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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 


Volunteer USM General Body Meeting (new members welcome)

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:00-7:00pm, Thad Cochran Center 210

Volunteer USM Service Night, Blankets for the Homeless
Tuesday Feb. 18th, 6:00-7:00pm, Union B

Work alongside other USM students to design and assemble blankets for our local homeless population.

The Big Event: March 7, 2020
Check In: 7:30-8:00 am (location will be announced soon)
Pep Rally: 8-8:30am
Service Activities at individual sites: 8:30am to 12pm (or earlier if finished) 

Join the CCE and Student Government Association for a campus-wide day of service all over Hattiesburg! Students who register will be assigned to a service site when they show up to check in. Transportation will be provided to those who request it in advance. Community sites can request volunteers here

Volunteer USM General Body Meeting (new members welcome)

Tuesday, March 10 6:00-7:00, Thad Cochran Center 210

2020 Spring Alternative Service Break: New York City, March 14-21 
Students will travel with the Center for Community Engagement to New York City as we learn about mass incarceration and the intersectionality of race, justice, and poverty. On this trip, students will work with the St. Francis College post-prison program, a program that provides educational opportunities for individuals recently released from prison. 

Volunteer USM Service Night, School Supplies for Medina Bank, Belize

Tuesday March. 24th, 600-7:00pm, Union B
Assemble and package school supplies to send to children attending the school in Belize where CCE travels on Alternative Service Breaks. 

Volunteer USM General Body Meeting (new members welcome)

Tuesday, April 14 6:00-7:00pm, Thad Cochran Center 210

Volunteer USM Trash is Treasure Fashion Show

Tuesday, April 21, 6:00-8:00pm, Thad Cochran Center Ballrooms
Models will fashion sustainable wear – bring a canned food item to benefit Edwards Street Food Pantry

2020 Fall Alternative Service Break: Memphis, TN, Oct. 15-18 
Travel with the Center for Community Engagement to the second home of blues, soul & Rock 'n' Roll to learn about Memphis' past and present involvement in the fields of education equity and civil rights while working with organizations that support the local community. On this trip, students will work with Serve 901 - an organization that provides customized service-learning experiences, connecting students to special interests ranging from biomedical sciences to community development, social justice, and more. Cost: $275, includes transportation, food, and lodging. 

January 2021 Study Abroad: Medina Bank, Belize
Enroll in IDS 492CA  during the January 2021 intersession 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

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