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Purpose Statement

RI College Community Service works to promote student volunteerism and to show the positive contributions of our students at the local, state, national, and international levels. We accomplish these goals through the dissemination of volunteer opportunities to students and student organizations, and the compilation of information on the service projects undertaken by student organizations and Greek Life chapters.

RI College Opportunities to Serve

Community Service Fair

Service Saturdays

Agency Showcases

MLK Day of Service

Local Agency Partner Listings

Other RIC Programs

National and International Resources

Opportunities to Serve

  • For all event details, visit the Campus Events Calendar and frequent our website and Facebook page for regular updates and opportunities.
  • To receive regular updates and opportunities, sign up for this STUDENT LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY SERVICE INTEREST FORM
  • Feel free to call or visit us at the Student Union, Room 408, call 401-456-8538 or email ksalemi@ric.edu.
  • If you would like to connect with off campus organizations for employment, internship AND volunteer opportunities, you can take it one step further and create a free account in Handshake.

Community Service Fair

The Student Union department and the Career Development Center hosts a Community Service Fair each September (online or in-person depending on current social distancing guidelines). Local non-profit agencies will be looking to engage with Rhode Island College students seeking to explore volunteer opportunities in our community. 

For upcoming event information, visit the Campus Events Calendar

Service Saturdays

RI College students are invited to convene in small groups to participate in weekend service projects that support featured local agencies. Projects may be virtual, curb-side pick-up project kits or in-person and on-site. Students may choose to attend one or as many as they like.

For upcoming events, visit the Campus Events Calendar.

Agency Showcases

Local partner agencies are featured individually so students can meet representative to hear about service opportunities in more detail. 

For upcoming event information, visit the Campus Events Calendar

MLK Day of Service – Martin Luther King Holiday

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the most prominent figures in the American Civils Rights Movement.  His leadership through nonviolent efforts mobilized the nation to help make tangible progress for Black Americans.  Colleges across the country take this day to honor Dr. King’s legacy by giving back to their local communities.  Rhode Island College students, faculty, and staff are invited to join this movement by serving at one of a number of sites in the greater Providence area. All participants will get breakfast and a free t-shirt!  

For more information about MLK Day of Service as it becomes available, visit www.ric.edu/mlk.  

Local Agency Partner Listings 

Beat the Streets Providence

Clothes to Kids, RI

Elisha Project 

Elizabeth Buffam Chase House

Family Service of RI

Foster Parrots

Kizirian Elementary School

RI Blood Center and Be the Match Bone Marrow Program

Sojourn House

Other RIC Programs

The Feinstein School of Education and Human Development (FSEHD) Office of Community Service Learning (OCSL)

American Democracy Project

Unity Center

Greek Life

National and International Resources

Corporation for National and Community Service

Idealist

Peace Corps

Do Something

International Service Learning

Global Volunteers

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Page last updated: July 30, 2020