Every January for more than a decade, the Montgomery County Volunteer Center has brought together thousands of area residents for an afternoon of activities featured as part of its Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service. This year, the event will go virtual and will be expanded to a week, Jan. 16-24, with a variety of home-based and safely distanced service opportunities available online at http://bit.ly/MoCoMLKDay.
The Volunteer Center’s 2021 MLK service will offer residents of all ages the opportunity to honor the life and teachings of Dr. King by participating in remote service projects that help others. Activities include creating toys for service dogs, making blankets for hospice patients, sending well wishes to COVID patients and donating books on diversity for students. MCPS students can earn student service learning (SSL) hours for most projects except donations.
All event activities are free, but space is limited for some projects and registration is required.
In addition to the Volunteer Center’s virtual MLK service activities, several partner agencies are coordinating service projects for MLK Day 2021. More information about them can be found at http://bit.ly/MoCoMLKDay.
The Volunteer Center strives to improve the quality of life in Montgomery County by fostering a culture of volunteerism and service. The agency’s website at www.montgomeryserves.org connects community members in search of volunteer activities with nonprofits and government agencies in need of assistance.