“No figure is more closely identified with the mid-20th century struggle for civil rights than Martin Luther King, Jr. His adoption of nonviolent resistance to achieve equal rights for Black Americans earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. King is remembered for his masterful oratorical skills, most memorably in his “I Have a Dream” speech.”
“Greatness is determined by service!” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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. Source
- The King Center Opportunities
- AmeriCorps Opportunities
- National Parks Opportunities
- Donate or Volunteer Safely with Food Banks and Pantries – Visit Feeding America or Food Pantries to find an organization near you.
- Deliver Meals and Groceries to Vulnerable Seniors – Help out someone you know or contact your local Meals on Wheels to learn ways to volunteer.
- Stay in Touch – Check on your neighbors, friends, and family, especially those who are older or maybe alone. A phone call, text, or a conversation through the door could brighten their day.
- Serve in Your Community – Visit your State Service Commission’s website for details.
- Volunteer from Home – Check out AllForGood.org for service ideas