Top 5 Reasons to Engage in Community this Semester and How to Do It:

Top 5 reasons to volunteer this semester and how to do it:

  • Professional experience:
    • For just 2 hours a week you could test out a career and develop skills to get a job. When you graduate, you will have resume experience that will matter.


  • Find purpose, make a difference, and connect with YOUR Manchester community.
    • Now that Manchester is your home, service can help you feel connected to your community.


  • Perfect way to find your future (SO).
    • Service is a great way to meet other SAC students and share quality time together.


  • It’s fun, free, and you can help a cause that interests you.
    • Service experience develops leaders. The world needs more leaders.


So you want to engage with community? 5 steps to get involved:

  • 1. Identify the population/ issue you are interested in volunteering with.
    • Infants, kids, adolescents, refugees, elderly, homeless, veterans, etc.?


  • 2. Check out the Meelia site list. We have over 50 agencies to choose from!

  • 4. Contact the site coordinator listed on site description or stop by the Meelia Center!
    • We are located in the gray house on Saint Anselm Drive across from the new college entrance.
  • 5. Come work with us!

Looking to further your involvement with the community and become a community engagement leader?

The Meelia Center for Community Engagement is the place for you! We are currently hiring for Community Coordinators, Access Academy Coordinators, and Office Assistants. We are hiring Federal Work Study eligible students only. Act fast! Everyone will be hired by January 18th!

If you are interested in applying, please fill out the link below and email Christine Drew your resume ( We hope you'll consider applying!

Here is the link to apply:

Questions? Contact , 603-641-7108, or stop by the office!


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