Founded by students after Hurricane Katrina, and moved under the SLCE in 2010, the Maroon Volunteer Center (MVC) serves as a clearinghouse to match 7,000 volunteers with about 120 community partners and hundreds of service opportunities.
The MVC also directs facilities, programs, and activities that allows the MSU community to utilize its talents, skills, and resources in collaboration with our surrounding communities to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.
Signature MVC projects include: Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity (est. 2010), 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (est. 2011), Make a Difference Day (est. 2011), National Volunteer Week (est. 2011) , MVC 16 member AmeriCorps VISTA Project (est. 2012), Community Work Study Service Coordinator Program (est. 2012), Service DAWGS Day (est. 2009, rev. 2012) , MLK Day of Service (est. 2012), Bulldog Mentors (est. 2014), The President’s Interfaith Service Challenge (est. 2013), The Food Security Network (est. 2013), and The MSU Big Event (est. 2012, rev. 2015).
The MVC also assists with the facilitation of the following Community-Engaged Learning designated courses: HI 3343-C – Mississippi Delta Alternative Spring Break (est. 2012), and S0 4153-C – Mentoring At-Risk Youth (est. 2016).