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Friarserve- a service initiative that pairs Providence College volunteers with 5 Providence Catholic pre-k-8 schools

MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH FRIARSERVE

​​​​​​FriarServe is a new 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 October through May for the next four years.

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?

Volunteers who want to tutor or who otherwise may be engaged with students on a one-to-one basis will need a background check. 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.
 

 

PARTIC​IPATING SCHOOLS

Bishop McVinney Regional School

Blessed Sacrament School 

St. Augustine School 

St. Pius V School 

St. Thomas Regional School

 

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WHAT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE?

 
 

Blessed Sacrament

240 Regent Avenue

Providence, RI 02908

*Campus Transportation will be available to those who request it

 

What: After School Care - Homework Assistance

Students in grades Pre-K through 8th grade that attend the After School Program could use assistance with their homework.  While this is open to all grades, the highest anticipated volume would be for the 4th and 5th graders. 

When:

Days are flexible between Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

What: After School Care

Students in grades Pre-School through grade 8 could use assistance with general activities.

When:

Flexible between Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

What: Classroom Assistance

Assist teachers with classroom activities for grades Pre-K through 1.

When:

Flexible between Monday and Friday between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

 

What: Drama Club

Assist the director with acting, set-design, or artwork in preparation for the performance of Lion King.  Performance will take place in early May.  Drama Club is open to grades 5-8.

When:

Mondays from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

What: Art Club

Assist the program director with various arts/crafts activities.  Art Club is open to grades K-5.

When:

Wednesdays from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

What: School Board

The principal is looking for assistance filling board members for the following areas of expertise: Institutional Advancement and Strategic Planning

When:

There are typically 4/6 meetings per year.

 

St. Pius V School

49 Elmhurst Avenue

Providence, RI 02908

 

What: Chess Club

The school is looking to start a chess club after school.  It would not be a competitive team, but simply a way for students to learn the game of chess and play in a structured environment on a weekly basis. They have chessboards and pieces.

When:

Weekly, day of the week is open to volunteer(s) availability, between 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.

 

St. Thomas Regional School

15 Edendale Avenue

North Providence, RI 02911

*Campus Transportation will be available to those who request it

 What: Art Club

Students in grades Pre-K through 8 will have the opportunity to register for this eight-week session.  There will be a nominal fee per student to cover the cost of supplies.  St. Thomas will purchase the supplies.

When:

Thursdays from 2 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

 

St. Augustine School

635 Mount Pleasant Avenue

Providence, RI 02908

*Campus Transportation will be available to those who request it

 

What: Extended Day Program

Students in grades Pre-School through grade 8 could use assistance with general activities.

When:

Flexible between Monday through Friday from 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

 

What: Lego Robotics

Assist coordinator with projects for students in grades 5-8.

When:

Fridays from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Bishop McVinney School

155 Gordon Avenue

Providence, RI 02905

*Campus Transportation will be available to those who request it

 

What: Tech Support

Provide computer assistance for students who attend After School Care.

When:

Flexible between Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

What: Technology Assessment Audit

The principal is looking for a complete assessment of computer lab, classroom, Wi-Fi upgrade, etc.

When:

Flexible

 

What: Classroom Assistance

Assist teachers in the classroom for grades Pre-School through 1.

When:

Flexible between Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

 

What: After School Care

Students in grades Pre-School through grade 8 could use assistance with general activities.

When:

Flexible between Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

What: School Clubs

The principal would welcome assistance in starting a new club after school.  They are open to drama, writing, computer, art, or anything other ideas.

When:

Flexible between Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

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 Map of Participating Schools