Take part in a Day of Service project to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - AZEdNews
Sections    Wednesday January 29th, 2020
Twitter Profile Facebook Profile LinkedIn Profile RSS Profile
| SUBSCRIBE

Take part in a Day of Service project to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


  • |
  • Hands on Greater Phoenix   |  

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service: Make It A Day On, Not A Day Off Logo Logo Courtesy Hands On Greater Phoenix

Take the time to honor the legacy left by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by getting out and giving back!

The MLK Weekend of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

Please consider volunteering your time at one of these two exciting projects below!

Take part in a Day of Service project to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Hands-on-Greater-Phoenix-1024x278
Hands on Greater Phoenix logo

Project Vitamin C: Saturday, January 18th | Glendale, AZ | 9 am-12 pm

Take part in a Day of Service project to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Citrus-picking-in-Glendale
Volunteers pick citrus at Sahuaro Ranch park as part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Weekend of service. Photo courtesy Hands on Greater Phoenix

Join us for one of the first picks of the citrus season at Sahuaro Ranch park as part of Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Service. Volunteers are needed to help pick citrus from trees at Saguaro Ranch park. Fruit will be collected in large bins and donated to local food banks, to help feed the community.

Volunteers will pick fruit from trees manually or using fruit gleaners and haul to designated areas. Long sleeved shirts, long pants, closed-toed shoes, and clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty are recommended. 

Fun and family friendly, minimum age 8. Individuals under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteer’s ages 16 & 17 who wish to participate without a parent/guardian must bring a signed Youth Waiver Form with them to the project.

A limited number of “fruit pickers/gleaners” are available, if you have one please bring it with you. Be sure to mark your name and phone number on any supplies you bring to the project. Thank you for participating and we look forward to seeing you at the project!

By signing up for volunteer opportunities and not attending, you may be depriving someone else the chance to participate and the volunteer opportunity of much-needed support. We look forward to seeing you at the project!

Operation MLK Veteran House Painting: Monday January 20th | Phoenix, AZ | 8 am-12 pm 

Join us as for our 2020 MLK Weekend of Service. Volunteers are needed to help paint the home of Eli Flores. Eli is an 85 year old post Korean War veteran who served his country proudly in the United States Army. Help us as we bring back a new shine to the neighborhood. No experience is necessary; all training, tools and materials will be provided that day.

The minimum age to volunteer with a parent or guardian is 16 years old. Volunteers who are 16 & 17 coming without a parent or guardian need to bring a signed Youth Waiver Form.

Volunteers should wear clothes that can get paint on them and closed-toe shoes. We look forward to seeing you at the project! 

By signing up for volunteer opportunities and not attending, you may be depriving someone else the chance to participate and the volunteer opportunity of much-needed support.

Volunteering in Arizona
Take part in a Day of Service project to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Arizona-Gives-Back-infographic-1024x538
Arizona Gives Back infographic courtesy of Hands On Greater Phoenix
The Corporation for National and Community Service has released their 2018 Volunteering in America report. 30% of Arizonans volunteered, ranking Arizona 34th among the states.

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale ranked 21st among cities with 32.3% of residents volunteering!

Arizonans not only gave their time, 52% of residents donated $25 or more to charity.

Let’s continue that great work as we head into 2020!

Click here to read the rest of Arizona’s service highlights!


HandsOn Greater Phoenix is a nonprofit volunteer management organization. We address community needs by coordinating volunteer opportunities for individuals from all walks of life. We partner with a wide range of community service organizations and government agencies to tackle issues like homelessness, hunger, education, animal welfare, environmental challenges, and so much more.

Whether you’re interested in one-time volunteer opportunities or making a long-term commitment, we have a way for YOU to give back to your community.

Volunteer where you’re needed most. Sign up or donate today!