As we reflect on the legacy and impact of a man who dedicated his life to serving others and uplifting those voices who were and still are oppressed, we honor and acknowledge this day of service. Today, and throughout the week, we encourage you to volunteer with an organization or group you are passionate about. Check out the links below for where you can volunteer or engage within the Portland and Seattle regions, as well as virtual opportunities. Join us as we serve our communities and celebrate the significance of MLK Day.
For the green thumbs and other service volunteer work:
Check out the list of opportunities through Green Seattle Partnership.
Volunteer for the MLK Day Beet Hunger Harvest through United Way.
Check out a list of opportunities through the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership.
View the volunteer opportunity calendar at SOLVE.
Socially distant volunteer ideas:
Check out the Thrifty Guardian's post on socially distant volunteer ideas.
For online performances & tributes:
Check out the Washington State Historical Society's list of performances.
Watch Lift Every Voice Legacy in partnership with Communities of Color Coalition's event "Becoming Brave."
Stream the World Arts Foundation's Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute.
For online education:
Educate yourself at Seattle Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition
Join King County Library System's event "The Journey to Becoming an Anti-Racist Family."
Register for United Way's "Virtual Panel on Philanthropy & Advancing Racial Equity."
Participate in Portland State University's "Living the Legacy" series of events.
For the activists march in Seattle:
For more information on the march go to Seattle Martin Luther King, Jr. Organization Coalition's website.