A day on, not a day off

Since 2006, Boston Cares has organized A Day ON, Not a Day OFF projects for MLK Day that have collectively engaged 6,250 individuals of all ages from Boston’s neighborhoods and surrounding communities.

On January 20, 2020 Boston Cares will organize 600 volunteers at the Boston Latin School, to support local Boston adults and teens by creating workforce development learning tools for community organizations and schools throughout the city of Boston. Volunteers will create career workbooks, padfolios, mock interview flashcards, and more for organizations supporting adults and teens entering the workforce. Additionally, our sponsors will join us in building beds for families who do not have a bed of their own. MLK Day is always kid-friendly and open to youth 5+. No orientation is required.

Inspired to get involved throughout the year as well? You can attend a New Volunteer Orientation on MLK Day to gain access to hundreds of volunteer projects each month! Sign up here.

Looking for a way to support MLK Day? Become a sponsor OR purchase items on our Amazon Wishlist to help us make the workforce development tools!


Volunteers give back with family, friends, and neighbors to honor Dr. Martin Luther King's admonishment that

"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve.”

Thank you for joining us for this special event!