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


2024 Event Schedule

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 750 volunteers), volunteer fair, and photo booth opportunities.

Schedule on Monday, January 15, 2024:
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
12:00 p.m.: Conclusion (dependent on the project)

2024 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. You can sign up for an in-person project at Washington-Liberty High School (noted below as W-L), an in-person project at other locations (noted below as off-site), or a virtual project (noted below as virtual).

Browse the opportunities below and follow the links for more information and to sign up to volunteer! Pre-registration is open through Thursday, January 11. (While registering in advance is preferred, walk-ins are welcome at W-L at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 15, and can join opportunities as space allows.)

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events. To request accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Brenda Nardone at by January 5.

Beloved Community Award

At the 2024 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.” Nominations are due by Friday, December 15, 2023.

Award Recipients


2024 Sponsors


Lead Sponsors

Amazon Boeing 

Connecting Sponsor

Booz Allen Hamilton

Inspiring Sponsors

  • NOVA Optique + Eyecare

Supporting Sponsors

  • Affordable Homes & Communities (AHC)
  • Congregation Etz Hayim
  • National Landing Business Improvement District
  • Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ
  • Searle Business Solutions, LLC


2023 Event Highlights

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.