Taking place each third Monday in January, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service — a “day on, not a day off.” The day celebrates the life and legacy of the Civil Rights leader and exists to move the nation closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community” by encouraging all Americans to take the time to volunteer and invest in their community.
Join fellow UF student volunteers and our partnering community members for a day of reflection and service in the local Gainesville community. Learn about service opportunities in Gainesville, meet new people, build awareness of diverse social issues and communities, and experience the community first-hand.
8:00 am – 8:50 am Check-in, breakfast at Rion Ballroom
8:50 am – 9:00 am Welcome
9:00 am – 9:10 am Keynote: Patricia Jordan, Director of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs
9:10 am – 9:30 am Service Group Introductions
9:30 am Travel to Service (responsible for own travel)
10:00 am Service at Site
1:00 pm Service Concludes (ending times may vary by site, please check details of the specific service opportunity)
*Please also remember to bring a snack and dress appropriately for the location, some locations may be outdoors.