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Michigan State University
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14,148 volunteers
1,046 projects
61,312 total hours
$1,606,367.85* 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.

Featured Projects

Alumni Club/Affinity Group
Golden Valley, MN
Holiday Toy Shoppe 2021- PRISM
Dec. 17, 2021
3 spots left
In-Person Type
Alumni Club/Affinity Group
Fort Meyer, VA
Volunteer for Wreath Laying at Arlington National Cemetery
Dec. 18, 2021
46 spots left
In-Person Type
Alumni Club/Affinity Group
Traverse City, MI
Food Rescue Healthy Harvest
Dec. 31, 2022
100 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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