The spirit of giving doesn't have to end with the holidays. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national day of service on Jan. 19, here are four organizations that can connect you to volunteer opportunities.

The spirit of giving doesn't have to end with the holidays. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national day of service on Jan. 19, here are four organizations that can connect you to volunteer opportunities.

Besa

Since launching in 2012, Besa has specialized in direct-impact projects, meaning volunteers work alongside the people benefiting from their service. Popular projects include serving dinner at OSU Star House and baking cookies at the Ronald McDonald House. givebesa.org

Columbus Gives Back

Through partnerships with organizations like Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity, Columbus Gives Back emphasizes the social aspect of volunteering. Most service projects are heldon evenings and weekends toaccommodatebusy schedules, and they host monthly happy hours for volunteers.columbusgivesback.org

HandsOn Central Ohio

HandsOn has connected volunteers with service projects for more than 30 years and boasts one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation. They partner withnonprofit, school, faith-based and community organizations, and opportunities range from working with the homeless to tutoring to administrative support. volunteercentralohio.org

Join Us Columbus

An arm of Experience Columbus, Join Us Columbus offers service opportunities for races, concerts, sports tournaments, festivals and more. In the coming months, volunteers can get involved in the Columbus 10K, the Arnold Sports Festival and the Columbus Arts Festival. joinuscolumbus.com