Do Something Good for Your Community

SERVICE as the Measure of Life

McMurry Serves is an annual tradition and a volunteer opportunity for McMurry alumni, students, faculty, staff, and families to come together as a community and serve others in Abilene, throughout Texas—and beyond!

No matter where you live, you can continue the tradition of giving back throughout the month of April, by volunteering and doing something good for your community or for those in need.

This year we’re excited to have students currently enrolled in Servant Leadership 1310 forming service-learning teams that are planning, organizing, executing, and evaluating a McMurry Serves event this spring.

FIND or LEAD A Project Near You

Planning for projects in March and April 2024 is underway. Keep an eye on this space starting to find a project in your area that aligns with your interests, as we add new projects daily.

Registering to volunteer is a simple, one-time process. You’ll receive a confirmation once you’re signed up. On the day of the event, all you need to do is show up and lend a helping hand!

Find A Project

No existing project fits your interests or your schedule? Lead your own!

Below are criteria for organizing a service project and project coordinator expectations. All projects will be reviewed prior to approval and inclusion on the McMurry Serves website. If you are interested in organizing a project in your area, please register your project at least two weeks before the event date.

Criteria for Service Projects

  • Design project to serve a community-identified need
  • Schedule service project in the months of November or April
  • Offer 2-5 hours of volunteering
  • Accommodate between 10+ volunteers

Project Coordinator Expectations

Find a service opportunity

  • Contact potential community agencies
  • Determine day/time of project and number of volunteers needed
  • Act as a liaison between participants and the community partner

Help recruit participants

  • Reach out to relevant populations
  • Work to reach target number of volunteers needed for project
  • Recruit 20% more volunteers to take the place of anticipated no-shows or drops

Communicate with participants

  • Confirm their participation and provide the details of location and time of service project
  • Disseminate any volunteer forms/paperwork and gather signed documents to share with community agency
  • Serve as the primary group contact on day of project Arrive 15 minutes before participants on the day of the project and be available by cell phone to help direct participants to the site.

Help with orientation.

  • Manage emergency contact information, sign in sheet, and key contact numbers.
  • Take lots of pictures and share via social media (or designate another volunteer to chronicle the activity)
Register A Project