Days of Service
Registration is now open. Register here.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service:
Date: January 20th, 2020
Time: 8:30AM- 1:30PM
Location: Rion Ballroom in the Reitz Union /Designated Service Site
Join the BCLS as we celebrate MLK Day of Service 2020
Participating in MLK Day of Service will help gain experience in:
•Building awareness to diverse social issues and communities
•Taking initiative to act on local issues in the Gainesville/North Central Florida area.
•Learning how diversity and inclusion align themselves in the realm of service learning
Groups of less than 20 will need to sign up individually. If you have a group of 20 or more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details.
Below is a plan to help you and your organization members get all signed up!
- Have your organization or group decide which location you want to volunteer with. Check the registration page and read the site descriptions.
- If you have a service site in mind, go ahead and tell your members to register for that one. We recommend having everyone sign up at the same time, whether it be at an organization's meeting or coordinating a set time to ensure you get the same preferences you'd like.
- Each student will need to sign-off on the waiver on the day off and provide the information we need to have on file for them (i.e. their email address, name, etc.) individually. One point person cannot sign up or sign the waiver on behalf of the students in the organization.
Greater Duval Neighborhood Association
Service type: planting, gardening and light landscape. In the event of severe weather, volunteers will be
helping with a market-style giveaway of donated items to families and provide a light lunch.
Please visit their website at https://greaterduval.wixsite.com/website for more information on their
mission and cause.
Brookdale Senior Living
Service type: entertaining and interacting with the residents, including singing songs and a short
Please visit their website at https://www.brookdale.com/en.html for more information on their mission and cause.
Service type: enclosure maintenance and "Catio" care.
Please visit their website at http://ocgainesville.org/ for more information on their mission and cause.
St. Francis House
Service type: general maintenance, beautification, and organizing.
Please visit their website at https://stfrancishousegnv.org/ for more information on their mission and cause.
Keep Alachua County Beautiful
Service type: litter removal and beautification (outdoor).
Please visit their website at https://www.kacb.org/ for more information on their mission and cause.
Gainesville Greenway Challenge
Service type: litter removal, gardening, and beautification at Palm Point Park (outdoor).
Please visit their website at https://www.cityofgainesville.org/GainesvilleGreenwayChallenge.aspx for more information on their mission and cause.
Service type: helping to prepare and serve a meal for guests of GRACE. **Note: this service at this site
will be from 10am-1:30pm. This is longer than the other service sites.
Please visit their website at https://www.gracemarketplace.org/ for more information on
their misson and cause.