Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MLK Day of Service was an in-person event held in a large hotel ballroom. Each year, Montage coordinated the participation of 30+ organizations in the Volunteer Fair, where attendees learned about their missions and volunteer opportunities. Additionally, we helped 60+ organizations host on-site service projects. More than 3,500 people attended the annual activity.
When the pandemic limited in-person activities, Montage worked with MCVC to pivot to virtual and home-based projects, extending the celebration of service from one day to one week. Volunteers could sign up for as many projects as they wanted and complete them at home during MLK Week.
- Montage routinely produces a well-executed event with high participation rates from both volunteers and local nonprofit organizations.
- With the expansion to a week, Montage was able to triple participation and project output rates.
- In 2022, the week-long event attracted 2,367 volunteers giving more than 11,745 hours of service and 42 participating organizations completing more than 50 service projects.