Service Opportunities

Register for any of the service opportunities listed below

Adopt-a-Spot maintenance days

Help care for our Adopt-a-Spot garden in Eisenhower Park by watering and weeding the flowerbeds. The park is in Washington Square, a quick trolley ride away from Salve Regina. Maintenance takes place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, and members of the University community are encouraged to consider supporting this initiative on a regular basis.

Saturday, March 4: Clean Ocean Access

Volunteers are needed from noon to 2 p.m. to help Clean Ocean Access with a cleanup at Brenton Point.
Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 11:45 a.m., return at 2 p.m.
Volunteer cap: 14

Saturday, March 4: Salvation Army choir concert

Volunteers are needed from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to help set up, greet and usher the event.
Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 5:15 p.m., return at 7:30 p.m.
Volunteer cap: 15

Tuesday, March 7: Emmanuel Church soup kitchen

Volunteers are needed from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to set up, work and clean up the soup kitchen.

Wednesday, March 22: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

Volunteers are needed from 4:30-7 p.m. to help with setup, arts and crafts, and cleanup for a family dinner night at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.
Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 4:15 p.m., return at 7 p.m.
Volunteer cap: 3

Tuesday, April 4: Emmanuel Church soup kitchen

Volunteers are needed from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to set up, work and clean up the soup kitchen.

Friday, April 21: Rebuilding Together Greater Newport

Volunteers are needed to help prep for the annual Rebuilding Together Greater Newport event.
Transportation: All details are TBD.
Volunteer cap: 30

Saturday, April 22: Clean Ocean Access

Volunteers are needed from noon to 2 p.m. to help Clean Ocean Access with this Earth Day cleanup on the Cliff Walk. Volunteers will meet at the Marine Avenue entrance.
Transportation: Not available as this event is within walking distance from campus.
Volunteer cap: 20

Wednesday, April 26: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center

Volunteers are needed from 4:30-7 p.m. to help with setup, arts and crafts, and cleanup for a family dinner night at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.
Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 4:15 p.m., return at 7 p.m.
Volunteer cap: 3

Saturday, April 29: Rebuilding Together Greater Newport

Volunteers are needed for the annual Rebuilding Together Greater Newport event.
Transportation: All details are TBD.
Volunteer cap: 30

Monday, May 8 through Friday, May 12: End of Year Drive

Volunteers are needed in Wakehurst to collect and sort donations for the End of Year Drive. Volunteers may sign up in shifts: 10 a.m. to noon and/or 1-3 p.m. On Friday, May 12, math-savvy volunteers are also needed to check out customers at the presale event.
Transportation: Not available for this on-campus event
Volunteer cap: 6

Saturday, May 13: End of Year Drive

Volunteers are needed in Wakehurst to help with the End of Year Drive. Shifts are 6-8 a.m. (setup), 8-10 a.m. (checkout), 10 a.m. to noon (checkout) and noon to 2 p.m.
Transportation; Not available for this on-campus event.
Volunteer cap: 6

Monday, May 15: Adopt-a-Spot

Volunteers are needed from noon to 2 p.m. to help maintain the Adopt-a-Spot location in Eisenhower Park as part of the Senior Day of Service.
Transportation: This service site is on the trolley line.
Volunteer cap: 15

Past Service Opportunities From the Spring 2017 Semester

  • Monday, Jan. 16: God's Community Garden: Volunteers are needed from noon to 3 p.m. for the first MLK Day of Service. Volunteers will be harvesting the gardens.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 25: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center: Volunteers are needed from 4:30-7 p.m. to assist with setup, arts and crafts, and cleanup for family dinner night at the center.
  • Saturday, Feb. 4: Clean Ocean Access. Volunteers are needed from noon to 2 p.m. to help Clean Ocean Access with a cleanup at Sachuest (Second) Beach.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7: Emmanuel Church soup kitchen. Volunteers are needed from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to set up, work and clean up the soup kitchen.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14: Lucy's Hearth. "Crafty" volunteers are needed from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Wakehurst, Room 201 to make fleece tie blankets and cupcake onesies for Lucy's Hearth. Volunteers will help assemble both gifts into packages.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14: St. Paul's Warm Up. Volunteers are needed from 6-7:30pm in the Mercy Center Kitchen to make sweet treats for St. Paul’s Church Warm up Wednesday program. All baking supplies will be provided.

View past service opportunities from the fall 2016 semester.