A major component of the Luckyday Citizenship Scholars Program is service. One factor evaluated when high school students are applying for the program is their community involvement. Once selected as a Luckyday Scholar, students are asked to volunteer at least 20 hours each semester beginning the spring of their freshman year.

Service Description

Service that may be counted towards Luckyday hours includes:

  • Service in the greater Hattiesburg area
  • Service with a non-profit organization that is meeting a need in the community
  • Direct service 
  • Service that answers the questions posed by Robert Greenleaf in his test of servant leadership:
    1. Do those served grow as persons?
    2. Do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants? 
    3. What is the effect on the least privileged in society--will they benefit, or at least, not be further deprived?

Service Dates

Service should be completed inside the semester, between the dates of class beginning and finals ending. All service hours may be logged through our spring form:

Spring 2018 Service Form


Service Suggestions

GiveGab We recommend connecting with the Center for Community Engagement. They stay in contact with local agencies and help to organize service days throughout the semester. Their office is located in the Hub, room 104. They also manage an online site called GiveGab, where they and organizations in the community post volunteer needs. Visit the Southern Miss GiveGab page to find out more!


Volunteer Southeast Mississippi Volunteer Southeast Mississippi, run by the United Way of Southeast Mississippi, is also another good resource for finding opportunities to serve in our area. Visit