A Guide to MLK Day of Service Volunteering

Whether you're volunteering with Young Judaea or with your local community center, MLK Day of Service is a moment to work together to fulfill King's vision for a better America.

On January 19, 2015 millions throughout the nation will come together to volunteer and honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. To help you get started, we've put together a list of volunteer sites by city, so you can find out how you can get involved within YOUR community.

  • Your one-stop volunteer service, VolunteerMatch has a page for MLK Day of Service volunteer opportunities.
  • Join the Young Judaea Atlanta community in planting trees at the Atlanta VA Hospital with the Marcus Jewish Community Center TSC program on Jan. 19, 2015.
  • HandsOn Atlanta  features a few opportunities for teens to help honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King.
  • The Austin, Texas community is celebrating the legacy of Martin Luther King with volunteer opportunities, a festival, and a youth scholarship.
  • BostonCares is hosting several volunteer projects for the Greater Boston area for MLK Day of Service 2015.
  • Check out the ChicagoCares calendar for volunteering opportunities scheduled almost each and every day in the Chicago area.
  • The MLK Grande Parade in Houston, Texas features an annual MLK youth parade, battle of the bands competition, and countless volunteering opportunities.
  • The New York City municipality lists numerous organizations for NYC teens to pledge a day of service.
  • Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Parks and help grow and restore cherished national park lands. Check out what MLK Day of Service has to offer in the San Francisco area.
  • NeighborGood for Washington, D.C. lets you search for volunteering opportunities within the D.C. area where teens can ServeDC.
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