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Painting Central Falls High School Restorative Room

Tuesday, Apr 17, 12 pm

Restorative is the opposite of punitive sanctions, it's trauma informed, and the model is intended to build strong and healthy relationship​s​ with faculty, the students and their families. As a restorative school, we work with families and the community to repair relationships that may have been ​disrupted by a student​'s behavior. The Central Falls ​School ​District is aware that some students have life challenges that interfere with their ability to shine academically. The...

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LACE Spring Program Applications Due

Monday, Feb 19, All Day
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LACE Spring Program Applications Due

Monday, Feb 19, All Day

The Leadership & Community Engagement Spring Program enhances co-curricular experiences through social justice focused volunteer opportunities. Participants will perform 40 hours of service with a community organization over 8 weeks and can receive an education award of $500 upon completion of all requirements!

Applications due 2/19!

Important Dates:

2/19 application deadline 2/23 notification 2/26 Orientation meeting 2/26 first week of service at site (4...
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Packing/Assembling Assistant

Jan 16 - May 25
RI Food Bank, 200 Niantic Ave, Providence, RI 02907

Volunteers needed for approximately 3 hours on Tuesday mornings assisting Boston Greens, located in West Kingston, RI, with packing and assembling cases of produce. Boston Greens is a high-tech greenhouse farming operation that grows and distributes fresh, great-tasting leafy greens to restaurants and grocery stores in Rhode Island and surrounding areas. Volunteer help with this weekly task would allow Boston Greens to increase the amount of fresh produce they donate to the Rhode Island...

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Domestic Violence Program - On-Call Interpreters

Jan 16 - May 25
Crossroads RI, 160 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02903

Bilingual volunteers remove communication barriers for domestic violence survivors to ensure that all of our clients get the help they need regardless of their background. This position is flexible. Languages needed: Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Arabic. Contact Brandi Gbemisola for more information. 

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Volunteers for Rhode Island Gala for Epilepsy

Saturday, Jan 27, 2 pm
Epilepsy Foundation New England - The Matty Project, Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick, 801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI 02286

We are looking for volunteers for our annual Rhode Island Gala for Epilepsy! This year's event is casino-themed!

We are looking to fill the following volunteer roles:

Event Setup: 2:00 - 6:00 pm Event Floaters: 6:00 - 11:00 pm Event Breakdown: 10:00 pm - 12:00 am

We welcome both group and individual volunteers for this event! Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. 

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Maple Sugaring Volunteer

Saturday, Mar 10, 8:30 am
Audubon Society of Rhode Island, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithfield, RI 02917

Step back in time at the Caratunk Wildlife Refuge to experience the history of maple sugaring. Discover how the Wampanoags started maple sugaring and how to make this sweet syrup in your own backyard. Taste first-hand this delectable treat over breakfast. Sample pancakes, muffins and other tasty treats - all with fresh maple syrup. 

Volunteers are needed for the following roles:  Lead groups of visitors from station to station or direct cars to parking spots.  Volunteers will be...

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WordPress Web Designer

Jan 16 - Jan 31
Inspiring Minds, 763 Westminster Street, Providence RI 02903

Inspiring Minds is seeking a WordPress Developer to help with their website during Wintersession. 

This position requires experience with SEO, designing, developing, and maintenance for WordPress websites. If interested, send a cover letter, portfolio and resume to inspire@inspiringmindsri.org.

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Limited spaces available

Weekday Volunteers

Friday, May 25, 12 pm
134 Collaborative, 134 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903

Volunteers needed on Friday afternoons to assist with one or more of the following tasks: 

-Assist with serving weekly community meal in collaboration with PICA

-Sort and distribute clothing at the meal

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Children's Friend 5K Walk/Run Event

Saturday, Apr 30, 8:30 am
Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI 02907

Children's Friend has served and nurtured many Rhode Island youth to help them grow up with safe, healthy lives--your involvement and support will make a great impact!  The organization has invite RISD students to help create a running team composed of 10-12 individuals, a walking team with 10-12 individuals, and 2-3 general event volunteers. These numbers are the minimum amount so the more, the merrier! 

We will meet at 8:30AM on the RISD Beach to make it to the 9:00AM...

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LACE Fellow Feature: Grace Oh

Follow the journey of our Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) Fellows in weekly blog posts throughout the year! Here they will share their experiences and the work they complete at main service sites. These main sites are non-profits in the Providence community where Fellows have chosen to complete 150 hours of service.

Grace Oh: providence Children's museum

Hello! My name is Grace Oh, and I am a sophomore in Industrial Design. I am a Leadership and Community Engagement...

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LACE Fellow Feature: Will Zhang

Follow the journey of our Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) Fellows in weekly blog posts throughout the year! Here they will share their experiences and the work they complete at main service sites. These main sites are non-profits in the Providence community where Fellows have chosen to complete 150 hours of service.

Will Zhang: AS220

I’m Will Zhang, a sophomore in Industrial Design, and I’m the Community Liaison (CL) for AS220, as well as a Leadership and Community...

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Volunteer at MLK Day of Service!

Monday, Jan 16, 8:30 am

 Follow this link to sign up!

Join us on January 16 for MLK Day of Service, one of our biggest events of the year! Volunteer to run art workshops, activities, and games with local children and families at two sites in Providence- Dorcas International Institute of RI and MLK Elementary School. Shifts run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and food, transportation, and t-shirts will be provided. Contact communityservice@risd.edu or stop by Carr House 201 with any questions.

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LACE Fellow Feature: Alexandria Clay

Follow the journey of our Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) Fellows in weekly blog posts through out the year! Here they will share their experiences and the amazing work they complete at main service sites. These main sites are non-profits in the Providence community where Fellows have chosen to complete 150 hours of service.

Alexandria Clay: RHD-RI

Hi! My name is Alexandria Clay, and I'm a junior in the painting department. I'm a returning LACE fellow, working this year...

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LACE Fellow Feature: Jessica Young

Follow the journey of our Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) Fellows in weekly blog posts through out the year! Here they will share their experiences and the amazing work they complete at main service sites. These main sites are non-profits in the Providence community where Fellows have chosen to complete 150 hours of service.

Jessica Young: Providence ¡CityArts! For Youth

Hello! My name is Jessica Young, a junior in Illustration and a returning Leadership and Community...

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LACE Fellow Feature: Sruti Suryanarayanan

Follow the journey of our Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) Fellows in weekly blog posts through out the year! Here they will share their experiences and the amazing work they complete at main service sites. These main sites are non-profits in the Providence community where Fellows have chosen to complete 150 hours of service.

Sruti Suryanarayanan: Providence Children's Museum

Hello, all! My name is Sruti, and I am a sophomore at RISD studying Furniture Design and...

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LACE Fellow Feature: Kathia St. Hilaire

Follow the journey of our Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) Fellows in weekly blog posts through out the year! Here they will share their experiences and the amazing work they complete at main service sites. These main sites are non-profits in the Providence community where Fellows have chosen to complete 150 hours of service.

Kathia St. Hilaire: Mt. Hope Learning Center

I am a Senior in printmaking and the Community Liaison (CL) at Mt. Hope Learning Center (MHLC) for a...

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LACE Fellow Feature: Emmeline Franklin

Follow the journey of our Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) Fellows in weekly blog posts through out the year! Here they will share their experiences and the amazing work they complete at main service sites. These main sites are non-profits in the Providence community where Fellows have chosen to complete 150 hours of service.

Emmeline Franklin: The CEnter for sexual Pleasure and Health

Hello! My name is Emmeline Franklin and I am a senior studying Industrial Design with...

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LACE Fellow Feature: Lucy Crelli

Follow the journey of our Leadership and Community Engagement (LACE) Fellows as they are featured in blog posts through out the year! Here they will share their experiences and the amazing work they complete at main service sites. Main sites are non-profits in the Providence community that Fellows have chosen to complete 150 hours of service at.

Lucy Crelli: Sojourner House

Hello, everyone! My name is Lucy, and I am a senior studying Apparel Design with a concentration in Race,...

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Annual [re]Design Thanksgiving

Help the Community Service Club donate non-perishable food items to The Amos House for our annual [re]Design Thanksgiving Event! Labelled donation boxes will be available in The Met, Jolly Roger, Portfolio, Prov Wash, and in CSI until November 17. Food items can be purchased at on campus dining venues using RISD Bucks or your dining points!

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LACE Fellows 2016-17

Introducing... The Leadership and Community Engagement Fellows 2016-17! Alexandria Clay

Hi! My name is Alexandria Clay and I'm a junior in the painting department. This is my second year in the LACE Fellowship. Last year I worked with Rhode Island for Community and Justice, a small non profit dedicated to fighting bias and encouraging understanding. This year I am excited to be working with RHD-RI Freedom through art, a program that helps those with disabilities develop new...

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Fiction for Kids Illustration

Sep 15 - Dec 9

Fiction for Kids is a collaboration of student volunteers using creative writing to brighten children’s lives. Our project is threefold: craft personalized fiction based on each child’s favorite settings, genres, and ideas; donate stories to child patients; and initiate the intersection of education and creative writing in classrooms.Collaboration with RISD students would hopefully open the doors for great illustrators to join our ranks, but we are also looking for additional writers,...

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Fiction for Kids Illustration

Sep 15 - Dec 9

Fiction for Kids is a collaboration of student volunteers using creative writing to brighten children’s lives. Our project is threefold: craft personalized fiction based on each child’s favorite settings, genres, and ideas; donate stories to child patients; and initiate the intersection of education and creative writing in classrooms.Collaboration with RISD students would hopefully open the doors for great illustrators to join our ranks, but we are also looking for additional writers,...

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WaterFire Providence Collaboration

Sep 15 - Dec 9

Collaborate with WaterFire! Lend your design abilities to Barnaby Evans and the whole staff as WaterFire designs, prepares, and implements new elements of creative place making, public art, and performance. Design collaboration is welcome year-round on a flexible schedule. Joining WaterFire on event days is also an incredible experience, with opportunities to engage with locals and visitors alike to discuss culture, art, and architecture while encouraging urban exploration. Get first-hand...

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