Looking to do something other than brunch on your Monday off? Join a local VSO for their Day of Service.

Lauren Warner
January 18, 2019 - 11:31 pm

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For most people, MLK Jr. Day is a day off, and a chance to eat brunch on a Monday. This weekend, consider trading in your brunch clothes for attire more suited for public service.

According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, hundreds of thousands of people volunteer on MLK Day. More than that, MLK Day means an immense personal commitment on the part of thousands of individuals. These are the people who continue to answer Martin Luther King, Jr.’s question:

“What are you doing for others?”

Here are just a few of the organizations willing to take on extra volunteers across the country...and think of it as a day on, not a day off. 

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The Mission Continues: Serve alongside veterans and our community partners as we celebrate Dr. King's legacy of service and honor his vision. Their veteran-led volunteer force is committed to lead service projects that create a lasting impact and build stronger communities.

To get connected with the platoon closest to you, click here

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Team Red White and Blue: Team RWB will be joining the Philadelphia Mission Continues in The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service, the largest King Day event in the nation. They'll be organizing and building kits from the items collected during their donation drive for the Haven Women Organization on January 21st at Girard College. Help with this project is greatly appreciated as the Philadelphia Mission Continues Platoon take action to be a part of the solution to end homelessness with female veterans.

To sign up with their main event in Philadelphia, click here or email Barbara Evans, barbara.evans@teamrwb.org.

To find an event in your area with Team RWB, click here

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Team Rubicon: Each Team Rubicon platoon has their own events planned.  Platoon 3 is volunteering in Baltimore with a local veteran-led non-profit, 6th Branch. This is their "8th Annual community service event in East Baltimore honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosted by Southern Baptist Church and the New Broadway East Community Association and organized by The 6th Branch."

"When we’re not responding to disasters, we’re training. We’re constantly running service projects across the country to assist local communities while keeping our skills sharp. Service projects often involve homebuilding, tree work, or debris clearing. To engage with yours, make sure that you're registered and following the platoon Facebook page for your area! "

Click here to volunteer.

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For additional organizations to serve with, check out your local Veterans Affairs branch, VFW or American Legion posts, Wounded Warrior Project, or even just look into what your community has to offer

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To share your stories of service and photos, send them to us here!


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