Most WaterFire volunteers drive a few minutes to get to Providence and start their night transforming a city. Neither Kim nor Lily Widdup is this type of volunteer. This mother and daughter duo makes the trek up the East Coast from Maryland to return to Kim’s original home, the Providence… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: Kim & Lily Widdup
If you have been at a Prep Party, Woodpile Workout, or checked in for a lighting this past month you have probably been greeted by the smiling faces of Denice Hicks and her daughter Leigha. Amassing over 50 hours in just the month of June alone; Denice has spent time… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: Denice Hicks
This has been an incredible year for WaterFire. With an ever growing and expanding event comes the need for growth and development within not only the organization itself, but also in the need for a large group of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers are an integral part of WaterFire. They assist in… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight on Johnson & Wales University
In January of 2005 Nancy Papagno was volunteering at a folk music venue in Rhode Island. Little did she know that this particular day was going to leave a lasting impression on her forever. It would be the beginning of beautiful friendships and it would lead her to the open… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: Nancy Papagno
As a spectator of WaterFire since 1997 with a lingering interest to volunteer, Jonathan Waugh finally took the plunge ten years after sighting his first fire. Jon began his journey as a volunteer with WaterFire in 2007 with just one regret, “I only wish I had started sooner.” Although Jon… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight – Jonathan Waugh
More and more employees are looking to internships when evaluating potential hires. While classroom education is the backbone of workforce training, employers are usually more concerned with your work experience than your qualifications and internships are often the only way to get the work experience. In fact, in many of… Read More »Inside The Internship Program at WaterFire Providence
Seven years ago, Sheryl Mason was working at Fidelity Investments in Texas when she came across an email about Fidelity’s sponsorship of WaterFire.
“It looked incredible but, of course, was too far away for me to attend.”
To her disbelief, just a few months later, Sheryl was asked to transfer to the Fidelity Investment office in Smithfield, Rhode Island.