2021 MLK Days of Service

Volunteer Memphis is calling for in-person and virtual volunteers for its fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Days of Service from January 14 to 18, 2021. Volunteers can find a list of in-person and virtual service projects below. Anyone interested in volunteering can register by either clicking our register here button or by going to the Volunteer Memphis Galaxy Digital page at https://volunteermemphis.galaxydigital.com/. Organizations interested in hosting a service opportunity for MLK Days of Service should contact Andrea Hill, Director of Volunteer Memphis, at (901) 278-0016 or ahill@leadershipmemphis.org.

MLK Days of Service is a volunteer event where Volunteer Memphis invites everyone to “Care Like King” by volunteering to serve their communities and make them a better place. Last year, volunteers completed more than 5,000 hours of service across 15 Mid-South counties.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Volunteer Memphis asks that all volunteers adhere to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by wearing a mask, maintaining social distancing, and following additional guidelines set by their local health departments.

2021 MLK Days of Service Project List

*This project list is being updated as new service opportunities are added. Be sure to check back for updates and new projects.*

Thursday, January 14

Vitalant MLK Days of Service Blood Drive (In-Person)

MLGW Energy Services EnergySmart Workshop (Virtual)

Volunteer Memphis MLK Days of Service Kick-Off Event (Virtual)

Friday, January 15

Vitalant MLK Days of Service Blood Drive (In-Person)

MLGW Power of Warmth Drive-By Distribution (In-Person)

American Red Cross Missing Maps Project (Virtual)

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation & Tennessee Recreation Advisory Committee Panel Discussion: The Quest for Equity in Parks and Recreation (Virtual)

Methodist Hospital South MLK Days of Service Blood Drive (In-Person)

CONVERGENCE Memphis Webinar: Home Down Payment Resources (Virtual)

Regions Bank Webinar: Saving for Retirement (Virtual)

2021 MLK Days of Service DEAI Panel: Building a Beloved Community: Realizing Dr. King’s vision through Diversity, Equity, Access, and Inclusion¬†(Virtual)

Shelby County Trustee Greater Memphis Financial Empowerment Center Webinar: Budget Basics (Virtual)

African American History of Elmwood Webinar (Virtual)

Memphis City Beautiful “Plant the Town Red” Project Information Session (Virtual)

Memphis Public Libraries Black Lives Matter Teen Panel Discussion (Virtual)

Saturday, January 16

Vitalant MLK Days of Service Blood Drive (In-Person)

Volunteer Memphis No-Sew Mask Masking Session (Do It Yourself)

Sunday, January 17

Vitalant MLK Days of Service Blood Drive (In-Person)

Volunteer Memphis No-Sew Mask Masking Session (Do It Yourself)

Monday, January 18

Vitalant MLK Days of Service Blood Drive (In-Person)

Memphis River Parks Partnership Cobblestone Cleanup (In-Person)

Bank of America and EpiCenter Webinar: Entrepreneurship/Small Business 101 (Virtual)

Shelby County Trustee Greater Memphis Financial Empowerment Center Webinar: Establishing Credit (Virtual)

Shelby County Trustee Greater Memphis Financial Empowerment Center Webinar: Improving Credit (Virtual)

Shelby County Trustee Greater Memphis Financial Empowerment Center Webinar: Establishing a Banking Relationship (Virtual)

American Red Cross Missing Maps Project (Virtual)


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Thank You to our 2021 MLK Days of Service Sponsors