Salve Regina considers participation in community service a visible way to live the mission of the University. Students are required to serve at least 10 hours within the state of Rhode Island prior to graduation, allowing them to share their talents with those in need and learn more about themselves and the community they call home.
Community service can include working with children or the elderly, volunteering in a sports-oriented atmosphere or in local soup kitchens, helping with food drives, working with animals, tutoring, assisting with environmental projects and more.
The Office of Community Service maintains an extensive inventory of service opportunities and facilitates transportation to service sites. Projects not offered through the Office of Community Service must be approved before they can be considered appropriate for a community service experience.
Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week
Sunday, Nov. 16
Volunteers are needed to prepare a meal at the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life and serve it at the McKinney Shelter in downtown Newport. Transportation and all cooking supplies will be provided.
Monday, Nov. 17
Kickoff for the annual Angel Tree program.
Sigma Beta Delta will sponsor a "Swipe for Hunger" table from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Miley Hall lobby. Students can sign up to donate their breakfast for Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Tuesday, Nov. 18
Volunteers are needed to bake desserts at the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life for St. Paul's Church's Warm Up Wednesday Program. All baking supplies will be provided.
Thursday, Nov. 20
Volunteers are needed to collect Thanksgiving baskets throughout campus.
Volunteers are needed between noon and 7 p.m. to volunteer with the Salvation Army. Tasks include gardening and preparing the upcoming Thanksgiving dinner.
Log Your Service Hours
Students must log their service hours online in order to receive their community service credit for graduation.
To log community service hours:
- Log in to My Salve
- Click "WebAdvisor for Students" and then "Community Service"
- Click "Enter Your Feinstein Community Service Hours"
- Complete your community service details and submit
- Enter description and submit again to complete
- Incomplete forms will not be accepted