Students invited to join spring break service trips
Students who are interested in giving back during spring break are invited to participate in two service trips sponsored by the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life and the Office of Community Service.
Alternative Spring Break
During the Mercy Center’s alternative spring break, scheduled for March 6-10, students will volunteer at locations throughout Rhode Island. This is the third straight year that the alternative spring break will use Salve Regina as a “home base” for daily community service entirely within the state of Rhode Island. All meals and transportation will be provided.
Fifteen students will be accepted for this opportunity. The cost is $25 and registration is first come, first served. The application will remain open through Thursday, Feb. 19 or until all spots are taken.
For more information, contact Matthew Kelly at (401) 341-2227.
Washington, D.C. Service Trip
Scheduled for March 11-15, this service trip will allow students to experience a different culture, serve a new community and expand their knowledge about the many social issues facing Washington, D.C.
Participants will stay at a United Methodist Church and engage in service projects that may include serving food in soup kitchens, sorting clothes, playing with children in after-school programs and painting. The group will also tour the city through an urban plunge and visit museums, monuments and ethic restaurants.
Ten students will be accepted for this opportunity. The cost is $250, which includes housing, transportation and meals (except meals during travel). Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11. Decisions will be announced Friday, Feb. 13, with payment due by Friday, Feb. 20.