MerServe is the student-run service leadership board for the Macon undergraduate campus of Mercer University. MerServe plans, coordinates, and implements a variety of service programs and events, including Service Saturdays, Be a Good NeighBear, Lights on Afterschool, and Spring Break for Service.
Be a Good NeighBear
Coordinated by MerServe, Be a Good NeighBear is a day of service that brings students, faculty, staff and their families together with local outreach organizations and neighborhood Shalom Zones. The 2020 Be a Good NeighBear event is set for Saturday, September 26th.
Spring Break for Service
Spring Break for Service is a local alternative spring break program that began in 2012. Spring Break for Service is an immersive experience that aims to expose students to the needs of the Macon area. Students participating in Spring Break for Service are exposed to a wide variety of organizations, including those that focus on hunger and homelessness, youth engagement, and community development.
America Reads/America Counts
The America Reads / America Counts (ARAC) Program at Mercer University connects work-study eligible students with partner schools, churches, and non-profit agencies. Mercer students participating in ARAC serve as tutors and provide support to elementary aged students to improve their reading and math skills. ARAC tutors also provide middle school students with the tools and support they need to improve their achievement in mathematics.
Mobilize Mercer is a nonpartisan voting initiative that is focused on raising voter awareness and participation on Mercer's Macon campus.
The Center for Community Engagement's Volunteer Fair serves as an opportunity to meet dozens of Middle Georgia agencies that are seeking Mercer volunteers or interns for the coming year.