MCLA Volunteer Center

A Hub for Service Opportunities at MCLA and abroad 

Berkshire After School Arts Program

Our Mission

MCLA has robust and dynamic civic learning and community service programming. These high impact experiences enrich academics, strengthen professional development, and position the participant to be a leader on and off campus, as well as provide the competencies for effective participation in civic and democratic life. Students fold a quilt

MCLA's commitment to civic engagement and community building is reflected in the over 90,000 hours that MCLA students devoted to community service, volunteerism and service learning during the last five academic years.

Important Announcements 

Students are designing and offering a virtual, student-led training program focused on team building and leadership skills at MCLA! The goal is to support students in learning effective leadership, teamwork, and communication skills and applying them to real situations. We hope to help both formal and informal groups such as clubs, sports teams, friend groups, etc. The program would be about an hour to an hour and a half long. Walking away from the workshop, participants would gain heightened communication and conflict resolution skills, comfort in asserting, and taking over a situation, as well as forming closer ties with their group. If this is something that interests you, or if you have any questions or ideas about the program, feel free to email for more information!


Program info 

*All programs are meeting virtually at this time.

Recyled fabricmakingPathways: Work with local high school classes to inspire and encourage them to consider continuing their   education. Share your story, answer questions, and provide a real first hand perspective of what college is   really like. Meets at set times that change throughout the semester, sign up for more info below!

Youth Mentoring: Provide homework help, mentoring, or activities and engagement opportunities to local   kindergarten – middle school students. Meet with 1-3 students at a time around your schedule and interests! Parent Sign Up Form for Elementary Students.

Food Pantry: The MCLA Campus Food Pantry has moved online to serve the campus in as safe and accessible way as possible. This form will allow you to select from a list of items that you would like to take out of the food pantry. If you would like to apply for a Walmart gift card, please use this application. For a list of suggested food pantry donation items, please go here.


volunteer application

contact information

Spencer Moser headshotSpencer Moser (He/Him) 
Director – Office of Civic and Community Engagement 
Chris Hantman headshotChris Hantman (He/Him) 
Coordinator – Office of Civic and Community Engagement and Advisor to Student Government