Community service opportunities: September
The Office of Community Service has several service opportunities available during the remaining days of September. To register for one of the service opportunities listed below, or to view all service opportunities, visit the Community Service website.
For more information on service opportunities in general, contact the Office of Community Service at (401) 341-2440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 19: Clean Ocean Access Beach Cleanup
Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 19 to clean up Easton’s (First) Beach. As this location is within walking distance, transportation is not provided.
Sept. 20: Clean Ocean Access Sharkfest Swim
Volunteers are needed from 7-10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 20 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. As this location is within walking distance, transportation is not provided.
Sept. 22-23: Bloodmobile
Volunteers are needed to help with the Rhode Island Blood Center’s blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 23. The bloodmobile will be parked in front of the Rodgers Recreation Center, with registration in the Rodgers lobby. Volunteers are needed for 2-3 hour shifts on both days. Time slots are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1-3 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. Transportation is not available for this on-campus event.
Sept. 23: Potter League for Animals
Volunteers are needed in Wakehurst, Room 200 from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23 to cut up T-shirts and braid them into toys for animals at the Potter League. Gail Lawson, volunteer coordinator, will be on hand to provide information about the organization. Transportation is not available for this on-campus event.
Sept. 24: Salvation Army Flower Project
Volunteers are needed in Wakehurst, Room 201 from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 to arrange flower vases for the Salvation Army’s annual dinner. Transportation is not available for this on-campus event.
Sept. 26: City of Newport’s Fall Recycling Day
Volunteers are needed from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26 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. This location is within walking distance and transportation is not provided. The beach is located at 175 Memorial Blvd. in Newport.
Sept. 27: Cluny Country Fair
Volunteers are needed from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 to run small games and activities. Transportation is TBD.
Sept. 27: Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Volunteers are needed from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27 to help with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on campus. All volunteers should meet at the registration table at the Young Building. Transportation is not available for this on-campus event.