MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service Information

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is Stockton University’s signature Annual Day of Service.

It brings together over 500 students, community members, and community partners, and often encompasses over 15 projects both on- and off-campus. The goal of Days of Service are to provide an intensive, community-wide experience for students and to introduce them to partners where they can serve long-term and develop an ongoing relationship.


Masks are optional but not required for this event.

Registration for on- and off-campus projects will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. on the Galloway and Atlantic City campuses. Volunteers will be directed to their pre-selected project. Hammonton projects will meet at Kramer Hall.

Stockton University's 19th Annual
MLK Day of Service

Monday January 16th, 2023
8:30 a.m.

Please join us at our Galloway, Atlantic City, and Hammonton campuses for students, alumni, and community members!


MLK Day of Service Community Engagement Award Nominations

Do you know someone in the Stockton community who is committed to building and supporting their community? Nominate them for a 2023 Community Engagement Award!


Available Projects for January 2023

Circle K International

Volunteers will create a series of mini projects creating various crafts, cards, and resources for local organizations. The majority of these projects get donated to local organizations in the surrounding community, mainly Atlantic City, and then throughout the state of New Jersey.

Stockton Honors Program

Volunteers will participate in their ASL program along with recording their own videos in addition to the posters. 

Active Minds

Volunteers will be creating art-based projects that involve writing positive affirmations and messages for students to wear and see across campus. 

Los Latinos Unidos

Volunteers will be stuffing and decorating pencil cases with school supplies for local school children. 

Stockton University School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Volunteers will help with a tour of the science buildings for visiting grade schoolers, followed by fishing knot-tying activity and bait demonstration.

Social Work Club

Volunteers wil be making buttons to spread positive affirmations.

Stories of Atlantic City

This project will have three storytelling stations that will encompass telling your own story, writing a hand-written note to a community member, and creating buttons/pins that promote the project and learning about how even a small button can become a storytelling opportunity.

Save Barnegat Bay

Volunteers will be helping the staff promote our paid student grant program across campus by hanging fliers, posting in local groups, posting on Osprey Hub, and sharing on social media.

Murphy Writing Center

Volunteers will scan Murphy Writing Center's archive of paper documents to create a digital archive.

Chi Upsilon Sigma National Latin Sorority Incorporated

Presentation on the impact of everyday acts of service and giving back to your communities. Students will use sticky notes to write positive and inspirational messages for students, they can write positive and uplifting letters to the students as well. We will then be giving the jars to the students of Goals Gear Up programs (the high school students from 9th to 12th grade)

Sigma Sigma Sigma

Wreath-making older adult homes


Volunteers will be working with the Hearts Riding Center.

Atlantic County Animal Shelter

Volunteers will paint animal themed murals inside of the animal shelter.

South Jersey Horse Rescue 

Volunteers will help with paddock clean up, feed bucket cleaning, and supervised grooming of the horses.

CONTACT Cape-Atlantic

Volunteers will clean up and organize the event supply closet, organize paper files, scan files, write cards that are sent to clients later in the year.

Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore

Volunteers will be painting picnic tables, cleaning & organizing the art room, and painting numbers on the tent structures.

St. Mary's Episcopal Church

Volunteers will help to paint the church hall and assist in storing the new supplies in the storage room.

Church by the Bay

Volunteers will sort and hang clothing, organize hygiene kits and help to serve a meal.

Tiles with Smiles

Volunteers will paint original designs on handmade tiles made by MudGirls Studios of Atlantic City. This will be an ongoing project as a part of our Day of Service, as we look to add additional painted tiles to the wall every year, completing a mosaic of color, beauty, and positivity to a community-based school.

Community Care Kits 

Volunteers will decorate small bags, design and complete handwritten note cards and fill the kits with personal hygiene products (soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and paste, lotion, body wash, etc. and a healthy snack) donated by local casino properties and dentist offices. The kits will be donated for distribution to clients of the Atlantic City Rescue Mission, AC Senior Housing, and Eastern Services Workers   This project provides opportunities to collaborate with local businesses for products that are needed by the AC Rescue Mission for distribution to its clients and to provide continued support.

African American Heritage Museum of Southern New Jersey

Volunteers will scan photographs for inclusion in the museum's digital catalog.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Project

"You are the Dream" an employment workshop with Covenant House residents. (Not open to additional volunteers.)

Eastern Service Workers Association

Canvassing in the neighborhoods surrounding the campus

 La Casa Domenicana

Volunteers will help to market their ESL and Citizenship programs.

Atlantic City Rescue Mission

Volunteers will help with serving food.

Noyes Museum of Art at Kramer Hall

Volunteers will be making holiday cards for community members.

Stockton University at Kramer Hall

Volunteers will upcycle donated t-shirts into reusable shipping bags.

Hammonton Family Success Center

Volunteers will prepare pantry bags for distribution to the community.

Allies in Caring

Volunteers will organize supplies and materials at their storage unit.

Eagle Theatre

Volunteers will organize supplies and materials and work on theater beautification.


This year's special give-away are Stockton beanie hats!


Lunch bags will be distributed after the breakfast and during the morning registration.


2022 Community Engagement Awards Recipients

Undergraduate Recipient: Cecilia Munoz, Social Work Major 

Alumni Recipient: Brooke Nolan, Physical Therapy graduate student

Stockton Organization Recipient: Los Latinos Unidos

Staff Member Recipient: Roxana Perez-Nieves, GEAR UP Lead Academic/Career Counselor

Faculty Member Recipient: Adam Aguiar, Assistant Professor of Biology