January 18, 2016 will mark the first of 12 big days of service this year. The effort is part of a year-long campaign to encourage students to adopt a culture of service as part of their college experience. On the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, 12 service projects will be completed in three West Virginia cities, Charleston, Morgantown and Fairmont. Nearly 175 students have signed up to serve.
Community partners include the American Red Cross, Christian Help, Bartlett House, Main Street Fairmont, Morgantown Youth Services Projects and various soup kitchens.
While the Morgantown and Fairmont service projects are full, interested members of the WVU community are encouraged to find their own ways to volunteer and give back to the community this weekend. Student volunteers are still needed to help in Charleston. Interested students can sign up here [LINK: http://iserve.wvu.edu/recruiter/index.php?recruiterID=1330&class=OppDetails&oppGuid=%7B5946EF4C-CF28-4B69-A4C6-68078F72F589%7D#.VpUmHc4AM0Y.gmail], or call the Center for Service Learning at 304-293-2906. Transportation will be provided.
Student volunteers will begin their day at the 25th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Breakfast sponsored by the Center for Black Culture and Research. After the breakfast, students will begin their volunteer service projects. Transportation will be provided.
12 (BIG!) Days of Service events will continue throughout the year, with projects scheduled each month of 2016. Check students.wvu.edu for more information, as project information will be added as it becomes available.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a collaborative effort between the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Center for Service Learning.
To learn more, see WVUToday.