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Volunteering and Service Learning

Volunteering at the Mount

Giving back to the community through volunteer service is a long established practice and tradition at Mount St. Mary’s College. We encourage students, faculty, staff and alumnae to volunteer throughout their Mount experience. Opportunities for all include the following:

The Office of Community Engagement works with over 65 Community Partners and over 200 organizations throughout the city of Los Angeles to provide a number of volunteer sites to address our students' interests and professional goals.

There are a number of great websites for people looking to volunteer in their communities. Please take the time to explore them. These are a few that the Office Of Community Engagement recommends:

Please contact the Office of Community Engagement at 213-477-2662 or email Kimberly Terrill at for more information about current volunteer opportunities, or log on to the Mount Career Network to see a number of different volunteer and internship opportunities.

Service Learning at the Mount

Mount St. Mary’s defines Service Learning as a partnership between the student, the employer, the faculty, and/or the Community Engagement Office. Simply defined, service learning is experiential learning that involves students in important community work while applying lessons learned in the classroom. Students take the ideas, concepts, and theories presented in their coursework and enter the "field" to examine their applicability in the real world as they endeavor to make a difference in it.

In a Service Learning course, the student has the opportunity to earn academic credit for working and studying in the area related to the course objective. These learn-work experiences require a specific number of hours at work as determined by course instructor, as well as regular contact between the faculty member, the student, and the service leaning site. Faculty supervise and evaluate the student’s service learning experience by speaking directly with the service learning supervisor and through written evaluations and with the student.

All members of the Mount community are expected to comply with the Athenian Promise and Mount St. Mary's College's Code of Conduct at all times.

For more information about Service Learning or other Community Engagement opportunities, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at 213-477-2662 or 213-477-2574 or email Kim Terrill at