Service Trips

Service trips offer a unique opportunity for students to volunteer, experience a new culture, build community and reflect on their service experiences. The Office of Community Service invites students to live the mission of Salve Regina through these service programs. Students must complete an online application and schedule an interview for all service trips.

Nicaragua

January 2015

The Nicaragua service trip is run through Mustard Seed Communities, an organization that works with the local Catholic church to serve the needs of abandoned or orphaned children with mental and physical disabilities.

Participants will work with children and young adults at Hogar Belen-Diriamba Orphanage while staying in a dorm-style mission cottage on the campus. A majority of the orphanage's residents cannot speak, so participants will learn to communicate with the children through other means.

The total cost will be approximately $1,400-$1,500, depending on airfare.

StayBreak

March 2014

The Office of Community Service and the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life co-sponsor this alternative spring break to provide students the opportunity to give back to the community. In 2013, students completed service projects throughout Rhode Island with partners such as the Rhode Island Food Bank, St. Mary's Home for Children and the Salvation Army. For more information, like the Office of Community Service on Facebook or stop by the office in McAuley Hall, Room 209-210.