MLK Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities

Event Date: 
Monday, January 18, 2021 - 12:00am

The United Way of Greater Charlottesville in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy and AmeriCorps present projects in conjunction with MLK Day of Service. MLK Day is our nation’s only National Day of Service. We hope you can take time on or around this day to connect with a nonprofit. These projects and more make a difference in our community. To find more information about nonprofits, ongoing volunteer needs, and volunteer coordinator contact information visit cvillevolunteer.org. If you are part of a faith-based organization or non-profit or public school that wants to list an MLK Day service project, please contact United Way of Greater Charlottesville’s Community Outreach Coordinator: Anna Porter (aporter@unitedwaycville.org; 434-972-1715).

Please note: space is limited for all projects due to Covid-19 protocols and restrictions.

Hunger (Dates vary)

Join the B.F. Yancey Community Food Pantry for a food box packing volunteer opportunity. Two to three additional packing volunteers are needed on January 20th from 12-3:30 pm. Mask-wearing and social distancing will be enforced. Teens are welcome accompanied by an adult volunteer. Email or call Anna Porter to register for a spot (aporter@unitedwaycville.org; 434-972- 1715).

Hunger (Dates vary)

Join the B.F. Yancey Community Food Pantry for a food distribution volunteer opportunity. One to two additional food distribution volunteers are needed on January 9th between the hours of 8:30 to 12:30 pm and on January 22nd from 2 to 6 pm. Mask-wearing and social distancing will be enforced. Teens are welcome accompanied by an adult volunteer. Email or call Anna Porter to register for a spot (aporter@unitedwaycville.org; 434-972- 1715).

Environment (1/15)

Join The Nature Conservancy and Charlottesville Parks to remove invasive English ivy from trees at Northeast Park! Please bring your own gloves. To sign up contact Caitlin Embly, AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, at caitlin.embly@tnc.org. *

Environment (1/18)

Join The Nature Conservancy on MLK Day to clean up your watershed. This cleaning will remove plastic bottles and other debris from various locations in Charlottesville like Meadow Creek and Pollock's Branch. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. To sign up contact Caitlin Embly, AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, at caitlin.embly@tnc.org. *

Environment (1/18)

Join The Nature Conservancy and Charlottesville Parks to remove invasive kudzu vines from trees at Fry's Spring! Meet next to 122 Park Road, off JPA Extended by Fry's Spring Beach Club. Please bring your own gloves. To sign up contact Caitlin Embly, AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, at caitlin.embly@tnc.org. *

Environment (1/18)

Join Crozet Trails Crew for a trail improvement project! This project will help improve the drainage of a pedestrian tunnel in Crozet by moving and spreading gravel across the walkway. Equipment will be provided. To sign up contact Caitlin Embly, AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, at caitlin.embly@tnc.org.

Environment (1/18)

Join Wildrock a Playscape Spruce-Up! Volunteers will help with a variety of jobs, such as putting down flagstone to lead to a rock outcropping play area, collecting sticks to refurbish a giant play nest, sanding and putting lindseed oil on the mud kitchen, and helping put gravel on paths around the playscape. Equipment will be provided. To sign up contact Caitlin Embly, AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, at caitlin.embly@tnc.org.

* Volunteers must read and sign our COVID field guidelines and answer health screening questions.