Service Opportunities

Register for any of the service opportunities listed below

Nutrition education program

Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays in October to help with Farm Fresh Rhode Island's nutrition education program "Healthy Foods, Healthy Families," which is held at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center.
Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 2:45 p.m., return at 6 p.m.
Volunteer cap: 12

Oct. 4-5: 40th annual Harvest Fair

Volunteers are needed at the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5 to help with arts and crafts, children's games and entertainment.
Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 12:30 p.m., return at 5 p.m.
Volunteer cap: 12

Oct. 7: Emmanuel Church soup kitchen

Volunteers are needed Tuesday, Oct. 7 for Emmanuel Church's monthly soup kitchen.
Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 2:45 p.m., return at 5 p.m.

Oct. 14: St. Paul's Church

Volunteers are needed Tuesday, Oct. 14 to bake desserts for the Warm Up Wednesday program sponsored by St. Paul's Church. Volunteers will meet in the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life from 6-8 p.m. All supplies will be provided.
Transportation: Not available for this on-campus event.

Oct. 16: Confetti Foundation

Volunteers are needed Thursday, Oct. 16 to cut and string birthday banners and tie straws for children who are hospitalized on their birthday. Volunteers will work in the Wakehurst fireplace lobby from 1:30-3 p.m.
Transportation: Not available for this on-campus event.
Volunteer cap: 25

Oct. 17: Daffodillion project

Volunteers are needed Friday, Oct. 17 to assist Newport's Daffodillion campaign with bagging daffodills.Volunteers will meet on the oceanside lawn of McAuley Hall at 11 a.m. and will be finished by 4 p.m.
Transportation: Not available for this on-campus event.

Oct. 17-18 and 24-25: Fortress of Nightmares

Volunteer opportunities for Fort Adams’ Fortress of Nightmares include:

  • Scaring – Will be assigned a location in the fort to scare customers
  • Security – Patrol fort grounds and assist with crowd management (must be 21-plus)
  • Box office – Scan tickets with barcode scanner and laptop
  • Volunteer care – Keep volunteer area stocked with snacks and drinks, organize costume area and assist with check-in/out process
  • Nightly ops crew – Complete a nightly checklist to open and close the attractions around the fort

​Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 4:30 p.m., return at 10 p.m.

Oct. 19: Climbing With Cluny School 5K

Volunteers are needed Sunday, Oct. 19 to staff a water stop at Cluny School for the Climbing With Cluny School 5K.
Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 7:15 a.m., return at 10:30 a.m.

Oct. 22: Newport Hospital

Volunteers are needed Wednesday, Oct. 22 to make cards and flower bouquets for patients.
Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 12:45 p.m., return at 3 p.m.
Volunteer cap: 12

Oct. 23: Pell Bridge Run

Volunteers are needed Thursday, Oct. 23 to stuff goodie bags for the Pell Bridge Run. All volunteers will receive a free registration for the Oct. 26 run. This volunteer opportunity will take place at the Newport Visitors Center (Gateway) from 2-5 p.m.
Transportation: This service site is on the trolley line. Volunteers should consult the trolley schedule.
Volunteer cap: 15

Nov. 1: Recycling event

Volunteers are needed for the City of Newport's "Bye Bye Bins and Barrels" recycling event. This is a one-day event for residents to recycle old recycling bins and trash barrels. Volunteers are needed to help direct traffic, greet cars and whatever else comes up during the event.
Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 7:20 a.m., return at noon.
Volunteer cap: 12

Nov. 18: St. Paul's Church

Volunteers are needed Tuesday, Nov. 18 to bake desserts for the Warm Up Wednesday program sponsored by St. Paul's Church. Volunteers will meet in the Mercy Center for Spiritual Life from 6-8 p.m. All supplies will be provided.
Transportation: Not available for this on-campus event.

Nov. 22: Recycling event

Volunteers are needed for the City of Newport's "Bye Bye Bins and Barrels" recycling event. This is a one-day event for residents to recycle old recycling bins and trash barrels. Volunteers are needed to help direct traffic, greet cars and whatever else comes up during the event.
Transportation: Van transportation is provided. Pick up at Miley Hall at 7:20 a.m., return at noon.
Volunteer cap: 12