meet our volunteers


Maryanne’s grandmother was a Goldstar mother, having lost her son in World War II. She learned to respect those who served from an early age and wanted to volunteer to help veterans once she retired. Maryanne was impressed with OSDRI’s commitment and philosophy. She has been a volunteer for over 6 years.


Gale is the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran. She has always tried to help those who are less fortunate and has focused on making the world a better place for those who have served their country. Gale admires OSDRI’s commitment to the mission of assisting veterans. She has been volunteering for several years and plans to continue to do so.

Become a Volunteer

There are many ways in which you can help Rhode Island’s veterans by volunteering with OSDRI. Please let us know how you’d like to give of your time and talents and we’ll be in touch very soon.



Lizzy learned about the military from her grandfather, a Vietnam Veteran. She learned to have respect for her country and the military through her family. She’s been coming to OSDRI for the past 6 years with her mom, Gale, and her grandmother, Maryanne.  Lizzy says, “I love my veterans.”