Community Partners

Mercer has a longstanding tradition of service to the Macon community. We pride ourselves on supporting the development of students who are engaged, civically active, and socially conscious. As a clearinghouse for student volunteerism, the Office of Campus Life partners with local community and non-profit organizations to foster a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources.

Benefits of Partnership

Service and civic engagement at Mercer aims to create sustainable partnerships that will benefit our students, faculty, staff, and the community. Partnering with the Office of Campus Life for service and civic engagement at Mercer may benefit your organization in a variety of ways:
Capacity Building
Mercer volunteers inject new energy, ideas, and perspectives into the work of your organization. Growing your volunteer pool will enhance community services and assist your organization in achieving its goals.
Relationship & Awareness Building
Partnering with the Office of Campus Life for service and civic engagement opportunities increases awareness of community needs and exposes Mercerians to the work of your organization. Building positive relationships with Mercer students, faculty, and staff will increase your access to invaluable college resources and areas of expertise. 
Collaborative Education
Community partners are co-educators. By collaborating with the Office of Campus Life, your organization will contribute to students' learning and development. Your partnership will aid in career exploration, problem-solving, critical thinking, and leadership, and will assist Mercer in preparing the next generation of civic leaders. 
For a list of all Service and Civic Engagement partners click here. 
two students participate in neighborhood cleanup at Be a Good NeighBear 2020

Requesting Volunteers

The Office of Campus Life welcomes request for volunteers. Volunteer requests may address ongoing needs or focus on one-time events. While the Office of Campus Life cannot gurantee a student reponse, we will promote your request via our community engagement platform BearPulse powered by GivePulse. Volunteer requests will also be adverstised on Service & Civic Engagement at Mercer University social media networks and other campus communications. 

Click here to learn more about the process for requesting Mercer volunteers.