To honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and partners will be mobilizing nearly 2,000 volunteer opportunities across 73 community projects as part of the 12th Annual MLK Weekend of Service.
From sprucing up libraries and school gardens to sorting books for kids to packaging donated food for families in need, the MLK Weekend of Service offers countless opportunities for community members to give back and help build Dr. King’s vision throughout the Portland metro region.
The event runs from Friday, January 18 through Monday, January 21 with volunteer projects each day.
For a full list of volunteer activities throughout the weekend, please visit United Way's MLK event page.
MLK Weekend of Service is an integral part of United Way of the Columbia-Willamette’s 10-year agenda focused on reducing childhood poverty and advancing racial equity. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler will be volunteering on Monday, January 21 at SOLVE's cleanup MLK event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Irving Park, 707 NE Fremont St.
Each volunteer project will have a United Way staff member or Volunteer Leader available onsite to answer questions.