Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”
With MLK Day just under two weeks away on January 17th, if you haven’t satisfactorily answered that question, there are still many fun and interesting opportunities to perform service acts on the holiday.
One of the first places you should look for ideas and volunteer oriented activities is the government’s website, MLK Day. They are sponsoring several different types of service experiences. If you are planning a project of your own, you can register it there so that others can join. You can also download action guides to help you coordinate your work. (They’ve even come up with a handy acronym, DREAM: Discover, Ready, Engage, Asses, Make It Last.) And if you’re not interested in creating your own initiative, the site also makes it quite simple to locate a project in your area – all you need to do is enter you ZIP code and you will get a list of local service opportunities. Ask and you shall receive!