M.L.K Day of Service

25th M.L.K Day of Service, profile of Martin Luther King Jr.

Make it a day on, not a day off

January 20, 2020

MLK Day of Service Page

Western Washington University invites students, faculty, staff and the greater community to participate in impactful community service as we reflect on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. We invite you to join us for a free community breakfast as we honor the spirit of Dr. King and participate in one of many service opportunities throughout our community.

How to Participate

There are two ways the Western community can participate:

  1. Volunteer for specific service projects by going to the Volunteer Center of Whatcom County’s MLK Day Page. Additional opportunities can be found at VCWC’s mail volunteer page.
  2. Volunteer with community organizations, groups or communities of faith you know.

WWU students who also RSVP at the WIN MLK Day of Service event will have their participation noted on their WWU Involvement Record.



Joanne DeMark, Leadership Development Specialist

Whatcom Community College

Kunbi Ajiboye, WCC Associate Director for Student Life & Development

The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County

Summer Starr, Volunteer & Event Coordinator

MLK Day Legacy: John Lewis

Free Community Breakfast

Featured Speaker:

Jesse Moore ‘05, Former Advisor to President Obama

Jesse Moore wears a suit jacket and smiles up to their right

Location: Viking Commons

Time: 9 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

All are welcome

Want to do your community service on Western's campus?

The following organizations are offering service opportunities for MLK Day:

Community Partners and Sponsors

The Volunteer Center of Whatcom County
Whatcom Community College

Special thanks to the following organizations for their partnership & support:

Associated Students

AS Ethnic Student Center

AS Clubs

AS Outback Farm

AS Outdoor Center

AS Student Advocacy & Identity Resource Center

Career Services

Center for Community Learning

Compass 2 Campus

Karen W. Morse Institute for Leadership


LGBTQ+ Western

National Society for Leadership & Success – WWU Chapter

Professional Staff Organization

Student Outreach Services

University Residences

Western Success Scholars/Student Success Initiatives

WWU Faculty & Staff of Color

WWU LGBTQ Advocacy Council