MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

MLK Day of Service

"A Day On, Not A Day Off"!

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Date: Monday, January 20, 2025.

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.



2024 MLK Day of Service

Event Schedule | Volunteer Opportunities | Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Monday, January 15, 2024 for our MLK Day of Service! Stay tuned for details about 2025.

2024 Event Details

This MLK Day of Service event is hosted by Volunteer Arlington, a public-private partnership between the Leadership Center of Arlington and Arlington County. All volunteers are encouraged to join us at Washington-Liberty High School (W-L) for opening activities and an opening program. 

Schedule on Monday, January 15, 2024:
8:30 a.m.: Check in, volunteer fair, and photo booth opportunities begin at Washington-Liberty High School (enter through door #1 on the N. Stafford St. side of the building). The first 750 people to check in will receive a free MLK Day of Service t-shirt.
9:00 a.m.: Opening program at Washington-Liberty High School and the presentation of the 2024 Beloved Community Award
9:30 a.m.: Transition time to projects and travel to off-site locations (if necessary)
9:45 a.m.: Projects begin at Volunteer Arlington site (W-L)
10:00 a.m.: Projects begin at off-site locations and for virtual projects
12:00 p.m.: Projects conclude, time may vary

Parking at Washington-Liberty High School: Parking is available on the street and in the I-66 parking garage located beside Washington-Liberty.

2024 Volunteer Opportunities

Just as there are various ways to be civically engaged, there are a variety of civic engagement projects for this year's MLK Day of Service.

Pre-registration is now closed.

Walk-ins are welcome at Washington-Liberty High School beginning at 8:30 a.m. as space allows, including for Encore's performance of Nauck to Green Valley in the W-L auditorium, which begins at 9:45. 

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events. To request accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Brenda Nardone at

Beloved Community Award

At our MLK Day of Service, we present our Beloved Community Award to recognize an exemplary leader who has embodied Dr. King’s vision of building a “beloved community.” 

Award Recipients


2024 Sponsors


Lead Sponsors

Amazon Boeing 

Connecting Sponsor

Booz Allen Hamilton

Inspiring Sponsors

  • Arlington Public Schools
  • NOVA Optique + Eyecare

Supporting Sponsors

  • Affordable Homes & Communities (AHC)
  • Barometer XP
  • Congregation Etz Hayim
  • National Landing Business Improvement District
  • Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ
  • Searle Business Solutions, LLC


2023 Event Highlights

On Monday, January 16, 2023, we hosted our 6th annual MLK Day of Service. The 1,500+ volunteers who joined us truly made it a "day on" in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Watch this video to see some highlights from the service projects.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had an incredible impact. Watch the video below shown at the opening program of our 2023 MLK Day of Service that highlights community stories about leading change, a beloved community, service, and hope.