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TABLE OF CONTENTS Who We Are 2 Contact Information 3 Calendar of Major Events 4 How to Use OrgSync 5 Signature Projects 13 Jobs National Service Programs 17 How to Find Your Best Volunteer Experience 20 Student Service Organization 22 Community Partners Information 24 Volunteer Rights Responsibilities 34 WHO WE ARE The Maroon Volunteer Center serves as a clearinghouse to match volunteers with community partners and service opportunities on and off campus We also organize educational programs and service events that allow MSU students faculty and staff to utilize their talents and to improve our local community The MVC was founded in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina The MVC joined the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement in 2010 2

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CONTACT INFORMATION 306 Moseley Hall Email volunteer saffairs msstate edu Phone 662 325 2150 Fax 662 325 0342 mvc msstate edu Stay Connected Subscribe to our newsletter http tinyurl com MVCnewsletter Maroon Volunteer Center MaroonVolunteerCenter MaroonVolunteer 3

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CALENDAR OF MAJOR EVENTS 2018 2019 Habitat for Humanity Maroon Edition Home Project August 20 November 2 2018 Service DAWGS Day August 20 2018 September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance September 11 2018 Make A Difference Day October 27 2018 Alternative Fall Break October 12 14 2018 Martin Luther King Jr Day January 21 2019 MSU BIG EVENT March TBD 2019 Mississippi Delta Alternative Spring Break March 10 15 2019 National Volunteer Week April 7 12 2019 For a full list of all of our events throughout the year visit http orgsync com home 587 4

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HOW TO VOLUNTEER USING ORGSYNC Volunteering affords you an opportunity to help change the world not only for yourself but others as well There are many ways to find volunteer opportunities 1 Visit the Maroon Volunteer Center at 306 Moseley Hall and let us help you find the right opportunity for you 2 Check our website at mvc msstate edu for current volunteer projects 3 Go to our website and click Volunteer Opportunities 4 Log on to https orgsync com login mississippi state university and sign in with your campus ID which is your NetID and password or sign on via my msstate edu by clicking on OrgSync Browse through volunteer projects by clicking on Service Opportunities You may click on events to view service projects on the MSU Event Calendar Service events are marked with a hand icon Read more about available service opportunities in Starkville by clicking on the project title Make note of the days and hours the service is available as well as the minimum time commitment requested by the agency for the project When you find a project that interests you click Sign Up You then will be taken to a screen to agree to a volunteer waiver You should follow up with the agency if you do not hear from them within a few days To log your hours click on your profile and click Involvement Click on Add Involvement Entry and Service Participation to complete the form 5

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HOW TO USE ORGSYNC OrgSync is the Maroon Volunteer Center s online volunteer management system It is the easiest way to search for promote and record service opportunities HOW TO LOGIN TO ORGSYNC 1 Go to orgsync com and click Login at the top 2 Select Mississippi State University 3 Click the green button that says Sign In with your Campus ID and enter your net ID and password You can also use my msstate edu HOW TO SEARCH FOR SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES 1 Click on Service Opportunities to view on going projects 2 You also may click on Events and view service opportunities for the entire month Look for the hand icon 6

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HOW TO REGISTER FOR AN EVENT 1 Click on an event that you have an interest in 2 Click the green button that says Sign Up if you want to volunteer for the event 3 You then will be taken to a screen to agree to a volunteer waiver You must click Agree to sign up for the event 4 After checking the box for I Agree click the green button that says Next then click the green button that says Finish 5 If after signing up you find you are unable to attend you should return to the same opportunity and click a button that says Can t Make It You will be unregistered for that volunteer opportunity 7

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HOW TO LOG YOUR SERVICE AND WRITE A REFLECTION 1 Login to OrgSync and click on your avatar on the top right corner 2 Scroll down to click on the Involvement then click Add Involvement Entry and Service Participation 3 Complete the form to log your service The name of the project date time reference name and reference email are all required 4 To complete your log select three learning outcomes from the drop down list then complete your reflection in the box provided 8

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HOW TO LOG SERVICE HOURS TO YOUR STUDENT GROUP 1 Login to OrgSync and click on My Membership and select your desired group 2 On your group portal click More then Involvement 3 Your portal administrator must have involvement turned on in order for you to log hours toward your group 9

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HOW TO JOIN AN ORGANIZATION 1 On the Mississippi State University page click on the Browse Organizations button 2 After viewing all the organizations related to Mississippi State you may scroll down and find an organization you would like to join 3 After you have decided the organization you wish to join you may then click on the Join Now button Your request to join will be reviewed by the administrator of the group Note that you do not have to join an agency portal to volunteer 10

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HOW TO REQUEST A SERVICE RECORD 1 Click on your profile in the top right corner and click on the Involvement button 2 Once on the Involvement portion of your profile click Reports from the side menu on the left 3 When you come to the reports section there will be two sections Full Involvement History and Co Curricular Record There will be options to preview your record and export the PDF which you can then save to your device or print off 11

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Why Log Your Service Hours Each year the Maroon Volunteer Center hosts the Volunteer Awards Banquet during National Volunteer Week in April Individual volunteers and campus groups are recognized for their volunteer efforts Several awards are given during the banquet for service completed within the last year April to April including Excellence in Community Service Awards Individuals 100 hours or more Groups 200 hours or more depending on size of your group Spirit Awards Individual 50 hours Distinguished Annual Awards Student Volunteer of the Year Student Group Effort of the Year Student Organization of the Year Faculty Volunteer of the Year Staff Volunteer of the Year Maroon Graduation Cord Program Graduating students 200 hours over the course of undergraduate years President s Volunteer Service Award PVSA Different levels at least 100 12

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Signature Projects The Maroon Volunteer Center is your link to getting involved in service In 2012 the MVC and Volunteer Starkville signed a memorandum of understanding and creating an official partnership in volunteer efforts around MSU and the Starkville community Maroon Edition Habitat for Humanity For the past seven years Habitat for Humanity has partnered with MSU students faculty and staff during the fall semester to build a Habitat Home as part of the Maroon Edition First Year Reading Experience Service DAWGS Day 9 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance In tribute to all of those who were lost and the tens of thousands who rose in service 9 11 has been designated as a National Day of Service and remembrance Each year the Maroon Volunteer Center collaborates with Volunteer Starkville to organize a variety of service projects dedicated to the National Day of Service These projects include Habitat for Humanity 9 11 I WILL pledge drive on campus and in the community service events with local first responders and a 9 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance Ceremony at Fire Station One Service DAWGS Day is an annual day of service that engages over 500 students in at least 30 community service activities within the Starkville community 13

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Make A Difference Day Make A Difference Day is celebrated each year on the 4th Saturday in October Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine it is the nation s largest day of volunteering thanks to the passion of millions of people like you Each year for MADD Volunteer Starkville and the Maroon Volunteer Starkville partner together to beautify Starkville by engaging in recycling and cleaning activities throughout the city Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service Dr Martin Luther King Jr once said Life s most persistent and urgent question is What are you doing for others Each year Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the MLK holiday to serve their neighbors and communities The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve the President s national call to serve initiative It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems PREP Personal Readiness Emergency Prepartation The Maroon Volunteer Center partners with the Mississippi State University CampusCommunity Emergency Response Team C CERT to host a community wide training event entitled P R E P Personal Readiness and Emergency Preparedness 14

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National Volunteer Week National Volunteer Week is an annual event each April that is about inspiring others recognizing volunteers and encouraging people to seek out imaginative way to engage in their communities During National Volunteer Week the MVC Volunteer Starkville and over 100 volunteers will join to perform five days of service and recognize those that regularly serve on campus and in our community with the Annual Volunteer Awards Banquet Certified MSU Track Field Meet Official Program The Mississippi State Track and Field Team offers multiple ways you can volunteer for their 3 4 meets during the year Volunteers will get the chance to work in every aspect of facilitating a teach and field meet Volunteers able to attend a short information session and volunteer for at least one event will receive a MSU Track and Field officials t shirt or polo If they attend at least two events they will become a Certified MSU Track and Field Meet Official by both head coaches and the director 15

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President s Interfaith Campus Challenge The MSU BIG EVENT The MSU Big Event is a one day service event for the MSU community to roll up their sleeves and give back Volunteers are groups register to work different service sites throughout the Starkville community In 2018 we hosted over 1 550 volunteers and around 40 volunteer projects We hope to continue to grow the number of volunteers throughout the coming years to give back to this wonderful community around Mississippi State University 16 Mississippi State University s Interfaith Service Challenge encourages students of different faith non faith systems to come together and serve their community As part of the challenge the MVC hosts an interfaith dialogue each fall and an America s Sunday Supper during MLK service weekend Visit msuinterfaithchallenge weebly com for more information Volunteer Match Volunteer Fairs The Maroon Volunteer Center hosts a volunteer fair during the fall semester each year During the volunteer fair community and campus partners showcase their volunteer programs and events Please be sure to visit our website regularly to know when the next volunteer fair will be hosted

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Work Service Programs AmeriCorps VISTA The Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement oversees five AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers in Service to America members who are working to mitigate poverty in Oktibbeha County and Starkville MS and within the Mississippi Delta Region Each member works full time and is supported by AmeriCorps with a modest living allowance health benefits and an education grant which can be used for graduate education or to repay qualified student loans Visit our website for more information or email volunteer saffair msstate edu Community Work Study The Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement and Maroon Volunteer Center oversee a Student Service Coordinator Program as part of Federal Work Study Community Work Study Service Coordinators are trained college students with a mission to develop successful volunteer programs within their agency The goal of this program is to assist local community partners in finding and training quality volunteers that could provide consistent volunteer support for the community partner and its programs Students serving as Service Coordinators are paid 7 25 hour with 70 of their wages paid by federal work study Students that are work study eligible and are interested in becoming a Service Coordinator should email their resume to volunteer saffairs msstate edu 17

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Delta Alternative Spring Break The Department of History the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement the Maroon Volunteer Center and the Stennis Institute of Government have sponsored an alternative spring break trip to the MS Delta for six years Alternative spring breaks allow students to engage in community service and hands on activities in communities across the country With the Mississippi Delta Alternative Spring Break Program undergraduate students can earn three hours of history credit while exploring the storied past rich culture and the national implications of the uniquely American Mississippi Delta This unique learning opportunity combines weekly facilitated seminars exploring James C Cobb s book The Most Southern Place on Earth The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity Oxford 1992 with a week long Mississippi Delta experiential learning excursion For more information on how you or your organization can participate in an Alternative Spring Break within the Mississippi Delta contact the Maroon Volunteer Center 18

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Are you a student faculty or staff member in need of food assistance Mission The mission of the MSU Food Security Network is to connect MSU students faculty and staff who lack food to available food resources within the community If you feel you are in need of food assistance please contact the network via telephone or email at 662 325 1820 MSUFoodSecurityNetwork saffairs msstate edu 19

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How to Find Your Best Volunteer Work Have you ever found yourself volunteering just because a friend or family member invited you to join in Or your neighborhood church or synagogue planned an event and you wanted to do your part This type of spontaneous volunteering is a wonderful thing and lots of important community work gets accomplished this way But you may also be seeking volunteer work on behalf of a cause in which you believe You may be willing to make a longer term commitment so you can see positive change There are so many worthwhile causes to support and service organizations are often complex We encourage you to begin your search by doing some selfevaluation What need or problem concerns you enough to give your time to it There may be many social issues that worry you Which ones are priorities for you Do you know what organizations address these issues in your community Do you think they are doing a good job and deserve your support Are you concerned about a cause that no one else seems to be tackling Are you willing to be the founder of a new effort What skills do you have to offer What types of things do you excel at and like to do These can be professional skills you apply in your paying job or any hobbies that might apply to a community agency Almost every type of skill is needed somewhere 20

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What would you like to learn by volunteering As a volunteer you have the freedom to experiment with new activities Is there something you wish you had the opportunity to learn Some organizations will gladly assign you something out of your normal area of expertise because they know you will be motivated by tackling something new This is one way volunteering can be recreational How much time do you want to give Before you seek volunteer work think about your time availability The agency with whom you volunteer will need to know that they can count on your maintain your scheduled commitment It may be better to start with a limited number of hours of volunteer work and later expand your schedule rather than promising many more hours than you can give What are you sure you do not want to do It is OK to identify certain things you want to avoid as you volunteer The happier you are about what you will be doing the better volunteering you will perform So do not feel that you have to say yes to any assignment offer Feel free to negotiate Looking for volunteer work is very much like looking for a paying job only better Expect volunteering to be a fun way to spend your valuable time with the added benefit of helping others 21

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Student Service Organizations Most student organizations require their members to complete a certain number of required service hours The organizations listed below are some of the organizations that volunteer with the Maroon Volunteer Center frequently For more information about student service organizations visit OrgSync com or the MVC American Red Cross Club MSU ACCESS Peer Mentors Contact msuredcrosspresident gmail com Purpose Mission The club works with other non profit organizations throughout Starkville to better reach those in need The club works hard to provide Disaster Relief Service to Armed Forces Health Safety Preparedness Training and Blood Services Members of the club fulfil the mission and purpose of the American Red Cross on a national level Contact accessbulldogs msstate edu Purpose Mission An ACCESS Peer Mentor commits to building a friendship with an ACCESS student There are many different mentor roles Fitness Mentor Meal Friends Social Mentor On and Off Campus Life Skills Mentor Bulldog Mentors Contact mfranks saffairs msstate edu Purpose Mission To promote the importance of mentoring the Starkville community in college students To train volunteer mentors to work with elementary schools BB4K and other organizations in Starkville MS Lambda Sigma Honor Society Contact lambdasigmamsu gmail com Purpose Mission Dedicated to the purpose of fostering leadership scholarship fellowship and the spirit of service among college students and to promote the interests of the university in every way possible 22 National Society of Collegiate Scholars Contact zms28 msstate edu Purpose Mission NSCS is a growth opportunity leadership training ground and resource Students who join get the tools and encouragement they need to take part in transforming the on campus and community wide issues that mean the most to them Service DAWGS Contact sme151 mssstate edu Purpose Mission Service DAWGS is a student led organization open to all MSU students who want to get involved in the local community Service DAWGS organizes small events to serve the community regularly and invite students to come with their own service project ideas

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Food Pantries Listed below are some of the food pantries in need of volunteers and donations Beth El Missionary Baptist Church Project Homestead Contact Ricky Howard Phone 662 769 0246 Location 1766 MS Hwy 182 West Starkville MS Distance from Campus 9 8 miles 16 minutes Dates of Distribution Emergency Contact Jane Scott Phone 662 418 1020 Location 1032 Hwy 50 West West Point MS Distance from Campus 18 4 miles 21minutes Dates of Distribution Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 11 am Living Manna Church St Joseph s Catholic Church Contact Pastor R H Brown Phone 662 494 8788 Location 941 Eshman Ave West Point MS Distance from Campus 18 miles 25 minutes Dates of Distribution 1st Monday of the month from 2 5 pm Contact Joe Schmidt Phone 662 323 2257 Location 607 University Drive Starkville MS Distance from Campus 0 7 miles 3 minutes Dates of Distribution 1st Saturday of each month Peter s Rock Temple COGIC Starkville Church of God Contact Missionary Betty Young Phone 662 615 4001 Location 223 Dr Martin Luther King Dr Starkville MS Distance from Campus 1 6 miles 6 minutes Dates of Distribution Wednesdays from 10 am 2 pm Contact Lisa Tennyson Phone 662 323 0352 Location 100 Locksley Way Starkville MS Distance from Campus 1 5 miles 5 minutes Dates of Distribution 3rd Tuesday of each month from 4 6 pm 23

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Community Partners Please note that the agencies you may contact sometimes change staff members and we may not always be aware of the new person to call This should not keep you from helping them out In fact it should be all the more reason to give them a hand If you run into this do not worry Feel free to contact the MVC at 662 325 2150 ANIMALS West Point Animal Shelter Phone 662 524 4430 Purpose Mission We provide animal adoption and fostering We provide care for dogs cats kittens and puppies Our employees are highly trained and committed to providing the highest level of care Oktibbeha Audubon Society Phone 228 697 5858 Purpose Mission To work within our community to promote conservation of our natural ecosystems Our focus is birds other wildlife and their natural habitats for the benefit of humanity and nature Oktibbeha County Humane Society Phone 662 338 1065 Purpose Mission To promote domestic animal welfare OCHS is based on the belief that the comuunity has the responsibility to treat animals humanely Its goals include providing humane education promoting animal welfare legislation advocating and facilitating pet sterilization and rescuing sheltering and promoting adoption of abandoned animals 24 ADULT EDUCATION Emerson Family Resource Center the J L King Center Phone 662 320 4607 Purpose Mission The Emerson Family Resource Center EFRC operates out of the Starkville School District s Emerson Family School The EFRC strengthens families in Oktibbeha county through parenting enrichment support and referral services Adult Education Classes Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules Ability Works Phone 662 324 9617 Purpose Mission To provide a network of community rehabilitation programs that provide vocation assessment job training and actual work experience for individuals with disabilities Christian Women s Job Corp Phone 662 722 3016 Purpose Mission A ministry that offers women acceptance hope and restoration in a Christ honoring environment by offering life and career skills classes and by providing fellowship with other women

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ARTS CULTURE Starkville Area Arts Council Phone 662 312 7554 Purpose Mission To promote the essential value of the arts for the cultural educational social ethnic and economic vitality of the Starkville area Starkville Community Theatre Phone 662 338 1065 Purpose Mission To offer quality entertainment for our community and wonderful opportunities for theatre enthusiasts to be involved on stage backstage and everywhere in between CHILDREN YOUTH Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle Phone 662 615 9980 Purpose Mission To enable all young people especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive caring responsible citizens Brickfire After school Program Phone 662 325 5321 Purpose Mission This is a private company categorized under Child Care Service Our records show it was established in 1973 and incorporated in Mississippi Girl Scouts Heart of the South Phone 662 350 6037 Purpose Mission To offer girls and young women growth and leadership development experience HEARTS After School Tutoring Center Phone 662 244 8444 Purpose Mission To provide a nurturing and enduring Christian after school environment and academic tutoring for multicultural children in the Greater Columbus Community who are at risk for falling behind in the academic classroom The Outreach Office of the Bagley College of Engineering Phone 662 325 8511 Purpose Mission To offer students and teachers the opportunity to explore and learn about the many different facets within the engineering field The K 12 Outreach offers summer camp programs that engage students with interests in math science and computers in hands on engineering projects 25

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Emerson Family Center Phone 662 324 9617 Purpose Mission To provide a network of community rehabilitation programs that provide vocation assessment job training and actual work experience for individuals with disabilities Ms Smith s Educational Services Palmer Home for Children Purpose Mission The mission of Palmer Home for Children is to provide superior residential care for children that introduces the love of God through service and to extend that care to many more children in need The Palmer Home for Children is located in Columbus MS with two thrift store locations whose proceeds go directly towards the mission of the Palmer Home Volunteers and donations are needed at the Palmer Home for Children and the thrift stores Columbus Palmer Home for Children Phone 662 328 5704 Starkville Thrift Store Phone 662 323 2800 Columbus Thrift Store Phone 662 328 7940 Sally Kate Winters Family Services Phone 662 494 4867 Purpose Mission This is a service that offers a foster parent program that supports a continuum of care for children within the foster care system 26 Phone 662 769 8818 Purpose Mission To help students through tutoring test prep classes and other graduate services reach a great level of success by helping them to see their passion and purpose in life Project Class Mentors Phone 662 323 3322 Purpose Mission To promote success for all Oktibbeha County third graders Mentors give one hour of one on one Math and English instruction each week 21st Century Community Learning Center Phone 662 615 0033 Purpose Mission A before and after school program within the Starkville School District Committed to dramatic changes in academic performance and social skill development through out of school services

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Starkville Community Market CIVIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Starkville Multi Cultural Lion s Club Phone 662 323 6229 Purpose Mission To empower volunteers to serve their communities meet humanitarian needs encourage peace and promote international understanding though Lion s Club Volunteer Starkville Phone 662 268 2865 Purpose Mission One stop resource for all things volunteering We serve local nonprofits and volunteers to connect and find purpose in building a strong community Christian World Missions Phone 662 324 0390 Purpose Mission To increase financial stability build healthy relationships excel in academics practice healthy lifestyle choices in diet and exercise commit to community service and grow in personal character We accomplish these goals by organizing and engaging in community service projects and working with them on school projects Salvation Army Phone 662 324 3304 Purpose Mission To offer education and relief from poverty throughout society Phone 662 312 7554 Purpose Mission To serve the community by providing a venue to buy and sell locally grown baked or crafted goods for all kinds Starkville Soccer Association Phone 662 368 8010 Purpose Mission Our goal is to maximize the development of the individual through programming that challenges each player Starkville Tree Advisory Phone 662 325 8851 Purpose Mission To improve the quality of life by enhancing and planning for public areas and green space though the city of Starkville To assist city employees on landscape and horticulture practices coordinate with government committees and community groups in aspect relating to trees DISASTER PREPAREDNESS RELIEF RECOVERY American Red Cross Phone 662 323 4621 Purpose Mission To provide disaster relief to those in need work blood drives and provide education for their community Oktibbeha County Volunteer Fire Department Phone 662 418 7441 Purpose Mission The districts offer fire protection rescue and emergency medical services to residents businesses and visitors of the county 27

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OSERVS Starkville in Motion Phone 662 384 2200 Purpose Mission To work in conjunction with city officials county officials the Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security to provide training opportunities for the public in disaster preparedness and response Purpose Mission To promote the development and maintenance of bike lanes sidewalks and trails in Starkville and Oktibbeha County and improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety ENVIRONMENT HEALTH WELLNESS Contact Helpline Phone 662 244 3454 Purpose Mission To provide telephone crisis intervention and initial point of contact for community resources POVERTY HUMAN RESOURCES Starkville Bridges Out of Poverty Phone 662 418 3100 Purpose Mission To eradicate poverty in Oktibbeha County by providing education and resources for people in poverty to transition into the middle class Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity Gaining Ground Sustainability Institute of Mississippi Phone 662 694 0124 Purpose Mission To help Mississippians make sustainable choices by connecting people with essential education and resources Healthy Starkville Purpose Mission To involve all facets of the community in developing and promoting a comprehensive approach to Healthy Starkville Noxubee Wildlife Refuge Phone 662 323 5548 Purpose Mission The Refuge managers are responsible for managing the 48 000 acre Sam D Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge located in east central Mississippi 28 Phone 662 324 7008 Purpose Mission To empower families in breaking the cycle of poverty through ownership of a decent home

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WORKING WITH SENIORS Gentiva Hospice Phone 662 615 1519 Purpose Mission To improve the quality of life for those we serve through the delivery of clinical excellence extraordinary service and compassionate care while being recognized as the leader in home health and hospice services Legacy Hospice of the South Phone 662 328 1930 Purpose Mission To provide home care for terminally ill patients and to help meet patients physical emotional social and spiritual needs as well as the needs of their families Did you know that many volunteer agencies are located along one of the S M A R T bus routes View our interactive map at http tinyurl com pfe2lqn 29

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COMMUNITY PARTNER INFORMATION Are you a community or campus partner and need help recruiting volunteers for your agency or a volunteer project you are managing You can request volunteers by completing the Volunteer Request form at http tinyurl com ks8eun9 Please note that volunteer projects should be submitted at least two weeks in advance in order to successfully recruit volunteers As a community partner you will be required to Contact your volunteers with an email reminder informing them what they will be expected to do where to check in what to wear and how long they can expect to be at the work site Keep a Volunteer check in sheet and email a copy to volunteer saffairs msstate edu Make your volunteers feel welcome and encourage Remember that these individuals will be giving up their free time to help your event run smoothly For more information on your role as a community partner visit http www mvc msstate edu agency resources Note The Maroon Volunteer Center uses www orgsync com to post volunteer projects and monitor service hours You will need to login and monitor your event once it is posted You can visit http orgsync com login mississippi state university and search Organizations to see if your organization already has an OrgSync portal 30

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HOW TO REGISTER A NEW NON PROFIT PARTNER 1 Go to OrgSync com 2 Click Sign In Up 3 Fill out the Get Signed Up form You have now made an OrgSync profile 4 Once on the home page of OrgSync select Organizations top left 5 Click Register New Organization 6 Select Maroon Volunteer Center 7 Complete the form and select Continue 8 Add the positions These people must have an account with OrgSync See page 6 9 Add information to your organization 10 Click Finish 11 The profile will need to be approved by the Maroon Volunteer Center 31

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HOW TO CREATE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 1 Log onto your OrgSync portal 2 Click on events 3 Click on Create an Opportunity 4 Fill in the fields 5 The description should contain what the volunteers will be doing contact information and any special directions for the volunteers 6 Add a picture this ensures the likelihood of volunteers signing up 7 Click Request Inclusion on Maroon Volunteer Center event list and Service Opportunities list to reach more people 8 Click Create Opportunity 32

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HOW TO EMAIL YOUR VOLUNTEERS 1 Go to your portal 2 Find the event under the Events tab and select it 3 Click Export Responses to the right 4 An email with a link to download the list of RSVPs will be sent to the email address you have on file 5 The email you send to volunteers should include the name of the event date time location special instructions for volunteers and contact information 33

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VOLUNTEER RIGHTS RESPONSIBILITIES The rights of the volunteers are To be treated as a co worker To be carefully interviewed and carefully assigned To know as much as possible about the agency organization policies programs and activities To receive sound guidance and direction To pursue leadership roles To voice opinions and to have ideas including in the planning of programs activities and curriculum To do meaningful and satisfying work To be evaluated and to receive letter of recommendations based on service completed The responsibilities of the volunteers are To understand the commitment of time and tasks and to fulfill them To participate in evaluations when asked to do so To share thoughts and feelings with staff including making learning objectives clear to the people with whom they will be working To respect confidentiality To serve as ambassadors of goodwill for the project To enter into service with enthusiasm and commitment To communicate dissatisfaction with placement and provide feedback and experience for students 34

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C306 Moseley Hall Email volunteer saffairs mssate edu Phone 662 325 2150 P O Box 5202 Mississippi State MS 39762