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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service


MLK Day is a federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make our communities more equitable and take action to create the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. While Dr. King believed the Beloved Community was possible, he acknowledged and fought for systemic change. His example is our call to action. On this day, we raise awareness, mobilize volunteers, and provide individuals with an opportunity to engage and build new connections, and help nonprofits find support for their programs.

AmeriCorps has been charged with leading this effort for the past quarter-century.

Making time to volunteer for MLK Day of Service is a great way to teach children and engage with our community while honoring the legacy of Dr. King. Whether you plan on cleaning up a public space, mentoring a young person, or assisting those who are food insecure, what you do makes a world of difference. MLK Day is a day on, not a day off. 

Looking for a volunteer opportunity, use the AmeriCorps Volunteer Search, powered by VolunteerMatch, to find an opportunity near you through one of these organizations: AmeriCorps, Idealist, Just Serve, California Volunteers, MENTOR, Volunteer.gov (National Park Service), and VolunteerMatch. For volunteer opportunities for MLK Day, please enter #MLK in the search box.



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