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Email us: studentlife@mercy.edu 
Call us: (914) 888-5270

Upcoming Opportunities

We are always gathering information about upcoming events, please see the volunteer opportunities below (all listed in date order):

Holiday Dinner for the Homless

RA Darius of Hudson Hall will be cooking and packing holiday meals to distribute to individuals experiencing homelessness next Friday, December 13th starting at 6pm in the Rotunda in Dobbs Ferry. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated, every hand counts. If you're interested in volunteering during this event, please contact Darius at dtomlinson4@mercy.edu for more information. Free food and drinks will be provided.

The Autism Project F.L.O.S - Holiday Party

Join the Office of Student Life as we support The Autism Project F.L.O.S during their annual holiday party! The event will take place on Saturday, December 14th and volunteers will be needed from 11:30am to 3:30pm. Transportation will be provided from the Dobbs Ferry campus. To help with this event, please sign-up here: https://forms.gle/dnEZUcvoVji6rW6t8

Benefits of Volunteering

There are many reasons why you should volunteer in your community. Beyond just helping out, there are many benefits, including:

- Make new friends!
- Opportunities to make connections and network
- Makes you happy and combats depression.
- Can keep you physically active and healthy.
- Increase self-confidence.
- Improves your college experience.
- Better chance for employment.

Monthly Community Service Opportunities

Join us in giving back! The Office of Student Life is committed to providing students with volunteer opportunities that serve our community. We have worked with a number of organizations including: Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Children's Village, New York Blood Center, the American Cancer Society, and many more. Here are our monthly reoccurring opportunities:

Volunteer at the Mav Market

36% of college students nationwide are food insecure, which means they live without reliable access to a sufficient amount of affordable, nutritious food. These are your classmates, your roommates, and your friends. Join the Mav Market in the fight against hunger at Mercy College and volunteer with the food pantry!

The Mav Market is looking for passionate individuals to help out at our Dobbs Ferry pantry on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11 am – 5 pm! If you want to give back to your community, sign up here: http://tinyurl.com/MavMarketVolunteer

This is a perfect opportunity to receive community service hours and fight hunger at Mercy College!

Big Brother Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester

Beginning Monday, October 28th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester will allow Mercy College students to participate in program sessions through the “I Believe, I Achieve” Mentoring Program with Museum 25 (Yonkers, NY). During program sessions, Mercy students will have the opportunity to form a friendship with his/her mentee over a snack, homework help, and inter-active education activities. The program meets on Mondays from 3:15pm to 4:30pm. This opportunity requires dedicated students who would be able to attend most, if not all, meetings. A mentorship program such as this requires consistency and training is required. Transportation is provided and requires student to leave campus around 2:45pm and returns at approximately 4:50pm. If you are interested in taking part in this program, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/MercyBBBS

The Children's Village
The Children's Village

Every month, the Office of Student Life participates in group activities with the boys and girls of The Children’s Village. Mercy College students have the option of participating at the Female Cottage, The Male Cottage, or both cottages. Volunteers meet at 3:30pm and return to campus at approximately 5:15pm. Transportation is provided. To RSVP, please visit: www.tinyurl.com/thechildrensvillage