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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.

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 registration deadline is 5 pm on January 9 (or when sites are full, whichever comes first). 

UMSL Students, Staff and Faculty will access sites registrations at

Community members (includes alumni and non-UMSL guests) will access sites registrations at

Questions? Contact Dr. Ashlee Roberts at or (314)516-5291. Email will be the only option from December 24-January 13.

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!