Service Day

Service Day | April 21, 2022

Each year on Service Day classes are cancelled to give students & employees an opportunity to serve together as an expression of our faith commitment to service at Messiah University.  Service Day 2022 will look a bit different this year.  Area M Special Olympics has decided to cancel due to Covid; however, we will still proceed with serving our community through a multitude of service projects both on & off campus. Sign up to lead a service project here!

What is the purpose of Service Day?

Service Day is designed to help fulfill Messiah University's mission to prepare students “for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society." We encourage students and employees alike to participate in service with the local community. 

What Can I Do for Service Day?

If you are a student currently enrolled in a Created & Called for Community (also known as CCC) course, your course instructor will advise you on your role for Service Day.

If you are NOT currently enrolled in a CCC course, you can sign up for any on or off campus service opportunity.  

Students can participate in a variety of on or off-campus service projects. Check back in April for opportunities!


(Not applicable for 2022)

  • Special Olympics Track & Field Buddy
  • Special Olympics Pool Buddy
  • Special Olympics Events Volunteer (i.e., Set-Up & Clean-Up)
  • Special Olympics Zone Monitor
  • Special Olympics Competition Sports Volunteer (i.e., Track Runner; Track Timer; etc.)
  • Special Olympics Clown Volunteer

We appreciate your interest in serving as these games cannot happen without your support! 


Buddy Training Videos

CCC Students: A Special Olympics Training module has been incorporated into your CCC Canvas course.  The module includes three, short Buddy Training videos, which you are expected to watch prior to answering a brief quiz. The entire module should take approximately 25-30 minutes to complete and will assist you in your role with Special Olympics.  The videos can also be found on YouTube.