A Day On, Not a Day Off

MLK Day of Service is a national initiative to make the recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a “day on, not a day off." Volunteers learn that small changes can have a huge impact within their own neighborhood. Past projects undertaken on MLK Day of Service have included painting, landscaping and remodeling houses for low-income families and homeowners, tutoring elementary school students, and upgrading school classrooms and resource centers. 

Students, staff, and faculty are invited to serve as site leaders. Students are paired together with staff or faculty members to work with a non-profit or community organization to develop the project and devise a plan to complete it. This also provides an opportunity to foster relationships outside of the classroom or office setting. If you're looking for a high-impact, short-term leadership opportunity


MLK Day of Service is open to anyone 13+. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and waivers must be signed by the parent/guardian (sent in advance). 

The priority registration deadline is 5 pm on January 9 (or when sites are full, whichever comes first). After that date, we cannot guarantee shirts/shirt sizes for volunteers.

UMSL Students, Staff and Faculty will access sites registrations and descriptions at https://umsl.campuslabs.com/engage/event/5258022.

Community members (includes alumni and non-UMSL guests) will access sites registrations and descriptions at http://bit.do/umslmlkday2020

Questions? Contact Dr. Ashlee Roberts at robertsak@umsl.edu or (314)516-5291.

7:45 AM     Check-In (Millennium Student Center-3rd Floor)

8:30 AM     Welcome and Overview of the Day

8:40 AM     Site Dismissal

9-12 PM     Serve at sites

12:30 PM   Arrive back to UMSL for lunch and short program

 1:00 PM    Thank you!