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Semester in Service

The Semester in Service program connects dedicated and motivated Salve Regina students with nonprofit organizations in need of long-term volunteers. In addition, Semester in Service participants are required to do one service hour in the Center for Community Engagement and Service on a weekly basis.

For the Spring 2020 semester, Semester in Service will run from Jan. 24 through May 1. During these weeks, students will volunteer weekly at the nonprofit organization of their choice. Transportation will be provided to specific service sites (except during national holidays and/or University closings).


Semester in Service Partners

Van transportation picks up at Miley Hall 15 minutes prior to volunteer start time.

Child & Family

Fridays from 2-4 p.m.
Van transportation is provided, pick up at Miley Hall at 1:45 p.m.
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.

Missy Davis
(401) 848-4104 or

God's Community Garden

Monday through Thursday (arrange specific times with volunteer coordinator)
Van transportation is not provided.

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

Fridays from 2-4 p.m.
Van transportation is provided, pick up at Miley Hall at 1:45 p.m.
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 Center for Community Engagement and Service, students should also submit an online application to the Potter League.

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

Salvation Army

Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
This service site is located on the trolley line.
Capacity: 5

The Salvation Army is seeking students to help assist with basic day-to-day duties. Volunteers may choose to go at their convenience based upon their schedule. 

Lt. Lenissa Rivera, Salvation Army corps office/pastor
(401) 846-3243 or

Lucy’s Hearth

Friday’s from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Van transportation is provided, pick up at Miley Hall at 1:45 p.m.
Capacity: 14

Volunteers at Lucy's Hearth can assist with day to day shelter operations by preparing residents and the building for the weekend, organizing activities for children, preparing residents for move out, donation room organization and maintenance, childcare and much more.

Contact: Lily McCaughey
Program Assistant/Case Manager 
(401) 847-2021