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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?

Call Alycia at 401.865.2895 or check back here in the fall for new opportunities.

Blessed Sacrament
240 Regent Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
*Campus Transportation will be available to those who request it
St. Pius V School
49 Elmhurst Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
St. Thomas Regional School
15 Edendale Avenue
North Providence, RI 02911
*Campus Transportation will be available to those who request it
St. Augustine School
635 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Providence, RI 02908
*Campus Transportation will be available to those who request it
Bishop McVinney School
155 Gordon Avenue
Providence, RI 02905
*Campus Transportation will be available to those who request it