• The Slater Mill (yellow) and Wilkinson Mill (stone), along the Blacktone River in Pawtucket RI

    Blackstone River Valley

    National Heritage Corridor MA,RI



Valley volunteers at one of many VIP events

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. There are many kinds of opportunities for volunteers in the 24 cities and towns that make up the 46 mile Heritage Corridor. The positions in the list below are only a few of the many terrific volunteer opportunities available right now!


To get started volunteering in the Blackstone Valley, please contact

Cheryl Yuppa
Volunteer Coordinator
(401) 762-0250 ext. 5100
e-mail us

Volunteer Agreement

Did You Know?

Child mill workers

Children as young as age six were hired to work in the textile mills of the Blackstone River Valley. These adolescent workers were employed by the Lonsdale Company, c. 1912. Photos such as this helped lead to the passage of child labor laws.