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.

See service opportunities on the Service & Volunteerism Calendar!

To access the Service & Volunteerism Calendar:

  1. Visit Mount Mercy's Master Calendar
  2. Look for Calendars on the right widget column
    • Found below search bar
  3. Click the checkbox to check Service Opportunities
    • Found below MMU Welcomes You
  4. All results should be limited to the Service & Volunteerism events!

The Master Calendar can be found in the link above on your Brightspace home page.

Volunteer Opportunity Hubs

These websites are comprehensive databases of both in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities in your community and around the world. Browse the links to find the perfect service project for you.

Volunteer Iowa – Find opportunities to volunteer in person or online in your community – Points of Light’s digital hub for volunteerism and community engagement

VolunteerMatch -  Access VolunteerMatch to provide students with access to millions of remote and virtual opportunities; 60% of VolunteerMatch opportunities are virtual!

United Way, Volunteer Now – a one stop volunteer matching site for Cedar Rapids and surrounding areas

It has been the most amazing experience MMU has brought me. I stepped out of my comfort zone. I met new friends. I learned a lot about MMU's history and have a new appreciation for the Sisters of Mercy.

Abbie Barr
Ireland Service Trip 2022

Tracking Your Hours

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.

Service-Learning Classroom Experience

Clubs and Organizations

Athletic Teams

Employee Volunteer Tracking