Below are upcoming MLK Day of Service projects hosted by Washington Service Corps sites. For Washington Service Corps Members: If you would like us to add your service project to the list, please contact your Program Coordinator.

  • Event hosted on 1/17 is focused on habitat restoration in Snoqualmie with the Green Snoqualmie Partnership. No experience is necessary as training and tools will be provided onsite. More information here
  • Event hosted Saturday 1/15.
  • Note: All volunteers are required to wear masks in the office space and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  

  • After two years of remote classes due to the pandemic, we are excited to welcome our students back into the building for in-person instruction in January. We have a variety of volunteer projects to prepare a warm and inviting environment that will make our students feel welcomed. We would love a group of volunteers to put their skills to use by assisting with one or all of the following: 

    • Our GED students will be engaging in hands-on science projects next quarter that involve growing plants at home. Help create instructional videos to demonstrate how it’s done!
    • We have a private outdoor courtyard that has become somewhat dreary over the winter. Spruce it up by spreading compost and planting flowers!
    • Help us get organized by neatly arranging our cupboard of class and office supplies, and recycling paper files that have gone digital.
    • Get our carpets looking spiffy! We will be renting carpet cleaning machines for two energetic volunteers to use on our ground-level floors. 
    • Extra credit: Make a Goodwill run with surplus office furniture.
  • To attend please email Rachel at rachelj@literacysource.org

Join us for a day of planting on the Union River Wildlife Area, located at the Salmon Center. We will be installing and mulching 100 native plant species in this critical salmon habitat. Make sure to keep an eye on the weather for the event – we recommend boots, warm clothes, gloves, and as always be prepared for rain!

Day: Saturday, January 17th 2022

Time: 10am-3pm

Location: 600 NE Roessel RD. / Belfair WA 98528

Register here

Monday, January 17
9:30 am – 12:00 pm, and 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Randall Preserve, Olympia

More information & Register here: https://capitollandtrust.org/mlk-day-at-randall-preserve/

The World Relief AmeriCorps members are hosting a volunteer event at Paradise Parking Plots community garden on Monday, January 17th from 9am-12pm for Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. During this family friendly event, we will be working on various off-season garden tasks such as removing invasive plants and mulching. More information as well as volunteer registration can be found here: https://volunteer.uwkc.org/need/detail/?need_id=641847.

Join us on Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service for a tree planting work party! We will be at our Powell Pastures property(near Yelm) to plant more native trees and shrubs at this site, which already supports some of our most mature plantings!

The work party will host two shifts. Shift #1 from 9AM – 12PM. And shift #2 from 1-3:30PM. If you plan on staying all day, please register for both shifts so we don’t exceed our parking capacity! Working at this site will involve a short walk across the pasture.

We are still following state guidelines in regards to COVID-19 safety practices.

Volunteers and staff will maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet whenever possible and are encouraged to wear a mask if you are not vaccinated.

Once you register, you will receive an email with specific directions to the site. If you have questions, please feel free to e-mail Maya, our Community Engagement Coordinator at maya@nisquallylandtrust.org.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mlk-day-of-service-planting-work-party-mon-jan-17th-registration-229534783717

 Join the Kitsap Conservation District in riparian restoration and native tree maintenance at Olalla Creek, WA! 

Day: Monday, January 17th, 2022 (MLK Jr. Day)

Time: 10am-2pm

Location: Olalla Creek in Kitsap County, WA

To register for this event and learn more: https://kcdmlk2022.bpt.me/ 

Greenhouse Volunteer Day

Date: 1/17/2022

Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00/4:00 PM 

Location: Greenhouse on Sauk Ave. in Darrington, WA
Event Details: We will be building tables/garden beds, and organizing the garden/greenhouse area to ensure the longevity of the Darrington School Greenhouse. We will conclude the volunteer day with a trash clean-up around the Darrington community.
Suggested Gear: Durable and warm clothing, gloves/mittens, hiking/work boots, rain gear, water bottle, lunch, snacks, mask.
RSVP: Email kimz@glacierpeakinstitute.org to RSVP. We will provide gear if need be, please include what gear you would like to borrow in your RSVP email.

Maple Tree Planting

Date: 1/17/2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Pressentin Park, 60060 State Rte 20, Marblemount, WA 98267
Event Details: Glacier Peak Institute has partnered with Skagit Fisheries Enhancement Group to assist with planting and restoring maple trees to their original home. 
Suggested Gear: Durable and warm clothing, gloves/mittens, hiking/work boots, rain gear, water bottle, snacks.
RSVP: Email emma@glacierpeakinstitute.org to RSVP. We will provide gear if need be, please include what gear you would like to borrow in your RSVP email.

Shoreline Restoration Event
January 17, 2022
12 – 3 pm
Museum portico, at Fort Worden State Park

Join us for our 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service in Fort Worden State Park on January 17th, noon-3pm. All ages are welcome.

More information here: https://ptmsc.org/events

Monday, January 17, 2022

Volunteer with us by spending 3 hours at one of 6 active sites across Puyallup and Fircrest. Activities will include planting native plants that support our local wildlife and pollinators and taking out the plants that threaten this habitat.

More information and register here: https://piercecd.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=2143

In order to support St. Vincent Center’s clients struggling with homelessness, we are collecting: Blankets, Socks, and Undergarments for Men and Women Donations will be collected January 5- 14, 2022 at Catholic Charities 5301 Tieton Drive Yakima, WA 98908. These will be sorted at St. Vincent Center on January 17, 2022 (Contact us if you want to volunteer!)

More information and register here: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3443560.jsp

2022 MLK Day Cleanup at Lincoln Park

January 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This event is now full. Please email Jessica@pugetsoundkeeper.org if you would like to join the waitlist.