Weekends of Service

What will you do to make a difference this year?

Fall Weekend of Service

Students, staff, and faculty across Vanderbilt are invited to answer the question of how they will make a difference through various service projects and actions taking place throughout the city of Nashville Thursday, Sept. 12th – Monday, Sept. 16th.  Projects are often student-led and connect with community partners to address specific needs.  If you would like help in planning a project, please let OACS know. Email oacs@vanderbilt.edu, call 615-343-7878, or stop by Rand 305 anytime.

*Please note that we have extended the dates of the Weekend of Service for Fall 2013 to include Thursday, Sept. 12th and Monday, Sept. 16th in recognition of the Yom Kippur holiday.  For student organizations involved in the Weekend of Service, we ask that you not require participation from members of your organization who wish to observe Yom Kippur; we encourage you to instead plan alternate projects or move your project date to accommodate participation for all.  We look forward to another amazing effort by the Vanderbilt community and its students this September.

Please head to our VANDERBILT WEEKEND OF SERVICE page to register a project or sign up to participate in one.

MLK Weekend of Service

January 17th – 20th, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’”  Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the weekend before the Martin Luther King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The Office of Active Citizenship and Service and Dean of Students sponsor over 30 service projects in conjunction with Vanderbilt student service groups, residential houses, and other campus departments, programs, and groups in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his inspirational spirit of service.  You and your service organization, friends, and/or fellow students have the opportunity to start the year off strong by making an impact in your community in January.