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10 February 2020

Take part in King's Global Day of Service this March

Volunteer during March and make a difference to our local, national and international communities

King's staff members celebrating Global Day of Service


Each year in March, students, staff and alumni take part in a range of volunteering activities across the world as part of King’s Global Day of Service.

This year, King’s Global Day of Service is on Wednesday 25th March (to celebrate the day King’s was founded) but any volunteering activities that take place in March can contribute to our volunteering hours.

King’s is the first university in the UK to run Service events at this scale and our Global Day of Service activities represent our commitment to serving local, national and international communities.

The 2019 Global Day of Service involved 190 volunteers in nine Service events in London and fifteen international events across five continents. In total, 635 Service hours were completed, with an estimated economic impact of £5,000.


This year we want to have an even bigger impact and are calling on students, staff and alumni to arrange or take part in a volunteering event.

What can you do?

  • Organise a volunteering activity in March or find a volunteering event to take part in.
  • Remember, staff can use their Service Time throughout March to contribute to the Global Day of Service.
  • Log your volunteering hours here.
  • Get involved with King’s Global Day of Service on social media by sharing your photos and videos.
  • Make sure to tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using @KCLalumni and @ServiceAtKings.
  • Use the hashtags #ForeverKings and #ServiceAtKings.

Sign up for a Global Day of Service event at King’s

Create multi-sensory books for people with learning disabilities

  • Date: Wednesday 18 March
  • Time: 10:00-15:30 GMT
  • Location: Waterloo Bridge Wing

Support the King’s Community Garden

  • Date: Every Wednesday in March 2020
  • Time: 13:00-15:00 GMT
  • Location: Guy's Campus, London

King's For Change: Stand with Londoners

  • Date: Thursday 12 March 2020
  • Time: 18:00-20:00 GMT
  • Location: King's Building, Strand Campus, Room K2.40

Take part in a Thames litter pick

  • Date: Wednesday 18 March 2020 and Thursday 26 March 2020
  • Time: 18 March - 14:00-16:00 GMT; 26 March - 09:00-11:00 GMT
  • Location: Gabriel’s Wharf, London SE1 9PP

Give back during a GoodGym run

  • Date: Wednesday 25 March 2020
  • Time: 18:00-20:00 GMT
  • Location: Bush House, London

Make Do Good (the Global Day of Service Make Do Play sessions)

  • Date: Thursday 26th March 2020
  • Time: 11:30-15:00 GMT
  • Location: Strand, Guy's and Waterloo

Create and distribute care packages for our homeless communities

  • Date: Friday 27th March
  • Time: 9:30-19:00 GMT
  • Location: Waterloo Bridge Wing (Distribution in the Strand and Waterloo areas)

Volunteer with King's Business School

  • Date: Friday 27 March 2020
  • Location: Various locations, London

Don't forget to let us know how you are contributing to Global Day of Service by tagging us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using @KCLalumni and @ServiceAtKings.