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 16th, 2023 at 9:30 am at the Mill Conference Center where we will honor MLK’s legacy and teachings by improving our community through volunteering from 10 am-noon. Service breaks down barriers by mobilizing people from different experiences and brings us together – volunteering can instill unity and solidarity while building stronger communities. We also encourage everyone to attend the MLK Day Breakfast. At 9:30 am, we encourage to show up ready to influence our community, grab a snack, and pick up your t-shirt. Volunteering will begin at 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and begins at the community agency of YOUR choosing via slots listed under the Cowbell Connect 'SERVICE' tab after logging in via myState.
Non MSU affiliated Community Volunteers must pre-register ONLINE and create an account with a personal email and password to sign up!
At 10 a.m., ALL volunteers will head directly to the community agency you have registered for. Upon arrival, volunteers are instructed to find your site leader. This site leader will direct volunteers through service projects for the day! The SLCE - Maroon Volunteer Center, along with other MSU student organizations, will host an information table at the Mill Conference Center FOR ANY DAY OF REGISTRATIONS!! Attendees are directed to come to this location ONLY for the following reasons:
ANY DAY OF REGISTRATION
Collect your t-shirt!
If you have questions about how to get to your site or need directions.
If you would like to have a snack or drink provided to you.
If you have concerns and/or questions.
Around noon or once volunteers have completed service for the day, we are offering optional meal tickets for pick up at the information table at the Mill Conference Center.
Site leaders are undergraduate and graduate students, who are peer leaders that have chosen to activate their leadership skills by directing various service projects, taking on the role as an influencer with volunteers for the day! If you are interested in both volunteering and developing your leadership abilities, apply to be a site leader by clicking here.
ONLY Site Leaders MUST check-in on Monday morning, January 16th, 2023 from 8:30am-9am at the Mill Conference Center to collect their Site Leader instruction packet. Site Leaders will meet all volunteers at their non-profit site to give instructions. Site Leaders will officially check all volunteers in for the event.
If you are a MSU student, faculty, or staff member, please do not forget your MSU ID. If you are not with MSU, bring any form of photo ID. All volunteers are expected to be at their community service locations by 10 am.