Service D.A.W.G.S. Day 2021

Service D.A.W.G.S. Day is a day dedicated to serving alongside our communities. On this day, MSU students, faculty, and staff and the surrounding community come together to engage in a few hours of volunteering to impact our community. This year, Service D.A.W.G.S. Day is on Saturday, August 28th, 2021 from 10am-12pm and begins at the community agency of YOUR choosing via slots listed under the Cowbell Connect 'SERVICE' tab after logging in via myState.

At 10 a.m., volunteers will head directly to the community agency they signed up for via the Cowbell Connect 'SERVICE' tab and log in via myState. Upon arrival, volunteers are instructed to find their site leader who will be wearing a Service D.A.W.G.S Day shirt with 'Site Leader' labeled across the nape of the neck. This site leader will direct volunteers alongside our community partners with service projects throughout the day. Site leaders are undergraduate and graduate students, who are peer leaders that have chosen to activate their leadership skills by directing various service projects, taking on the role as an influencer with volunteers for the day! If you are interested in both volunteering and developing your leadership abilities, apply to be a site leader by clicking here.

The Maroon Volunteer Center, along with other MSU student organizations, will host an information table at the back of Barnes & Noble located on MSU's campus. Attendees are directed to come to this location ONLY for the following reasons:

1. If you have questions about how to get to your site or need directions

2. If you would like to have a snack or drink provided to you 

3. If you have concerns and/or questions

4. To pick up an $8 meal voucher after service

Around noon or once volunteers have completed service for the day, we are offering optional meal tickets for pick up at the back of Barnes & Nobles at the information table.

We will be conducting day of sign-ups at the information table at the back of Barnes & Noble on MSU's campus. The day of service is open to incoming freshmen, returning students, community members, and MSU faculty and staff. Participants will receive free t-shirts provided by the MVC at your service site!

We will not be providing transportation. 

Please note that masks are strongly encouraged.

Participants understand that by RSVP'ing to this event, they will arrive at their designated time to ensure their spot and will support the guidelines in place by this event's organizers.

When signing up for a community agency below, be sure to login via mySTATE when registering - volunteer slots are limited:

Palmer Home Thrift Store Columbus

Palmer Home Thrift Store Starkville

Emerson Family Center

Odd Fellows/Brush Arbor

Ms. Smith's Educational Services

Operation Ukraine

Habitat for Humanity Restore

J.L. King Center

Starkville Pregnancy Center

Pinelake Church Food Pantry

Brickfire Project

MSU Community Garden

Heritage Museum

West Point Animal Shelter

Salvation Army

Casserole Kitchen

YMCA Columbus 

Plarn with a Purpose

American Legion Post

Boys and Girls Club of Starkville

Tech Generation Learning Center of West Point