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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.

MLK Day of Service connects UMSL students, community partners and service organizations for a day of service activities on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. UMSL Students of Service provides all materials necessary to complete the project (within budget and capacity), as well as the volunteers. We have had a wide range of projects from our past sites, such as painting, building privacy cubicle walls, cleaning, reading to students, tutoring, and landscaping.

Volunteers will arrive at the Millennium Student Center for check-in, breakfast, and a brief program before being disbursed to their sites via carpool (see Day of Schedule). The service projects are approximately three hours (9am-12pm). Walk-ups are welcome, but will only be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, pending available space. 


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).

Registration information will be available soon.

Questions? Contact Ashlee Roberts at or (314)516-5291. Email will be the best option after December 13.


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