level of happiness, well-being, and mental health. Caroline Gangji, Executive Director of The Village Common of Rhode Island, shared with us the positive impacts volunteering has had in her line of work and how developing meaningful connections are a key component to increasing one’s happiness quotient. Laura Cole, JCS’ Volunteer Coordinator, then introduced the JCS programs supported by fabulous volunteers. Then a few volunteers spoke firsthand about the impact volunteering has had on each of their lives.

 To listen to this session in full, click here.

Interested in becoming a volunteer but not sure where to start?
Click here to fill out a quick form, and our volunteer coordinator, Laura Cole, will be in touch.


The Village Common of Rhode Island

 JCS Volunteer Opportunites

Below you will find past JCS Connect Sessions:

Interventions for Fall Prevention (Guest Speaker: Pablo Rodriguez, DPT, CMTPT, CCI of Bay State Physical Therapy)
Challenges in Affordable Housing (Guest Speaker: Jim Nyberg, Executive Director of LeadingAge RI)

Aging in Place (Guest Speaker: Corinne Calise Russo, LCSW)
Food Disparities (Guest Speakers: Andrew Schiff, CEO of the RI Community Food Bank)
The yoyo of Covid and its impact on mental health (Guest Speaker: Beth Lamarre, Director of NAMI Rhode Island)