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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.


Donate groceries or personal care items to the Newton Community Freedge

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.


Fill Kids Club Bags for the Centre Street Food Pantry

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

Volunteer at the Giving Factory Warehouse

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.

Sort Donated Goods for Cradles to Crayons at Home

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.


Build a birthday in a box for Birthday Wishes

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.


Collect and create hygiene or Welcome Home kits for Boston shelter Heading Home


Help animals at the MSPCA adoption center in Boston

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.


Help Community Servings prepare nutritious food (Age 13+)

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.


DIY Projects for Youth & Families from the Points of Light Foundation


Community Walk & Hands-on service projects with Cambridge MLK Day of Service

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.


Boston Cares: MLK Day Virtual Volunteering Opportunities

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 volunteers@bostoncares.org by Wednesday, January 13th to participate


Participate in Citizen Science

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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