Celebrate a Day of Service
Honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. at one of these service events in Portland. All of the community activities below are free to attend, yet most ask you to RSVP if you plan on attending on Jan. 21. Follow each link for the necessary details, to register, and to check for any changes.
Want to give back in honor of MLK? HandsOn Greater Portland has coordinated more than 75 volunteer opportunities from Jan. 18-21. Spots are filling up fast. Sign up today!
MLK Day also marks the first of 5 free entrance days to U.S. national parks. Visit Fort Vancouver, or another national park in Oregon or Washington.
Volunteer your time to improve habitat at Indian Creek Natural Area. Be ready to work hard with your community from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Make sure you RSVP.
Partake in the Clinton Street Theater’s fifteenth annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr., and celebrate MLK Day with the screening of King: A Filmed Record. This 7 p.m. free screening, but donations are encouraged.
Looking for an event to take your little ones to? The Mittleman Jewish Community Center is hosting a family-friendly event with a puppet show, story time, crafts, and bring socks to donate to those in need. The event starts at 10 a.m.
Plant native trees and shrubs near Burnt Bridge Creek. Meet at Fort Vancouver High School at 8:45 a.m. for a volunteer orientation. Register here.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m. for a free performance and community reading of Dr. King’s speech “Our God is Marching On.” Claim your spot.
Join World Arts Foundation, Inc. as we celebrate the 34th Anniversary of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr! This year’s theme: “We’ve Come This Far…” The event starts at 11 a.m. at the Highland Christian Center.
Reed College will be hosting a community day of engagement on Jan. 21. The whole day is free, starting at 12 p.m. RSVP here.
Portland Backpack invites you to help your community by packing food sacks and participate is fun, family-friendly activities at Rigler Elementary School. The event starts at 1 p.m.
Meet at Cosube Surf before walking MLK Blvd cleaning up trash and cigarette butts to ensure they do not reach and pollute our waterways from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Claim your spot here.
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