Volunteer to Protect Your Environment

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Make it a Day ON, Not a Day Off.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service 2021 is Monday, January 18th. Americans began commemorating MLK Jr’s birthday through legislation in 1983 as a federal holiday, and it was decided to be the third Monday of every January. Instead of it being a day off, in 1994 Congress designated the federal holiday as a “National Day of Service” and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, organized group activities are largely absent.  But there are still ways you can give back to your local community.  For a list of volunteer opportunities near you, please visit

You don’t need an organized opportunity to participate in the day.  Create your own impactful, environmentally helpful activity!  

  • Pick up litter along a river, lake, or walking trail.
  • Clean up debris from storm drains that drain to our waterways.
  • Volunteer with a group that gets kids outside and into nature.  Or better yet, get your kids outside while they are off of school.

The #MLKDayofService is a good reminder to all of us that we can give back to our community any day of the year, not just the third Monday of each January.

In support of our mission statement, Suburban Testing Labs offers 16 hours of paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) as a part of our employee benefits. The purpose of this philanthropic program is to support activities that enhance and serve the communities where we live and work and support the causes that improve quality of life.

Suburban Testing Labs’ offices are closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

About Suburban Testing Labs

Suburban Testing Labs is a nationally recognized independent environmental testing laboratory specializing in the analysis of waterwastewater, and solid materials such as soil. We are accredited in accordance with NELAP (National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) and commit to providing defensible data at a competitive price with first-class customer service.