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Presidents Invitation to Serve

In keeping with Mount Saint Mary’s designation as a Catholic institution with strong emphasis on social and ethical values and in honor of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, we have created a special day in which to serve the community. On one extraordinary day each academic year, the Office of Community Engagement invites faculty, staff, students, administration, Alumnae and friends of the college to gather together for a day of service.

We are excited for our 13th Annual President’s Invitation to Serve. Register as soon as possible to solidify your spot at a volunteer site!

If you are a traditional undergraduate student you must submit a refundable $15 deposit. Please complete your registration by submitting your refundable cash deposit to a member of the Community Engagement Team at the Doheny or Chalon campus.  For questions about your registration or your refundable deposit please contact Kimberly Terrill at, Adeeva Myers at or Susan Cacique at

Presidents Invitation 2018

All traditional students, see below for information about placing a deposit to reserve your space.


If you are a student enrolled in the traditional A.A. or B.A. programsyou are required to place a refundable $15 deposit in order to finalize your reservation for the event. This deposit will be returned to you once your attendance at the President’s Invitation To Serve is confirmed. The deposit can be made in-person at the Community Engagement Office at Doheny (Building 11/ Ahmanson Commons, #211 or 204) or at Chalon through Career Services, (Humanities 401). Cash deposits will be returned when students check-in to the event on November 3rd.

Without a deposit, your registration is not complete. Students can request a waiver for the fee by contacting Kimberly Terrill at, Adeeva Myers at or Susan Cacique at  


The last day to place a deposit is October 26th and the last day to cancel and receive a refund is October 31st.

Are you an alum, student, parent, faculty member, or friend of the Mount living outside Los Angeles? Good news! This year, we are offering service projects on Saturday, November 3rd in selected regions outside Los Angeles. This is an excellent opportunity to join your local Mount community and support a wonderful cause or organization. Each participant will also receive a t-shirt!

OC United Way (Irvine, CA)
Register at

Circle the City (Phoenix, AZ)
Circle the City is a dynamic non-profit community health organization dedicated to providing high quality, holistic healthcare to people experiencing homelessness in Maricopa County. Group activities include off-site clothing, shoe, and hygiene item drives as well as special projects that are perfect for church groups, service clubs, and employee organizations.
Register at

Sacred Heart (San Jose, CA)
Sacred Heart offers a variety of services to low-income families and individuals in need and also advocates for social justice to end poverty. Volunteers at the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet to assist with the distribution of food, clothes and other essential items.
Register at

Food Lifeline (Seattle, WA)
Food Lifeline rescues millions of pounds of nutritious food from farmers, manufacturers, grocery stores, restaurants, and retailers that would otherwise go to waste. Make an impact in your community by helping us sort and repack the thousands of pounds of food we rescue every day. It’s easy, fun, and can make a huge difference in just a few hours!
Register at

For questions, comments or to inquire about requesting a waiver for the deposit, contact:

Past invitation to Serve Dates, the Mount family volunteered at various places in the Los Angeles community throughout the day. The Day of Service has included serving at different sites including:

  • Alexandria House
  • St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
  • Heal the Bay
  • Stop Hunger Now
  • Puente Learning Center