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MLK Weekend of Service 2018

Register for the MLK Joint Day of Service

Join students from universities across Nashville in a weekend of action and reflection as we honor the efforts and contributions of Dr. King in challenging the discourse on civil (dis)obedience and justice for all humankind on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

A number of non-profit organizations in Nashville will be hosting service opportunities during the MLK Joint Day of Service. At this time, service sites have been filled – thank you! Students who would still like to participate or have questions about the 2018 MLK Joint Day of Service should contact Meagan Smith.

MLK Joint Day of Service Schedule:

10:30 AM -12:00 PM – Sign-in/Registration and lunch at Fisk University
12:00 PM -12:30 PM – Guest speaker
12:45 PM – Depart for service sites (transportation provided)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Service with local non-profit organizations
3:30 PM – Reflection and snacks at Fisk University
4:30 PM – Closing of the 2018 MLK Joint Day of Service

Student Leadership Opportunities

There will also be a limited number of leadership positions available for students the day of the MLK Joint Weekend of Service event.

Student leaders will be responsible for the following:

  • Attend a brief training at 9:30 AM at Fisk University the morning of the event (Saturday, Jan. 13)
  • Assist with volunteer registration, waiver completion, and site sign-up
  • Communicate with their partner non-profit the day of the event
  • Ensure that volunteers board the correct bus for their service site
  • Motivate and organize volunteers at their service site
  • Lead volunteers in a safe return trip to Fisk and encourage participation in the closing reflection
  • Contact staff leaders in the event of an emergency

Students interested in serving as site leaders for the MLK Joint Weekend of service should contact Meagan Smith at

Registered Projects

  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Feed the Children
  • Trevecca Urban Farm
  • Habitat ReStore
  • Tails of the Trail Dog Walking
  • More to come!
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Series was established in 1985 at Vanderbilt University as a celebration of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorating Rev. Dr. King’s life and legacy, the University community will gather together on this national holiday for a series of programs including: participation in the city-wide march, community service, educational forums and lectures. In honoring Rev. Dr. King, Vanderbilt University affirms its own commitment to the goals of peace and racial justice to which Rev. Dr. King dedicated his life.