Montgomery County Volunteer Center

Event management enhances the accessibility and impact of an annual community service celebration.

How do you improve an annual event year after year? Montgomery County, Maryland approached Montage with that very challenge.

As well-connected event experts with roots in the local community, we jumped at the opportunity to shape the county’s annual MLK Day of Service. Since 2018, we have led event planning, management and promotion, along with volunteer recruitment and registration – leaving the small but mighty staff of the Montgomery County Volunteer Center free to focus on their day-to-day duties.

Under our leadership, the annual day of service has expanded from one centralized event to six sites countywide. We continue to welcome new nonprofits and reengage old favorites each year, helping organizations shape and scale meaningful volunteer activities. Montage negotiates, secures and manages event vendors. With a DJ, photographer, videographer and signage company as in-kind sponsors, we keep funds directed at local causes instead of overhead costs.

Year-over-year, Montage made the Montgomery County Volunteer Center’s annual MLK Day of Service more accessible and engaging. Having welcomed 3,800 volunteers, 108 service projects and 47 nonprofits in 2019, we can’t wait to see what 2021 brings!

  • Montage Marketing supported Montgomery County, Maryland's 2018 MLK Day of Service
  • Volunteers engaged in 46 service projects benefiting local organizations
  • Montage Marketing managed event planning, recruitment, promotion and sponsorship for the annual event
  • Local youth turned out in droves to support the annual Day of Service
  • Volunteers crafted fleece tug toys for Montgomery County Animal Services
  • Montage Marketing rotated volunteers through various activities - here, making stress relief balls
  • Local hunger relief organizations sorted donations of nonperishable food items
  • Volunteers make paracord bracelets for Operation Gratitude
  • Volunteer activities were accessible to all ages
  • 34 local nonprofit organizations exhibited to attendees
  • A record-breaking 3,500 community members of all ages volunteered
  • Montage Marketing was proud to support Montgomery's County's annual MLK Day of Service
  • Enthusiastic volunteers create gold awareness ribbons for the American Childhood Cancer Association
  • Volunteers had a great time while giving back to their community