• Nicaragua Service Trip

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    Each year during winter break, students travel to Nicaragua to work with mentally and physically disabled children at Hogar Belen Diriamba Orphanage.

  • Keeping Newport Beautiful

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    The Office of Community Service is maintaining an Adopt-a-Spot location in historic Eisenhower Park.

Community Service

Feinstein Enriching America Program

Salve Regina considers participation in community service a visible way to live the mission of the University. Students are required to serve at least 10 hours within the state of Rhode Island prior to graduation, allowing them to share their talents with those in need and learn more about themselves and the community they call home.

Community service can include working with children or the elderly, volunteering in a sports-oriented atmosphere or in local soup kitchens, helping with food drives, working with animals, tutoring, assisting with environmental projects and more.

The office maintains an extensive inventory of service opportunities and facilitates transportation to service sites. Projects not offered through the office must be approved before they can be considered appropriate for a community service experience.

The Feinstein Enriching America Program at Salve Regina is made possible through the generosity of Alan Shawn Feinstein and the Feinstein Foundation.

Angel Trees

The Angel Trees, from which individuals pick a tag and purchase a gift item for a local child in need, have once again appeared throughout campus. All members of the Salve Regina community are invited to participate in the Angel Tree program.

Angel Trees are located in McAuley Hall, McKillop Library, Mercy Center for Spiritual Life, Miley Hall, O'Hare Academic Building, Rodgers Recreation Center, Wakehurst, Young Building and the Center for Adult Education in Warwick. Gifts will benefit children in need through Child & Family, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, the Salvation Army and Tashirat Orphanage in Mexico.

Tags on the trees list a child's name, age and wish. Donors are asked to choose a tag from the tree, purchase a gift and return it in a gift bag or unwrapped to the Office of Community Service in Wakehurst 201 before noon Thursday, Dec. 14. Please make sure to attach the label to the gift.

This is the 14th year that Salve Regina is participating in the Angel Tree program. For more information, contact the Office of Community Service at (401) 341-2440 or community.services@salve.edu.

Service Tables

Students, faculty and staff are invited to meet local community partners and discuss upcoming service opportunities. Refreshments will be provided. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to community.services@salve.edu.

Service tables will be held in Wakehurst. The schedule for the spring 2018 semester is:

  • Noon Tuesday, Jan. 30
  • 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14
  • 1 p.m. Monday, March 5
  • Noon Monday, March 26
  • 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 17
  • Noon Friday, May 4

Log Your Service Hours

Students must log their service hours online in order to receive their community service credit for graduation.

To log community service hours:

  • Log in to My Salve
  • Click "WebAdvisor for Students" and then "Community Service"
  • Click "Enter Your Feinstein Community Service Hours"
  • Complete your community service details and submit
  • Enter description and submit again to complete
  • Incomplete forms will not be accepted

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