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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020

 

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 20, 2020

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

2020 MLK Jr. 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 on 2020 Day of Service at Glen Mar Chruch

 

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MLK Day of Service Opportunities

Photographers - MLK Day of Service

Seeking four (4) event savvy photographers to take photographs and video of the kick-off event and service projects for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2020. Two volunteers each will be needed onsite and offiste. Creative direction and the kinds of photos being requested will be provided on/or before the day of service. Volunteers' personal camera equipment is required (digital cameras preferred). Over 18 please. Two (2) volunteers will be needed onsite from 8:30 - 11am to capture the events and activities occuring at the Ascend One Building (8930 Stanford Blvd., Suite 201, Columbia, MD 21045). Two (2) volunteers, using their personal vehicles will be needed to travel to various locations to capture other MLK Day of Service activities taking place around the Columbia area until 11:30am. Volunteers will meet at the Ascend One Building (8930 Stanford Blvd., Suite 201, Columbia, MD 21045) at 9am for instructions and activity locations. This is a great volunteer opportunity to participate in honoring and living out the legacy of Dr. King along with other volunteers by capturing the essence of the day's activities and people serving the community.

Columbia, MD

1/20/20 8:30 AM + more

MLK Day To Serve

Come join us for the MLK day to serve. Ideas for service could include sharing stories about the unique culture diversity of both volunteers and clients reflecting the spirit of MLK. Other ideas could include an art project helping our clients make cards of encouragement echoing MLK ideas and values. The card would 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

1/20/20 10:00 AM

Volunteers Needed for "I Can, I Will" Create Peace Workshop

We are seeking volunteers to help with the "I Can, I Will" Create Peace Workshop on January 20, 2020, from 8:30-11am. Volunteers will assist with the setup and break down. Volunteers are also invited to participate in the workshop as well. Every year HopeWorks partners with the county executive to offer a workshop on community healing for the MLK Day of Service. In this interactive workshop, HopeWorks 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. To volunteer, please RSVP using the link below. RSVP: https://wearehopeworks.charityproud.org/VolunteerRegistration/Index/?activity=5382&date=1/20/2020 ​Point of Contact: Vanita Leatherwood (Leatherwood@wearehopeworks.org)

Columbia, MD

1/20/20 8:30 AM

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

Everyone can do something. HopeWorks of Howard County will present the “I Can, I Will Create Peace 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

1/20/20 9:30 AM

"I've Been to the Mountaintop:" a Listening Session for Men - MLK Day of Service

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work in the civil rights movement is only a part of his legacy as one of the world’s foremost humanitarian committed to non-violent activism. “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” Dr. King’s final speech before he was assassinated, was one of his most impassioned and fervent calls to action. He asked every member of society to not lose hope and to hold steadfast to the dreams of a more just and free world. Please join us for this important conversation in honoring Dr. King’s commitment to equality and justice. We will explore the intersections of race and gender with gendered violence, and how to create stronger, safer, and healthier communities. This listening session aspires to be a place that: supports men’s voices, provides an opportunity to help shape programming, and solidifies an empowered and equal partnership in the feminist movement. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, 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

1/20/20 9:30 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. We will provide the instructions and tools needed. 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. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, 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. Click here for more information related to volunteering with a group.

Columbia, MD

1/20/20 10:30 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. Note: 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

1/20/20 9:30 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. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, 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

1/20/20 10:00 AM

Volunteering Made Easy - MLK Day of Service

Volunteering Made Easy Audience: Community members interested in learning how to identify and participate in volunteer opportunities that meet their schedule and interests beyond MLK Day of Service. 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, always wanted to volunteer but weren't quite sure how to begin or is just looking for new opportuntities, this one-hour session is for you.

Columbia, MD

1/20/20 10:15 AM

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. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, 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

1/20/20 11:00 AM

STEM Center Projects: Including Robot Rebuildling, LEGO sorting, and more!

The USRA STEMaction Center has a buffet of small volunteer projects that we're aiming to complete on the MLK day of Service. Some projects include: building robots for our training set, basic carpentry to add shelves/door to existing structures, organizing supplies, and putting up decor. This is a great opportunity to bring your family and friends. This project is also appropriate for ages 13 and up. Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, 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

1/20/20 11:00 AM

MLK Jr. Day of Service

Our sixth annual Day of Service will be hosted at Glen Mar Church partnering with Ames Memorial UMC, St John Baptist Church, and Terps Against Hunger. Join us for family-friendly short-term service activities for ages 5 to 105 that will make a positive difference in our community. There will be about 18 different on-site and a couple off-site activities. The activities help with food security, community development, public health, and support the morale of service members. The Day of Service offers individuals, families, and friends, the opportunity to serve together. We hope to attract over 1,400 people (last year’s attendance was 1,345) and package over 100,000 meals. We will also hold a blood drive with the American Red Cross. So, come for an 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 schoolteachers and childcare workers (Goal: 40 dozen cookies) Writing letters and drawing pictures for service members and others (Goal: 500 letters) Making no-sew fleece blankets for students and elderly (Goal: 45 blankets) Planned Activities for 8 years old and up: Sewing pillowcases for people during a hospital stay and recovery (Goal: 150 pillowcases) 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 (Goal: starting 15 different pieces) Making Tic-Tac-Toe kits and flannel Teddy Bears for school children (400 kits and 200 bear patterns) Planned Activities for Any Age: On-site food collection for the Sandtown community in Baltimore: non-perishable food items On-site gently used clothes collection for needy (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) Note: To signup a volunteer that does not meet the minimum age only the minimum age with adult age, 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.

Ellicott City, MD

1/20/20 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 20th? 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
 

 

2020 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