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This Monday, January 20, the nation will honor the legacy of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with a national day of service. The only federal holiday of its kind, MLK Day of Service encourages us to spend a day serving our communities and connecting with our neighbors.
Volunteer opportunities come in all shapes and sizes and are a great way to plug in, build new relationships, and learn more about your community’s unique needs. Recent studies show that more than one in three Americans spends time volunteering every year, and that volunteering is a foundational part of encouraging overall civic engagement.
This Take Action Tuesday, register to volunteer in your community on MLK Day of Service!
- Find A Volunteer Opportunity. There are thousands of different organizations and projects that are currently looking for volunteers in cities across the country. Use this tool to find a volunteer opportunity near you. Or, reach out to non-profits in your area, and ask how you can lend a hand.
- Choose The Right Opportunity For You. As you browse volunteer opportunities, consider your personal issue priorities. Which needs do you feel are most urgent in your community? How are you best suited to help, given your skills and expertise? For more help deciding on your issue priorities, visit our website.
- Organize Your Community. If your issue priorities are not being addressed by current volunteer projects, consider organizing your own. Spread the word, and invite other individuals and organizations to join you by registering your project here.
How are you serving your community this MLK Day? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org.