Service Advocates

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

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.

Students in the program perform approximately 100 hours of direct community service at their primary site. They also receive a stipend of $1,000 per year towards their education.

Ideal candidates for the Service Advocates program are dedicated, passionate and motivated students who are seeking to make positive changes across campus and in the community.


  • Full time undergraduate student in good academic standing
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Currently open to all sophomores and juniors

Program Rules

  • Must complete the online application
  • Must attend all required meetings
  • Must sign the Service Advocates contract
  • No extensions will be granted past May 2, 2020
  • Must remain in good academic standing for both semesters
  • Students may not be paid for their service hours
  • Students cannot use service hours as federal student employment hours
  • Hours must be approved by the program director prior to completion
  • Students who transfer mid-semester will not be eligible for funding