On Monday, January 18, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and husband Douglas Emhoff are taking part in National Volunteer Service Day at Martha’s Table in the southeast American capital.
The Presidential Inauguration Organizing Committee (PIC), in close collaboration with Ameri Corps and partners at various levels, has organized over 2,500 events in all 56 US states and territories.
The National Volunteer Service Day will culminate in an hour-long virtual live broadcast featuring a range of artists and speakers. Their speeches will focus on the legacy of Martin Luther King and the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to the volunteer movement.
In 1994, Congress passed legislation making Martin Luther King King National Volunteer Service Day — a “work day, not a day off.”
In 2009, then-elected President Obama called on all Americans to join PIC’s National Volunteer Service Day. In 2013, PIC again participated in National Volunteer Service Day, hosting a service and event fair in the American capital and across the country.