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Global Day of Service

Make an Impact on the MSU Global Day of Service




About the Global Day of Service

The MSU Global Day of Service is our way of showing the world the extraordinary impact Spartans can make in a single day. These organized, collaborative efforts will bring Spartans together to serve others in their communities while demonstrating the reach and power of the Spartan network.

Through the coordination efforts of the MSU Alumni Associtaion, service-minded Spartans from around the globe — individual alumni, alumni clubs, groups, Spartan-led companies, businesses, non-profits and student organizations — are currently registering service projects. Spartans can also volunteer now for one of these established projects or create their own.

Not available on the MSU Global Day of Service? You can participate in a number of service projects year-round, or you can make an impact by supporting the university financially.


Our Impact

Since 2013, the Global Day of Service has been a great success. Nearly 45,000 hours of service have been donated by more than 9,000 volunteers in 725 locations. These volunteers have provided a collective impact valued at $1,007,282 to their causes. 

Learn more about our impact

Volunteers, thank you for your commitment to strengthening our communities. 


Global Day of Service volunteer


Global Day of Service volunteers


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. You might also be interested in our digital storytelling document and media release form.

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 April 13.

Project Leader Tools

What if There is No Project to Volunteer for in My Area?

If you’re interested in volunteering but do not see a project in your area, you can create your own project, or check back as projects are often added.


For More Information: If you have questions about the Global Day of Service, please see our frequently asked questions. Should you have additional questions, please contact MSU Alumni Association Programs Director Maria Giggy via email or by calling (517) 355-7724.