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.

Get Involved

MLK Day of Service is a great opportunity to bring a diverse group of people together for a common cause. 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 Interested participants must register by 3 p.m. on Friday, January 9. Walk-ups are welcome, but will only be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis, pending available space. Volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 


Students, staff, and faculty must register through TritonSync: https://orgsync.com/59704/events/940909/occurrences/2036779. If you have a guest to register, please contact Ashlee Roberts at robertsak@umsl.edu for the link. Registration will close on January 9 at 3 p.m.

Community members register at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6otGw0fciv5VEhqNWdNWVA2dTQ&usp=sharing. There are limited spaces. Registration will close on January 9 at 3 p.m.

Day of Schedule

The following schedule offers a general overview of the day:

 7:45 AM: Volunteer check-in begins at the MSC

 8:30 AM-8:40 AM: Opening Program

 8:45 AM: Volunteers head to their designated service sites

12:00 PM-12:30 PM: Volunteers return from service sites to the MSC

12:30 PM-1:30 PM: Lunch and Closing Program