Days of Service

Image of piled up cans with a quote, "The time is always right to do what is right" by Martin Luther King, Jr.

The C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement hosts two Days of Service each academic year - one in the fall and one in the spring. Students from across the university can serve the public good by volunteering alonside their fellow Falcons.

The C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement will host the first annual Fall Day of Service during the Fall 2022 semester. This day of service will be an opportunity for BGSU students, faculty and staff to connect with the Bowling Green, Ohio and northwest Ohio community to perform community service activities.

More information about the Fall 2022 Day of Service will be forthcoming.

The C. Raymond Marvin Center for Student Leadership and Civic Engagement hosted the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 17, 2022. This day of service was an opportunity for BGSU students, faculty and staff to connect with the Bowling Green, Ohio and northwest Ohio community to perform community service activities.

Throughout the country, MLK Day is often viewed as a day "off" from school or work, as many businesses and institutions close for the day. For the past 14 years, BGSU and the Marvin Center has worked to make MLK Day a "day on, not a day off" by getting more and more students, faculty and staff involved in civic engagement. Marvin Center is hoping to make this year's event the largest attended event in BGSU history!

View the 14th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service Opening Ceremony

Watch the recording here

Student volunteers are essential to MLK Jr Day of Service. As a volunteer, you will be assigned to a service project on campus or in Bowling Green. Volunteers will be guided by a site leader and all the sites are on-campus or within walking distance of campus.  Volunteers will receive 5 service hours.

Students can also serve as site leaders for the Day of Service. Site leaders have an elevated role and are required to attend training prior to the event, lead a group of students to a service site, and ensure safety throughout the duration of the event.

  • For the public good
  • Value of community
  • Value of the individual within community
    • Individuals have the power to make a big impact in their community
  • Equality and equity
    • Creating a more just and compassionate community
  • Value of service
    • Service can come in many forms

Updated: 05/12/2022 12:00PM