Gwynedd Mercy University (GMercyU) is a Mercy-sponsored university in the northern Philadelphia suburbs. Catherine’s Cupboard, the University food pantry, is a ministry of the Mercy Center for Service, Spirituality and Justice. Catherine’s Cupboard primarily serves students enrolled at Gwynedd Mercy University and their families. Last year approximately 120 students utilized its services; this year it is projected that over 150 students and their families will do so. Students range in age from 18-60 and may be commuters or residents. They may be facing temporary financial setbacks or they may have experienced a lifetime of poverty. A volunteer is needed as a pantry coordinator for Catherine’s Cupboard. The responsibilities include coordinating daily operation of the pantry, assisting students with access to resources and information, raising awareness about food and other basic need’s insecurities, and supporting staff in other areas of the department.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance
Quarterly retreats are hosted by Mercy Volunteer Corps to provide volunteers with opportunities for reflection, spiritual growth, and shared experiences. Throughout the service year, Mercy Volunteer Corps provides volunteers with webinars for personal and professional development.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Valid driver's license
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check