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MLK Volunteer Festival 2024: Take Action to Support Our Beloved Community

Monday, January 15, 2024

Dr. King addressing 15,000 people at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, 1964

“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”

-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the Coliseum in 1964, Dr. King passionately and persuasively addressed 15,000 Angelenos on the issues of race relations and human dignity. 


In 1994, Congress passed the King Holiday and Service Act, which transformed Martin Luther King Jr. Day into a national day dedicated to volunteer service in honor of Dr. King's legacy. 


In 2024, L.A. Works will continue our long tradition of honoring Dr. King’s legacy by organizing the MLK 2024 Volunteer Festival: Take Action to Support our Beloved Community. This event for thousands of volunteers at the Los Angeles Coliseum will feature hands-on activities for participants to address needs within the areas of: 


  • Homelessness, 

  • Education Equity, 

  • Food Insecurity, and 

  • Economic Opportunity.

Join L.A. Works in honoring Dr. King on his birthday along with thousands of Angelenos at the Coliseum who are taking action to support our Beloved Community! 

Volunteer Festival Activities include...

Impact Zones to create blankets, book bundles, job readiness notebooks, food packets, and more to be distributed to nonprofit partners serving vulnerable Angelenos throughout LA

Special guest speakers and live music

Sponsor VIP Zone for activities specially designed and led for teams

Intergenerational Volunteer Zone for family friendly volunteer activities

DJ Dave

Food and drink for purchase

Paid parking on-site

And more!

Activities and ways to advocate for lasting change

MLK Legacy Project to create installations for schools and nonprofits across LA

Minecraft March on Washington video game truck to “meet” and learn about activists from the1963 march to today


Our Annual

Become an Event Sponsor!



Take advantage of the perks our packages have to offer for this incredible event! Sponsorship benefits include:

  • Reserved space and VIP parking; 

  • Virtual MLK Day intro/educational prep session; 

  • Access to VIP zone for employees to volunteer together; and

  • Express Entry option for employee volunteers. 

We are also happy to work with you to customize a sponsorship package that fits your needs. Check out the details here and reach out to for more info!


Do you want to bring out your team or group of volunteers, but do not have a sponsorship budget?

It is 100% free to volunteer and you can sign yourself up on the ticket sign-up page. However, if you'd like the additional perk of our assistance in signing up your team members along with the option of express entry for your volunteers, for a small donation our team can provide you with concierge support. 

Our Annual

Volunteer on MLK Day!


Join the largest volunteer event in Los Angeles by coming out for the MLK Volunteer Festival at the LA Coliseum. 

Want to help even more and let your leadership and organization skills shine?!? 

Become a Project Leader or Event Crew member for the MLK Volunteer Festival at the LA Coliseum.

Looking for another opportunity to serve on the day? Become a volunteer for the Kingdom Day Parade. 

Can't join on January 15th?
We're looking for volunteers to help L.A. Works prep for MLK Day!

Volunteering is free...but...

As a nonprofit organization, our mission is to mobilize volunteers to help uplift the Los Angeles community.

We want to encourage as many individuals as possible to get involved, so we don't charge participants -- and we are especially grateful for the time and expertise that volunteers donate when they decide to serve. 


Generous sponsors and in-kind donors help to partially underwrite the costs for volunteer events like MLK Day of Service, but do not cover all the expenses.

As a nonprofit organization, we have paid staff that organize and coordinate the events, there are fixed costs like rent and insurance, there are site fees and rentals, and we have durable and non-durable project supplies for each event. 


So, for MLK Day, we're making an appeal to those who are coming out to serve as well as those who may not be able to join us: would you please help us cover the costs for this event!?! 


All  donors will be:

  • Featured on the L.A. Works Donor Wall and JUMBOTRON at the MLK Day Volunteer Festival at the LA  Coliseum where thousands of volunteers will Take Action to Support our  Beloved Community

And... we have an exciting opportunity to double your gift!!!

Thanks  to an anonymous generous donor, gifts that are made between Giving Tuesday through the end of 2023 will be matched up to $15,000!!! 


Sponsorship Inquiries: 
Nathan Read,;
Subject line: MLK 2024 Sponsorship
Media Inquiries: 
Samantha Wheeler,; Subject line: MLK 2024 Media Inquiry
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