Service Opportunities Nearby for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Find out where you can volunteer in Montgomery County this weekend.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a time to celebrate the civil rights activist and his life's work, but it's also an opportunity to volunteer in the community. Find out how various groups in Montgomery County are serving:

Weed Warrior

Montgomery Parks has organized a special Weed Warrior National Day of Service project on Monday at Rock Creek Regional Park.

Beret Park Clean-Up

Montgomery Parks, the Rock Creek Conservancy and volunteers from other groups will come together for a Saturday morning clean-up of the Beret Neighborhood Conservation Area of Rock Creek in Aspen Hill. Meet at 3400 Beret Lane, Aspen Hill, at 9 a.m.

Service Projects and Volunteer Fair

The Bethesda North Conference Center will host a service projects and volunteer fair on Monday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants can assist with projects helping children, seniors and veterans, from packing food boxes and lunches for shelters to making fleece blankets for Montgomery Hospice. Learn more at the Montgomery County Volunteer Services website here.

Silver Spring Service Site

The Volunteer Center is partnering with Youth Activities of Seventh Day Adventist in hosting a service site location at the Silver Spring Civic Building on Monday, Jan. 21 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.   Contact Erica Wilson at wheatonsda@hotmail.com or 240-383-7428 for more information about the event.


Do you know of other service opportunities this weekend in Wheaton and Montgomery County? Tell us in the comments!

Avocado January 18, 2013 at 03:51 AM
Here's a website that's supposed to include all opportunities for the National Day of Service. http://www.2013pic.org/service Should be a fun day! :)
Ed Murtagh January 18, 2013 at 01:05 PM
Don't forget about the MLK project going on in the Sligo Creek side of Wheaton! MLK Service Projects in Sligo Creek Park When: Monday, January 21st. Sligo Litter Cleanup (Organized by Hiking Along) When 9:30am – 11:00am ... Where Playground on Sligo Creek Parkway between Colesville Rd. and Forest Glen Rd. near Burnett Ave, Silver Spring, MD Description Gloves, bags and SSL forms provided. Hot coco to warm up afterwards. Rain or shine. No registration needed. TRASH AND IN...VASIVE REMOVAL When 1:30pm – 3:30pm Where SLIGO CREEK PARK UNIVERSITY STORMWATER PONDS - Kemp Mill Plaza where it meets the Sligo Creek Bike path- Arcola and Lamberton is the Kemp Mill Plaza entrance Description: We will remove invasives on the far side of the dam at the base of the stormwater ponds and pick up trash in the whole area. Meet at the base of Kemp Mill plaza where it meets the Sligo Creek bike path OR turn left onto the bike path and see us working at the stormwater ponds on the right. If you are biking from the south the stormwater ponds are on the left after you cross University blvd on the bike path
Esther French (Editor) January 18, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Thanks for sharing the website!
Esther French (Editor) January 18, 2013 at 02:42 PM
Thanks, Ed!
Melissa Chotiner January 28, 2013 at 06:56 PM
Thanks for helping us get the word out about these important cleanups and thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen. You can check out some photos from the events on Montgomery Parks Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/montgomeryparks.
Esther French (Editor) January 28, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Thanks for sharing those photos, Melissa!


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