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Meggan Franks
Aug 30, 2018

Alternative Fall Break Oct 12-14

Aug 30, 2018 by Meggan Franks

Heifer International is an Arkansas-based non-profit organization focused on community development to resolve poverty and hunger around the world. The Global Village is a hands-on educational experience where students are challenged to live in modeled developing world conditions. They are given problems to solve—including how to gather enough food for the day—and are required to engage their team-work and problem-solving skills to overcome challenges. October 12-14 a group of students, facul...

Meggan Franks
Apr 8, 2018

Get Ready to Run Kids Race Volunteers Needed Saturday April 14th

Apr 8, 2018 by Meggan Franks

The BCBS Get Ready to Run Kids Fun Run is this coming Saturday on MSU's campus. We need 200 volunteers to make the event successful. You can register as a volunteer at:

Meggan Franks
Apr 3, 2018

Volunteer Awards 2018

Apr 3, 2018 by Meggan Franks

Each year the Maroon Volunteer Center (MVC) recognizes individual volunteers and campus groups for their volunteer efforts during April's National Volunteer Week. Hours are accepted for a 12 month period beginning April 1. Award categories include: Volunteer Spirit Award - 50 volunteer hours - Individual Community Service Excellence Award - 100+ hours of volunteer service - Group Community Service Excellence Award - 200-1000+ (dependent on group size) Maroon Cord Program for Graduating S...

Meggan Franks
Apr 3, 2018

Interfaith Ice Cream Social

Apr 3, 2018 by Meggan Franks

The MSU Student Association is hosting an Interfaith Ice Cream Social tonight at 6pm in the Union Dawg House! Join them for an amazing performance by Black Voices followed by an interfaith social!

Meggan Franks
Mar 26, 2018

Better Together Interfaith Speedfaithing

Mar 26, 2018 by Meggan Franks

Better Together Day is a national day of action founded by the Interfaith Youth Core, a nonprofit that works towards a nation where people of different faiths, worldviews, and traditions can bridge divides and find common values to build a shared life together. Join us as we celebrate Better Together Day on April 9th, 2018 in the Colvard Student Union! It is an amazing opportunity to learn about the different religions, philosophies, and identities in the area. Attendees will engage with the...

Meggan Franks
Feb 12, 2018

Register now for THE BIG EVENT on March 24

Feb 12, 2018 by Meggan Franks

The MSU Big Event is a one-day service event for the MSU and Starkville community to roll up their sleeves and GIVE BACK. On March 24 students, faculty, staff, and community members will go up and perform community service in teams at a local community agency or non-profit. How It Works This year ALL volunteers must pre-register before the event (click the registration link below). If you plan to work in a team there will be a place on the registration form to enter your team's name. Volunte...

Meggan Franks
Feb 1, 2018

Volunteer Mentor Training

Feb 1, 2018 by Meggan Franks

Want to learn how to become a volunteer mentor? Learn the best practices in mentoring and about opportunities available in the community in our 2.5-hour workshop. Dinner & certificate provided. Registration required. Register at:

Meggan Franks
Jan 24, 2018

Donate a Block Meal to a student in need

Jan 24, 2018 by Meggan Franks

The Block by Block Meal Program is a virtual food bank providing meal assistance to students who are in need. All students with a valid meal plan can donate up to two block meal per semester to this program. If you would like to donate a meal or two to support a student in need, please complete the Block by Block Donation Form. A student interested in receiving assistance with meals can contact the Maroon Volunteer Center. Block by Block is a partnership between the MSU Student Association ...

Meggan Franks
Jan 10, 2018

Volunteer for MLK Day 2018

Jan 10, 2018 by Meggan Franks

January 15, 2018, will mark the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. This milestone is a perfect opportunity for Americans to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call-to-service initiative. It calls for Americans from all walks ...

Meggan Franks
Nov 15, 2017

Want to be a Mentor? Register for SO 4153: Mentoring for At-Risk Youths

Nov 15, 2017 by Meggan Franks

Want to be a Mentor? Register for SO 4153: Mentoring for At-Risk Youths Interested in being a mentor and earning class credit? MSU has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club to place junior and senior level students in one-on-one mentoring relationships with at-risk juveniles in the community. This course gives MSU students the opportunity to learn about mentoring and use those skills in a practical, real-world setting while earning volunteer hours and academic credit (the course is cross-l...

Meggan Franks
Oct 20, 2017

Interfaith Dialogue

Oct 20, 2017 by Meggan Franks

You are invited to attend the 2017 Interfaith Dialogue. The program will begin at 5:30pm with an Interfaith Involvement Fair and Social followed by MSU's annual Interfaith Dialogue from 6:00pm-8:00pm. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Any member of MSU or the surrounding community that has an interest in interfaith cooperation is invited to attend. Join us as we work together to make religion a bridge and not a barrier. RESERVE A TABLE FOR THE INTERFAITH FAIR Belief-based com...

Meggan Franks
Sep 12, 2017

Do you want to become an AmeriCorps VISTA?

Sep 12, 2017 by Meggan Franks

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) members bring their passion and perseverance where the need is greatest: to organizations that help eradicate poverty. The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions. Our VISTA project is looking for individuals that want to make a one-year se...

Meggan Franks
Jun 21, 2017

Register for Service DAWGS Day on August 14th!

Jun 21, 2017 by Meggan Franks

Service DAWGS Day is an annual day of service that engages over 500 students, faculty, staff, and community members in volunteer activities within the local community. On Service DAWGS Day, students and volunteers arrive at a central campus location for a brief orientation and light breakfast before being transported to one of over 35 community partner locations to perform community service. At noon, students are transported back to campus for a free lunch and other activities. Breakfast, lu...

Meggan Franks
Apr 11, 2017

Food resources available for campus community members in need

Apr 11, 2017 by Meggan Franks

The MSU Food Security Network connects students, faculty, and staff to a local food pantry, and Block by Block provides block meals specifically for students in need. Anyone who feels they are in need of food assistance can contact De Schmidt at 662-325-1359 or by email at In addition, local food pantries have numerous volunteer opportunities available to students, faculty, and staff. Individuals looking to volunteer at a local pantry can contact the netw...

Meggan Franks
Mar 10, 2017

Maroon Graduation Cord Program

Mar 10, 2017 by Meggan Franks

Did you know that undergraduate students that have completed at least 200 volunteer hours, and graduate students that have completed at least 100 volunteer hours, are eligible for an MVC Graduation Cord? The Maroon Volunteer Cord worn at graduation is our way to honor you for your commitment to making our community a better place for others.     How to qualify: Have at least 200 volunteer hours (or 100 for graduate students) logged on OrgSync Complete the Maroon Volunteer Graduation ...