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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
—Margaret Mead

Volunteering at the RI Mission of Mercy project provides a sense of commitment and service with ourselves, our communities and our state. It is a soul satisfying experience because it comes from the goodness of your own heart, with no expectation of receiving anything in return. Your service at an RI MOM event also highlights the continued problem of access to care to the citizens, legislature, and leaders of Rhode Island.

RI MOM needs you! Learn about how you can help and what to expect as a community volunteer. Continue reading to learn more.

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Event Dates:
September 28 & 29, 2019

Registration Opens:
July 10, 2019

RI MOM Location:
Providence Community Health Center Dental Clinic
335R Prairie Avenue
Providence, RI 02905

Lodging Info:

  • Providence Marriott Downtown
    1 Orms Street
    Providence, RI 02904
    Click below for RIMOM group rate of $179.00 per night.
    Valid until 08/16/19
    RIMOM Group Rate
  • Radisson Hotel Providence Airport
    2081 Post Road
    Warwick, RI  02886
    Call the below number for RIMOM group rate of $117.00 per night.
    Valid until 8/27/19
    401-739-3000  Option#1

What to Expect:
RI MOM expects to treat up to 600 patients at the 2 day clinic. The PCHC clinic has 22 dental chairs, lights and units, digital radiography. In addition, several portable dental chairs and units will be available. The facility will be divided into the following areas:

    Medical Triage
    Dental Triage
    Local Anesthesia

    Oral Surgery





Is there training?
Yes. Community volunteers will be responsible to view the RI MOM web orientation video prior to the clinic. Volunteers will also receive training before the start of their shift from the RI MOM lead in their assigned area. (Orientation video will be on the website in May)

Volunteers under age 18:
Volunteers under age 18 will need the signature of a parent or guardian. Patients under 16 will generally not be assisting in the patient care clinical areas. For more details, please see our

A volunteer lounge is available for breaks. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages will be provided at no cost to our volunteers.

Personal Belongings:
Please note: There are no secure areas for your personal belongings. We suggest locking them in your car.

What to Wear:
All Volunteers will be given a RI MOM t-shirt and are encouraged to wear it during the clinic. Dress is casual – everything from scrubs to shorts – whatever is most comfortable for you. Supportive closed toe shoes are required!

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