Exploratory Day of Service

The Exploratory Day of Service provides a common experience for incoming students that encourages a commitment to service and creates a shared opportunity for reflection and learning. Volunteers are dispersed throughout Aquidneck Island to support and meet the needs of local community agencies and individuals.

Save the date: The 2015 Day of Service will be held Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Students participating in the Day of Service:

  • Develop an awareness of the issues affecting the Aquidneck Island community.
  • Develop an increased knowledge of the various community partners working to improve the Aquidneck Island community.
  • Help improve the Aquidneck Island community in the near future.

The 2014 Day of Service included 645 student participants, 31 faculty and staff and 34 student mentors. Twenty-four local community partners took part in the day as well, totaling an estimated 2,130 hours served for the day.

Community Partners

  • Atria Aquidneck Place
  • Bike Newport
  • Boys Town New England
  • Child & Family
  • Clean Ocean Access
  • Cluny School
  • Confetti Foundation
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
  • Edward King House
  • Emmanuel Church
  • Fort Adams
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Looking Upwards
  • Lucy's Hearth
  • McKinney Cooperative Shelter
  • Methodist Community Gardens
  • Middletown Senior Center
  • Mumford Manor
  • Norman Bird Sanctuary
  • Salvation Army
  • Seamen's Church Institute
  • St. Paul's United Methodist Church
  • Town of Middletown
  • Village House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center