During the 1950s and '60s, civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. recognized the power of service to strengthen communities and achieve common goals. Initiated by Congress in 1994, King Day of Service builds on his legacy by transforming the federal holiday honoring Dr. King into a national day of community service grounded in his teachings of nonviolence and social justice. The aim is to make the holiday a day ON, where people of all ages and backgrounds come together to improve lives, bridge social barriers, and move our nation closer to the "Beloved Community" that Dr. King envisioned.
Join us at Valley Forge National Historical Park for a day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Volunteers are invited to join staff to assist with preservation maintenance projects.
Sign up to volunteer! Contact Ernestine White, Park wide Volunteer Program Manager,
610-783-1029 or Ernestine_White@nps.gov