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MLK Day of Service Kid Friendly Volunteer Opportunities 2022

MLK Day of Service Kid Friendly Volunteer Opportunities 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. lived his life in the service of others. To celebrate his life and work, many people choose to observe MLK Day as a day on, not a day off. By doing service projects or volunteering, children can see that their actions make a meaningful impact right here in their community.

Some fun ways to do this are to give kids a budget and let them shop for what they want, ask them to pick their favorite healthy snacks for children who might be hungry, or even go through your pantry at home and donate a few extra items that you have.

Help bring food & snacks to school-age children by bringing food that kids like to eat

Volunteer in person or at your own home for Cradles to Crayons

A volunteer shift in The Giving Factory Warehouse involves hands on processing of the donated goods that flow in on a regular basis. Each station in the warehouse includes inspecting, sorting, and packaging donations. These donations will ultimately be distributed to the children that Cradle to Crayon serves.

Through Giving Factory at Home, Cradles to Crayons offers activities for you and your family to continue helping to provide essential items to local kids from the safety of your home.

Put together a box that contains everything necessary for a great birthday celebration. This program serves homeless children in domestic violence shelters and almost any living situation.

Host a hot chocolate stand, go on an adoption quest, post flyers about adoption events, dress up in a dog or cat cost at MSPCA special events, or hold a dog biscuit bake sale.

Community Servings prepares nutritious food for critically and chronically ill clients to improve and maintain their help. Volunteers will help prepare scratch-made medically tailored meals.

Take a community walk through Cambridge’s Port Neighborhood to learn about and be inspired by stories of Cambridge’s own Black and Brown history. Service projects include making valentines, creating blankets and scarves, and collecting food, books, clothing and diapers.

Opportunities will include remote volunteering projects including hearing from community partners, receiving guided instruction on letter writing, mask making, and more. Conversations on race, equity, Ana’s community issues will be facilitated by local experts.

Volunteers under the age of 18 must submit a completed Parent Guardian Form and email it to by Wednesday, January 13th to participate

Help federal agencies accelerate innovation through public participation

The JCC is hosting service events this MLK Day.

Newton School Vacation Day: Nature Edition 9am-3pm (there is a cost for this event)

Boston Stand UP for the for the Earth and Each Other 10:30am (there is a cost for this event)

Small Act, Big Impacts: A Day of Service(included with Museum Admission)

The Discovery Museum in Acton is holding a Day of Service and birthday supplies drive. Assemble no sew beds and create simple toys for local shelter animals. Make a birthday card and help collect “Birthday-in-a-Box” supplies to support local charities.

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