Community Service Projects


Week-long Events

School Supply Collection Drive: Collection of pencils to benefit Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School will occur throughout the celebration week at all events.

Book Collection Drive: Collection of lightly used books to benefit Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School will occur throughout the celebration week at all events. Note: books must be age appropriate for 10- to 15-year-old readers.

Collection Drive Locations:

  • Monroe Park Campus -
    • School of Business Career Services (Suite B1102)
    • University Student Commons - OMSA (Suite 205, Second Level), Career Center (Suite 143, First Level), Information Desk (Commons Lobby)
  • MCV Campus -
    • Larrick Student Center - Information Desk (Lobby)
    • Hunton Student Center - Dean's Office (Second Floor)


Monday, Jan. 16 - University Closed

National Day of Service: Community volunteer opportunities in the Richmond area, provided by Hands On Greater Richmond. Please visit for more information.

Note: VCU provides 16 hours of leave for community service opportunities. For more information, visit VCU's Human Resources website.


Thursday, Jan. 19

VCU Health Sciences Community Service

Thursday, Jan. 19, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 815 E. Grace Street, Richmond, Va. 23219

VCU Health Sciences students will offer foot examinations, vital signs, blood glucose checks and oral health screenings to Emmaus’s clients at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, under the mentorship of VCU Health Sciences professional faculty.


Friday, Jan. 20

Community Service – MLK Middle School

Friday, Jan. 20, Shifts between 10 a.m - 12:30 p.m.

1000 Mosby St., Richmond, Va. 23223

VCU faculty, staff and students will be able to sign up to volunteer and interact with students of MLK Middle School. To register, please complete the registration form.

Transportation will be provided by ASPiRE. Please report to the front of the ASPiRE Building/W. Grace Street Residence Hall (835 W. Grace Street) 15 minutes prior to volunteer time. Contact Beverly Walker ( if your schedule changes or for any questions. 


Saturday, Jan. 21

MLK Service Saturday

Saturday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Harris Hall Auditorium, Harris Hall, Monroe Park Campus

VCU faculty, staff and students will volunteer in a day of service to benefit the Black History and Cultural Center of Virginia, Children's Museum of Richmond and East End Cemetery Restoration Project, and, later, return for lunch and a discussion on the impact of community service. Participants must register online at RamsConnect. Transportation and lunch​ will be provided.