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Make a difference with FriarServe

FriarServe is a service initiative that pairs Providence College volunteers with five Providence Catholic Pre-K – 8 schools. This service component is a companion to PC’s centennial gift of $100,000 to Catholic schools in the Diocese of Providence. The monetary gift, which will be paid over four years, will be used to provide scholarships to diocesan K-12 schools.​

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?
Students, faculty, staff, and administrators at Providence College.​

WHEN CAN I VOLUNTEER?
Volunteer opportunities will be available from September 2018 through May 2019.

WHERE ARE THE SCHOOLS LOCATED?

All schools are in Providence, and with the exception of Bishop McVinney, which is in lower South Providence, all are within three miles of campus. Two schools (St. Pius V and St. Augustine) are within walking distance.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

That varies depending on the availability of the volunteer and the needs of the schools. Service hours can be one-time, weekly, monthly, or any other arrangement that works for the schools and volunteers.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The Office of Public Affairs and Community Relations will work with the Diocese of Providence Catholic School Office to identify volunteer opportunities within diocesan schools and match them with PC students, faculty, and staff who are able to volunteer.

IS A BACKGROUND CHECK NECESSARY?

All volunteers are required to obtain a background check through the Diocese of Providence. PC will cover the cost of background checks and assist with completing required paperwork.

WILL TRANSPORTATION BE PROVIDED?

Campus Transportation will give volunteers a ride to each school, should they require it.

PARTICI​PATING SCHOOLS

  • Bishop McVinney Regional School
  • Blessed Sacrament School
  • St. Augustine School
  • St. Pius V School
  • St. Thomas Regional School

WHAT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

After you register on the FriarServe webpage, please visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044eadac2da3fd0-spring  to sign up for the volunteer opportunity of your choice.

CAN’T COMMIT TO VOLUNTEER WEEKLY?  NO PROBLEM! 

The schools are always looking for guest readers, classroom assistant drop-ins, or help for special events.  Contact Alycia for more information.  We have something for everyone!