Emmanuel students have the opportunity to serve the community in a variety of ways, such as ongoing volunteer service at a number of agencies and institutions in the city of Boston.
The Saturday/Sunday Service Groups are groups of students who volunteer once per month on Saturdays and every Sunday. The groups are student led with a rotating service schedule that includes Pine Street Inn, St. Ambrose Family Shelter, Sancta Maria House, Marian Manor and Saturday's/Sunday's Bread. The groups also participate in special one-time events such as The Boston Heart Walk and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.
The Four Year Service Program is a faith-based service program sponsored by Campus Ministry. Student commit to volunteering with the same agency during their four year as an Emmanuel student. The program is partnered with a regular theological reflection series.
Emmanuel College Community Outreach (ECCO) promotes harmony and fights inequality, mainly through community service. Members of this club choose not to be passive bystanders, but to take an active role in amending social issues. New members are always welcome.
ECCO volunteers bi-weekly at organizations like Community Servings, Rosie's Place and Boston Living Center. They volunteer monthly with organizations like Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and the Greater Boston Food Bank. Annual traditions and events include: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week in November and National Volunteer Week in April.
Emmanuel students have the opportunity to utilize their federal work study funds through the Community Service Federal Work Study Program. Students are placed at both public and private inner-city after-school programs, where they mentor students with homework help and facilitate games and activities that increase academic skills.
After-school programs include: