Service Learning

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The Office of Campus Ministry and Service Learning, guided by the mission and values of Mercy College, inspires students, faculty and staff to grow in their understanding of spirituality and service.

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Service learning is an integration of organized service into the higher education curriculum in order to both benefit the community and enhance the student’s learning experience.

Through service learning, students are involved in experiential learning with instructor-facilitated reflection. These experiences are typically in a community agency or non-profit organization –always an institution that can benefit from the student’s volunteer effort.

The basis for service learning at Mercy College includes the Mercy College values, the Corporal Works of Mercy (Matthew 25:34-36), and the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching. When we engage in service, we deepen these values in our lives!

How Do I Get Involved?

Mercy College offers many opportunities to engage in community and on-campus service projects. From helping make a blanket for Project Linus on campus to participating in the Alternative Spring Break Trip in regions outside Ohio, Mercy College students can reach out to those in need. The Director of Campus Ministry and Service Learning organizes such opportunities and can also give suggestions for places of service when service hours are required for a class.

Need Volunteers?

If you are looking for volunteers to help with an event or if you have a service opportunity that you would like to be shared with Mercy faculty, staff, or students, please complete the Volunteer Request Form. Volunteer and service opportunities are posted on the 3rd floor Jefferson bulletin board outside of the student lounge on the Toledo campus and are emailed out monthly to Mercy faculty, staff, and students.

Complete the Volunteer Request Form
  • Document .pdfService Learning Handbook

    The service learning experience at Mercy College provides students with the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, and the reflections on those experiences personally impact the students.