“We should be as shining lamps, giving light to all around us”. - Venerable Catherine McAuley
As a Mercy community we are called to share our gifts and talents with those around us. The primary goal of the service program at Mercy is to help students find those places where their gifts meet the needs of the community.
Our gifts are many - our time, our listening ear, physical labor, tutoring, singing and so much more. We are called to use our gifts for the common good. It is how we put our faith into action.
Our program is grounded in Catholic Social Teaching, the Critical Concerns of the Sisters of Mercy: Women, Racism, Non-Violence, Immigration and Earth and our Mercy Education Core Values: Compelled by Mercy; Educational Courage; Inspired by Faith; Principled Leadership; A Voice For Dignity and Respect.
We utilize Mobile Serve as a way to track volunteer hours and share opportunities with students.
Students in the classes of 2027-2024 will be required to fulfill 40 hours of volunteer service at non-profit organizations. If students have a question about an opportunity, they should come to the Office of Mission and Ministry located in the main north hallway.
Students can earn a yearly service award for completing 100 hours or more of service during one school year. This award will be received on the Mercy Day of Celebration.