For Community Partners
Mercer has a longstanding tradition of service to the Macon community. We pride ourselves on fostering the development of students who are engaged, civically active, and socially conscious. As a clearinghouse for student volunteerism, the CCE office partners with local community and non-profit organizations to provide students with volunteer opportunities and to match community organizations with much needed volunteers.
New! Community Development Internship Program
We're partnering with the Office of Career Services to pilot a new initiative designed to pair students with non-profits, community-based organizations, and private businesses with a vested interest in improving our Central Georgia community. Through the internship, community partners are expected to provide a meaningful developmental experience for students and students are expected to become a quality asset for community partners.
Interns will be required to work between 6-10 hours for the full academic year (September 2017-April 2018), excluding school breaks. Students will be receiving academic credit for their work, so periodically, you will be contacted by the Mercer Center for Community Engagement to provide feedback on your intern’s performance.
Below you will find a few examples of the sort of projects that students might engage in. No more than 25% of a student’s work should be clerical in nature.
• Conduct research on grants or issues related to your organization’s activities.
• Provide assistance in strategic planning or project evaluation.
• Create a marketing plan or plan and promote fundraising activities.
• Serve as a communications liaison between volunteers and staff.
• Work with area businesses to obtain sponsorship.
To apply for an intern, click here. The deadline to apply for an intern for the 2017-2018 academic year is Friday, February 3, 2017.
If you would like to be included on our community partner referral list, please fill out this form.
Please complete the following form to add your volunteer needs and opportunities to our online listing. Form submissions are reviewed and posted on our facebook page shortly after submission. You can view postings here.