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MLK Day of Service

People Volunteering planting trees.

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. King. To honor Dr. King, please consider volunteer opportunities to be of service in your local community. We encourage you to mark Jan. 18, 2021 in your calendars as "a day on, not a day off" to expand your knowledge base on Black studies and donate your time and/or resources. We hope you will find inspiration in the resources below.

Local Bay Area Volunteer Opportunities: 

Volunteer directly with the following organizations:

African American Community Service Agency

East Oakland Collective

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Bay Area

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Roots Community Health Center

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Stanford Children's Health

Stanford Healthcare

TGI Justice

Or search for additional Bay Area opportunities:

Bay Area Volunteer Information Center

HandsOn Bay Area

United Way Bay Area

National Volunteer Opportunities:

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

National Martin Luther King Day of Service

Volunteers of America


You can also find volunteer opportunities and through Stanford University's Cardinal at Work for local Bay Area and national organizations supporting racial justice see this list from the Bay Area Council. Additionally, The Richmond Neighborhood Center has a list of how to support black communities through activism, volunteering with youth programs and education, or direct and legal services.

*We do not endorse any of these references. This list is provided as a service only and is not exhaustive, but a sample of resources to encourage volunteering.