2017 Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day of Service
across Howard County

January 16, 2017

 

A county-wide Day of Service to honor Dr. King's life and legacy will take place as part of the Howard County Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission's annual celebration in partnership with the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County and community organizations across
Howard County.

Opening ceremonies and several activities will take place at the Howard County Government Office Building, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Md 21046. Welcome and opening remarks are scheduled for 8 AM by County Executive Kittleman.

A number of organizations will have on-site volunteer opportunities and activities for individuals and families. Several off-site opportunities are also available.

The MLK Holiday Celebration Commission is a group of volunteers from across Howard County, appointed by the County Executive to serve for two years. Two student commissioners serve for one year. The mission is to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and pass his message on to a new generation.

For those that would like to volunteer as a family or with a group, get your group together and create a team. This makes it easy to sign up your entire group or family and reserve the number of volunteer slots you’re group will need. Additional information is available on the left side of this page.

Can’t volunteer on January 16th? Volunteers are needed throughout the year. In the spirit of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we encourage you to volunteer with our partner organizations at another time. There are a variety opportunities available and new ones are always being added daily. Visit www.volunteerhoward.org for a current listing of volunteer opportunities or sign-up for a Volunteering Made Easy training to learn more. 
If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us at 410.715.3172 or info@volunteerhoward.org. Thanks so much!
 
In the event of inclement weather on Monday January 16th, if the Howard County Government Office Building is closed, programs at that location will be cancelled. For volunteer opportunities or collections being held at other locations, please check with that location for status.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us at 410.715.3172 or info@volunteerhoward.org. Thanks so much!