Where to volunteer for MLK Day of Service 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is: 'What are you doing for others?'" 

We've rounded up volunteer opportunities around Atlanta to help you serve your neighbors and your community in recognition of MLK Day of Service on Jan. 21, 2019. 

Around Atlanta

Hands On Atlanta – Hands on Atlanta is providing many opportunities for volunteers on MLK DAY. Participating organizations, include include the King Center, Girls Inc.,Books for Africa and more. You can find and sign up for all Hands On Atlanta MLK Day of Service volunteer opportunities here.

Margaret Dickey, 21, volunteers at Bright Futures Atlanta as part of Georgia Tech's MLK Day of Service. It is Dickey's third year being a project leader with the MLK Day of Service and she says she does it because she loves doing service and it is nice meeting people in both the Georgia Tech and Atlanta communities while doing something good. TAYLOR CARPENTER / TAYLOR.CARPENTER@AJC.COM

MLK Day of Service at Georgia Tech. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 21. Georgia Tech. 350 Ferst Drive, Student Center, Atlanta. Registration details can be found at https://diversity.gatech.edu/mlk-celebration-events. Georgia Tech’s eighth annual MLK Day of Service is a campus-wide initiative honoring Dr. King. Participants will serve in teams and engage with metro Atlanta community partners. Registration details can be found at http://engage.gatech.edu.

Martin Luther King Day of Service. 11 .m.-  4:30 p.m. Jan. 21. The Packaged Good, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Atlanta. www.thepackagedgood.org.

The Packaged Good will host a volunteer community care packaging packing event to help serve the homeless and disadvantaged families in metro Atlanta. Volunteers will assist in packing 2,000 care packages. Sign up here for the care packaging packing day.

Bicyclists gather for the annual Let Freedom Ring Ride outside Ebenezer Baptist Church, during a holiday service inside for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Monday, Jan. 19, 2015, in Atlanta. The ride brings together bicyclists who pedal from the old DeKalb Court house in Decatur, Ga., about 13 miles to the King Center and Ebenezer Baptist Church each year in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Photo: David Goldman

Decatur MLK Service Project. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1- 5 p.m., Jan. 19; 1-5 p.m., Jan. 20; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., Jan. 21.  www.mlkserviceproject.com/volunteers/

Various locations in Decatur's Oakhurst neighborhood. The 

The City of Decatur holds its 17 th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project from Jan. 19-21 at various private homes in the city limits. Volunteers will work for the home citizens. 

Panola Mountain State Park  9 a.m. to noon Jan. 21. 2620 Highway 155 SW, Stockbridge.   

The park will host an MLK Day of Service, for volunteers to help spruce up the park. Projects include trail maintenance and removal of invasive plants.  

                                  

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