MLK Day of Service


Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Service
This annual university-wide day of service will take place on Saturday, January 18th, 2020. It gives UNCG students an opportunity to get off campus and be introduced to different parts of our community while honoring Dr. King’s legacy through service. Participation and lunch are free. Volunteer teams will be led by a student facilitator and transportation is provided from campus. We hope this day sparks your interest to continue to learn and serve in the Greensboro community and get involved on-campus and locally!

MLK Day of Service 2020 is on Saturday, January 18th from 9:00am – 2:00pm

Register Here

*Please note that if you are registering as a group you will need to have the names and emails of all participants in your group to complete registration.
*Registration is first come first served and will be closed when all volunteer sites are full. Please be sure to sign-up early to ensure there is space!

Have you participated in one of our days of service before or do you have plenty of service experience? Apply to be a Site Leader! As a Site Leader for MLK Day of Service it will be your responsibility to check-in your site participants, lead them to transportation, communicate with the community partner upon arrival, serve as the site contact, and lead reflection activities (provided by OLCE) after service. You must be available for one of our Site Leader trainings: Monday, January 13th from 4:00pm – 5:30pm or Wednesday, January 15th from 4:00pm – 5:30pm and the entirety of the Day of Service.

Apply to be a Site Leader here


Check out these highlights from 2019’s MLK Day of Service:

Spartans honor legacy of MLK Jr.

Typical Schedule
9:00 am – Check-in at the Elliott University Center Cone Ballroom
9:30 am – Students depart campus for service sites
1:00-2:00 pm – Groups arrive back at campus for reflection and lunch


2019 Community Partners

Thanks to the amazing staff with these organizations that help our students make MLK Day a “day on” and not a “day off”!

Spartan Open Pantry
Horsepower TLC
Creative Aging Network-NC
Community Kitchen at Greensboro Urban Ministry
Allied Churches of Alamance County
Downtown Greenway
Greensboro History Museum
ScottCares Foundation
Alight Program at Cone Health
Guilford County Animal Shelter
Lindley Elementary School
Project Linus
Operation Bedroll
Smithsonian Transcription Center
Hannah’s Bridge


Questions about UNCG’s MLK Day of Service can be directed to Eli Lumens in the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement at