Each year, the Regis community honors our founders, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston, with a day of service. “Service to the dear neighbor without distinction” is one of the core values of the sisters and integral to the mission of our community. Service opportunities are available both on and off campus.
Although classes are suspended until 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, this is a community-wide event expecting all community members to participate. All who register for Founders’ Day will begin the day at our 8:30 a.m. kick-off on the Quad unless the transportation to your site leaves earlier.
Undergraduate students are expected to use the transportation provided by Regis to and from the site and then participate in the remaining Founders’ Day activities until 3 p.m.
Graduate students are encouraged to sign up to register to volunteer for Founders’ Day, make a contribution to the Dear Neighbor Fund or purchase a gift card via the Dear Neighbor Fund Amazon Wishlist, or engage in a service project in their local communities on Founder’s Day. For more information regarding service projects in local communities contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please sign up for only one event per person using the link below. The last day to register for a location is Monday, September 20 by noon. Volunteers only need to hit the submit button once when signing up for an event.
Please wear your existing Regis VOLUNTEER shirt. Only new community members will receive new t-shirts during the kick-off activities. In general, please dress appropriately for the work involved. If you volunteer to work outside, please wear appropriate clothing, sunscreen, closed-toe shows and bring a water bottle. All materials, gloves, and tools necessary for activities will be provided on-site.
Adjustments may be made to some outdoor locations pending inclement weather. Any changes to locations will be updated on this page.
We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, September 23 for a great day!
Walk for Our Community
Glee Singers' Founders Day Performance
Guest Speaker: James Morton, CEO and President of YMCA Greater Boston
Please check your email for more information from your site leader the week of September 20. If you have further questions about the day, please email your site leader or email@example.com.
Regis College follows up-to-date CDC and state guidelines. All community members who volunteer for an off-campus service site must be fully vaccinated, participates in the university’s testing protocol, and wears a mask at all times, including at the service site and on the bus. All community members who volunteer for an on-campus service site must be fully vaccinated (unless has an approved health or religious exemption), participates in the university’s testing protocol, and wears a mask when indoors at all times. All community members participating in Founders’ Day must carry cell phones to prove green clearance on CoVerified.
|8:30 a.m.||Kick-Off Activities
Coffee, donuts, music, and speaking program
|9:20 a.m. to 1 p.m.||Service Activities
See below for location and meet up information
|12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.||Performance by Glee||Quad|
|12:30-1:45 p.m.||Lunch and Reflection||Dining Hall/Quad|
|2 p.m.||Keynote Address
Mr. James Morton, CEO, YMCA of Greater Boston
|Fine Arts Center|
|3 p.m.||Ice Cream Social||Fine Arts Center|
|4 p.m.||Classes resume as scheduled|
Off-campus activities will depart at 9:20 a.m. and return to campus no later than 1 p.m.
*Please note Community Servings volunteers will depart at 8 a.m.
|Mass Audubon||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Advocates Group Homes||College Hall Front Entrance|
|BINA Farm||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Catholic Charities Genesis II Women's Shelter||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Catholic Charities Nazareth Family Shelter||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Catholic Charities St. Patricks' Shelter||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Catholic Charities St. Ambrose Family Shelter||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Catholic Charities Yawkey/Haitian Shelter||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Community Servings*||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Dept. of Conservation and Recreation||College Hall Front Entrance|
|YMCA||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Weston Forest and Trails Association||Front of Student Center|
All on-campus activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. and finish no later than 1 p.m.
|Children's Center Challenge||Regis Stadium|
|Bags of Love||College Hall Room 322|
|Bethany Hill Health Center Centerpieces||College Hall Room 236|
|Bethany Hill Place Children's School Supplies||College Hall Room 239|
|Operation Paperback||Library, Main Reading Room|
|Letters to Care Giving Youth||College Hall Room 202|
|Unifying Love Mural||College Hall Room 347|
|Blessing Blanket||College Hall Foyer|
|Spread the Bread||St. Joseph Hall Lower Level Kitchen|
|Turning Point Recovery Center "Hackathon"||College Hall 340|
|Walk for the Community||Regis Track|
The ITS Helpdesk will be closed until 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, for Founders' Day.