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For Immediate Release: Monday, January 4, 2021

Every January for more than a decade, the Montgomery County Volunteer Center has brought thousands of area residents together for an afternoon full of volunteer activities featured at its large-scale Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day of Service event. This year, the event has gone virtual and expanded to a week, with a variety of home-based and safely distanced service opportunities available online at

The Volunteer Center’s 2021 MLK service event runs January 16-24 and offers residents of all ages the opportunity to honor the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in one (or many!) remote service projects that help others in our community. Activities include creating toys for service dogs, making blankets for hospice patients, sending well wishes to COVID patients, and donating books on diversity for students. MCPS students can earn student service learning (also known as SSL) hours for most projects except donations.  

All event activities are free, but space is limited for some projects and registration is required.  

In addition to the Volunteer Center’s virtual MLK service activities, several partner agencies are coordinating service projects for MLK Day 2021. Residents can find more information about them at the virtual event page at  

The Volunteer Center strives to improve the quality of life in Montgomery County by fostering a culture of volunteerism and service. The agency’s website,, connects community members in search of volunteer activities with nonprofits and government agencies in need of assistance.  

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Release ID: 21-001
Media Contact: Lorna Virgili 240-277-8072
Categories: Holiday