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Weekends of Service

What will you do to make a difference this year?

Fall Semester: Hands On Nashville Day

In the Fall semester, OACS supports the Hands On Nashville (HON) day of service called HON Day. HON Day, now in its 27th year, mobilizes 1,500+ volunteers to complete done-in-a-day improvement projects for Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS). Projects include: painting, landscaping, tree and daffodil planting, school garden maintenance, and inspirational color-by-number murals.HON Day is a great way for organizations or individuals to get to know our community and support local public schools!

HON Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Groups and individuals should register in advance, and you can register for a specific school site!

Spring Semester: MLK Weekend of Service – Click to Learn More

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 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 fellow students have the opportunity to start the year off strong by making an impact in your community this January.

The 2018 MLK Joint Weekend of Service will take place on Saturday, January 13, 2018. The kick off will be held at Fisk University.