UNCP’s Office for Community & Civic Engagement hosts three Days of Service each year. Click on the tabs below for more information on each one.
9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
This is our first day of service of the year in honor and remembrance of the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Our event happens on the Saturday on or after Sept. 11. You can find all volunteer opportunities related to 9/11 Day of Service on serve.uncp.edu.
“In 2009, Congress designated September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under bipartisan federal law, and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with helping to support this effort across the country. For the anniversary, CNCS is working with 9/11 Day and numerous other organizations to implement one of the largest days of charitable service in U.S. history.” – Cooperation of National Community Service
MLK Day of Service
We host this annual Day of Service every year on MLK Day. Reaching over 350 volunteers in 2016, MLK Day of Service has been expanded to an entire week of service at UNCP. You can find all volunteer opportunities related to MLK day of service on serve.uncp.edu.
“After a long struggle, legislation was signed in 1983 creating a federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” – Corporation for National & Community Service
Community Action Day of Service
This day of service is a chance for us to celebrate the meaning of being a community! Our UNCP Serve Board selects a community partner in need to assist with large scale service projects, events, or special programs. In the past we have volunteered at the Robeson County Church and Community Center and we gave out free clothes, health screenings by Wellness on Wheels, food, and games. Each Community Action Day is different and happens on the first Saturday of April. You can find all volunteer opportunities related to Community Action Day on serve.uncp.edu.