MLK, Jr. Day of Service at Lawrence University is an annual event that invites the entire Lawrence community to continue honoring the ideas of Dr. King and the civil rights movements that continue to this day. Students, staff and faculty will honor the continuance of the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr through learning, serving, and celebrating.
Volunteers have much to gain from civically engaging in the community. Volunteering on MLK Jr. Day provides an opportunity for you to:
• Enrich your degree/discipline: Learn how your intellectual and personal talents can address a need in the community while allowing you to apply the knowledge you are gaining in your coursework.
• Gain invaluable work experience and network: Many volunteering opportunities allow you to develop the skills you need for a job out in the ‘real world’ without having to get grilled in an interview first.
• Make a difference and be empowered: By volunteering, you are making the decisions and doing what you can in order to improve the environment around you. If you think you can do better, why not give it a go?
• Step away from coursework and work to think about your own commitment to civic engagement.
In addition to a speaker who will address an important social justice issue impacting our health, a variety of both on-campus and off-campus opportunities are available to all. Each activity is a student led initiative that benefits the community and helps Lawrentians solidify the value of learning as you serve. Select from a number of options, any of which will benefit a variety of agencies in the Appleton area.
Register by Jan. 12 at Register HERE. and click on “events.”