Service Days

Throughout the year, Catholic Volunteer Network sponsors Service Days in cities across the United States. This is an opportunity to join together with volunteer alumni, current volunteers, program staff, and other friends of Catholic Volunteer Network to serve your local community.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Make it a day ON, not a day OFF!

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service.. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off," giving Americans of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to honor the legacy of Dr. King through service to their community. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King's vision of a "Beloved Community." More information about this national day of service can be found at

Every year Catholic Volunteer Network provides the opportunity for current and former volunteers to come together to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. through service to our communities. Details about 2016 MLK Day events will be posted in December.


DC Catholic Day of Service - February 21, 2015

Join Young Adult communities at morning service sites across the DC area and come together for lunch/ and fellowship! More details coming soon. Visit the Facebook events page for the latest info.


Service Day Resources

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - Prayer and Reflection Materials

Enhance the impact of your MLK Day Service Project by adding an element of prayer and reflection. The following sample prayer services may be used for group reflections.

2015 Prayer Service

2014 Prayer Service