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Community Liaisons


A Community Liaison is a student leadership position within the Feinstein Institute for Public Service. Community Liaisons serves as the prime connector between the Feinstein Institute, a PC service learning course, and a local non-profit organization.


  • Coordinate and manage the Providence College service learners at the site
  • Maintain communication with the organization’s Site Supervisor and Feinstein Institute Service Learning Coordinator
  • Assist with orienting the PC service learners to the site
  • Serve as the main point of contact between the PC volunteers and the community organization
  • Schedule the PC volunteers’ service hours at the site and keep track of their service learning hours -Communicate with the service learning course’s faculty regarding how their students are doing at the site
  • Serve 6-10 hours weekly at the community organization (potential organizations / programs include schools; after-school programs; food kitchens; English for Speakers of Other Languages; homeless shelter; senior center)
  • Facilitate three reflection sessions with service learners throughout the course of the semester

Other Responsibilities:

  • Obtain a Rhode Island background check
  • Attend the Public and Community Service Orientation
  • Attend Community Liaison training


  • At least a one semester commitment; 2 semester commitment is preferred
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with volunteering and community organizations
  • EITHER have had Public Service 101 OR are a junior or senior with significant community service experience
  • Students who are work-study eligible are encouraged to apply.
  • For some placements it might be easier to have a car, but it is not essential

Meg Griffiths

Assistant Director
Feinstein Institute for Public Service


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