March 3, 2021

Teen Volunteer Opportunities At Pomham Rocks Lighthouse

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For many teens, performing community service each year is a requirement for graduation. Some choose to help at a hospital, a library or a local food pantry. This year, for the first time, teens are invited to volunteer at a Riverside lighthouse.

Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is reaching out to local teenagers to make available this unique opportunity. The Lighthouse is one of the jewels of Narragansett Bay. Pomham Rocks Lighthouse is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and high school students can choose from a year-long offering of community service activities. For students who must complete a required number of hours helping in the community each year, this provides an exclusive way to learn firsthand about local history and to actively participate in preserving a local landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Upcoming events include the Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Run on April 24, a 5K walk and run through Riverside neighborhoods and 10K run which passes The Lighthouse. Pomham Rocks Lighthouse Day, on August 8, will feature historic displays and discussions at Squantum Association and visits to the light station. Volunteers are also welcome to join Friends members on trips to the island lighthouse throughout the spring, summer and fall to maintain the grounds and buildings. For those with an interest in searching for the past, there are always opportunities to conduct historical research to enhance exhibits at The Lighthouse’s museum.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Friends of Pomham Rocks Lighthouse, high school students can contact pomhamrockslighthouse@yahoo.com.

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