MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

"A Day On, Not A Day Off"!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Save the Date: Monday, January 15, 2024.

Event Summary | Volunteer Opportunities | Sponsorship Opportunities


On Monday, January 16, 2023, we hosted our 6th annual MLK Day of Service. The 1,500+ volunteers who joined us truly made it a "day on" in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch this video to see some highlights from the service projects.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had an incredible impact. Watch the video below shown at the opening program of our 2023 MLK Day of Service that highlights community stories about leading change, a beloved community, service, and hope.



2023 Event Summary

All volunteers are encouraged to join us at Washington-Liberty High School (W-L) for opening activities and program. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and includes t-shirt distribution (for the first 500 volunteers) and photo booth opportunities.

Schedule on Monday, January 16, 2023:
8:30 a.m. - Check in begins at Washington-Liberty High School
9:00 a.m. - Opening Program at Washington-Liberty High School
9:30 a.m. - Transition time to projects and travel to off-site locations (if necessary)
9:45 a.m. - Projects at Volunteer Arlington site (W-L) begin
10:00 a.m.- Off-site and virtual projects begin
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Conclusion, dependent on the project


2023 Volunteer Opportunities

Just as there are various ways to be civically engaged, there are a variety of civic engagement projects for this year's MLK Day of Service. We are hosting in-person projects at Washington-Liberty High School, plus there are opportunities to participate in in-person projects at other locations and virtual projects. Browse the opportunities below!


Walk-ins are welcome on January 16, 2023, at Washington-Liberty High School. Check in is between 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Staff will direct particpants to open opportunities. There are also a few virtual options below.

  • AHC Inc. - Snack Bags for AHC Students
  • AFAC - Listen and Learn on Food Insecurity
  • New Hope Housing - Listen and Learn and Create Welcome Home Kits or Restock the Food Pantry
  • Encore Stage & Studio - Flip the Script: The Day Nothing Happened
    • Space available for walk-ins at Washington-Liberty High School, 9:00 a.m.
  • Arlington Master Naturalists - Habitat Restoration at Potomac Overlook Regional Park - registration full as of 1/2/23
  • Arlington Neighborhood Village - Learn How to Help Your Neighbors Age in Place
    • as space allowsat W-L
  • Arlington Rotary Club - Make No Sew Fleece Blankets for Kids in Affordable Housing - registration full as of 1/3/23
  • AHC Inc., APAH, AHS - Listen & Learn - Current Issues in Affordable Housing in Arlington
    • as space allowsat W-L
  • CARRT - Ready, Set, Go-Bag!: Help Your Neighbors in Need Prepare for an Emergency
    • as space allows at W-L
  • CRi - Creating Valentines for CRi Individuals - registration full as of 1/3/23
  • Culpepper Garden - Cheer Bundles
  • Doorways - Donation Scavenger Hunt - registration full as of 1/10/23
  • EcoAction Arlington - Barcroft Park Clean Up - registration full as of 1/10/23
  • Marymount University/PathForward - Feeding Arlington: Growing the Greater Good - registration full as of 12/28/22
  • OAR - Listen and Learn and DIY Welcome Home Kits
    • as space allows at W-L
  • R.E.A.D. - Book Bundles for Babies - registration full as of 12/21/22
  • Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia - Create Cards to Uplift our Community - registration full as of 1/5/23
  • Rosie Riveters - STEM Kit Packing - registration full as of 1/8/23

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events. To request accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Brenda Nardone at


Beloved Community Award

At the 2023 MLK Day of Service, we will present a new Beloved Community Award to recognize an exemplary leader who has embodied Dr. King’s vision of building a “beloved community.” 


2023 Sponsors


Lead Sponsors

Amazon Boeing National Landing BID

Premier Sponsors

T-shirt Sponsors

  • AHC Inc.
  • Congregation Etz Hayim
  • Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ
  • Searle Business Solutions, LLC