Want to get a head start on your volunteer hours for this semester? Come learn more about volunteer opportunities around the Big Rapids community at the MLK Day of Service Volunteer Expo on Monday, January 16th from 3:00 to 5:00pm in the University Center. Community agencies from the Big Rapids area will be present to engage with our campus community and to promote volunteer opportunities with their organizations.
In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”