Community Service

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The Office of Community Service recruits volunteers from the student body, networks with service agencies in the community that need volunteers, matches and places volunteers with an agency of their choosing.

Participation in community service a visible way to live the mission of Mississippi University for Women, and service allows students to share their talents with those in need, learn more about themselves, and give back to the community they call home.

The Office of Community Service maintains a list of service opportunities and organizes a variety of service events from afternoons of service to three day service trips. For most events, the office facilitates transportation to service sites.


What's Happening in Community Service

Alternative Break Fall 2016

Fall 2016 Alternative Break

Friday, November 4th-Sunday, November 6th 

Each year, the Office of Community Service and the W Leadership Program chooses a location in need of service and plans a weekend dedicated to helping the area. Students will stay in primitive lodging throughout the weekend and will participate in physically demanding activities. The work done will be very meaningful for participants as well as residents of the selected location. Selected students will receive15 hoursof community service. Participants will depart early Friday morning (all morning classes will be missed) and arrive back to campus Sunday afternoon. Transportation and meals will be provided.


Check back for more infomration and to learn how you can reserve your spot for the Fall 2016 Alternative Break Trip

Helping Out Our Town (HOOT) Service Day 2016

HOOT Service Day

Learn about Columbus agencies and gain volunteer experience during the Blues Week 2016 Helping Out Our Town (HOOT) Service Day! 

Team A: 8:30AM-11:30AM

Team B: 2:00PM-5:00PM

Projects will be both inside and outside projects, transportation will be provided for sites that our not with-in walking discance from campus.  Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes, and clothing to work in, and are strongly encouraged to wear a W Shirt, and to not wear clothing with other university logos.

Water will be provided prior to volunteer site dismissal, but volunters are always encouraged to bring their own water.

Contact Kimone Simmons at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 662-329-7350 with questions

Campus Community Service Fair 2016

Mississippi University for Women has a long tradition for volunteerism. Since 2004, the Office of Community Service has coordinated student volunteer efforts with local community agencies.


The Office of Community Service is hosting our annual Community Service Volunteer Fair on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. Representatives from local agencies will be on-site and allow the MUW students, staff, and faculty to discuss the need for volunteers with individuals from your service organizations.


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Cochran Hall, 2nd Floor
1100 College Street
Columbus, MS 39701
Phone: (662) 329-7350
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