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Students, faculty, staff, and community partners are invited to participate in UNO's 2023 Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.


2023 Theme "Beloved Community"

Dr. King's philosophy is that a beloved community is one where economic and social justice is inclusive and provides everyone the ability to live a high quality of life.


Volunteer Registration for UNO / Community

Please complete this online form if you are a UNO student, faculty, staff, or community member interested in participating. The deadline to register to volunteer is January 6, 2023. Participate through this online form. Community partner site registration is now closed.


Schedule of Activities and Sites

Volunteers and community partner sites will receive an email reminder the week prior to MLK day with all the logistics, including community partner sites (addresses) and more.

  • 8:30 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.  -  Check In at UNO Community Engagement Center
  • 9:00 A.M. to 9:20 A.M.  -  Breakfast and Pre Volunteer-Reflection
  • 9:20 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.  -  Travel to Community Partner Sites
  • 10 A.M.  to 12:15 P.M.  -  Community Partner Site Volunteering
  • 12:15 P.M. to 12:30 P.M.  -  Travel back to UNO Community Engagement Center
  • 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.  -  Lunch and Post Volunteer-Reflection


Community Partner Sites

  • Refugee Empowerment Center: Volunteers will organize furniture and home-building projects for refugees and their families in the Omaha community.
  • Stephen Center: Volunteers will assist with and serve meals for the center's unhoused individuals in the Omaha community.
  • Youth Emergency Services: Volunteers will assist in sorting donations and light cleaning/organization for participants in the organization's programming for unhoused youth in Omaha.
  • Siena Francis House: Volunteers will assist with and serve lunch for the organization's unhoused individuals in the Omaha community.
  • Project Harmony: Volunteers will sort donations/stuffed animals for children and families served by the organization in the Omaha Community.
  • Women's Center for Advancement: Volunteers will prepare hygiene kits and hospital packets for clients and their families experiencing domestic situations, human trafficking, etc. in the Omaha community.
  • Hope Center and WhyArts: Volunteers will assist Hope Center program participants in educational activities around Martin Luther King Jr. and community service.


Learn about UNO's other Signature Service Days each year through the Office of Engagement, Volunteer, and Civic Engagement Programs website.

Future UNO Days of Service: To participate in future signature service days, please get in touch with us online.

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