MLK Day of Service 2022


The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a defining moment each year when all MSU students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community members step up to make our communities more equitable and take action to work towards Dr. King’s dream 'The Beloved Community'. While Dr. King believed The Beloved Community was possible, he acknowledged and fought for systemic change. His example is our call to action.

This year's MLK Day of Service is on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 10 am-noon where we will honor MLK’s legacy and teachings by improving our community through volunteering. Service breaks down barriers by mobilizing people from different experiences and brings us together – volunteering can instill unity and solidarity while building stronger communities. In the past, over 300 students participated in MSU's MLK Day of Service. Students served at sites, such as Habitat for Humanity, Tech Generation Learning Center, Ms. Smith's Educational Services, Boys & Girls Club, Sally Kate Winters, & MORE! 

There are multiple volunteer sites to choose from this year. Service begins at the community agency of YOUR choosing. When signing up for a community agency below, be sure to login via mySTATE when registering:

Boys & Girls Club (Starkville, MS)

Boys & Girls Club (Columbus, MS)

Camp Seminole

Habitat for Humanity Restore

Heritage Museum

J.L. King Center

Ms. Smith's Educational Services

MSU Community Garden

Palmer Home Thrift Store (Columbus, MS)

Plarn with a Purpose 

Starkville Strong

West Point Animal Shelter (West Point, MS)

Habitat for Humanity Homebuild

Operation Ukraine (Columbus, MS)

J.L. King Park

Moncrief Park

McKee Park

Not sure where to volunteer, but want to make a difference?? REGISTER HERE

At 10 a.m., volunteers will head directly to the community agency you signed up for via the link (log in via myState). Upon arrival, volunteers are instructed to find their site leader, wearing an MLK Day of Service shirt with 'Site Leader' printed on the left sleeve. APPLY TO LEAD HERE! 

Site leaders are student leaders who have chosen to serve as project directors for the various service sites. The Student Leadership and Community Engagement - Maroon Volunteer Center and several MSU student organizations will host an information table OFF campus at The Mill Conference Center (The Gallery) located at 100 Mercantile Lane, Starkville, MS 39759

Volunteers are directed to come to this location ONLY for the following reasons:  

1. If you would like to have a snack or drink provided to you  

2. If you have concerns and/or questions  

3. To pick up an $8 meal voucher AFTER service  

Around noon or once volunteers have completed service for the day, we are offering MEAL TICKETS and SNACKS for pick up at The Mill Conference Center (Shorty's Lounge) located at 100 Mercantile Lane, Starkville, MS 39759 at the information table.

We will be conducting day of sign-ups at the information table as well. The day of service is open to all MSU students, faculty, staff, and community members. Participants will receive free t-shirts provided by the MVC at your service site!

Please note that masks are strongly encouraged.