The Rev. 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. 20.
Hands On Atlanta – Hands on Atlanta is providing many opportunities for volunteers on MLK Day. Participating organizations include the King Center, the Grant Park Conservancy, East Atlanta Kids Club and more. You can find and sign up for all Hands On Atlanta MLK Day of Service volunteer opportunities here.
MLK Day of Service at Georgia Tech. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 20. Georgia Tech. 350 Ferst Drive, Student Center, Atlanta. Registration details can be found at https://diversity.gatech.edu/mlk-celebration-events. Georgia Tech’s ninth annual MLK Day of Service is a campus-wide initiative honoring King. Participants will serve in teams and engage with metro Atlanta community partners. Registration details can be found on the civic engagement page.
Martin Luther King Day of Service. noon - 4:30 p.m. Jan. 20. 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. Three shifts are available. Sign up here for the care packaging packing day.
Decatur MLK Service Project. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1- 5 p.m., Jan. 18; 1-5 p.m., Jan. 19; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., Jan. 20. www.mlkserviceproject.com/volunteers/.
Various locations in Decatur's Oakhurst neighborhood. The
The city of Decatur holds its 18th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Service Project from Jan. 18-20 at various private homes in the city limits. Volunteers will work for the home residents.
Panola Mountain State Park 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 20. 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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