MLK Day of Service 2019

Release Date: Friday, November 2, 2018

MLK Day of Service 2019

Location: Various
MLK Day volunteers seated in front of clothing they are sorting

Registration for the 26th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service has been extended.

The Day of Service takes Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Henry Ford College is closed that day, which means you will be free from work and classes so you can participate in this important community event. See below for the agencies that are participating on the day.

How to sign up

The registration site will take you step-by-step in becoming a volunteer for the Day of Service.

What is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service?

The Day of Service is a one-time, one day-outreach activity that commemorates the philosophy and legacy of the late Civil Rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The coordination of this event is a collaborative effort between HFC and the University of Michigan-Dearborn (UM-Dearborn). Students, faculty, and staff from both institutions volunteer their time to help local agencies with renovation, educational and social projects.

The HFC campus will be closed in observance of the birthday of Dr. King. The Day of Service will occur Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at UM-Dearborn in Kochoff Hall, located in the University Center on 4901 Evergreen Rd (next door to HFC). Registration and breakfast begin at 7:45 a.m. Volunteers depart for sites at 8:30 a.m. and projects end at 1:00 pm. There will not be an afternoon ceremony; the program ends following the completion of your volunteer project.

UPDATE, Jan. 10

The two placements that still need participants are:

  1. The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative
  2. Michigan Urban Neighborhood Initiatives

Visit the link above to sign up for these high-need placements.

If you have questions or need more information, contact Mandy Earl at 313-317-1756 or