John Paul, Winner of the 2022 Volunteer of the Year Award

2022 Volunteer of the Year Award

John Paul


John Paul is one of Save The Bay’s core beach captain volunteers, having led over 50 Save The Bay cleanups since 2017. 

All of our beach captains are highly valued leadership volunteers, but John stands out, not only because of the number of cleanups he does, but also because of his excellent leadership and organizing skills, his dedicated stewardship of Conimicut Point, his flexibility to lead at additional sites, and his ability to equally represent the Conimicut Village Association and Save The Bay at the same time. 

John is reliable, communicative, organized, and an excellent leader. He has mentored high school students and Save The Bay interns alike in cleanup leadership. His passion for community service has inspired well over 1,000 volunteers who have cleaned up the shore under his guidance. 

John Paul’s volunteer leadership makes him especially deserving of the honor of Save The Bay’s Volunteer of the Year.

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.