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.

Program info 

You can sign up for any program by emailing! Transportation can be provided for any program that happens off campus.

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Alternative Spring Break - The ASB program travels during spring break to a predetermined location to partake in service and cultural exploration. Previous trips have visited Belize, Mexico City, Navajo Nation, Haiti and more!

Food Pantry -The MCLA Campus Food Pantry now follows the same hours as the Campus Center where it resides,  open any time. For a list of suggested food pantry donation items, please go here.

H.A.L.F. Times - (Healthy Active Lifetime Fitness) times An afterschool program that plays sports and playground games with 4th through 6th grade youth. This program happens Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. No sport experience necessary! A great way to get active and give back to your community!

Intro to Improv - An afterschool program that connects college students with local 4th through 6th graders to explore theatre and improve acting via fun improve and movement games. No theatre or improve experience is required to join, just the ability to be silly and have fun! This program meets Wednesdays from 3:00 pm -  4:45 pm.

MCLA Moves and Grooves – An afterschool program that connects college students with local 4th through 6th grade students around exploring dance! This program is presented in partnership with MCLA’s own Dance Company and happens on Wednesdays from 3:00 pm – 4:45 pm. You do not need to be a member of Dance Co. to participate!  

Pathways - Visit with local teenagers and people considering applying to college to talk to them about the application process, and what college life is like. Share your story, answer questions, and provide a real first hand perspective of what college is really like. Meets at various times around the semester. 

Write Stuff - An afterschool program that brings college students together with local 4th through 6th graders to engage with and learn about creative writing. This program aims to inspire youth to pursue writing as a passion and not just an academic requirement. This program meets Wednesdays from 3:00 pm -  4:45 pm. No prior creative writing experience is required!  

contact information

Spencer Moser headshotSpencer Moser (He/Him) 
Director – Office of Civic and Community Engagement 

Casey YoungCasey Young (She/Her/Hers) '23
Success Navigator: Food Security Coordinator