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 29, 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.
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 Denise Harney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please sign up for only one event per person using the link below. Volunteers only need to hit the submit button once when signing up for an event.
Please check your email for more information from your site leader. If you have further questions about the day, please email your site leader or email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday, September 28 for a great day!
In general, dress appropriately for the work involved. If you volunteer to work outside, please wear appropriate clothing, sunscreen, closed-toe shoes, 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 during the week of September 25 due to inclement weather predictions. Please check back to the registration site. (Don’t forget to wear your Regis VOLUNTEER T-shirt!)
The afternoon program in the Casey Theater will feature a keynote address by Mario Lamarre. Mario has nearly twenty years of experience working with youth in the greater Brockton area, where he presently serves as the Director of Mentor and Social Outreach for the Brockton Public School system. Mario is a captivating speaker who has positively influenced countless young people including several in the Regis community.
|8:30 a.m.||Kick-Off Activities |
Coffee, donuts, music, and speaking program
|8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.||Service Activities |
See below for location and meet up information and activities. (Some groups will depart campus at 8 a.m.)
|Noon to 1 p.m.||Lunch and Reflection||Various Locations|
|1:15 p.m.||Keynote Address: Mario Lamarre |
Guest Speaker and Panel Discussion
|Fine Arts Center|
|2:30 p.m.||Ice Cream Social||Fine Arts Center|
|4 p.m.||Classes resume as scheduled|
All off-campus activities will depart by 9 a.m. and return no later than noon.
|Bina Farms||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Breezy Hill Stables||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Catholic Charities: Cathedral of the Holy Cross||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Catholic Charities: Nazareth Family Shelter||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Catholic Charities: St. Ambrose Family Shelter||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Catholic Charities: St. Patrick’s Emergency Shelter||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Catholic Charities: Yawkey/Haitian Center||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Land's Sake||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Mass Audubon – Drumlin Farm||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Mass Audubon – Broadmoor||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Special Olympics - Framingham||College Hall Front Entrance|
|YMCA – Camp Cabot, Waltham||College Hall Front Entrance|
|Weston Forest and Trails Association||Student Center (Rear)|
All on-campus activities will begin at 9 a.m. and finish no later than noon.
|Blessing Blankets||College Hall Foyer|
|Children’s Center Challenge||Regis Track|
|David Ortiz Children's Fund||College Hall Foyer|
|Horticulture as a Form of Therapy||Greenhouse near Angela|
|Kindness Rock Project||Athletic Field Circular Parking Lot|
|Letters to Care Giving Youth||College Hall Room 202|
|Mural Project||Lower Student Center|
|Open Table||College Hall Room 236|
|Operation Paperback||Main Reading Room in the Library|
|Red Cross Blood Drive||Upper Student Center|
|The Regis Herald and Weston Media||College Hall Room 340|
|Spellman Museum||Spellman Museum|
|Spread the Bread||St. Joseph Hall Kitchen|
|Walk for the Community||Regis Track|
|Worcester Animal Rescue League||Maria Hall|
The ITS Helpdesk will be closed until 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, for Founders' Day.