UMSI Service Day

What is Service Day?

UMSI Service Day is a one-day event each January on the Saturday of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend. The entire UMSI community is invited to reach out to non-profit organizations around the Ann Arbor area, assisting in service projects for participating organizations. These projects levy a wide range of skills from the UMSI community, from painting and archiving to cleaning and quick usability analysis. It's a fun and exciting event, and we need YOU to make it happen!

A keynote speech will be presented during lunch (which will be provided) between 12 and 1 pm for both morning and afternoon volunteers.

The entire UMSI community is welcome to participate.

For Organizations

If you have some work that needs to get done, and can be done in a three to four hour shift by a small to large group, it will work for our Day of Service.  Individual projects are welcome also, but we prefer to send at least two or three participants together in a group.  Participants volunteer their service by working in two shifts - one before lunch and one after lunch.

Please fill out this form to indicate interest and submit a potential project idea.

For Students

Role 1: Planning Committee Member

  • Planning and logistics associated with the event
  • Inviting organizations around Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti to participate in UMSI Service as a host site
  • Serving as a liaison between partner organizations and Site Leaders to communicate service needs
  • Identifying and inviting a keynote speaker for the day of the event

Role 2: Site Leader

  • Coordinating a team of students, faculty, and staff at one particular location for the entire Service Day, including organizing transportation and understanding and communicating project needs
  • Serving as a point person and team leader between a partner organization and UMSI teams

For more details, please contact Kelly Kowatch or Nishan Bose.

Partner Organizations in the Past