Maroon Volunteer Center

Maroon Volunteer Center

Volunteer Opportunities

Discover ways you can serve MSU and the surrounding communities.

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Volunteer Information

Philanthropy/Donation: The act of donating money or goods to promote the welfare of others, specifically to persons, causes, or organizations (e.g., purchasing a raffle ticket or a ticket to a fundraising event, donating cash to an organization, donating goods to a food pantry, etc.).

Service-Leadership: Serving a community in a leadership role (as an individual or group), such as a site leader, project manager, and organization board member. 

Service Training: Facilitating or participating in a volunteer orientation/training that provides more information about a service project, a community partner, or how to engage with a community.

Volunteering: Providing direct services in communities intended to benefit others. It is synonymous with providing food, clothing, shelter, or other actions to relieve immediate needs or enhance assets in a community—often more short-term.

Social Justice: Promoting social change to create a more equitable distribution of power and resources to all groups and to meet each group’s unique needs—often more long-term.

Organization Hours: Any required hours for a student organization or department that are non-service related.

How to Sync Your Accounts

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Log in” (top-right corner).
  3. Click “Log in via MyState” (top of the list).
  4. Login with MyState Duo.
  5. Click the drop-down arrow next to your name and select “Account.”
  6. Within the left column, scroll down to “Link to Engage.”
  7. Click “Sync My Accounts.”
  8. Proceed with permission to sync.

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Log in to
  2. Click the green Cowbell Connect logo (top-right corner).
  3. Click the “Service” tab at the top.
  4. Explore your options and click the volunteer opportunity that’s right for you.
  5. Log in with MyState Duo.
  6. Click “Register.”

  1. Go to Cowbell Connect.
  2. Click "Explore Cowbell Connect."
  3. Sign in with MyState Duo.
  4. Click the circle icon to view a drop-down list (top-right corner).
  5. Select "Experiences."
  6. Click the blue button that says, "Add Experience" and select "Service."
  7. Complete the form and click submit.

A co-curricular transcript captures and organizes your extracurricular activities and learning experiences beyond the classroom. Whether it's your participation in student organizations, involvement in service and volunteer initiatives, engagement in leadership programs and training, or your achievements in honors programs, this transcript visually presents your skills, talents, and passions. It's an effective way to showcase how you've applied and developed these attributes alongside your academic accomplishments.

How to Access Your Co-Curricular Transcript

  1. Log in to MyState or Cowbell Connect.
  2. Select your profile image (or initials if no image) in the top right corner.
  3. Make desired edits using the "Change Layout" option.
  4. Click "Print View/PDF."
  5. Click "Print."

Use Cowbell Connect to log your service hours.

Need to Log Service Hours?

Log Your Hours Log your service hours