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Service Advocates

Center for Community Engagement and Service

The Service Advocates program offers outstanding students the opportunity to participate in long-term civic engagement and service, providing them with the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to become active leaders.

Service Advocates

Service Advocates participate in regular training, direct service and reflection activities. They practice valuable leadership in the Aquidneck Island community, endeavor to promote a positive culture of service, and increase volunteerism at local nonprofits. Ideal candidates are dedicated, passionate and motivated students who are seeking to make positive changes across campus and in the community.

Service Advocates complete 100 hours of service at an approved community partner site throughout the academic year and receive a stipend of $1,000 per year towards their education.

Program Requirements

  • Full-time undergraduate (first-year, sophomore or junior) in good academic standing
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Attend all mandatory program meetings
  • Participate in one group service project each semester
  • Attend five of 10 service tables each year
  • Complete one office hour weekly in the Center for Community Engagement and Service
  • Attend a leadership retreat
  • Present at the SRyou Student Exposition

Senior Service Advocates

Senior Service Advocates are leaders in service who inspire students to promote change throughout their time at Salve Regina. Highlighted by regular training, mentoring to undergraduate Service Advocates and reflection activities, Senior Service Advocates engage in valuable leadership experiences in the Aquidneck Island community and endeavor to promote a positive culture of service and civic engagement on campus.

Program Requirements

  • Participate in a one-day leadership training
  • Co-organize one group service program or project each semester
  • Plan, facilitate and lead a Service Advocate leadership retreat
  • Plan, facilitate and lead one monthly breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • Mentor a cohort of five Service Advocates
  • Complete one office hour weekly in the Center for Community Engagement and Service
  • Share a culminating reflection of service at an end-of-the-year event