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Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by volunteering on January 20

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As the nation honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20, volunteer or make the decision to volunteer in your community. King routinely asked “What are you doing for others,” and January 20th is the ideal day to ask yourself that question.

The federal holiday was first observed 27 years ago and in 1994 Congress designated it as a National Day of Service, inspired by King’s words, “everybody can be great because anybody can serve.”

You can turn to Volunteer Match to find volunteer opportunities right in your neighborhood or nearby surrounding area. Visit the web site, type in your city's name and the types of volunteering opportunities that interest you most, and you will be presented with a variety of organizations seeking volunteers.

  • You can also visit the Kansas City, MO-based Nonprofit Connect website to find volunteer opportunities within the metro. Look within the Community Events section.

And, if you are a leader in the workplace, encourage your employees and team members to volunteer in the community as individuals. Or, organize volunteer afternoons or evenings for your employees.

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