Categories: Rector's Corner

Volunteer During the National Week of Service

Celebrate the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by serving our community during the National Week of Service, beginning January 16 and ending on St. John’s Sunday of Service, January 24. We’ve listed two resources to find volunteer opportunities below.

Montgomery County honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day each year with service opportunities through its Volunteer Center. This year, the Center’s annual MLK Day of Service event has gone virtual and expanded to a week, with a variety of home-based and safely distanced service opportunities. Projects range from activities like writing letters to isolated seniors to creating toys for service dogs. Choose to participate in one or many; they all help others in the community. To view more details and sign up, click here.

Other opportunities exist to honor MLK Day through volunteer service as the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) has announced that it will join the National Day of Service on January 18, 2021 as part of the Inaugural theme “America United.” The Committee encourages Americans across the country to volunteer in service to their communities ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The PIC will partner with service leaders, community members, and local, state, and national organizations across the country to organize events that unite Americans around service in their communities. Events will focus on COVID-19 relief and address challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic, such as poverty, hunger, racial injustice, homelessness, mental health, and educational disparities. To find out more about PIC service events that interest you or to volunteer, click here.