Center for Community Engagement
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
If you are looking for volunteers, please use this form to request volunteers for your organization or event.
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.
CCE Volunteer Fair
RC Cook Union Lobby
Thursday Sept. 12, 1-3 pm
Visit with representatives from local agencies looking for volunteers and find out more about their programs and opportunities.
Blankets for the Homeless - Volunteer USM Service Night
Thursday Sept. 19th, 5-7pm
Work alongside other USM students to design and assemble blankets for our local homeless population.
Fall Alternative Service Break: Memphis, TN
Oct. 3rd-6th, 2019
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.
Homecoming Meals of Hope
Tuesday Oct. 8, 4-6 pm
Be a part of a Meals of Hope meal packing event, where volunteers 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
Thursday Oct. 24th, 5-7pm
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
Thursday, Nov. 21st, 5-7pm
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: Date TBA
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.