Days of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

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"Everybody can be great because everybody can serve." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The commemoration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service is a call to act on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy of social justice and equity. This day marks our opportunity to recommit as citizens by volunteering in service to others. Through those efforts, we can strengthen ties to our communities and one other while we address critical issues that divide us. MLK Day falls on the third Monday in January each year. In 2022, MLK Day will take place on Monday, Jan. 17.

Volunteer Opportunities

Economic Mobility: Volunteers are needed at Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites across the state. VITA sites provide free help with filing tax returns to qualifying taxpayers. VITA site volunteers are trained to prepare taxpayers' tax returns and answer questions, helping  more individuals understand their tax-credit eligibility.

Economic mobility volunteer opportunities can be found at Spark the Change Colorado.

Marshall Fire Response: The Marshall fire was one of the most devastating wildfires in Colorado history. It takes all of us to help the community recover from this tragedy. Visit coloradoresponds.org for information on how you can donate or volunteer.

Cesar Chavez Day

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Honoring the life and legacy of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, we celebrate his birthday, March 31, with a day of day of service.

Volunteer activities may include:

  • Participate at a local food bank, soup kitchen, or community garden.
  • Coordinate a local art project commemorating his life and legacy.
  • Coordinate or participate in a local Earth Day initiative (i.e., tree planting, community green space cleanup).
  • Assemble hygiene kits for homeless or disenfranchised individuals.

September 11th Day of Service and Remembrance

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"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11" - President Barack Obama

This day of service promotes community service on 9/11 as an annual and forward-looking tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, or who rose in service as a result of that tragedy. Click here to learn more information.

Volunteer activities may include:

  • Find a way to honor those killed during the terrorist attacks.
  • Find a way to thank your local first responders (police officers, firefighters, and EMTs).
  • Find a way to support a local veterans organization.