POSTED: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 4:38pm
UPDATED: Saturday, January 18, 2014 - 11:58am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — University of Texas at Brownsville is getting students lined up for Martin Luther King Day.
Early Monday morning, students from UTB will gather at Gladys Porter Zoo before participating in 30 projects all around the city.
Some of the projects include working with "Keep Brownsville Beautiful", the airport, an IDEA farm, a cemetery and Brownsville Parks and Recreation.
Last year, 700 people turned out for the event and this year, they're hoping to get 800 volunteers involved.
"That's really our overall goal," said UTB director of leadership Heather Olague. "We want to transform Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and teaching into a day of service and have them come back and realize the importance of giving back and a lot of these organizations really rely on these volunteers to help them do what they do so they come back with a new perspective."
Volunteering is open to anyone in the community, and if you're interested in joining students from UTB with these projects, call UTB's Office of Student Life at 956-882-8200.