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National Days of Service

Through Volunteer Generation Grant funds, the Massachusetts Service Alliance provides organizations with mini-grants to support projects that address a specific community need and engage a diverse group of volunteers. The service project mini-grants are in conjunction with two National Days of Service: MLK Day of Service in January and National Volunteer Week in April. 


For more information about MSA's Volunteer Initiatives including National Days of Service contact Lisl Hacker, Director of Training and Technical Assistance at lhacker@mass-service.org or (617) 542-2544 x205.


          Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Initiated by Congress in 1994, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service is a nationwide effort to transform the federal holiday into a day of community service in order to empower individuals, strengthen communities, bridge barriers, create solutions to social problems, and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community. Visit MLKDay.Gov to learn more about MLK Day nationally.


MSA's MLK Day of Service 2018 Awardees

Click here for a list of project details and registration links.



AmeriCorps Week

AmeriCorps Week is a recruitment and recognition event designed to bring more Americans into service, salute AmeriCorps members and alums for their powerful impact, and thank the community partners who make AmeriCorps possible. AmeriCorps Week provides an opportunity for AmeriCorps members, alums, grantees, program partners, and friends to shine a spotlight on the work done by members in communities across the country -- and to motivate more individuals to join AmeriCorps or volunteer in their communities. 


National Volunteer Week / April 15-21, 2018

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals. National Volunteer Week embodies the energy and power volunteers evoke on a daily basis as they lead by example—not only encouraging the people they help, but motivating others to serve as well.