Mount Union Seeks Volunteers for Day of Service

January 08, 2016

ALLIANCE, Ohio – The University of Mount Union’s Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement is seeking community volunteers for the upcoming MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 18.

This marks the 21st year for Mount Union’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, with service projects being a component for many years. The MLK Day of Service began with around 100 volunteers in 2010 to more than 400 in 2015 and the number of community partners participating has increased from 11 to more than 25. Volunteer locations for this year’s event include Alliance Community Pantry, Rodman Public Library, Alliance Area Domestic Violence Shelter, Feed My Sheep Ministries, Danbury Senior Living, Hartville Thrift Shoppe and Beechcreek Botanical Garden. Jobs may entail duties such as cleaning, painting, crafting and organizing.

Volunteers are asked to register prior to Thursday, January 14 by clicking here.

Each volunteer will be able to preference which locations they want to volunteer at and in order to plan accordingly, pre-registration is necessary. Volunteers will be able to sign up the morning of the event, however location and T-shirt preferences can’t be guaranteed.

MLK Day of Service volunteers can check in at the University’s Peterson Fieldhouse beginning at 8:15 a.m., where they will receive location assignment, a T-shirt and lunch ticket. All participants will depart for their locations by 9 a.m. Volunteers will return to campus between noon and 1 p.m. and are invited to stay for lunch in the Mount Union Kresge Dining Commons located in the Hoover-Price Campus Center.

For more information on MLK Day of Service, contact Abby Honaker at (330) 204-4663 or at honakeal@mountunion.edu.

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