2020 MLK Day of Service – Long Beach

2020 MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 20, 2020

Our 10th Year for Long Beach!


Monday, January 20, 2020 marks the 10th year Leadership Long Beach partners with community organizations and the City of Long Beach and hosts hundreds of volunteers to serve on the MLK National Day of Service in Long Beach.  We are looking for service projects to completed that day in order to help make this year’s “Day On, not a Day Off” event the largest one ever.  Please select the NOMINATE A PROJECT button below to submit the information to our committee.

If you are interested in volunteering or have a group that wants to volunteer that day, please select the VOLUNTEER button below.


Information on projects and signups for service activities will begin in early January.  Signing up now will put your name on the email list to notify you when those service projects are available.

Opportunities to get involved now

Nominate a Service Project

Nominate a service project activity to be completed by volunteers during the 2020 MLK Day of Service in Long Beach. 


Service projects should

♦ be able to be completed in 2-3 hours

♦ involve at least 10 volunteers

♦ have a direct impact/can fulfill a community need

♦ potentially kid/family friendly (recommended)


You can check out previous years’ projects to see the type of projects that we have done.

DEADLINE:  December 16, 2019

Pre-register to volunteer

Individuals and groups interested in serving that day can sign up now to be notified of the volunteer activities that day.  Actual volunteer registration and signing up for projects will be done in January through this site.  Registering now will put you on the list to be first notified when projects are ready for signups. 

We expect to have a wide variety of service opportunities that can be completed during the morning hours in order for everyone to have the afternoon and evening to enjoy the Monday MLK holiday.

We are also expecting to have service projects in all parts of the city.  Youth and families are welcome to volunteer and we will note any projects that are not ‘kid-friendly.’

Sponsor a Service Site

Companies, groups and organizations can sponsor and host a service project site.  The sponsorship will allow for speaking (introduction and closing) and promotional opportunities (banners and signage) at a particular service project site.  In addition, the company or group can have their respective community of volunteers/employees volunteer serve at the same site along with other community members. 

“Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors and Supporters

Thanks to our Many Volunteers!

This will be the 10th year that Leadership Long Beach has collaborated with other community and civic organizations and groups to make it a “Day On, not a Day Off” on the MLK National Day of Service in Long Beach. 


We are proud to work with these great organizations and groups and are greatly pleased to continue to have an impact on making Long Beach a better place to live through our involvement in this annual activity.  We are fortunate to have alumni, family and friends support us through this project and continue to make a difference in the neighborhoods of Long Beach.