• Nicaragua Service Trip

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    Each year during winter break, students travel to Nicaragua to work with mentally and physically disabled children at Hogar Belen Diriamba Orphanage.

  • Keeping Newport Beautiful

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    The Office of Community Service is maintaining an Adopt-a-Spot location in historic Eisenhower Park.

Community Service

Feinstein Enriching America Program

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 maintains an extensive inventory of service opportunities and facilitates transportation to service sites. Projects not offered through the office must be approved before they can be considered appropriate for a community service experience.

The Feinstein Enriching America Program at Salve Regina is made possible through the generosity of Alan Shawn Feinstein and the Feinstein Foundation.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

The Office of Community Service invites offices, departments, clubs, sports teams, campus houses, classes and organizations, along with any students who want to form a team on their own, to participate in the 2017 Thanksgiving feed a family food drive.
Suggested non-perishable donations include: stuffing mix, gravy, cranberry sauce, instant potatoes, pasta/rice, canned juices/meats/soups, evaporated milk, pudding, frosting, macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, muffin/cake mixes, hot/cold cereals, canned fruits/vegetables and tomato sauces/products.

To participate, complete and submit the form. All bags should be delivered to Wakehurst 201 before noon on Thursday, Nov. 16.

Service Tables

Students, faculty and staff are invited to meet local community partners and discuss upcoming service opportunities. Refreshments will be provided. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to kathleen.rendos@salve.edu.

Service tables will be held in Wakehurst. The schedule for the 2017-2018 academic year is:

  • 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23
  • Noon Thursday, Nov. 16
  • Noon Tuesday, Jan. 30
  • 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14
  • 1 p.m. Monday, March 5
  • Noon Monday, March 26
  • 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 17
  • Noon Friday, May 4

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