Why Get Involved?
Engaging in service experiences at MWCC is a great way to learn new skills, give back to your community, create new connections, and even build your resume!
At MWCC, when you engage in service learning, community-based internships, or volunteer opportunities, the service hours you complete are notated on your official academic transcript, which looks great to potential employers, institutions of higher education, and scholarship applications. Depending on how many hours you complete and log on GivePulse (more info on: Tracking Service Learning & Volunteer Hours), you may also qualify for our Service Recognition Program.
The Brewer Center and the Office of Student Life coordinates various opportunities for students to volunteer on- and off-campus throughout the year through days of service. These are a great way to get started if you are new to community service. You can find approved service events and opportunities through GivePulse or by contacting the Brewer Center directly.
Read more about volunteering here.
International Service Project Trip to Costa Rica
In June of 2023 the Brewer Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement will sponsor a one-week service project in Costa Rica. The dates of travel are June 18, 2023 to June 24th. The trip is open to all Mount Wachusett Community College students recent graduates (2023) and students that will be returning for the fall 2023 semester and will be 18 years of age and eligible to obtain a passport by March 21, 2023. You will be traveling with two MWCC chaperones (Shelley Errington Nicholson and Jessica Connors). Click here for more details and the application.
Service learning is an opportunity to engage in your community as part of a MWCC course. Tied to your course’s learning objectives, this experience takes what you are learning in the classroom into the community to address a specific community need. Not sure if you are taking any service learning courses? Consult with your instructors, or with the Brewer Center to brainstorm potential projects.
Internships are also connected with specific MWCC academic courses. To participate in an internship or co-op, you must enroll in a course that includes an internship or a co-op opportunity. Consult with your advisor to register for an internship course in your major, and then search for the internship or co-op opportunity that best suits you. Contact the Brewer Center for possible partnerships.
Read more about Service Learning and Internships here.