Reston Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Volunteer Opportunities

Community Service Projects (FULL)

Saturday, January 18
9:00 a.m. • Southgate Community Center • 12125 Pinecrest Road
1:00 p.m. • North County Government Center 1801 Cameron Glen Drive
All Ages • Free 

To volunteer, please contact Ha Brock, Reston Association Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator, at 703-435-7986 or Please specify which project you are interested in volunteering for.

Join friends and neighbors in honoring Dr. King’s legacy by serving your community. As Dr. King said, “Everybody can be great… because anybody can serve.” RCC is partnering with the Southgate Community Center, Reston Association, Cornerstones and The Closet on community service projects beginning at 9:00 a.m. Indoor projects include making bag lunches for the Embry Rucker Community Shelter, sorting and organizing items from The Closet, and several other projects at Southgate Community Center. There will also be outdoor projects such as cleaning up the natural areas, pathways and hardscape surrounding the area, weather permitting. Volunteer hours conclude around noon, at which point volunteers will gather to share a lunch that will be provided.

New this year is an additional project at the North County Government Center at 1:00 p.m. RCC is partnering with Cornerstones and the office of the Hunter Mill District Supervisor for a community service project in support of the Hunter Mill Winter Coat Closet. Volunteers are needed to sort and organize all the donated items. The project concludes at 3:00 p.m. 

Community Lunch Volunteer

Monday, January 20  •  9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Volunteers (14 years and older) will help serve the family-style lunch by setting the tables, serving beverages, delivering platters of food to the tables and tidying up at the end of the event.
Registration required through VMS

Especially for Youth Volunteer (FULL)

Monday, January 20  •  10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 
Volunteers (14 years and older) will help with the Youth programs. Assist with art projects, keep the area tidy and provide general help to RCC staff.
Registration required through VMS