Bulldogs Making a Difference

Natural Disaster Relief Efforts

Dear MSU students, faculty, staff, and local community members,

Thank you for your willingness to help those that have been affected by natural disasters. When a disaster happens, it can take months and even years for communities to rebuild. To make the most of your efforts to help, consider these tips for donating and volunteering:

Alternative Spring Break Weekend Trip 2020

Alternative Break Trips are an opportunity to serve alongside a different communities to explore and address prominent social issues affecting that community, discover your perceptions of influence surrounding the trip topic, and is a great way to build relationships across our state, the nation, and the world. This year's trip will be held the first weekend of spring break, March 7 & 8, 2020.  This year we are heading to Biloxi, MS to engage in a coastal cleanup service project to address the conservation of the local marine environment.

Volunteer for the 11th Annual Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity Home Build

Join hundreds of students, faculty, and staff every year as we volunteer to help build a home for a local family in need. No experience required!! Dress comfortably (wear tennis shoes/running shoes), bring a water bottle, and be prepared to make a difference in our local community.
To register for a volunteer shift visit:

Morning Shifts: https://msstate.givepulse.com/event/126500-Maroon-Edition-Habitat-for-Humanity-Morning-Shift

A Year in Review!

We have had a great year in the Maroon Volunteer Center with 6,767 volunteers contributing 37,833 volunteer hours in the local community.

2020 Volunteer Awards Application

Each year the Maroon Volunteer Center honors students, faculty, and staff for their volunteer commitments during the school year. Several awards are presented for volunteer service completed within the last 12 months, including:

Spirit Awards
· Individual - 50 hours

Individual Excellence in Community Service Awards

  • 100 hours or more in a 12-month period

Group Excellence in Community Service Awards

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