Working in the Community
Merrimack’s Augustinian tradition and connections with the neighborhoods around the college have always inspired us to seek community engagement opportunities in abundance.
Through our service-learning program, you’ll be able to incorporate these service experiences into your academic studies.
Established in 1998 through a grant from the Stevens Foundation, the Stevens Service Learning Center anchors Merrimack’s service learning program. We maintain strong relationships with more than 75 placement sites in the Merrimack Valley, including:
- Elementary schools
- Boys and Girls Clubs
- Nursing homes and elder-care programs
- Daycare centers
- Homeless shelters and soup kitchens
- Court systems
On average, you will perform about 15 hours of service during a semester and receive class credit. While the site you choose will vary depending on the course and the professor, you have many options including early morning or evening placements. We also offer a van service to get you there.
Our goal is to make service learning an easy, accessible and worthwhile part of your education.
978-835-4198 (van hotline)
Monday through Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.