MLK Day of Service

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Service
The 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service took place on Saturday, January 18th, 2020. This annual university-wide event 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 was 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!

Apply to be a Site Leader here

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. Site leaders will also attend a mandatory site leader training. Details and application will be found in the link above.


Check out these highlights from 2020’s MLK Day of Service:

Students to participate in annual MLK Day of Service


Spartans honor King with service

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

2020 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”!

Christ United Methodist Church – Glenwood
Community Theatre of Greensboro
Creative Aging Network – NC
Elsewhere Museum
Healing Gardens at Cone Health Cancer Center
Interactive Resource Center
Lindley Elementary
New Arrivals Institute
Operation Christmas Child
Out of the Garden Project
Project LINUS
Reconsidered Goods
Spartan Open Pantry
Wiley Elementary

Questions about UNCG’s MLK Day of Service can be directed to the Office of Leadership & Civic Engagement at lead@uncg.edu.