2018 Volunteers of the Year
Stacy Coutu of Providence, R.I. and David Boulanger of Coventry, R.I.
Stacy Coutu and David Boulanger are longtime friends who have become crucial participants in Save The Bay’s annual Swim. Each year, both volunteers are active before the sun has risen.
Couto, a former Save The Bay staff member, joins the registration team in the early morning at the Newport Naval Station, where she helps check in participants and assists with the start of the Swim. Then, Couto rushes to the finish line, where Boulanger is already at work preparing and assembling the complicated timing station. Together, the pair mans the station and carefully calculates the finishing time of each swimmer—a task that requires an abundance of time, patience and focus.
Each year, Save The Bay relies on the expertise and diligence of these two volunteers to ensure the success of the organization’s biggest fundraising event.