Semester in Service

The Semester in Service program connects dedicated and motivated Salve Regina students with nonprofit organizations in need of long-term volunteers.

For the fall 2017 semester, Semester in Service will run from Sept. 25 through Dec. 8. During these 11 weeks, students will volunteer weekly at the nonprofit organization of their choice. Transportation will be provided to all service sites (except during national holidays and/or University closings).

Semester in Service Partners

Child & Family

Mondays and/or Wednesdays from 8-11 a.m. (pickup at Miley Hall 15 minutes before scheduled volunteer time)
Capacity: 14

Child & Family is seeking students to serve as additional staff support in its 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. Students must pass a CANTS background check and tuberculosis test, and must also submit fingerprints and proof of MMR, chickenpox and flu immunizations.

Patricia Carbone
(401) 848-4102 or
Melissa Bockstoce
(401) 848-4104 or

Girls on the Run

This program is currently full for the fall semester, if you are interested in volunteering for this program check back for the spring semester. 

Girls on the Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using an experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Meeting twice a week in small teams of 15 girls, the program teaches life skills through engaging lessons that celebrate the joy of movement. The 20-lesson curriculum is taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches and includes three parts: understanding ourselves, valuing relationships and teamwork and understanding how we connect with and shape the world at large. Over the course of the program, girls will develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care and compassion, create positive connections with peers and adults, and make a meaningful contribution to community and society.

Grace Savage, program manager
(401) 206-4490 or

God's Community Garden

Mondays, Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon (pickup at Miley Hall 15 minutes before scheduled volunteer time)
Capacity: 14

God's Community Garden is seeking students to assist with daily tasks around the garden, including watering, harvesting and working in the greenhouses.

Linda Wood, volunteer coordinator

Potter League for Animals

Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 9-11:45 a.m. (pickup at Miley Hall 15 minutes before scheduled volunteer time)
Capacity: 14

The Potter League is 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. In addition to registering through the Office of Community Service, students should also submit an online application to the Potter League.

Gail Lawson, volunteer coordinator
(401) 846-8276 Ext. 106 or

Salvation Army

Sundays from 2-5:30 p.m. and/or Fridays from 3-6:30 p.m. (pickup at Miley Hall 15 minutes before scheduled volunteer time)
Capacity: 5

The Salvation Army is seeking students to assist with weekly soup kitchens and basic day-to-day duties.

Lt. James Bang, corps officer/pastor
(401) 846-3243 or