Athens MLK Day of Service 2019
For those wanting to make it “A Day On and Not a Day Off,” volunteer opportunities are still available for the Athens Martin Luther King JR Day of Service on Monday, January 21st. There are more than 20 different volunteer site to choose from. Activities range from outdoor landscaping projects and tree planting, to book sorting and litter clean-ups.
The kick-off celebration takes place from 8:30 to 9:30 am at the Cedar Shoals High School gymnasium.
The first 300 registered volunteers will receive free t-shirts, and a light breakfast will be served.
Participants will hear from several speakers before heading out to their sites around 9:30, where most will work until 1 pm. Those under age 18 must be registered by their parent or guardian. Those 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult while working.
Congress created the federal holiday in 1994. This is the 17th Annual Day of Service in Athens.