Alternative Fall and Spring Break Trips
Hosted both in the Fall and Spring Semester, the Alternative Break Trips are an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to travel across the U.S. and assist with disaster recovery efforts or volunteer with under-served communities.
Fall Break Trip 2016: October 6-9th
Join us as we travel to Nashville, TN for a Urban Immersion experience with Open Table Nashville. Participants will have an opportunity to build relationships with our brothers and sisters experience homelessness, serve with the Nashville Food Project as well as The Contributor. Total cost for the trip is $110. Please stop by the Martin Serves! Office for more information.
Spring Break Trip 2017: March 13th-17th
We'll be traveling to Cedar Crest Camp in Lyles, TN, just 15 minutes from Dickson. Martin Serves! volunteers will be assisting with minor home repairs in the community.
May Term Trip 2017: May 7-13th
Martin Serves! is partnering with the Kingdom House in St. Louis, MO to educate students about social justice and social action. Participants will complete meaning service projects while in St. Louis, and then representatives with the Kingdom House will work with the team to help them to implement a social action plan in response to poverty in their own community.
Martin Serves! hosts an annual Autism Friends Rock challenge to spread awareness about the number of children and families affected by Autism. Martin Serves! is also dedicated to working with the Giles County community to ensure that persons of all abilities feel welcome, supported, and connected within the community.
Boo-Out and Visit with Santa
All community members are welcome to join us in the Johnston Center for free holiday games, activities, and loads of fun on Tuesday, October 25th at 6pm for Boo-Out and Tuesday, December 6th at 6pm for Visit with Santa.
Martin Serves! partners with the Biology Department to help educate the campus about the importance of sustainability and conservation. Last year, students led a Pleasant Run Creek cleanup project in which over 500lbs. of trash was collected! This year's event will be held during the third week of April.
Free Dental Day
On Friday, November 11th, students, faculty, staff, and community members are welcome to volunteer for this annual event at Pulaski First UMC! Volunteers are needed for hospitality, post-op care, and hours extend from 6am-6pm.
Spring Service Day
Martin Serves! hosts a campus-wide service event in late April each year. Join us on Friday, April 7th for Spud Day, hosted in partnership with the Society of St. Andrew, where we will bag roughly eight thousand pounds of potatoes dropped on the campus green that will be provided to families throughout Giles County and Nashville, TN.