Where to volunteer for MLK Day of Service 2018

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. 15, 2018. 

Around Atlanta

Hands On Atlanta – Hands on Atlanta is providing many opportunities for volunteers. Participating organizations include Atlanta Speech School, Atlanta Public Schools and Get Georgia Reading. You can find and sign up for all Hands On Atlanta MLK Day of Service volunteer opportunities a

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

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MLK Day of Service at Georgia Tech. 7:45 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 15. Georgia Tech. 350 Ferst Drive, Student Center, Atlanta. Registration details can be found at engage.gatech.edu/content/mlk-day-service-sunday-supper. 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.- 3p.m. Jan. 15. The Packaged Good, 5517 Chamblee Dunwoody Road. (Behind Fresh Market). www.thepackagedgood.org.

The Packaged Good and Homeless at Heart 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)) (David Goldman)

Decatur MLK Service Project. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1- 5 p.m., Jan. 13; 1-5 p.m., Jan. 14; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1-5 p.m., Jan 15.  www.mlkserviceproject.com/volunteers/

Various locations in Decatur's Oakhurst neighborhood. The City of Decatur hosts the 16th annual service project, which includes home repairs and yard work for Decatur senior citizens. Volunteers are needed for shifts from Saturday, Jan. 13 through Monday, Jan. 15. Volunteers meet at the Solarium at the Community Center of South Decatur. Project details.

MLK Day of Service with HRC/Lost-n-Found Youth. All Day. Jan. 15. Lost-n-Found, 2585 Chantilly Drive NE and 729 Lambert Drive, Atlanta. www.hrcatlanta.com.

Human Rights Campaign & Lost-n-Found Youth will hold a service project benefiting the homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth in of honor Dr. King’s legacy of serving the less fortunate. Volunteers will help prep sandwiches and snack pack, organize and clean the storage area at Lost-n-Found’s consignment shop. Project details.

Outstanding Atlanta #MLKDay of Service. 9 a.m.-noon Monday, Jan. 15

KIPP WAYS Academy, 350 Temple Street, NW Atlanta.

Join Outstanding Atlanta in their efforts to clean up and serve the surrounding areas by painting murals, cleaning gardens and more. Project details here.


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