Student leaders are vital to the Feinstein Center for Service Learning and are even more essential to the future of Rhode Island. Below are some ways to get engaged in leadership opportunities in the Feinstein Center:
Alternative Spring Break (ASB): URI S.A.V.E.S (see below) plans an ASB trip every spring semester! We have traveled to Washington, D.C., Richmond, VA, New Orleans, LA and Austin, TX. Applications come out mid-fall semester. The trip is planned and facilitated by student leaders (with the guidance of staff advisors) and participants fundraise to support trip costs. Check out our past photo albums on facebook (URI Clearinghouse for Volunteers)!
AmeriCorps Scholarships for Service Civic Fellows: Participate in this part-time AmeriCorps program by completing 300 hours of service in a community and issue area of your choice in exchange for a $1,175 Education Award. Program also includes great networking and leadership opportunities. Interested? Stop by Roosevelt Room 135. Space is limited so contact us in early Fall!
Civic Engagement Leaders are upperclassmen that lead community service experiences through the "Feinstein Experience" during the fall semester. From mid September through-November there will be over 50 service projects for the URI community to participate. CELs earn 3 CSV elective credits while enhancing their leadership skills and inspiring future Rhody Rams to make a positive difference in the community. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic students that are interested in inspiring their peers to get engaged in the community. No service or leadership experience required! Just a great attitude and desire to get engaged and make a difference in the community. Recruitment takes place every Spring.
Jumpstart is a national non-profit organization working toward the day when every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. Jumpstart URI recruits, trains, and supports college students to serve as part-time AmeriCorps members, working directly with and supporting young children in early childhood education programs. Participants also receive extensive training which covers leadership, child development, team building/dynamics, community issues, communication, problem solving and more!
Service Learning Courses: The Feinstein Center for Service Learning recognizes the following courses as having a service learning component. Service learning is an alternative way of both teaching and learning about concepts or theories. The service work is profoundly connected to and enhanced by the specific course of study. Depending on the instructor, the service learning component may be an optional or required part of the course content.
Student Clubs & Organizations: Make friends and a difference by joining a student organization. The list below includes organizations that are philanthropic and/or participate in service and advocacy events regularly:
URIS.A.V.E.S.: URI Students Actively Volunteering & Engaging in Service is a senate recognized student volunteer organization at URI that coordinates monthly service projects. You can join the student organization and receive updates about upcoming volunteer opportunities, Alternative Spring Break trips, AmeriCorps, First Book URI and more! For more information visit them on facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Volunteer: The Clearinghouse for Volunteers can help you get connected and involved so that you can experience something new and make a difference in your community. Stop by the Clearinghouse for Volunteers or "Like" URI Clearinghouse for Volunteers on facebook and stay informed of upcoming opportunities! You can also check out URI SAVES and the EVENTS tab on the homepage for current opportunities.
You can also find the URI Clearinghouse for Volunteers and URI SAVES on Facebook!