Dignity Week and MLK Day of Service

About Dignity Week

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only U.S. federal holiday designated as a day of service. While formally this is held on the third Monday of every January, Activate Good extends this into a weekend or week-long event focusing on addressing needs to support human dignity. We call this Dignity Week!

Serve, Learn, and Connect with the community

Community members are invited to sign up to help a variety of causes during MLK Day of Service and Dignity Week at nearly a dozen projects, including but not limited to: 

  • Meal services or delivery to neighbors in need
  • Community clean-ups
  • School beautification
  • And more!

Registration Required
Space is limited at volunteer projects, so volunteer registration is required.

More ways to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his beliefs and his legacy directly through The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (“The King Center”), established in 1968 by Mrs. Coretta Scott King.  
  • Research and commit to ongoing civic participation: Here are 9 ways to engage! 
  • Sign up for an Activate Good Learn and Serve, a special type of volunteer project that includes learning and group discussion about the root causes of social issues. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Dignity Week? Check out our F.A.Q. below. Still have questions? Contact us at

How can I or my group sign up to volunteer during Dignity Week / MLK Day of Service?

Easy! Check out all of the available Dignity Week or MLK Day of Service volunteer opportunities here.

Review projects to find the one that matches your availability, then click “Sign Up” on the volunteer opportunity to confirm your registration. You’ll get an email confirmation with any additional details your project host has for you.

Volunteering with a group? You can see how many volunteer spots are left for each volunteer opportunity by looking at the “Capacity” label under the volunteer opportunity title on the listing page:

Please note you may need to invite your group members to complete their sign up as well.


I have a volunteer cancellation. What do I do?

You can cancel your volunteer sign up from your confirmation email, or by logging into our volunteer platform (Golden) to cancel from your volunteer dashboard.

Please also email the project host as a courtesy to let them know your plans have changed, just in case they don’t see your cancellation on time. 

My company wants to sponsor Dignity Week! What do I do?

That’s amazing, we’re so grateful! Dignity Week and the MLK Day of Service take a lot of coordination (and sometimes materials), so financial support is so helpful and welcomed! 

You can find our most up to date sponsor materials here.

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January 12-20, 2024

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