Opportunity Details

Children & Youth Education, Civic & Community
Families, Low-income Communities, Other

Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:18+

Spruce Up Martin Luther King, Jr. School (age 8+) *MLK Weekend 2019*

Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. King through meaningful service to our community: "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Join Martin Luther King, Jr. School students and neighbors, NE Coalition of Neighborhoods, and King Green to beautify the grounds of Martin Luther King, Jr. School. We will be concentrating on beautifying the east side of MLK Jr. School. Tasks will include weeding, trimming, garbage cleanup, spreading mulch, possible painting (weather permitting), clothing closet organization, furniture moving, and other similar activities.

Please dress for the weather and bring garden gloves if you have them as well as a water bottle. We also encourage volunteers to bring any of the following tools: wheelbarrows, shovels, loppers, hand pruners, brooms, buckets. 

This project is a partnership between NE Coalition of Neighborhoods, the MLK Jr. PTA Garden, and King Neighborhood Association.

Since 1974, NE Coalition of Neighborhoods has been creating the building blocks of community in Northeast Portland and beyond by empowering residents from all walks of life to get informed, get involved, and take action in their city.

At Martin Luther King, Jr. School, we believe in the unlimited potential of everyone in our diverse community. We believe that a caring well-balanced student will be motivated to become a global citizen who is inspired to take action.

Keywords: free_the_future


Project Requirements:

  • You must be 8 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 18 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

  • If you plan to bring children or guests you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project. In the spirit of creating an atmosphere where people from all parts of our community are coming together to volunteer,

    Team Captains are only able to reserve up to 50% of the spots on any individual MLK Weekend of Service Project. Team Captains are required to provide names and email addresses for each team member (over the age of 13) in order to hold spaces on a volunteer project or they may be removed from the project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project, click on "My Account" and then "My Teams," above.

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

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