“Passion is the spark that ignites the flame…” ― Deborah Brodie Many people may not know that even with a hardworking staff of 21 employees, WaterFire Providence deeply relies on our dedicated corps of hundreds of volunteers to produce our events. Over 200 members of the community come together to… Read More »We appreciate our volunteers. A lot!
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
It’s 4:00 a.m. on a Wednesday morning. While most New Englanders are fast asleep and cozy in their beds, Lynn Levesque has just finished her hour and a half workout. By 5:30 a.m. she is seated at her desk at Rhode Island Hospital accompanied by “Chuck,” the friendly-looking face of… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: Lynn Levesque
The world of WaterFire keeps spinning long after the fires burn out. If you visit the organization’s office on any given day, you will find people moving nonstop — answering phones, typing away at computers, running down to the Shop, holding meetings and conference calls, filming videos, updating social media,… Read More »Introducing WaterFire’s Summer Interns
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
From feeding the fires, to mingling with the crowd, to late nights spent creating vital materials at the Production Shop, Carrie Capizzano, has been one of WaterFire’s most dependable and flexible volunteers since she joined the WaterFire Volunteer Team in 2010. A couple of years ago, I saw on my… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight – Carrie Capizzano
This earth day take pride in your community and help make Providence a better place to learn, work, live, play, and especially – watch WaterFire! Join WaterFire for an Earth Day Cleanup! Saturday, April 20th 11AM – 2PM WaterPlace Park Sign-up here. In years past, hundreds of volunteers have come together… Read More »WaterFire Providence Earth Day Cleanup
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.