For a second year, faculty and staff have an opportunity to support our longstanding mission of serving the community by participating in a UAB Day of Service. The special day, known as Hands On Birmingham King Day of Service, is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 — Martin Luther King Day.

The Hands On Birmingham organization encourages volunteerism in Birmingham through employer-sponsored, group and individual volunteer projects. UAB will join other local employers, including Alabama Power and Wells Fargo, to provide an opportunity for employees to participate in one of the many volunteer opportunities offered.

"Hands On Birmingham anticipates that thousands of volunteers will come together on this day in support of the community in which we live and work," says Josephine Jackson-Banks, HR manager coordinating the UAB Day of Service.  "It will be great to have members of the UAB team among those numbers."

Employees scheduled to work Jan. 17 who would like to volunteer will need to use vacation time to participate. A Volunteer-in-Kind program will be provided for hospital and university employees who will be working on Jan. 17 and unable to participate. Employees may bring clothing or personal items to the following locations anytime before Jan. 17 to contribute: Russell Ambulatory Center Suite 162 or Administration Building Suite 110.

Direct questions about the UAB Day of Service to Jackson-Banks at