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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. Sites and their descriptions can be accessed via the registration links below.

Register for MLK Day of Service by 1/9

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

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