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Alumni and Friends Projects

There are three project types, which is based on who is hosting the project.

  • Alumni club or affinity group
  • MSU – for campus organizations, colleges/departments/programs, faculty/staff. This does not include student projects which are done in partnership with the Center for Community Engaged Learning and do not conduct registration through this website.
  • Other – for all other projects, e.g., employer, or individual not affiliated with any of the groups above.

Create a Project

All service projects are registered and promoted on this website. When you're ready to register your project, be sure to check out Registering a Service Project on serve.msu.edu in our Project Planning Guide for submission assistance.

We strongly encourage all who create a project to review the Project Planning Guide, which is intended to assist in the creation, registration, promotion, execution and follow-up for a service project.

Volunteer for a Project

All service projects are registered on this website.

We request that all volunteers register for the service project they’re interested in to ensure an accurate headcount and facilitate project-related communications. Additionally, a number of projects have specific capacities and/or additional registration requirements set by the community partner/organization, which makes advance registration through this website imperative.

After you register to volunteer, you’ll receive an email that confirms the details of the service project and the name and contact information of the project coordinator. Direct all questions regarding the project to the project coordinator. If you need to cancel your registration, contact the project coordinator as soon as possible. You can also expect to receive a reminder email from the project coordinator two to five days in advance of the project.

What If There Are No Projects in My Community?

If you do not see a service project listed near you, we suggest that you first contact your local alumni club. Many of our alumni clubs coordinate service projects on a regular basis and they would be interested to hear from alumni who have additional suggestions for opportunities to serve their community.

You may also choose to connect with a community partner/organization and register your own service project. You are strongly encouraged to volunteer with an established community partner/organization.

Keep checking this website, as new projects are added frequently.

We encourage all who create a project to review the Project Planning Guide, which is intended to assist in the creation, registration, promotion, execution and follow-up for a service project.