Service Programs

The Volunteer Center hosts a number of service programs that engage with the North Berkshire community in various ways. All programs are student run and fluctuate each semester based on community needs and student interest. Interested in volunteering? Apply online to join a program - Applications for Fall 2020 coming soon!

Past Programs Include

Food Pantry

The MCLA Food Pantry is a student driven space that provides food and resources to the MCLA community. For more information contact foodpantry@mcla.edu.

GIRLS OF THE BERKSHIRES

Girls of the Berkshires

This program is focused on empowering, engaging and celebrating girls. College students mentor 5th and 6th graders, helping them build their confidence as they talk about subjects such as school, peer pressure, team work, body image and care, bullying, and healthy choices.

HALFtimes 

Health, Athletics, Lifetime, Fitness is the goal of this program. Engage with MCLA college mentors and athletes as you participate in sport clinics and exciting backyard games. Partake in a different clinic or activity each week. Activities and clinics are facilitated by MCLA student leaders or club members, teaching students new skills while they learn how to lead a healthy lifestyle through play.

MCLA Moves and Grooves

Dance Program that hopes to encourage kids to feel more comfortable in their bodies, and confident in their movement as they explore and learn about different styles of dance. This program is open to students of all levels and experience, and will culminate with the students putting on a dance show of their own. A satellite version of the program has also been run at BART Charter School. 

Volunteer Center at the new student resource fair!

Mentoring Programs

Various programs are available to provide interpersonal mentoring opportunities to young people in the North Berkshires. These programs can meet/work around your schedule! 

Stage Right

A theatre program designed to teach students confidence, public speaking, acting skills and techniques through improv games, stage management, costume and prop design. These skills are showcased in a short performance at the end of the year. 

WRITE STUFF

Write Stuff Afterschool Program - Be a creative writing mentor to local youth!

This program gets the creative juices flowing, as each student partners with a college mentor. Students get to write on a variety of topics and share their writing with their peers and mentors. The focus of this program is not grammar and sentence structure, but finding the inspiration to write through different prompts and activities. Students will be posting their work to the Write Stuff Inc. blog which is an amazing opportunity to share their work.

For more information, please contact Spencer Moser or Christopher Hantman