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Mount Mercy University is committed to keeping in communication with the campus community as the rapidly evolving coronavirus COVID-19 situation unfolds.

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Service & Volunteerism

Every week there are a number of campus-wide service experiences and outreach efforts. From local volunteer opportunities to service trips, discover the different ways for you to get involved.

Service Opportunities

From working with Kids Against Hunger, packaging boxes of food, building beds for children in Linn County, or performing service at the House of Hope, there is no shortage of ways to get involved and make a positive impact in the community. In fact, each student club and organization performs at least one service project every year. Campus Ministry also offers a wide variety of service opportunities. Take a look at the Service & Volunteerism Calendar where you can browse different events and register to participate!

If you are from a local non-profit agency who has volunteer opportunities available, please fill out the volunteer request form and we will post the information on this website for faculty, staff, and students.

 

Long-Term Volunteer Opportunities

Long-Term service opportunities are perfect for finding your passion in life, getting service hours in your field, networking, resume building, and forming deep connections with the community. If you are looking for a long-term volunteer opportunity check out the links below. Each of these organizations are hoping to find someone to help out for either a set amount of weeks, or for a semester.

 

Once you have finished a volunteer project, please fill out one of our volunteer tracking forms below so that we can keep track of all the service being done in the Cedar Rapids community by our faculty, staff, and students.

Personal Volunteerism

Service-Learning Classroom Experience

Clubs and Organizations

Athletic Teams

Employee Volunteer Tracking

Service Trips

Service trips are a great way to make an impact in the United States, and other countries, while learning about yourself. Along with helping communities in need service trips encourage personal growth. You may gain new perspectives, learn about different cultures, boost self-confidence, and build friendships. Check in with the Mission and Ministry Department for upcoming service trips.