The Luckyday Program

The University of Mississippi


Volunteering and Community Partnerships

Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community. But did you know that it can have many benefits for you, too?

Volunteering offers Luckyday Scholars the opportunity to “pay it forward.” Frank R. Day had the vision to create the Luckyday Program. Take this opportunity to give back to the community and The University of Mississippi. Follow Day’s example, and participate in our community partnerships.

Graduate programs and future employers are not just looking for a list of organizations and dates. They want to see a complete picture of you and real examples of commitment, dedication and interests.

Reasons to Volunteer

Gain Valuable Life Experiences and Skills

Whether Luckyday Scholars tutor high school students or work at a community or school event, they will experience the real world through hands-on work. Luckyday Scholars can use this experience to explore major or career interests.

Meet Interesting People

Volunteering brings together a variety of people. Both the recipients of Luckyday Scholars’ volunteer efforts and their co-workers can be rich sources of insight. For example, maybe they will learn about the legal profession from a former lawyer they visit at a convalescent center.

Volunteering has many other intangible benefits. It can help Luckyday Scholars give back to society, break down barriers of misunderstanding or fear, explore personal issues and even have fun.

Community service projects and volunteer opportunities will be covered extensively during the Luckyday Retreat, and opportunities to participate will occur throughout the school year.

Luckyday Community/University Partnerships for 2019-2020

Green Hill Elementary School in Sardis, MS

Como Elementary School in Como, MS

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs, MS

Habitat for Humanity in Oxford, MS/Lafayette County

The Career Center at the University of Mississippi

The Big Event in Oxford, MS/Lafayette County

Office of Veteran and Military Services at the University of Mississippi

Habitat for Humanity Site work during The Big Event 2019