Rookie of the Year, Kou Nyan started volunteering for WaterFire in 2017. How did you begin your journey with WaterFire? My journey with WaterFire began with a leap of faith. I was unemployed and knew I had to do something. So I prayed to God, volunteerism dropped in my spirit… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: Kou Nyan
One of the most amazing and inspiring qualities to WaterFire volunteers is how frequently they are out in the world making other kinds of magic happen. Melissa Ferrell is an avid volunteer all over the state, making good things happen with a variety of organizations. Her real start to volunteering,… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: Melissa Ferrell
After a dozen years of volunteering, Jane Carlson has become extremely familiar with Providence and its people. First-time volunteers and even visitors immediately and automatically become part of WaterFire’s people — a giant family encompassing every type of individual one could ever dream up. For Jane, that’s part of a… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: Jane Carlson
At WaterFire Providence we love recruiting new volunteers to help us light up the night, but one thing we pride ourselves most on is when volunteers love their experience so much that they decide to return to help at another event. Or in the case of Catherine and Wayne Barnes,… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: Catherine and Wayne Barnes
You could say that the original WaterFire happened on June 9, 1772. Most historians agree that when a small group of Providence citizens set the British Gaspee alight in the Providence bay that this was the starting point of the Revolutionary War! On Saturday June 13th, WaterFire Providence will honor… Read More »Set your imagination on fire, join the WaterFire team on June 13th.
Earth Day is the world’s largest civic observance. Like WaterFire, Earth Day brings people out into their communities and reminds us to appreciate the place in which we live. On Earth Day, WaterFire and our season sponsor and neighbor IGT teamed up to get a kick start on spring cleaning… Read More »Two-day Earth Day celebration Brightens Up Providence
The time to act is now! Somebody go get the Director.―Jarod Kintz The WaterFire experience is very different from person to person, whether you are an international visitor, community member, volunteer, performer, staff member, vendor or board director. It’s a unique aspect of the artwork that each participant is able… Read More »The People of WaterFire: Paul “PK” Kochanek
Bringing People Together To Improve The Place That They Love On Saturday, July 26 WaterFire Providence, in collaboration with RI Defeats Hepatitis C and Festival Ballet Providence created C is for Cure: a WaterFire Lighting for RI Defeats Hep C. The program for the evening aimed at bringing awareness to the… Read More »Workplace Volunteerism Spotlight: Target – Swansea, MA
“Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs WaterFire Providence would like to thank all of the volunteers, community organizations, college groups, donors, and our interns for their support and dedication during our 2013 season. 2013 was a… Read More »Volunteer Spotlight: WaterFire Providence salutes all of our 2013 volunteers!
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