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MLK Days of Service 2020

During MLK Day weekend, honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy by volunteering for various service projects across the Mid-South.

Volunteer Memphis, Leadership Memphis & United Way of the Mid-South are partnering with several nonprofit and community organizations to host MLK Days of Service January 17 – 20. For those four days, there will be a range of service projects running simultaneously in all ten Mid-South counties. There are plenty of options both indoors or outdoors, and volunteers can participate in everything from beautification and cleanups to reading to children, letter writing, organizing donations for food drives and other fundraising event support, and more.

Browse through available service projects and register on the Volunteer United website

MLK Days of Service Daily Initiatives:

  • Thursday, January 16 – MLK Days of Service Kick-off Event
    • Join sponsors, community partners, and other volunteers for a celebration of service at the Benjamin Hooks Central Library from 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Friday, January 17 – Youth and Education Day
    • Serve students and positively impact education in our community! Read to a classroom, host a field day, or work in an afterschool program.
  • Saturday, January 18 – Family and Friends Day
    • Better your backyard with this special day of community volunteer service. Partner with family and friends to make a difference in your neighborhoods.
  • Sunday, January 19 – Service Sunday
    • Join your church or community center to serve others on Sunday. Volunteer Memphis will partner with your group to create a project for volunteers following your worship service.
  • Monday, January 20 – Community Clean Up
    • Volunteer Memphis is partnering with Clean Memphis and Memphis City Beautiful to host a citywide cleanup project. Participate with your neighborhood, school, church, or community center to clean up the community.

If you have an organization that wants to list service opportunities, contact Andrea Hill at (901) 278-0016 or

Cover Photo: Mercer Capital & Clean Memphis

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