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MLK Day of Service 2017

MLK Day 2015 Food volunteers

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said,

“Life’s most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”

Each year, the University of Washington in partnership with United Way of King County hosts the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: an event that places nearly two thousand volunteers in day-long service projects throughout King County, providing vital people-power to organizations that support our county’s most vulnerable populations.

Join us this MLK Day 2017 (January 16th) and serve!

Register for a Service Project

Registration for service projects will open in early December!

There are two ways to volunteer during MLK Day service. You can sign up to be a project leader and recruit a team or you can sign up for a public project.

Public Projects: If you are looking to register as an individual volunteer, you will need to select from one of the projects labeled “Public Project”. These projects already have a Volunteer Project Leader assigned and are open to the general public to join. Simply click the “register” link for the project you want to join and follow the prompts.

Project Leaders: Your leadership is key to this event’s success! If you are interested in signing up to be a Volunteer Project Leader, review the instructions and then select a project from the list on the registration site. Once you register, you will have the option of keeping your project private and recruiting your own friends, family, or colleagues to volunteer OR making your project public so that anyone can join!

This event is part of the President’s United We Serve initiative which, calls for Americans from all walks of life to work together to provide solutions to our nations most pressing problems.

Check out photos from last year

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