Volunteer spotlight: Opportunities for action on Martin Luther King Jr. Day


We know that volunteering is a big part of building our careers and our communities. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, check out some volunteer opportunities below.

Photo credit: spirit of america, Shutterstock

Photo credit: spirit of america, Shutterstock

Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Across the United States, businesses and schools will close so people can celebrate the memory of one of history’s most important figures. If you’d like do some volunteer work this weekend to commemorate the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr., Idealist has you covered.

Let’s start on the East Coast

  • If you happen to be on Cape Cod this weekend, AmeriCorps is calling for over 200 volunteers to engage in everything from gardening, arts and crafts, and visiting patients in hospitals. Check it out here.
  • In a similar fashion, Art Sphere is organizing a volunteer event in Philadelphia where you can paint murals, make cards for soldiers, and clean up a playground.

Head further south…

For the Midwest

Finally, the West Coast

This weekend, there’s no reason not to get out and help a local organization do some good! And if you can’t make it to one of these great events, check out volunteer listings on Idealist anytime to find a way you can help make a difference.

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I'm a Community Manager at Idealist, and I'm originally from Connecticut. I started working at Idealist four years ago after jumping around from NYC, Alaska, Argentina, and back to NYC. I love helping people use Idealist seeing the range of nonprofits that exist in the world! I like to travel, brew beer, cook, and play hockey. I should probably live in Portland, but for now I'm in New York.

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