The 2020 MLK Day of Service is almost here – and Americans across the country are rolling up their sleeves in service. AmeriCorps members, who serve their communities year-round, do not take MLK Day off. Rather, they make time to serve even beyond their typical program sites, stepping up to volunteer next to community members.
The MLK Day of Service encourages all Americans to improve communities through volunteer service. 2020 will mark the 25th celebration of the annual service event since Congress designated the MLK holiday the first ever National Day of Service and charged CNCS with leading this effort.
With an emphasis on creating opportunity for all, Americans of all ages and backgrounds in all 50 states will re-commit themselves as citizens by volunteering in service to one another. Projects include delivering meals, refurbishing schools and community centers, collecting food and clothing, and building homes. Volunteers will also recruit mentors, provide services for veterans and military families, help citizens improve their financial literacy skills and more.
If you are an AmeriCorps member looking for a volunteer opportunity on Martin Luther King Day this year, contact your program manager to learn more. You can also find volunteer opportunities on the CNCS website.