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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2019

 

Celebrations and Service Opportunities in our area

The Howard County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service across Howard County
January 21, 2019

A county-wide Day of Service to honor Dr. King's life and legacy will take place as part of the Howard County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission's annual celebration in partnership with the Volunteer Center Serving Howard County and community organizations across Howard County. More info


 

 

Glen Mar Church

2019 Day of Service

A range of family-friendly service opportunities for ages 5 to 105 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Glen Mar Church. The activities help with food security, community development, public health, and support the morale of service members. There will be 18 on-site and a couple of off-site activities. Free child care is available from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Partnership and corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available. So, come for one hour or come for the day. More info

 

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MLK Day of Service Opportunities

Staff Assistants - MLK Day of Service

Assist DEFHR staff with projects related to the health & well-being of abused & neglected horses. Duties may include mucking stalls/paddocks, scrubbing buckets, raking hay, sweeping barn. ALL ACTIVITY WILL BE OUTDOORS. All participants will have the opportunity to meet a DEFHR ambassador horse at the end of their day of service!

Woodbine, MD

1/21/19 10:00 AM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED MLK Day of Service at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Join Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens to celebrate MLK with a day of volunteer service at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens! This incredible national park showcases historic ponds with spectacular water lilies and lotus, tidal marsh and habitat for abundant wildlife. Join us as we protect, restore and promote this jewel along the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jan-19-mlk-day-of-service-tickets-53869830112 WHEN: Saturday, January 19th, 9:00am to 12:00pm. Registration opens at 8:30am, please arrive no later than 8:50am. WHERE: Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave Northeast, Washington, DC 20019. By Car: Enter the park at the Anacostia Ave entrance to access the free visitors parking lot. By Metro: Kenilworth is accessible via the Deanwood Metro stop (orange line). WHAT: Volunteers will work OUTSIDE either removing invasive plants, tending flower beds or picking up trash along the park trails. The event will run rain or shine—please dress accordingly and plan to work outside. BRING WITH YOU: Please wear long pants, closed-toe shoes, and long-sleeved shirts. Be prepared to work outside! Please also bring your own water bottle. OTHER: Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone, parent or guardian. This event is eligible for Student Service Learning (SSL) hours. QUESTIONS: Contact David, Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens' Volunteer Coordinator, at david@fokag.org.

Washington, DC

1/19/19 9:00 AM

Resident Visitors - 2019 MLK Day of Service

Come join us for the MLK Day to Serve. Ideas for service could include sharing stories about the unique cultural diversity of both volunteers and clients reflecting the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Other ideas could include an art project helping our clients make cards of encouragement echoing MLK ideas and values. Cards will be sent to a Head Start School for words of encouragement to our youth and to be displayed. We are open to other suggestions volunteers might have that mirrors MLK’s dream of a world that honors all people of the world.

Columbia, MD

1/21/19 8:00 AM

Photographers - MLK Day of Service

Two social media savvy photographers are needed on behalf of the Volunteer Center serving Howard County to take photographs and video of the kick-off Event and service projects for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 21, 2019 from 7:30am to noon. Creative direction and list of specific photos will be provided. Volunteers' personal camera equipment is required (digital camera preferred). Over 18 please. Photography location will be at the Howard County Community Resources Campus, 9820 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 237, Columbia, MD 21046

Columbia, MD

1/21/19 8:00 AM

Coupon Clipping - MLK Day of Service

Clip, sort, and tally coupons for military personnel and their families as part of this year's Martin Luther King Day of Service. Please note: If you plan to volunteer as a group please be sure to signup all members of your group. This can be done by creating a team and then use the 'sign up with a team' link when registering. This will ensure that you have reserved enough spaces for your group. Click here for more information related to volunteering with a group.

Columbia, MD

1/21/19 8:30 AM +more

Fraud Awareness Training

Receive training to share with our vulnerable senior population. Financial Exploitation: Frauds and Scams Targeting Seniors will be presented with a 15 minute Q&A at the conclusion.

Columbia, MD

1/21/19 8:45 AM +more

Small Crafts Seniors - MLK Day of Service

Constructing small crafts to be given to Office on Aging and Independence to distribute to seniors. Please note: If you plan to volunteer as a group please be sure to signup all members of your group. This can be done by creating a team and then use the 'sign up with a team' link when registering. This will ensure that you have reserved enough spaces for your group. To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult, parents/adults need to create a team which includes themselves and the volunteer(s) that are under age. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for the opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Columbia, MD

1/21/19 10:30 AM +more

Hands Only CPR Training - MLK Day of Service

Learn how to perform Hands-Only CPR. Volunteers will be educated in a non-certification class that teaches cardiac arrest awareness and the steps to take when saving a life.

Columbia, MD

1/21/19 9:00 AM

The I Can, I Will Workshop - MLK Day of Service

Everyone can do something. HopeWorks of Howard County will present the “I Can, I Will Workshop,” an interactive workshop where participants will talk about all the things—big and small— that we can do to create peaceful, healthy relationships and communities. Each participant will create an inspiring violence prevention message to take home as a keepsake. No art experience needed. All materials supplied.

Columbia, MD

1/21/19 9:15 AM +more

Stop the Bleed Training - MLK Day of Service

Severe bleeding is the most common cause of preventable trauma death. Learn how to reduce the impact of hemorrhage in victims of traumatic injury as a bystander in Stop the Bleed Training. Become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

Columbia, MD

1/21/19 10:00 AM

Fire and Fall Prevention Training - MLK Day of Service

Attend this fire and fall safety seminar for senior members and their families. It is nationally accredited and created by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The Presentation: The NFPA has developed 16 key fire and fall safety messages which comprise the core of the “Remembering When” presentation. Community members who attend these presentations are encouraged to discuss and share their personal experiences with aging, fire, and falls. Optional Home Visit: Community members may schedule a home visit at the presentation. A home visit is done by both a Risk Reduction Educator and Firefighter within the department. When a community member who is 65 years of age or older requests a home visit, the team will take a small tour of the house and discuss fire or fall risks that may be present in the home. We do not enforce any changes, but we may make suggestions for a safer environment. Smoke Alarm Installation: As a part of this program, HCDFRS offers free smoke alarm installations to those in our aging community who are in need.

Columbia, MD

1/21/19 10:00 AM

Volunteering Made Easy

Volunteering Made Easy Audience: Community members interested in learning how to identify and participate in volunteer opportunities that meet their schedule and interests. Cost: Free, but registration is required Discover how to connect with local and regional organizations that are recruiting volunteers for general opportunities as well as skilled project specialists. If you've wondered if volunteering was right for you or if you always wanted to volunteer but weren't quite sure how to begin, this one-hour session is for you. For questions, contact Pam at pam@volunteerhoward.org or call 410-715-3179. Hope to see you there! In the event of inclement weather, check here for cancellations or delays.

Columbia, MD

1/24/19 5:30 PM +more

Youth Food Bank Volunteer

Volunteer at the Food Bank on MLK Day! Are you between the ages of 13-18? Are you interested in volunteering on the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service? Join S.A.F.E. Food Pantry at the Howard County Food Bank on January 21st from 10:00am - 1pm and help us accept, sort, and organize food donations for our neighbors in need. Please note a parent or guardian must accompany you if you're 13-15 years old. Why MLK Day? The MLK Day of Service is a national initiative to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy. Each year, thousands of Americans gather together to give back, empower each other, and strengthen their communities. Learn more about the national campagin by visiting serve.gov. For questions about registration, email Stephanie Guzman, S.A.F.E. Food Pantry Volunteer Manager at volunteer@safefoodpantry.org

Columbia, MD

1/21/19 10:30 AM

Event Assistants - 2019 MLK Day of Service

Volunteers are needed to assist with setting up the studio and managing the refreshments for the Community Drum Circle and Dance event to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service (Friday, January 18, 2019 - 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.) Contact: Josephine Ansah-Brew, 202-812-5712; josephineansahbrew@gmail.com

Maryland City, MD

1/18/19 6:00 PM

HFH Chesapeake Restore

Volunteer to assist as needed at the Restore in observance of the 2019 MLK Day of Service.

Columbia, MD

1/21/19 10:00 AM

2019 Day of Service

A range of family-friendly service opportunities for ages 5 to 105 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at Glen Mar Church. The activities help with food security, community development, public health, and support the morale of service members. There will be 18 on-site and a couple of off-site activities. Free child care is available from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Partnership and corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available. So, come for one hour or come for the day. Planned Activities for 5 years old and up: Packaging meals for the hungry (Goal: 100,000 meals) Decorating cookies for inner city school teachers (Goal: 40 dozen cookies) Writing letters and drawing pictures for service members and others (Goal: 500 letters) Making spiritual bracelets for those in need of love and grace (Goal: 3,600 bracelets) Making no-sew blankets for students at The Board of Child Care (Goal: 45 blankets) Planned Activities for 8 years old and up: Sewing pillow cases for people during a hospital stay (Goal: 65 pillow cases) Making jump ropes out of clean old T-shirts for school children (Goal: 200 jump ropes) Making fishing kits and pony bead kits for children (Goal: 200 fishing kits and 250 pony bead kits) Assembling health care kits for children (Goal: 100 health kits) Knitting for those recovering from an illness Making Tic-Tac-Toe kits and flannel Teddy Bears for school children (400 kits and 200 bear patterns) Blood Drive Registration: If you are interested in donating blood at Glen Mar Church, you can give blood at the Day of Service on Monday, January 21, 2019. Blood donations are from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. The Red Cross will accept walk-ins but is giving preference to those who register for a time slot. You can schedule an appointment at https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive. When scheduling an appointment, please enter 21043 as the donation zip code. Then, scroll to Monday, January 21, 2019 and select Glen Mar Church’s blood drive. Once selected, you can choose your donation type and time. “All presenting donors receive a voucher for a FREE pound of Dunkin Donuts Coffee, while supply last!” Come prepared by eating a light meal and drinking plenty of water. Bring a photo ID and the names of medications you are taking. Please remember that you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health to donate blood. Planned Activities for Any Age: On-site food collection for the Sandtown community in Baltimore: non-perishable food items On-site clothes collection for homeless (Sandtown area): coats, hats, socks, gloves, and blankets On-site collection of gently used shoes for those in need of footwear: any size (Goal: 200 pairs of shoes) Health screening for 16 years old and up (BMI & blood pressure screening, & pre-diabetes risk assessment) Planned Off-site Activities for 8th graders and up: Several all-day off-site activities (meet at church at 8:30 am, bring a bag lunch and two water bottles)

Ellicott City, MD

1/21/19 8:30 AM

Happy Helpers Preparation

On this day, we gather at the 7-Eleven and travel to the Happy Helpers Headquarters, where we prepare sandwiches and goodies for the homeless. You can meet at Happy Helpers headquarters located at 1550 Catons Center Drive Halethorpe, MD 21227 at 11:30am.

Glen Burnie, MD

1/19/19 11:00 AM +more

Happy Helpers Distribution

On this day, we distribute all the food, clothes, and love we have to the homeless, in person. We meet at the 7-Eleven, located at: 7701 Quarterfield Road, Glen Burnie, MD 21061 around 12:45pm. Additionally, the distribution center is located at Our Daily Bread: 725 Fallsway, Baltimore, MD 21202. You can meet here at 1:30pm.

Baltimore, MD

1/20/19 1:00 PM +more

East Baltimore's MLK Day of Service

Join us for our 8th Annual community service event in East Baltimore honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hosted by Southern Baptist Church and the New Broadway East Community Association and organized by The 6th Branch. We can't wait to see you there! We will be conducting projects with doing light demolition, overgrowth removal, and large scale trash clean-up. This is a family friendly event! Also, it is January so please dress in layers and be prepared for the cold. If you are planning on attending the day of service, follow this link to register and fill out the online waiver which is located in the ticket field. https://the6thbranch.z2systems.com/np/clients/the6thbranch/event.jsp?event=4160&&fbclid=IwAR1irWJI9_SwWxWpHWt4LPl8BU27raJXhI-z8Ym2wGdIN7w4ePBQvW3IGoU If you have any questions please email Colin Lyman at colinlyman@the6thbranch.org.

Baltimore, MD

1/21/19 8:30 AM

Volunteering with a Group or Family?

Parents/adults signing up with children

Parents/adults who wish to volunteer with children younger than 13 should create a team. The parent/adult can then “sign up with a team” for an opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Family & Youth Group Volunteers.

Groups

Groups interested in volunteering for an opportunity should create a Volunteer Team. One person will be the Team Leader and register as a volunteer on this site then create a team. The Team Leader will then “sign up with a team” for an opportunity selecting the team members who will volunteer. Click here for more information related to Group Volunteers.

 

Can’t volunteer on January 21st? Volunteers are needed throughout the year. In the spirit of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, we encourage you to volunteer with our partner organizations at another time. There are a variety opportunities available and new ones are always being added. Visit www.volunteerhoward.org for a current listing of volunteer opportunities or sign-up for a Volunteering Made Easy training to learn more. 

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us at 410.715.3172 or info@volunteerhoward.org
 

 

2019 Participating Partner Organizations
(click on organization name to learn more and link to their current opportunities).

 


Volunteer Center

6310 Hillside Ct.
Columbia, MD 21046 
410-715-3172