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About the Serve Initiative

When you're a Spartan, you're part of something far bigger than campus' 5,200 acres. We're a global community more than 550,000 strong, and we're passionate about making the world a better place. Spartans have a proud tradition of service - many MSU alumni are inspired to serve in their personal and professional lives. This extends to our alumni clubs who are actively involved in their communities.

Proudly coordinated by the MSU Alumni Association and our campus partners, these service initiatives annually attract thousands of volunteers, averaging thousands of hours of service donated by people in hundreds of locations throughout the world.

Learn more about the impact Spartans have made through these videos:

What to Expect: Project and Volunteer Registration

Once you register a project, you'll receive an email confirmation that will include a link to allow you to access your project details and:

  • Add/decrease number of volunteers needed.
  • Remove volunteers upon request.
  • Find volunteer contact information.
  • Send service project updates to volunteers.

You will also receive an email when someone volunteers for your project. See our project planning guide for additional information on coordinating your project.

After you register to volunteer, you'll receive an email that confirms the details of your project. You'll also receive an email from your project coordinator with information prior to your project date.

What if There are No Projects to Volunteer for in My Area?

You can create your own project, or check back as projects are often added.

For More Information

If you have questions about any of our service initiatives, please see our frequently asked questions. Should you have additional questions, please contact:

Alumni Clubs and Individual Projects
Elizabeth Wheeler, Alumni Engagement Operations Director
by email or by calling 517-884-2106

Student Projects
Dan DiMaggio, Student Engagement Director
by email or by calling 517-355-6472

Global Day of Service on April 13, 2019
Maria Giggy, Programs Director
by email or by calling 517-355-7724

For any other questions, please view our FAQ page.