Community Service


Looking for a way to get involved both on campus and in the community? Seeking a way to link your faith with your desire to serve? GMercyU’s Campus Ministry offers a variety of ways for you to get involved, and make a real difference in your life and the lives of others.  

Our community service program reflects and enhances the University’s commitment to the Mercy tradition of service to society.  Our goal is to connect the talents of Gwynedd Mercy University students with people in need in our wider community, as well as to offer students opportunities to reflect on their experience of service.  All students, regardless of faith background, are encouraged to explore the opportunities below.  

Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Contact Mercy Service Coordinator Betsy Stone Plummer, plummer.b@gmercyu.edu or 215-641-5592.  

Here's where to find information about Alternative Spring Break, March 2-9, and our new international service immersion with Mercy Focus on Haiti and other Mercy-sponsored universities, May 21-28.

GMercyU Focus on Haiti

GMercyU is exploring a myriad of connections we can build with Mercy Focus on Haiti via community service projects and academic programs.  To support these efforts, we are presenting a beautiful original oil painting for Silent Auction from March 22 to March 28, 2019. This was created by a Haitian artist and donated by Andi Healy. We invite all to participate in bidding! 

Bidding Sheet

Sigma Phi Sigma: The Mercy Honor Society

Gwynedd Mercy University's chapter of the National Mercy Honor Society inducts students each September.  We are looking for students of good character with a strong academic record and a heart for service.  Applicants can be freshmen, sophomores or juniors (GPS: continuously enrolled since Spring 2017), graduate students, or seniors continuing on into a GMercyU grad program, with an anticipated graduation date of May 2020 or later and a GPA of at least 3.2.  Students are asked to write an essay, document their volunteer activities, and submit two letters of reference demonstrating their commitment to the core Sigma Phi Sigma values of Scholarship, Fidelity, and Service. Applications (PDF) are available now, and are due by Friday, March 1. Questions?  See Mary Reilly (reilly.m@gmercyu.edu) or Christine Eberle (eberle.c@gmercyu.edu).

Mercy Advocates in Service

Mercy Advocates have the opportunity to make a difference both locally and globally.  They involve their peers in community service while raising awareness of justice issues worldwide.  Watch the portal for service activities, including on-campus "pop up service!"
 

Resources

Sisters of Mercy Institute Justice Team
Mercy Beyond Borders
Mercy Volunteer Corps
Bread for the World
Catholic Relief Services
Pax Christi
United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals
SOA Watch: Information about the School of the Americas Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation