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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

January 16, 2023

Volunteer on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2023!

The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make 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.

MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a National Day of Service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. During the last quarter-century, the MLK Day of Service has grown, and its impact increased as more Americans embraced the idea that citizenship involves taking an active role in improving communities.

MLK Jr. Day of Service Events 2023

  • The A STAR! In Western Maryland – Frostburg State University 2023 MLK Day of Service will be from 1 pm to 3 pm and will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints: 199 North Place, Frederick MD. Register here.
    “We will be working on completing community based projects for all ages including making pillows, blankets, kindness rocks, kindness wall art, bookmarks and other craft related items to be shared throughout the communities we serve,” said Lisa Clark, Director of A STAR.
  • The Latin American Youth Center/ Maryland Multicultural Youth Center’s 2023 MLK Day of Service will be from 11-2:30 at Buck Lodge Middle School: 2611 Buck Lodge Rd, Adelphi, MD 20783. The event will be held on Monday January 16, 2023 from 11:00 AM- 2:30 PM. No registration needed.
    “Our MLK Day of Service is a day filled with guest speakers, multicultural performances, advocacy workshops, and interactive community service projects for students,” said Jackie Orellana,
    Deputy Director at The Latin American Youth Center.
  • Civic Works’ 2023 MLK Day of Service will be held on Monday January 16, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM at various locations throughout Baltimore, Maryland. Register here.                                . Civic Works will have indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities. Outdoor Project sites will include Civic Works’ Community Landscaping, Civic Works’ Real Food Farm, Waverly Main Street, and Mount Clare. Indoor sites will include the Baltimore Community Tool Bank, The Loading Dock, and Second Chance.

Find other Volunteer Opportunities

Use the AmeriCorps Volunteer Search, powered by VolunteerMatch, to find an opportunity near you through one of these organizations: AmeriCorps, Idealist, Catholic Volunteer Network, JustServe, MENTOR, (National Park Service), and VolunteerMatch.

Stay tuned for more volunteering opportunities!

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