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Popcorn, Plarn, and Professionalism

Friday, Aug 16, 1 pm
306 Moseley Hall

Join the Maroon Volunteer Center this Friday for Popcorn, Plarn, and Professionalism! At 1:00 PM, we will have a 30 minute seminar on a professional skill, based on a competency of the National Association of Colleges and Employers. After that, volunteers will cut grocery bags to make plarn (plastic yarn). The plarn is used to crochet bed rolls for people experiencing homelessness.

Popcorn, Plarn, and Professionalism is a recurring event every Friday at 1:00 PM. We will meet in the...

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Teach 4H-ers How to Plarn!

Wednesday, Jul 17, 1 pm
Bost Ballroom

Join the MVC staff as we teach high school students in 4H how to make plarn! Plarn is made from cutting grocery bags into strips and looping them together (bag yarn). The plarn is later crocheted into bed rolls and distributed to people experiencing homelessness. 

We need about 10 volunteers to be team facilitators by showing the 4Hers how to plarn.

Don't know how to plarn? The MVC hosts Popcorn, Plarn, and Professionalism! workshops each Friday at 1:00...

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Register for the BIG EVENT on March 30

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 30, the Maroon Volunteer Center will gather student leaders, faculty, staff, and community members to leave their mark on the local community.

REGISTER NOW.

A t-shirt, volunteer packet, and lunch will be provided free of charge. Questions? Click the link above or email volunteer@saffairs.msstate.edu

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Palmer Home Thrift Store (Starkville)

Mar 14 - May 31
Palmer Thrift Store - Starkville

Volunteers are needed to assist with unloading donor's vehicles and sorting donated items. Volunteer hours are from 9-6 PM. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Christene Skinner or Mrs. Lisa Nalory at 662-323-2800 and select option # 5.

"Making Lives Whole Through Healing and Restoration."

-Palmer Home Thrift Store Mission

****Please Note: The Maroon Volunteer Center works hard to create a list of volunteer opportunities for the MSU...

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2019 Volunteer Awards Application

We have re-opened awards applications for Maroon Cord, Spirit Awards, and the Community Service Excellence Award. Applications are due May 1, 2019.

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...

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Mississippi State Speech and Debate Council

Saturday, Mar 2, 8 am
The Colvard Student Union (and surrounding buildings), Mississippi State University

We are looking for student volunteers to serve as judges at our annual high school speech and debate tournament, the Cowbell Classic. Volunteers are asked to signed up for a minimum of 1 shift on either March 1st (between 2 pm and 10 pm) or March 2nd (between 8 am and 7 pm). Food will be provided.

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one shift, with shifts ranging from 2 to 3 hours. If an individual cannot commit to the entire shift as presented, we are able to...

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Mississippi State Speech and Debate Council

Friday, Mar 1, 2 pm
The Colvard Student Union (and surrounding buildings), Mississippi State University

We are looking for student volunteers to serve as judges at our annual high school speech and debate tournament, the Cowbell Classic. Volunteers are asked to signed up for a minimum of 1 shift on either March 1st (between 2 pm and 10 pm) or March 2nd (between 8 am and 7 pm). Food will be provided.

Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one shift, with shifts ranging from 2 to 3 hours. If an individual cannot commit to the entire shift as presented, we are able to...

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Lowndes County tornado relief efforts

MSU students, faculty, staff, and local community members:            Thank you for your willingness to help those that have been affected by the recent tornadoes in Columbus. 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:            Be patient and be safe. Do not self-deploy into a disaster area. We know you want to help any way possible, but you must wait...

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Bulldogs On The Move

Friday, Feb 22, 12 pm
Sanderson Auxiliary Gym

Bulldogs on the move is an organization in the Sanderson working with students with disabilities in the Starkville community. Children in the public schools ranging from grades k-12 come by from 12-1 on Fridays. The remaining dates for this semester are: Feb. 22, March 22, and April 5.

Volunteers must wear tennis shoes and come with a positive attitude!

For more information, please contact Jackson Navarre jrn215@msstate.edu.

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Limited spaces available

Bulldogs On The Move

Friday, Mar 22, 12 pm
Sanderson Auxiliary Gym

Bulldogs on the move is an organization in the Sanderson working with students with disabilities in the Starkville community. Children in the public schools ranging from grades k-12 come by from 12-1 on Fridays. The remaining dates for this semester are: Feb. 22, March 22, and April 5.

Volunteers must wear tennis shoes and come with a positive attitude!

For more information, please contact Jackson Navarre at jrn215@msstate.edu.

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Limited spaces available

Bulldogs On The Move

Friday, Apr 5, 12 pm
Sanderson Auxiliary Gym

Bulldogs on the move is an organization in the Sanderson working with students with disabilities in the Starkville community. Children in the public schools ranging from grades k-12 come by from 12-1 on Fridays. The remaining dates for this semester are: Feb. 22, March 22, and April 5.

Volunteers must wear tennis shoes and come with a positive attitude!

For more information, please contact Jackson Navarre at jrn215@msstate.edu.

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Limited spaces available

Stress balls for Health Fair at Overstreet Elementary

Tuesday, Mar 5, 12 am
Moseley Hall (4th Floor)

A group of fellows in the Montgomery Leadership Program are putting on a Health Fair at Overstreet Elementary in late March. As a part of their Health Fair, MSU's Counseling Center will be coming to speak to the students about healthy ways to manage their stress. In addition, the fellows are making stress balls out of orbi balls (water beads/balls), water bottles, and balloons. 400 stress balls are needed so that there is one for each 5th grader. The stress balls will be made during the...

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Raffle Benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Friday, Mar 29, 12 pm
Drill Field

On Friday, March 29th, a raffle on the drill field from will be hosted from 12-4. We will be selling raffle tickets for items donated from local Starkville businesses. Only $5! What a great way to give back to a wonderful cause!

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Pie in the Face to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Friday, Mar 22, 12 pm
The Drill Field

We will be pieing faculty and staff in order to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. We will have info flyers and purple ribbons to pass out. Pie tickets will be $3, or 2 for $5. We will take cash or venmo.

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EXTRAordinary Kicks - Afternoon of soccer games for children with special needs ages 5-17

Sunday, Apr 7, 2 pm
Travis Outlaw Center at the Starkville Sportsplex

Are you passionate about working with children with special needs or soccer, or both? This event is for you! This event is going to be an enriching experience for both the children and their "buddies" as volunteers have the chance to help the children participate to their fullest abilities in an afternoon of soccer games. Our volunteers will be responsible for helping participation and maximizing fun!

This is going to be a special event so please sign-up today! If you have any...

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Tunnel of Oppression

Thursday, Apr 4, 12 pm
Colvard Student Union, Starkville, MS

Tunnel of Oppression will take place on April 4th in the ballrooms on the second floor of the Colvard Student Union from 12pm -4pm.​ Through storytelling, Tunnel of Oppression's mission is to educate our campus community on the various forms of oppression that plague and effect diverse, and often marginalized, populations.  Participants of this program will be led through four scenes where they will hear accounts of oppression and discrimination that students who hold certain identities...

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Register for Alternative Spring Break

During Spring Break, 30 MSU students will travel to the Mississippi Delta to live history, see the future, and make a difference in the lives of others. They will begin their week with Sunday worship experiences in traditionally white and black churches. In the days that follow, the students will further embrace the rich history and culture of the Mississippi Delta during Blues, Civil Rights, and Native-American history experiences.

Students will feel the contrasting power and...

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DYI Sensory Toy Volunteer Opportunity

Thursday, Feb 28, 5 pm
Mosely Hall (4th Floor)

Come make sensory toys with us for the Autism Clinic at Mississippi State. We need volunteers to help assemble sensory toy kits from different materials. Some of the items we will be making are sensory bottles, sensory blocks, weighted lap buddies, and more! It should be a fun way to help out with snacks provided. We will provide all materials, so just bring yourself, maybe a buddy, and creativity.

For more information contact the Angela...

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MSU BIG EVENT Presented by Renasant Bank

Saturday, Mar 30, 8 am
Barnes & Noble at Mississippi State

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!  ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER! IF YOU ARE VOLUNTEERING AS A TEAM, THERE WILL BE A PLACE TO ENTER YOUR TEAM NAME ON THE REGISTRATION FORM. 

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 30, the Maroon Volunteer Center will gather student leaders, faculty, staff, and community members to leave their mark on the local community. How It Works Volunteers and groups must...

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Meggan Franks

All, we have finished sending out site assignments for pre-registered students. If you have not recieved a site-assignment, just come see us at check-in tomorrow and we will get you a service site. ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST CHECK-IN FOR THE BIG EVENT on Friday (March 29) anytime between 12:00 pm-6:00 on the patio of the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The check-in process should take only a few minutes to complete. At check-in we will be scanning ID cards (if you have one), handing out t-shirts, providing you with Saturday lunch tickets, and handing out important volunteer instructions. If you are unable to check-in due to a work, family, class commitment, or something similar, please make arrangements with us beforehand.
For volunteers that need help on Big Event Day ( will set-up a Big Event Help Station on the Barnes & Noble Patio from 7:15 am – 1:30 pm. We will also be providing a free lunch for volunteers from 10:30am-1:30 pm. Please bring the meal ticket provided to you at check-in.

Please use #MSUBIGEVENT2019 and please tag @MaroonVolunteer (twitter) and @MaroonVolunteerCenter (Instagram, ) in photos and videos so we can share your team’s good work.
Thank you for your #ServiceAtState! We look forward to seeing you this weekend.

Meggan Franks

Good evening volunteers,

Right now we hope that you have all your instructions for tomorrow! Here are some last minute reminders and tips to help you have a great BIG EVENT:

1.) Please make every effort to arrive at your service site on-time or even a few minutes early. If you have a community partner at your site, being late will make things difficult for them. Make sure you plan your route and know how long it will take to arrive at your service site before your shift starts.
2.) If you get lost or confused, please contact your site leader or your community partner first. If you cannot reach them, you can call us and we can try to help. The numbers to call BIG EVENT staff are 662-341-1706, 251-656-5074 and 662-648-9032. We will also have a volunteer command center set up on the patio of Barnes & Noble from 7:20am-1: 30 pm to help you. Lunch will be served between 11:00 am-1: 30 pm.
3.) Be patient. Not everything will go as planned. Some sites will end up with too many volunteers, while others may not have enough. It happens no matter how hard we try to get our numbers right. If there are too many volunteers at your site, try to be as helpful as possible. Volunteers can be difficult for a community partner to manage, especially if there are too many. Find a project, something that looks like you could help with (wash floors, sweep, clean bathrooms, pick up trash, reorganize cabinets, etc.) Suggest to your community partner other ways you can be helpful.
4.) Remember that volunteering is about serving others and giving back. Please try to keep a positive attitude throughout your service experience. If you are not thrilled with your site placement, know that someone thinks what your doing is important and they are grateful that you are taking the time to help.
5.) Lastly, please take photos and videos and SHARE them with us. Show us your #ServiceatState by using hashtag #MSUBIGEVENT2019 and tag @MaroonVolunteer (Twitter) and @MaroonVolunteerCenter (Instagram and facebook) in photo and video posts on social media. You can also can tag @msstate or @MSStateStudents.
Thank you for your #ServiceatState
Maroon Volunteer Center

Meggan Franks

Thank you all for participating in the 2019 MSU Big Event and for making the day a huge success! Please continue to share photos with us on instagram, twitter, and facebook, or email us at volunteer@saffairs.msstate.edu. We want to hear about your big day!! Please complete the post-assessment survey to post the Big Event to your orgsync co-curricular record by logging into OrgSync, clicking on your avatar in the top right corner and clicking "involvement." Then you will see pending and incomplete activities, click on that and you will see the Big Event 2019. Lastly, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out or visit us in 306 Moseley Hall. Thank you!!

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2019 Volunteer Registration 2019 Big Event

ALL VOLUNTEERS MUST REGISTER! IF YOU ARE VOLUNTEERING AS A TEAM, THERE WILL BE A PLACE TO ENTER YOUR TEAM NAME ON THE REGISTRATION FORM. 

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 30, the Maroon Volunteer Center will gather student leaders, faculty, staff, and community members to leave their mark on the local community. How It Works Volunteers and groups must...

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