The Meelia Center has more than 50 sites from which to choose with service options to accommodate all levels of commitment, interest, and educational purposes.

Our sites serve a variety of populations and provide unique opportunities focused on early childhood, girl empowerment, after-school enrichment, elder care, hospice care, special needs interactions of all ages and levels, disadvantaged youth associations, people in crisis, and advocacy for new ideas.

Weekly student volunteers go out with at least one other person, expanding student networks on campus, for two or more hours each week for the entire semester. Yearlong commitments are encouraged and supported. Committed student volunteers can join with agency staff and clients and eventually run their own activities or workshops onsite. The Meelia Center provides support and materials as needed to encourage all student involvement. Often, these weekly opportunities invite students to take on leadership roles at the site. Many of the Center's strongest community connections were developed by student leaders who forged new relationships with the community.

picture of students at our annual training retreat
Meelia student staff at our annual retreat 

If you are interested in volunteering and making a difference within our community, please reach out to the student coordinator on the site list, stop by the Meelia Center, or email meeliacenter@anselm.edu