RIC Civic Engagement is hosting several events during RIC’s spring break in the month of March. These events are part of their Alternative Spring Break that will occur Mar. 7-10.
"Any RIC student who are in range to campus for Spring Break and don't have specific plans should definitely consider signing up to volunteer at one [or more] of these terrific projects,” said Kristen Salemi, Director of the Student Union.
She added “Each one comes as a unique, convenient ‘package’ -- and all together support a variety of different organizations. For just a few hours on any given day, students can do something that will make a difference to others in our community while interacting with other RIC students at the same time. Students who participate will also receive a T-shirt and a box lunch."
The goal of the events is to offer various philanthropic and community based opportunities to RIC students spending their vacation at home.
A different service opportunity will be offered Monday through Thursday during the week of Spring Break, March 7-10.
On Monday, Mar. 7 will be the Hearthside Historic House Project. Students will be able to move antiques and artifacts at Hearthside Historic House in Lincoln. On Tuesday, Mar. 8 students can create uplifting cards for senior citizens – this will take place in the Donovan Dining Center. Then on Wednesday, Mar. 9 students have the opportunity to help sort and tag children’s clothing at Clothes to Kids in Cranston. Ending the week on March 10, students can join Civic Engagement in painting inspirational quotes throughout Kizirian Elementary School in Providence.
Students can sign up for as many of the events as they want to on a first come first serve basis. Some of the events have a maximum limit for volunteers that can participate due to the current installment of COVID_19 guidelines.
Those interested in participating can do so by signing up as soon as possible at tinyurl.com/ric-springbreak. The events are only for current RIC students. Students who sign up must have their own transportation for any off-campus events. Additional information can be obtained by emailing Graduate Assistant for Civic Engagement Miranda DiCenzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.