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Vikings Days of Service: Home

In the fall of 2019, SJR State’s College-project Vikings Days of Service was launched.  With this project, SJR State made a commitment to provide members of our campus community with two opportunities each year to engage and serve within our three counties.

St. Johns River State College facilitates two college-wide service days each academic year. One college-wide event, Vikings Fall into Service, will be scheduled on the Friday closest to September 11 and another college-wide event, Vikings Spring into Service, will be scheduled the Friday prior to the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.

The purpose of the Vikings Days of Service is to:

  • Provide SJR State students, faculty, and staff meaningful service opportunities intended to address identified community needs;
  • Recruit a diverse cross-section of the College community and engage them as volunteers;
  • Honor sacrifice & service and support a legacy of servant leadership; and,
  • Provide SJR State students, faculty, and staff with opportunities for sustained service and ongoing community involvement

Vikings Spring into Service

In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, designating the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a MLK Day of Service logonational day of service. It calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our most pressing national problems. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community." The MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – we have been challenged to, “Make it a day on, not a day off." SJR State will celebrate the MLK Day of Service the Friday following the three-day Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend.


SJR State will be Springing into Service on Friday, January 20, 2023, and is currently soliciting applications for service projects from organizations and agencies in the community that would benefit from the volunteer hours being offered by the College. 

SJR State will only consider service projects proposed by organizations and agencies operating within the College’s service district of Clay, Putnam, and St. Johns Counties. Such entities may include: chambers of commerce; charitable organizations; civic organizations; cultural centers (libraries, museums, parks); educational organizations; faith-based organizations; healthcare organizations (hospitals, hospices, community health centers); and other service organizations.

Please share this call for proposals with your contacts in local community organizations and agencies who may have a service project for us.  Proposals will be accepted through this online form for the 2023 Vikings Spring into Service until  Sunday, November 27, 2022, at 11:59pm. 

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