This Monday, January 20th, we invite you to join us in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. day by carrying on his great legacy of helping others by volunteering your time. The day was designated as a special day of service by Congress in 1994 and is a part of the President’s national call to service initiative. Today, the Corporation for National and Community Service spearheads this movement that is inspiring many across the country to turn this Federal holiday into a “day on, not a day off.”

There are many different ways to serve. Here are some ideas to get you started!

  • Find an event in your community in the field of health, education, community resilience, economic development, veterans and military families, faith, and environment and sign-up for it at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service website.
  • Participate in an MLK day webinar sponsored by the Corporation for National & Community Service or the Hands on Network. These webinars tackle everything from ways to train and place volunteers to storytelling and engagement.
  • Find a local opportunity with the right fit at
  • Transform a high-need school into a more engaging, educational and vibrant place for students to learn and play by participating in City Year Washington DC’s initiative.
  • Search for an event to participate in via
  • Join Meridian International Center in DC for a day of bringing together skilled volunteers, community members and local organizations for the MLK Pro Bono Dream Lab.
  • Commit to host a Sunday Supper. These events were inspired by MLK’s vision of people of diverse backgrounds interacting over a meal and discussing issues that affect their communities.

For more information, click here to check out And, don’t forget to share your volunteer experiences with us on Twitter by tagging @CaseFoundation and using the hashtag #MLKday.