Community Service

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The Office of Community Service recruits volunteers from the student body, networks with service agencies in the community that need volunteers, matches and places volunteers with an agency of their choosing.

Participation in community service a visible way to live the mission of Mississippi University for Women, and service allows students to share their talents with those in need, learn more about themselves, and give back to the community they call home.

The Office of Community Service maintains a list of service opportunities and organizes a variety of service events from afternoons of service to three day service trips. For most events, the office facilitates transportation to service sites.


What's Happening in Community Service

Alternative Break Spring 2017

Spring 2017 Alternative Break

Friday, April 7th-Sunday, April 9th

Each year, the Office of Community Service and the W Leadership Program chooses a location in need of service and plans a weekend dedicated to helping the area. Students will stay in primitive lodging throughout the weekend and will participate in physically demanding activities. The work done will be very meaningful for participants as well as residents of the selected location. Selected students will receive 15 hours of community service. Participants will depart early Friday morning (all morning classes will be missed) and arrive back to campus Sunday afternoon. Transportation and meals will be provided.

Check back for more infomration and to learn how you can reserve your spot for the Spring 2017 Alternative Break Trip

Alternative Break Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Alternative Break

Friday, November 4th-Sunday, November 6th

The Fall Alternative Break Trip was located in Laurel, Mississippi. The agency partner was Habitat for Humanity. The MUW student team had the opportunity work on a house for family in need. During the Alternative Break Trips students have the opportunities to gain practical skills in the area of construction, plumbing, demolition and renovation, lawn beautification depending on the project.

If you'd like more information about the future Alternative Break Trips, please visit the 2nd Floor of Cochran Hall.


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Campus Community Service Fair 2016

Mississippi University for Women has a long tradition for volunteerism. Since 2004, the Office of Community Service has coordinated student volunteer efforts with local community agencies.


The Office of Community Service is hosting our annual Community Service Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Representatives from local agencies will be on-site and allow the MUW students, staff, and faculty to discuss the need for volunteers with individuals from your service organizations.


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Cochran Hall, 2nd Floor
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Columbus, MS 39701
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