Portland, OR. For the eleventh 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 volunteer over MLK Weekend, which is January 12th – 15th. You can take action across Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark Counties and make a difference to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Many spots are already filled, but you can see some opportunities for the MLK Weekend  by clicking here.

Here are some photos from the 2017 Portland area MLK Day of Service to inspire you. Below the photos are some specific volunteer jobs to consider.

Volunteer opportunities, (click title for more info.)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12TH 

Portland
9:00am Portland Parks & Recreation No Ivy League Volunteer Event (age 6+) ​
9:30am Get Books to Children at Children’s Book Bank (age 10+) ​

10:00am Y Share Cleaning & Maintenance (age 14+)  
11:00am Setup for Mother & Child’s No-Cost Shopping Day (age 10+)
12:00pm Paint it Up at Lambert House (age 12+) 
1:00pm Wisdom of the Elders Winter Spruce-up (age 8+)
4:30pm Serve a Meal: Blanchet House (age 12+)

Beaverton
1:00pm Prepare And Polish Scholls Heights Elementary School (age 8+)

Tigard
11:00am Chelsea’s Closet Costume Sort (age 18+)

Vancouver
8:30am Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) 
4:30pm Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13TH

Beaverton
8:00am Fir Grove Elementary School Fix-Up (age 8+) 

Portland
9:00am Eco Crew At Tryon Creek (age 8+) 9:00am Albina Coop Gardening and Farming Day (age 8+)​ 9:15am Support Parent Shoppers at Client Care Day (age 10+)​
9:30am Get Out & Garden at Pier Community Garden (age 8+) 
9:30am Get Books to Children at Children’s Book Bank (age 10+) 
10:00am DeRail the Nails: An Adventure in Sustainable Salvage (age 14+)
10:00am Spruce Up Dog Walking Paths at OHS (age 12+)​
10:00am Home Improvement Saturday at the Family Center (age 12+)​
12:00pm Get Books to Children at Children’s Book Bank (age 10
6:30pm Games, Snacks, & Friendship (age 18+)

​Tualatin
9:00am Build Community while Restoring Brookhaven Woods (age 10+)​

Vancouver
8:30am Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) 
2:30pm Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) 
4:30pm Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14TH

Beaverton
1:00am Knit for Newborns (age 6+)

Portland
10:00am DeRail the Nails: An Adventure in Sustainable Salvage (age 14+) 

3:00pm Potluck in the Park Recycling and Clean Up Crew (age 16+)

Vancouver
10:00am YWCA Shelter Painting Project (age 18+)

MONDAY, JANUARY 15TH

Beaverton
9:30am Bink-A-Thon: Sewing Machine Blanket Brigade! (age 12+)
9:30am Bink-A-Thon: Make Blankets for Children! (age 5+)

Hillsboro
9:00am Spruce up the Hillsboro Library (age 5+) – FULL

Portland
9:00am Kids! Sort & Package Supplies for Families @ Buckman (age 4+) 
9:00am Garden Clean Up Day at Gilbert Park (age 12+) 
9:00am Join SOLVE to clean up MLK Blvd! (age 16+)
9:00am Weatherize Homes with the Community Energy Project (age 18+) – FULL
9:00am Spruce Up the Hansen Shelter (age 18+)

Tigard
2:00pm Pitch-in at Tigard Library! (age 10+)

Vancouver
9:00am MLK Day Ivy Pull at Blandford Canyon (age 9+)

Many other nonprofit organizations are offering volunteer opportunities. Here’s a link to a list for more ideas:

https://www.portlandsocietypage.com/partners/

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