Service programs seeking long-term volunteers
Students who are seeking to become active leaders and connect with local nonprofit organizations are encouraged to consider two long-term service programs sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and Service.
Semester in Service
Semester in Service connects dedicated and motivated students with nonprofit organizations in need of long-term volunteers. Participants also complete one service hour in the Center for Community Engagement and Service each week.
For the fall semester, Semester in Service will run from Sept. 9 through Dec. 6. During these 12 weeks, students will volunteer weekly at one of the organizations listed below.
- Child & Family: Seeking students to serve as additional staff support in the early care and education center. Volunteers will work in classrooms with teachers to support all aspects of the day-to-day duties within an early childhood classroom setting.
- God’s Community Garden: Seeking students to assist with daily tasks around the garden, including watering, harvesting and working in the greenhouses.
- Potter League for Animals: Seeking students to assist with daily morning cleaning, obedience training for dogs, training and socialization for cats, bunny socialization, clerical assistance, and outdoor projects such as landscaping and painting.
- Salvation Army: Seeking students to help assist with basic day-to-day duties.
Students who become Service Advocates participate in a yearlong civic engagement and service program, providing them with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to become active leaders.
Service Advocates participate in regular training, direct service and reflection activities. They practice valuable leadership in the Aquidneck Island community, endeavor to promote a positive culture of service, and increase volunteerism at local nonprofits. Ideal candidates are dedicated, passionate and motivated students who are seeking to make positive changes across campus and in the community.
Service Advocates perform approximately 100 hours of direct community service at their primary site and receive a stipend of $1,000 per year towards their education.