Community service opportunities: September
As the new academic year of 2021-22 begins, the Center for Community Engagement and Service is offering many service opportunities for students in September. These include an opportunity at Norman Bird Sanctuary, tree conservancy work at Morton Park and volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association.
To register, find out more information or view all service opportunities for upcoming months, visit the The Center for Community Engagement and Service’s website. The list on the website is constantly being updated with additional opportunities, so keep checking back.
Norman Bird Sanctuary: Mabel’s Garden Volunteers
Volunteers who have their own cars and like to garden are needed at Norman Bird Sanctuary on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. If you are interested, contact Joseph McLaughlin at 401-846-2577 or by email at email@example.com
Saturday, Sept. 11, and Thursday, Sept. 16: Newport Tree Conservancy at Morton Park
At Morton Park this fall, the Newport Tree Conservancy and Bartlett tree experts plan to rejuvenate the storied Kwanzan cherry grove by amending the soil with biochar. In order to protect the soil and remove the grass for amending, volunteers will be spreading a layer of mulch underneath the grove. The more hands the better for the task, and volunteers will be taking part in protecting these beautiful spring-flowering specimens. Volunteers are reminded to dress appropriately for outdoor work. Tools will be provided, but bring gloves and water. Unvaccinated volunteers will need to wear a mask. Registration is required.
Saturday, Sept. 18: Clean Ocean Access Beach Cleanup
Volunteers are needed at Easton’s Beach in Newport from noon to 2 p.m. to clean up the beach. Due to COVID-19, pre-registration for all of Clean Ocean Access events will be required, and individual volunteers must pre-register for each event they wish to attend. On Clean Ocean Access’s website, each volunteer needs to sign up using the link for each cleanup they wish to participate in with an individual link. Volunteers can sign up any time prior to the event and will need to show Clean Ocean Access the confirmation email when they get to the site. Clean Ocean Access cannot have anyone show up without signing up in advance due to COVID-19. Transportation is not provided, as student volunteers can walk via the Cliff Walk.
Saturday, Sept. 25: Gifts to Give
Volunteers are needed to help sort donation items at Gifts to Give from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Van transportation is provided, and pick up will be at Miley Hall at 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 25: Walk to End Alzheimer with Alzheimer’s Association
Volunteers are needed at Fort Adams to help the Alzheimer’s Association from 6:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Volunteers will assist with parking attendance, setup and breakdown, advocacy cards, water stops and food areas, and more. Transportation is not provided. To register, email Bella Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org.