Special Event Details

2017 United Way MLK Weekend of Service

Dates: 1/13/2017 - 1/16/2017

Join your friends and neighbors in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering over MLK Weekend!

For the tenth year in a row, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and Hands On Greater Portland are teaming up to make it easy for you to take action across Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark Counties and make a difference through volunteer service.

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.

Saturday/Sunday/Monday projects are being cancelled on a case-by-case basis based on conditions at the project sites -check your email for updates.

Please only travel to projects if it is safe to do so, and please let us know if you are unable to make it, using the contact information in your confirmation email.

Thank you for your support, and be safe out there!

Friday, January 13th 

Unfortunately, due to unpredictable road conditions and safety concerns we will be cancelling all of the volunteer projects for Friday, January 13​​.

Saturday, January 14th

1:00pm Perishable Repack at OFB West (age 6+) ​FULL
1:30pm Kids! Create Love Letters For Seniors (age 1+)​ ​FULL

9:00am Veterinary Clinic for Homeless People's Pets (age 16+) 
10:00am Salvage Materials for Community Building (age 14+)

8:00am Kids! Spruce Up Tualatin Library (age 6+)

Sunday, January 15th

10:00am Salvage Materials for Community Building (age 14+) << High need!
10:30am Kids! Create Love Letters For Seniors (age 1+)​
2:00pm Potluck in the Park Dessert Service (age 12+)
2:00pm Potluck in the Park Meal Service (age 12+) FULL
3:00pm Potluck in the Park Recycling and Clean Up Crew (age 16+) FULL
5:30pm Cook It Up: Mealtime at Clark Center (age 18+) FULL

2:00pm Pitch-in at Tigard Library! (age 8+)​
4:00pm Cook It Up at GNC (age 14+) FULL

12:00pm YWCA Shelter Cleanup Workout! (age 18+) FULL

Monday, January 16th

9:30am Bink-A-Thon: Sewing Machine Blanket Brigade! (age 12+) ​<< Sewers needed!
9:30am Bink-A-Thon: Make Blankets for Children! (age 5+)
1:30pm Perishable Repack at OFB West (age 6+) FULL

9:00am Polish the Hillsboro Library (age 6+)  FULL

9:00am Weatherize Homes with the Community Energy Project (age 12+) FULL
9:00am Stock the Pantry at Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) FULL
10:00am Socialize with Cats & Dogs (age 12+) FULL
1:00pm Wisdom Garden & Wisdom Office Winter Spruce Up (age 6+) FULL
1:00pm Love to Cook? Cook for Homeless Kids at p:ear (age 18+) FULL
1:00pm Spruce Up p:ear (age 13+) FULL
1:30pm Stock the Pantry at Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) FULL
6:00pm Serve a meal and play Bingo at Jean's Place (age 18+) ​FULL

Tigard, Tualatin & King City
2:00pm Pitch-in at Tigard Library! (age 8+)​ FULL

6:00pm Kids! Create Care Packages @ Troutdale (age 4+) FULL

9:00am Tree Planting & Restoration Party in Vancouver (age 0+) -- RESCHEDULED for January 21st -- sign up for the new shift here