Volunteers are at the heart of our mission and operations. Mercy Learning Center welcomes over 450 volunteers of all ages, genders and backgrounds to the center each year. These individuals help to provide holistic, compassionate literacy and life skills education to low-income women and their children. Volunteers bring a diversity of talents and backgrounds that make our programs both dynamic and effective.

At MLC, volunteers help with...

  • Tutoring
  • Computer instruction
  • Childcare
  • Food and diaper drives
  • Fundraising events
  • And more!

Join us! At MLC, you can volunteer to be a...

Tutor: Tutoring at Mercy Learning Center is a flexible and fulfilling volunteer opportunity. No experience is necessary and we will support you with formal training, ongoing workshops, and one-on-one assistance. The schedule is flexible and the commitment is only four hours per week.

All trainings are from 9:00am-3:00pm

To learn more about tutoring at MLC, contact Lynn Gabriel at 203-334-6699 or lynn.gabriel@mercylearningcenter.org.

Computer Lab Aid: Help the women at Mercy Learning Center to develop critical computer skills, including Microsoft Office, language software, web searches and other online tools. The schedule is flexible. The commitment is 2-3 hours a week and only basic computer knowledge is required.

Child Care Aid: Mercy Learning Center has a fully-licensed childcare facility for the infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children of our students. If you love to play with, read to, or simply cradle and comfort young children, come help out in one of our three childcare rooms for 2-3 hours each week.

Or volunteer in another way, such as providing:

  • Professional services (legal, medical, dental, therapeutic-English & Spanish speaking opportunities, interview practice, etc.)
  • Enrichment opportunities (music, yoga, art, knitting, etc.)
  • Administrative/office support and help with facilities maintenance/repairs/gardening
  • Event/fundraising support by joining a committee

Volunteering happens on-site at Mercy Learning Center between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday (with the exception of some event committee activities).

To explore your volunteer options, contact Nora Jinishian, the volunteer coordinator, at 203-334-6699 or nora.jinishian@mercylearningcenter.org.

"Every time I walk through the doors of Mercy Learning Center, my heart lifts."
- Prill, Volunteer


This is a flexible activity that can be completed whenever you have enough free time.


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