Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Monday, January 16th, 2017 from 6:00am to 4:00pm


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to transform a nation by harnessing the assets of communities to confront the deep racial divisions of the time through non-violent direct action. His life and legacy continue to inspire us to act and be bold against injustice and to be inclusive in our words and deeds.

Through Dr. Martin Luther King Day, Jr. Day of Service, the University of La Verne seeks to not only recommit itself to its own mission, but also to invite students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members to honor the legacy of service and community that inspired Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and so many others by being of service to surrounding communities. This year's theme is unity and pluralism; this day of service is a call to action to work together across diverse experiences to serve others at various community organizations.

On this page, there are various community organization options for you to volunteers. Please select ONE organization with whom you wish to volunteer. Please note this page will continue to be updated and more organizations will be added.  

The schedule for Monday, January 16, 2017 is as follows:

·      7:30am-Team leaders (faculty and staff) check-in at Sneaky Park

·      8:00am-Participants/Volunteers check-in with their team leader(s) at Sneaky Park (You will receive a free-t-shirt, breakfast snacks, and an email as we get closer to the date with additional details)

·      8:30am-Opening program begins at Sneaky Park

·      9:00am-Volunteers are dismissed with team leaders to respective community sites (transportation will be provided for sites not within walking distance of the University)

·      9:30am-1:00pm-Volunteers arrive to respective community sites and participate in service

·      1:00pm-2:00pm-Volunteers break for lunch. Following lunch, team leaders facilitate a group reflection (lunch will be provided)

·      2:00pm-Volunteers depart respective community sites back to Sneaky Park

·      2:30pm-Closing program at Sneaky Park (snacks and activities will take place)

·      3:00pm-End of day

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Registration Closes
Any time before each shift ends or when space runs out.
Age Limit
All Ages
Requirement Details
Please note all participants will be required to complete a liability waiver form. All minors (anyone under the age of 18) will need to have their parent/guardian complete liability waiver form for them ahead of time in order to participate.
Parking Details
Please park in University of La Verne parking lots ONLY. To view a map of the campus, including where our parking lots are, please go to: http://laverne.edu/map
273 Positions Filled | 111 Impacts | 670 Hours

Shifts (16)

1 - 16 of 16 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeDescriptionRegistrants Needed
Set-Up (ONLY OPEN TO FACULTY & STAFF)6:00am (PT)7:00am (PT)Faculty and staff will assist with set up, which would include setting up t-shirts, breakfast snacks, signage, waiver stations, etc.10/10Over
Huerta Del Valle Community Garden (Group 1)8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) Huerta Del Valle Community Garden's mission is to cultivate an organization of community members to grow their own organic crops. Through growing food together, the community learns ways to work towards a sustainable community, empowerment, and health, thus creating meaningful work, building lasting skills and developing strong relationships within the...50/50Over
Huerta Del Valley Commuity Garden (Group 2 - ONLY OPEN TO LAW STUDENTS)8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) Huerta Del Valle Community Garden's mission is to cultivate an organization of community members to grow their own organic crops. Through growing food together, the community learns ways to work towards a sustainable community, empowerment, and health, thus creating meaningful work, building lasting skills and developing strong relationships within the...6/10Over
The dA Center8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) The dA Center is a diverse, multi-discipline, non-profit organization that strives to enhance the quality of life for the greater community by educating and providing opportunities to experience, appreciate, and support the arts. The dA Center believes that providing an avenue for self-expression for all populations is essential in bridging...15/15Over
City of Knowledge Islamic School8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) City of Knowledge School was established in Pomona, California in 1994 by individuals who were looking to enrich their children spiritually and academically. Students are encouraged to develop as intelligent, sensitive, and contributing members of society. Volunteers will work with high school students on their speeches, as there will be...9/15Over
David and Margaret Youth and Family Services8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) David & Margaret empowers children, youth, and families through culturally diverse services that foster emotional, educational, spiritual, and identity development. Back in the 1800s when the city of La Verne was known as Lordsburg, there was no child welfare system, no safety net for the underserved. Children who were orphaned...15/15Over
Inland Valley Hope Partners8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) Inland Valley Hope Partners brings together faith communities, businesses, individuals and community groups, and ensures the empowerment of people in need by providing food, shelter and supportive services.
 Volunteers will assist with making reusable tote bags to donate to the homeless who need bags to carry their food. To learn...15/15Over
La Verne Peace and Carrots Community Garden8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) La Verne Peace and Carrots Garden, located at the Church of the Brethren, is a garden space that cultivates a sense of unity in community and over the years continues to be a powerful public service project. The garden was created 7 1/2 years ago by the Wolfsens along with...15/15Over
Sowing Seeds for Life8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) Sowing Seeds for Life is a non-profit organization whose mission is to engage the country in the fight to end hunger through a nationwide network of member food banks and to educate youth and adults on subjects such as nutrition. 100% of all public donations directly fund our programs. Volunteers...15/15Over
Leroy Haynes Family of Programs (Law Students ONLY)8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) Leroy Haynes Family of Programs' mission is to strengthen the mind and spirit of children with emotional problems, special learning difficulties and developmental needs by providing specialized programs in a nurturing, caring and therapeutic environment. Law students will be presenting a "know your rights" workshop to male youth. To learn...3/10Over
The African-American Museum of Beginnings8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) The African-American Museum of Beginnings is a virtually self-funded community museum that inspires and educates all on the history, culture, and arts of Africans and African-Americans through exhibits, programs, and community engagement. Volunteers will support the museum by helping to catalogue artifacts and educating youth about Dr. Martin Luther King's...15/15Over
Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) The Boys and Girls Club of Pomona Valley inspires and enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Pomona Valley provides: A safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring adult professionals, life-enhancing programs, and...23/23Over
Copacabana Mobile Home Community8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) Copacabana Mobile Homes in La Verne, CA, is a branch of Millennium Housing, a non-profit [501(c)(3)] corporation created to provide affordable housing through the acquisition and rehabilitation of mobile home communities. Millennium's goals are to encourage and empower its residents to take an active role in budget and management decisions;...9/15Over
Hillcrest Retirement Community8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) Hillcrest Retirement Community is a comprehensive facility that serves older adults throughout their life stages, offering independent living, assisted living, and a nursing home. There has been a change in the volunteer activities. Volunteers will engage with residents by making no-sew tote bags to be donated to the homeless and...30/30Over
"Speed Faithing": An Interfaith Exchange8:00am (PT)3:00pm (PT) Volunteers will have an opportunity to come together as community to engage in a fun, interactive, and educational program called "Speed Faithing." Volunteers will meet and learn from various interfaith community members representing various spiritual and religious beliefs including but not limited to: Islam, Indigenous, Sikh, Judaism, Christian, and more....34/35Over
Break down (ONLY OPEN TO FACULTY & STAFF)3:00pm (PT)4:00pm (PT)Faculty and staff will assist with break down, which would include collecting any signage or material left over from event and bringing it to the Hanawalt House.9/10Over