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.  

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, then don't worry! You are automatically signed up for the Special Olympics through your CCC course section.

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

  • 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! 


Due to Covid, Service Day 2020 had to be cancelled.  We thank those who partnered with us in 2019 as our day was a huge success!

Looking ahead to 2022, we will again partner with many local organizations (both on & off-campus).  Check back in the spring for options to serve!

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.