MLK Jr. Day of Service

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Saturday Day of Service

When: Saturday, January 23, 2016, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Where: Grand River Room, Kirkhof Center (Allendale Campus)

Registration will open early December. Please check back at that time for further updates. 

National Day of Service where volunteers across America serve in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. GVSU's service project is coordinated by the CSLC and the MLK Week Executive Planning Committee. The goal of the event is to educate students about the Civil Rights movement as well as inspire them to serve their communities in the spirit of social change. Transportation and lunch will be provided at no cost.

Students needing special accommodations to participate should email Nicole Wilson,, within a week of the event.

Monday Project: "Crafting for the Community"

When: TBD

Where: TBD

No prior registration is required.

Students, faculty, staff and community members will come together to engage in a wide variety of crafts to benefit the community. Examples include turning pillowcases into dresses, creating wallets out of ducktape, making scarves and hats, decorating lunch bags for sack suppers for Kids Food Basket, and more. The craft items will be donated to local shelters, healthcare organizations and direct service non-profits.

Walk-ins will be accepted pending available space.

Please visit to visit the full calendar of MLK Celebration activities.


The 2015 Day of Service for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Week was made possible through a collaboration between the Inclusion and Equity Division and the Community Service Learning Center