Special Event Details

2014 United Way MLK Weekend of Service

Dates: 1/18/2014 - 1/20/2014

"Life's most persistent and urgent questions is, 'What are you doing for others?'" Martin Luther King, Jr.

Join your friends and neighbors in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by taking part in a volunteer project over MLK Weekend.

For the seventh 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!

Plus, recruit four or more friends to volunteer with you during MLK Weekend of Service and you might win an iPad mini! Click here for details.

Saturday, January 18th

9:00am Stock the pantry @Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) FULL

Oregon City
9:30am Feed seniors' pets (age 8+) FULL

8:45am Plant neighborhood trees in SE Portland (age 6+)
8:45am Weatherize homes with the Community Energy Project (age 10+) FULL
9:00am Keep the Portland Memory Garden beautiful (age 5+)
9:00am Friends of Errol Heights restoration planting (age 3+)
9:00am Stock the Pantry @Oregon Food Bank (age 6+)
9:30am Get out and garden with Portland Community Gardens (age 10+) FULL
10:00am Help with home repairs @Community Vision (age 16+) FULL
10:00am Get books to kids @Children's Book Bank (age 6+) FULL
10:00am Clean kids' playrooms & create safe space for therapy (age 8+) FULL
10:00am Painting Party at Centennial Park School (age 12+)
10:00am Let's beautify the Oregon Humane Society (age 12+) FULL
10:30am Kids! Love letters for seniors @Cafe Au Play (all ages)
12:00pm Prep bikes for kids (age 13+) FULL
12:00pm Cleaning & gardening party @Salon Comunal (age 8+)

8:45am Central Vancouver neighborhood tree planting (age 6+)
9:00am Get organized at Habitat for Humanity Store (age 16+)
10:00am Work party @Furry Friends (age 12+)
1:00pm Help with Book Sale @Ft. Vancouver Library (age 9+)

Sunday, January 19th

1:00pm Help restore Johnson Creek in Mitchell Park (age 10+) FULL

Oregon City
9:00am Let's spruce up the Children's Center (age 14+)

1:00pm Socialize w/ cats and dogs at Oregon Humane Society (age 12+) FULL
1:00pm Spruce Up Wisdom of the Elders (age 8+)
2:00pm Potluck in the Park (age 12+) FULL
4:00pm Potluck in the Park - wrap up crew (age 16+)

2:00pm Pitch-in @Tigard Library (age 8+) FULL
4:30pm Cook it up @Good Neighbor Center (age 14+) FULL

11:00am Help with Book Sale @Ft. Vancouver Library (age 9+) FULL

Monday, January 20th

9:00am Stock the pantry @Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) FULL
9:30am Bink-A-Thon: sewing machine blanket brigade (age 12+)
9:30am Bink-A-Thon: make blankets for children (age 5+) FULL
10:00am Organize for good @Habitat ReStore (age 16+) FULL
1:30pm Stock the pantry @Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) FULL

7:00pm Kids! Create Care Packages @ Gresham (age 4+) FULL

9:00am Polish the Hillsboro Library (age 10+) FULL
5:30pm HomePlate Meals with Youth (age 18+) -- Love to cook?

King City
8:45am King City Park tree planting (age 6+) -- Great for Families!

9:00am Build Garden Beds for seniors (all ages) FULL

8:00am Serve It Up for Seniors (age 13+) FULL
8:30am Help build it (age 16+) FULL
8:45am Weatherize homes with Community Energy Project (age 10+) FULL
9:00am Service in nature @Tryon Creek Park (age 5+) FULL
9:00am Stock the pantry @Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) FULL
9:00am Make the building sparkle @Friendly House (age 18+) FULL
9:00am Sort school supplies for kids (age 12+) FULL
9:30am Get organized @PDX Habitat ReStore (age 16+) FULL
10:00am Salvage building materials @ReBuilding Center (age 14+) FULL
10:00am Lend a hand @SnowCap (age 10+) FULL
10:00am Love to cook? Cook for homeless kids @P:EAR (age 18+) FULL
10:00am Help keeps cats healthy (age 12+) FULL
10:30am Science activity day @OMSI (age 10+) FULL
11:00am Gilbert Park Elementary Day of Service in the Garden (age 5+) FULL
12:00pm Lifting communities as we climb (age 6+) FULL
1:00pm Socialize w/cats and dogs @Oregon Humane Society (age 12+) FULL
1:30pm Stock the pantry @Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) FULL
2:00pm Spruce up the garden @NAYA (all ages) FULL
4:00pm Get books to kids @Children's Book Bank (age 6+) FULL
6:00pm Serve a meal and play bingo @Jean's Place (age 18+) FULL
6:30pm Get books to kids @Children's Book Bank (age 6+) FULL

2:00pm Pitch-in @Tigard Library (age 8+) FULL

8:00am Kids! Spruce Up Tualatin Library (age 6+) FULL
9:00am Put down roots in Tualatin (age 5+) FULL

8:00am Prepare and Serve a Meal @Firstenburg Center (age 13+) FULL
8:00am Tree planting party in Vancouver (all ages) -- Great for Families!
9:00am Get organized @Clark Co. Habitat for Humanity Store (age 16+)
9:00am Painting Prep @YWCA Clark County (age 18+)
9:00am Help restore the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge Wetlands (all ages)
11:00am Prepare & Serve a Meal @Firstenburg Community Ctr (age 13+) FULL
12:00pm Organize the Free Clinic of SW Washington (age 16+) FULL
1:00pm Painting party @YWCA Clark County (age 18+) -- Bring a friend!

Thank you to the 2014 sponsors of MLK Weekend of Service:
Thank you, Boeing, for sponsoring United Way MLK Weekend of Service!


Win an iPad mini!

Rally your friends, family, and coworkers to join you for MLK Weekend... and you might win an iPad mini!

1. Log in to your volunteer account at www.handsonportland.org.
2. Create a team.
3. Find an MLK Weekend project by clicking the links above.
4. Click on "Sign Up with a Team" on the project description page.
Note: You're responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends; only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability.
5. Volunteer and make a difference!

Be sure that yourself and all team members sign in on the day of the project; volunteers must sign up AND show up/participate on the project to qualify. The drawing will take place and the winner will be contacted via email no later than January 31, 2014.

Questions? Contact teams@handsonportland.org.