Spring breakaway in Belize - UCSD students helping to build a butterfly preserve

Spring breakaway in Belize - UCSD students helping to build a butterfly preserve

Volunteer Opportunities

Students in The Making of the Modern World Program make valuable contributions to others and promote global understanding through a variety of service opportunities, including the following:

Refugee Educational Empowerment and Recreation

The Refugee Educational Empowerment and Recreation program serves refugee high school youth from Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Working collaboratively with the International Rescue Committee, the program familiarizes refugee students with UC San Diego, its faculty and students, and the university experience, and creates a pathway to college application, while fostering greater awareness and inclusion among undergraduate students. This program is run by Eleanor Roosevelt College’s Making of the Modern World Program and is delivered through the efforts of undergraduate volunteers and student organizations, campus departments, and faculty supporters.

MMW Serves

MMW Serves is a service experience embedded within the Making of the Modern World general education world history program. MMW Serves combines academic preparation, experiential learning, and volunteer service.   A specially-designed MMW14 and/or MMW122 seminar will provide the necessary academic preparation, situating the history and culture of the indigenous peoples of the region in a comparative and global MMW context, while fulfilling standard MMW learning objectives.   The course will be co-taught by MMW Director Matthew Herbst and Ross Frank, Professor of Ethnic Studies.   After completion of the 4-credit MMW course in winter quarter, students and faculty in MMW Serves will travel to the Navajo Reservation, the largest in the United States, for a week of intercultural learning and service over spring break.

Learn more about MMW Serves

Tutoring at the Monarch School

The ERC/Monarch School Volunteer Program recruits and places committed students from Eleanor Roosevelt College as volunteers at the Monarch School, a K-12 school in the San Diego Unified School District that serves the educational needs of homeless and at-risk children.

Learn more about tutoring at the Monarch School

Break Away Global Service (BAGS)

BAGS is a unique alternative spring break program where ERC students have the opportunity to participate in service-oriented projects to help students become global-minded citizens! The program consists of a 2-unit seminar held during Winter Quarter followed by a week-long service project during Spring Break. You get to earn course credit while also serving others. Previous trips have gone to Belize, Mexico, Turkey, and Puerto Rico! This 2017-2018 year, the program will take place in Belize. 

Contact Us:

Email: ercmmw@ucsd.edu 
Phone: 858.534.4935 
Fax: 858.534.4791


Monday through Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm