Volunteer Opportunity: “We Want to See You Serve!”

Dr. Martin Luther Kind Jr. devoted his life to service and for equal opportunity and justice for all. Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS), Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services (CLACS), and News Services/Social Media are partnering  to host the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016 Celebration 30/30 MLK Volunteer Challenge from Monday, January 18th through Monday, February 29th. By making service part of our daily lives, we can truly honor the life’s work of Dr. King. 

The 30/30 MLK Volunteer Challenge aims to encourage Ferris students, student organizations, faculty, and staff to serve in the community. 2016 serves as the 30 year anniversary of activities coordinated by the OMSS to honor Dr. King! In that spirit of celebration, we want to challenge our campus community to do 30 hours of volunteering in 30 days! To help students identify volunteer opportunities, the CLACS will be hosting a Volunteer Open House on Monday, January 18th from 2-5pm on the 1st floor of the University Center. There will be information on a variety of community service organizations in the area that need your help. 

We encourage volunteers to mention @FerrisState using #FerrisMLK and #Ferris3030 to showcase your acts of service! In your description let us know what you’re doing, and how your participation made a difference for others. Students are also encouraged to register volunteer hours on OrgSync, and visit the CLACS office in the University Center Suite 121 for assistance in finding volunteer opportunities. Participants can win weekly giveaways, certificate of recognition, and a chance to win the Grand Prize – a shopping spree to the FSU Bookstore!

Examples of How You Can Serve:

  • Campus Clean-up
  • Tutoring other students
  • Random Acts of kindness to others
  • Providing helping hands at community service organizations/ non-profits

For more information about the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, please visit www.ferris.edu/mlk. You may also contact the OMSS office at 231-591-2617 or via email at omss@ferris.edu.

3030 MLK Volunteer Challenge Flyer. Courtesy of OMSS at Ferris State University

3030 MLK Volunteer Challenge Flyer. Courtesy of OMSS at Ferris State University