January 5, 2023 | , ,

MLK Day of Service 2023: Five Ways to Get Involved in Your Community


Honor the life & legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. with these weekend celebrations and volunteer opportunities for 2023, plus check out these Black- and Brown-owned businesses to support throughout the region all year round.

Read on to see how you can get involved in your community.

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

The National Constitution Center honors Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifelong dedication to justice, equality, and service for the greater good with free online educational programs throughout January, and free admission to the museum with special programs and events on January 16, 2023.

See the full lineup of events and reserve your tickets here >>

Photo credit: National Constitution Center

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

Join the Museum of the American Revolution 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.

View the full weekend of events >>

Photo credit: Museum of the American Revolution

3. Volunteer with Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service

This year marks the 28th annual Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. From serving meals to people experiencing homelessness, to community cleanups throughout Philadelphia, this robust list of service opportunities is a great place to start your search for volunteering and service projects.

Find a volunteer opportunity near you >>

Photo credit: Ismael Paramo, Unsplash

4. The African American Museum in Philadelphia: The Big Give Back

The African American Museum in Philadelphia honors Dr. King’s work in the war on poverty by making a change in their own backyard. On Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend, the museum and Center of Hope partner to provide personal care packs to brothers and sisters in Philadelphia experiencing homelessness. From warm socks and clean underwear to diapers, formula, and feminine hygiene products; they are committed to positively influencing those in need.

Learn more about how to get involved here, and see other events happening at the Museum throughout Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend >>

Photo credit: The African American Museum in Philadelphia

5. Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Concert

Join Yannick and Your Philadelphia Orchestra as they return to Girard College and honor the life and work of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  celebrating our Philadelphia community and 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.

Get your ticket >>

Photo credit: The Philadelphia Orchestra


If you’re seeking more volunteer opportunities throughout the year, we’ve got you covered. Meet new people, serve your city, and add volunteer experience to your resume with these ongoing civic engagement and volunteer opportunities from Campus Philly.

Follow along with us on social and join our email list for additional ways to stay connected and engaged with your community this spring.


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