While students may often think of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a Monday free from classes, it can also be an opportunity to give back to their community through service.
To honor Martin Luther King Jr., here are volunteer opportunities to take part in throughout Delaware County Jan. 21:
For the organization's “MLK Day of Service,” SVS is offering students up to four hours of community service throughout Delaware County at locations such as Inside Out Muncie, Second Harvest Food Bank, The Soup Kitchen of Muncie and Muncie Community Schools.
Inside Out Muncie
With its Fresh Directions Hot Meals for Kids, student volunteers at Inside Out Muncie can make healthy food and snacks to serve to children at community centers throughout Muncie. Volunteers should wear casual clothes and close-toed shoes while volunteering because of spills that may happen in the kitchen.
Second Harvest Food Bank
Student volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank can help distribute and sort food throughout its warehouse. For students who are first-time volunteers at Second Harvest Food Bank, staff members will give tours of the warehouse every hour and offer refreshments.
Soup Kitchen of Muncie
At the Soup Kitchen of Muncie, student volunteers can help prepare food, serve meals to those in need and assist staff with cleaning the area after the serving time is over.
Muncie Community Schools
Through SVS, student volunteers can help guide and assist Muncie Community School students with their Martin Luther King Jr. Day related activities. Student volunteers will be responsible for children ages 4 to 11. To volunteer with SVS’s “MLK Day of Service,” visit bsu.givepulse.com to sign up.
Outside of SVS, there are also other places students can volunteer throughout Delaware County.
Williamsburg Village Healthcare
Located at 2701 N. Lyn Mar Drive, is also accepting volunteers to play games, such as bingo, euchre and ball toss, with its residents. Volunteers can also play the piano, give manicures and participate in senior yoga and sing-a-longs.