Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?” - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, January 19, 2015, The Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday is a National Day of Service, and a time to re-commit ourselves to serving each other and our communities. On MLK Day, Americans across the country will honor Dr. King by helping their neighbors and communities. This Day of Service is a way to transform Dr. King's life and teachings into community service that helps solve problems. 

MLK Day programs meet tangible needs, but also build a sense of community and mutual responsibility by spurring conversation. On this day, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through volunteering and unite to strengthen communities, empower individuals, and bridge barriers.

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Dr. King’s life and legacy was about his commitment to service and social justice. Please join us at the center of change and register for a project in the community. Volunteer registration coming at the end of December.

DIY Volunteering

Our DIY allows families and groups of all ages and sizes to participate in community service from the comfort of their own homes. It provides a means to engage in volunteering in a non-traditional way. You can even make a social activity out of it. 

Featured DIY of the Month


Unite over dialogue. Host your own Sunday Supper to discuss ways you can give back and how you can honor MLK's memory. DOWNLOAD A TOOLKIT  (dates say 2014 but content is still true) on how to plan one and register yours on Facebook.

Join the national conversation

In addition to the live, local conversations, participants across the country will be connecting online via Twitter (#MLKDay2015) and Facebook to share their experiences, perspectives and insights, generating a national dialogue. Are you doing something special? Tell us about it on Social Media. @HandsOnRVA

Download MLK Activity Booklets To Do With YOUR KIDS: