Stevens Service Learning Center
At Merrimack College, our Augustinian tradition and our connections with the neighborhoods around the College have always inspired us to seek community service opportunities in abundance. Through our service learning program, our students are able to incorporate these service experiences into their academic studies.
Established in 1998 through a grant from the Stevens Foundation, the Stevens Service Learning Center anchors the service learning program. We maintain strong relationships with more than 75 placement sites in the Merrimack Valley, including elementary schools, boys and girls clubs, nursing homes and elder care programs, day care centers, homeless shelters and soup kitchens, court systems, and many other service organizations in need.
On average, a student in a service learning position performs about 15 hours of service during a semester and receives class credit for this service. The site you choose will vary depending on the course and the professor, but you will have many options—including early morning or evening placements—and we offer van service to get you there.
Each semester, we work with hundreds of volunteers taking or teaching courses in all divisions of the College. Our goal is to make service learning an easy, accessible, and worthwhile part of your education.