Service Opportunities

Register for any of the service opportunities listed below

Adopt-a-Spot maintenance days

Help care for the Office of Community Service's Adopt-a-Spot garden in Eisenhower Park by donating your time to watering and weeding the flowerbeds. The park is in Washington Square, a quick trolley ride away from Salve Regina. Maintenance days occur two times per week, so members of the University community are encouraged to consider supporting this initiative on a regular basis. Maintenance will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.

Sunday, Sept. 13: Cluny School StarRide 2015

Volunteers are needed at 8 a.m. to direct the riders and runners and cheer them on during the race.
Transportation: TBD
Volunteer cap: 10

Saturday, Sept. 19: Clean Ocean Access Beach Cleanup

Volunteers are needed to clean up Aquidneck Island beaches.
Transportation: TBD
Volunteer cap: 25

Sunday, Sept. 20: Clean Ocean Access Sharkfest Swim

Volunteers are needed from 7-10 a.m. to check swimmers in and out at the start and finish line. Volunteers are also needed from 8-10 a.m. to help with water safety using a kayak or stand-up paddleboard.
Transportation: This location is within walking distance and transportation is not provided.
Volunteer cap: 25

Saturday, Sept. 26: City of Newport's Fall Recycling Day

Volunteers are needed at Easton's (First) Beach to greet residents and direct traffic during this event in which vendors help city residents dispose of hard to recycle objects.
Transportation: This location is within walking distance and transportation is not provided.
Volunteer cap: 25

Sunday, Sept. 27: Cluny Country Fair

Volunteers are needed from noon to 4 p.m. to run small games and activities.
Transportation: TBD
Volunteer cap: 25

Sunday, Sept. 27: Walk to End Alzheimer's

Volunteers are needed from noon to 4 p.m. to help with the Walk to End Alzheimer's on campus.
Transportation: Not available for this on-campus event.
Volunteer cap: 25

Tuesday, Oct. 6: Emmanuel Church Soup Kitchen

Volunteers are needed from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to set up, work and clean up the soup kitchen.
Transportation: This service site is on the trolley line.
Volunteer cap: 4

Friday, Oct. 9: Trinity Church Pumpkin Patch

Volunteers are needed at 5 p.m. to unload pumpkins from trunks.
Transportation: This service site is on the trolley line.
Volunteer cap: 15

Wednesday, Oct. 14: Daffy Days

Volunteers are needed on the Wakehurst lawn from noon to 4 p.m. to package and sort daffodil bulbs for a free giveaway.
Transportation: Not available for this on-campus event.
Volunteer cap: 100

Friday, Oct. 16: Daffy Days

Volunteers are needed on the Wakehurst lawn from noon to 4 p.m. to package and sort daffodil bulbs for a free giveaway.
Transportation: Not available for this on-campus event.
Volunteer cap: 100

Friday, Oct. 23: Fort Adams Fortress of Nightmare

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Scaring – Volunteers should arrive at 5 p.m. Duties include scaring customers at an assigned located in the fort.
  • Security (must be 21) – Volunteers should arrive at 5 p.m. Duties include patrolling fort grounds and assisting with crowd management.
  • Box office – Volunteers should arrive at 5 p.m. Duties include scanning tickets with a barcode scanner and laptop.
  • Volunteer care – Volunteers should arrive at 5 p.m. Duties include keeping the volunteer area stocked with snacks and drinks, organizing the costume area and assisting with check-in/out.
  • Nightly ops crew – Volunteers should arrive at 6 p.m. Duties include completing a nightly checklist to open and close the attractions around the fort.

Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 4:45 p.m., return at 10 p.m.
Volunteer cap: 14

Tuesday, Nov. 3: Emmanuel Church Soup Kitchen

Volunteers are needed from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to set up, work and clean up the soup kitchen.
Transportation: This service site is on the trolley line.
Volunteer cap: 4

Friday, Nov. 20: Emmanuel Church Lasagna Dinner

Volunteers are needed from 3-8 p.m. to set up, work and clean up the dinner.  
Transportation: This service site is on the trolley line.
Volunteer cap: 6

Saturday, Nov. 21: Emmanuel Church Holiday Fair

Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to help with the annual holiday fair. Volunteers can choose to work in shifts.
Transportation: This service site is on the trolley line.
Volunteer cap: 15

Tuesday, Dec. 1: Emmanuel Church Soup Kitchen

Volunteers are needed from 4:30-6:30 p.m. to set up, work and clean up the soup kitchen.
Transportation: This service site is on the trolley line.
Volunteer cap: 4