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Martin Luther King Day

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service and Learning
Saturday, January 18, 2014.

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” On January 18, 2014, the Saturday of MLK weekend, 275 volunteers of all ages offered their services to nonprofit agencies in the Greater Boston Area. Their efforts impact the lives of over 3,000 individuals.

Make it a day on, not a day off!

Click here to see the MLK Day Newsletter

Click here to see a short video about the 2013 MLK Day of Service and Learning


Participants will travel directly to their service sites and work from 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. At 1:00 p.m. we will gather at Twelfth Baptist Church in Dudley Square, Roxbury for lunch and closing reflections.  This is the church where Dr. King worshiped when he was living in Boston.

Sample Volunteer Activities:

  • Preparing meals and sorting clothes at the historic PILGRIM CHURCH in Dorchester
  • Packaging books at PRISON BOOK PROGRAM in Quincy
  • Preparing lunch at Twelfth Baptist Church
  • Painting at Twelfth Baptist Church

Based on the number of people who register, we may offer additional sites.


9:15 a.m.              Arrive at Assigned Service Site
9:30 - 11:30 p.m.  Serve at Assigned Site

11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Travel to Twelfth Baptist Church

12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.   Closing Celebration

To Register:


  • Download MLK Registration Form (see below or call 617-742-6830)
  • Complete Part I and return to Carl McDonald as soon as possible:

Carl McDonald
City Mission Society
14 Beacon St., #203
Boston, MA 02108

  • Send Part II with full payment after you have confirmed the size of your group.
  • Complete the appropriate (youth or adult) release form for each member of your group and bring to the service site on the morning of January 18.

MLK Registration Form

MLK Adult Release Form

MLK Youth Release Form

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To Register:

MLK Registration Form

MLK Adult Release Form

MLK Youth Release Form


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