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Michigan State University
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14,649 volunteers
1,085 projects
64,476 total hours
$1,689,277.75* financial impact

*Values are cumulative since 2013

Building Community Through Service

When you're a Spartan, you're part of something bigger than campus' 5,200 acres. We're a global community more than 500,000 strong and we're passionate about making the world a better place. Spartans Serve is a year-round effort designed to show the world the impact Spartans make through community service.

Spartans Serve Week occurs in the fall and highlights the difference Spartans can make around the globe through a week of service. The first Spartans Serve Week will be Sept. 17-25, 2022. 

Why Volunteer?

Making a difference is what Spartans do. 

Our proud tradition of service starts with the thousands of students who give back annually as part of the Center for Community Engaged Learning, registered student organizations, their academic units and our Spartan Days of Service. After graduation, alumni are inspired to serve through our alumni clubs, their employers or for personal causes they care about. 

The world needs Spartans to help solve problems in communities big and small.

A Commitment to Safety.

Part of making the world a better place is keeping each other safe. When registering for or planning a project, please ensure you are following proper safety protocol and adhering to local, state and CDC guidance.

Featured Projects

Alumni Club/Affinity Group
Royal Oak, MI
Detroit Spartans Judson Center
June 4, 2022
15 spots left
In-Person Type
Alumni Club/Affinity Group
Homestead, FL
Everglades Outpost Wildlife Rescue and Refuge Assistance
Oct. 22, 2022
20 spots left
In-Person Type
Alumni Club/Affinity Group
Traverse City, MI
Our Neighbors' Garden 'Grow Green' Volunteers
Oct. 30, 2022
23 spots left
In-Person Type

For More Information

Visit our FAQ page if you have questions about the Spartans Serve effort. Should you have additional questions, contact the MSU Alumni Office by email or by calling (517) 355-7724.

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