MLK Day of Service 2022: 5 Ways to Get Involved in Your Community


Honor the life & legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with these weekend celebrations, virtual events, and volunteer opportunities throughout the region. Read on to see how you can get involved in your community!

1. Volunteer with Global Citizen

Global Citizen is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 to promote, lead, and advance social justice efforts through ongoing civic engagement among diverse groups.

Areas of focus include poverty, racial equity, citizen action, community volunteering, literacy education, service learning, community building, public health, economic opportunity, digital inclusion, the environment, leadership development, and civic dialogues.

Get Involved: Join Global Citizen for their annual King Day of Service

Global Citizen works with a vast network of community organizations to maintain a comprehensive registry of King Day activities happening on or around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day each year.

Sign up today to volunteer for activities like…


Check out this portal to find the projects you are interested in near you (or ones to take part in virtually using this filtered search!), and use this volunteer checklist so you can prepare for a meaningful King Day experience.

Plus, the volunteering doesn’t stop here: Volunteer year-round with Global Citizen using their online portal featuring ongoing opportunities throughout the region.

Bonus! Looking for your next gig? Join Global Citizen for their King Day Jobs and Opportunity Fair

Global Citizen, in partnership with The Urban League of Philadelphia, is hosting its 11th annual Jobs & Opportunity Fair as part of the King Day of Service on January 17, 2022, from 10am-2pm. You can find the full schedule for the Fair here, and secure your spot to meet with employers like Giant, UPS, Cigna, and more today!

2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service at the National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center will honor Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifelong dedication to justice, equality, and service for the greater good with free online educational programs throughout January, as well as special programming and free admission to the museum on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 17, 2022 from 10am to 5pm.

See the full museum lineup for MLK Day here, including live online programming, online resources, and more.


3. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution

Join the Museum to honor the life, service, and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. over MLK Weekend, discovering the ongoing legacy of the American Revolution and learning what it takes to change the world.

Photo credit: Museum of the American Revolution
View the full list of events, taking place at the Museum of the American Revolution from January 15-17, 2022, here.


4. MLK Weekend Celebration at The African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum in Philadelphia and Citizens invite audiences to join the Museum for a full weekend of enriching, fun, and inspirational activities celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thanks to the generous support of the Citizens Charitable Foundation, The African American Museum in Philadelphia will offer $2 admission on January 15 and 16, and free admission on January 17.

See the full lineup, including in-person, virtual, and hybrid activities here, and make your plan to get involved with your community this MLK Day.


5. Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Concert at The Philadelphia Orchestra

Join Yannick and Your Philadelphia Orchestra in honoring the life and work of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and celebrating our Philadelphia community with the uniting power of music.

The concert is free, but tickets are required. Secure your ticket here! Seating is general admission and on a first-come, first-served basis starting 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.

Please note: Tickets do not guarantee entry. Doors will open at 12:30 PM.


Looking for ways to engage with your community throughout the year? Meet new people, serve your city, and add volunteer experience to your resume (or talk about it in your next interview!) with these ongoing civic engagement and volunteer opportunities from Campus Philly.

Plus, follow along with us on social and join our email list for even more volunteer opportunities happening throughout the region! Let’s stay connected.


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