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Center for Community Engagement


The CCE organizes only one or two service activities a semester so that it can focus on referring volunteers to already existing service opportunities. You can find service opportunities through 

  • Find new opportunities daily on CCE's social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Request a one-on-one service consultation - meet with a student in the CCE office to find opportunities best suited to your specific interests, schedule, and career path. Please indicate if you are faculty or staff and we'll set up time for you to meet with professional staff in our office. 
  • Get involved with Volunteer USM, a student organization that organizes service opportunities 
  • Upcoming CCE Events

If you are looking for volunteers, please use this form to request volunteers.

If you'd like to report service hours, please use Eagle Link. Hours reported through Eagle Link can be submitted to any organization registered on Eagle Link (hours will be emailed to the person listed as president unless arranged differently with cceFREEMississippi). 

Students who need verification of service hours should have volunteer supervisors sign a Volunteer Service Log, which can be uploaded onto Eagle Link. 

While all reported hours will be forwarded to requested organizations, CCE will only "approve" hours for our records that adhere to certain guidelines.

Upcoming Events


Homecoming Meals of Hope
Payne Center
Tuesday, Oct 8, 4-6 pm

Sign up online! Meal packers will work in two shifts at 4pm and 5 pm. We also will need some event volunteers. As part of this event, volunteers will work together on assembling healthy and affordable meals for hungry families, children, and seniors. Each bag contains enough food to provide six to eight meals. In only two hours each person will generally pack around 60 bags.

Care Packages for Domestic Violence Center - Volunteer USM Service Night
Union B
Thursday Oct. 24th, 6:30-7:30pm
Work alongside other USM students to package personal care items for women and children affected by domestic violence. 

Salvation Army Angel Tree
Late November-Early December
Visit the CCE office toward the end of the semester to adopt an "angel" and provide holiday gifts for a local child in need. 

School Supplies for Medina Bank, Belize - Volunteer USM Service Night 
Union B
Thursday, Nov. 21st, 6:30-7:30 pm
Assemble and package school supplies to send to children attending the school in Belize where CCE travels on Alternative Service Breaks. 

Spring Volunteer Fair: Date TBA

Spring Alternative Service Break: New York City, NY
Stay tuned for more information!

The Big Event: March 7, 2020
Join the CCE and Student Government Association for a campus-wide day of service all over Hattiesburg! Stay tuned for more information!

January 2021 Study Abroad: Medina Bank, Belize
Enroll in IDS 492CA to travel with the Center for Community Engagement to the exotic land of Medina Bank, Belize to learn about human security and Mayan culture while working on infrastructure to support the local community. On this trip, students will work to with 7 Elements—an educational program—that studies how various social, economic, and physical environments affect the larger society.

Contact Us

Center for Community Engagement
104 The Hub
118 College Dr. #5211

Hattiesburg Campus

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