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 Center for Community Engagement partners with local community and non-profit organizations to foster a mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources.

Benefits of Partnership

The Center for Community Engagement aims to create sustainable partnerships that will benefit our students, faculty, staff, and the community. Partnering with the Center for Community Engagement 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 Center for Community Engagement 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 Center for Community Engagement, 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 Center for Community Engagement partners click here. 
two students participate in neighborhood cleanup at Be a Good NeighBear 2020

Requesting Volunteers

The Center for Community Engagement welcomes request for volunteers. Volunteer requests may address ongoing needs or focus on one-time events. While the Center for Community Engagement 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 the Center for Community Engagement social media networks and other campus communications. 

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