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. Francis House, and Daily Table. The groups also participate in special one-time events such as the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and the Get Your Rear in Gear Colon Cancer Walk.
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.
Members of the ECCO executive board lead service on the weekends and on days of service. Annual traditions and events include Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in October, 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: