Where to Volunteer on Martin Luther King Day

Join thousands of others around the country as they give back

There will be plenty of other three-day weekends for you to make your way through your Netflix queue. So instead of spending today on your couch, join thousands around the country as they pay tribute to the work of Martin Luther King Jr. Here's just a few of the volunteer opportunities for the MLK Day of Service where you can lend a hand, both in NYC and around the country.

New York City 

Canvass the Neighborhood to Fight Hunger

Take part in Hunger Free America's mission to end food insecurity, which affects nearly 1.1 million New Yorkers every year, including one in five children.

Harlem Street Tree Care

Put on your gardening best and head uptown with NYC Parks Stewardship for this community improvement project. Volunteers (even those without a green thumb) will learn how to aerate and care for various parks and trees.

Volunteer at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

There's no shortage of opportunities to help out at the Children's Museum's weekend-long celebration of Dr. King's work, from leading art programs to workshops exploring the Civil Rights Movement.

Block the Shots Basketball Tournament

After you practice your free-throw game, join fellow community members as they put together school bags for children experiencing homelessness. 

Service Learning and Service Projects at Manny Cantor

A morning of community discussion leads to an afternoon of service projects like creating inspirational art pieces and visiting homebound seniors.

Around the Country

Don't live in NYC? Use any of these resources to find the nearest volunteer opportunity in your area.

Points of Light

MLK Day 2018

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