The 2023 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service will take place on Monday, January 16, 2023.
The Athens MLK Day of Service is an annual celebration in support of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and commitment to service. In 1994, Congress made the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday an official day of service. Athens, Georgia is one of the thousands of cities across the United States that decided to make this "A Day On and Not a Day Off."
Call for Project Sites
A call for volunteer project sites for the 2023 MLK Day of Service opens on October 24, 2022, with the application closing on November 11. Complete the online project application to be considered for an MLK Day of Service project site.
The steering committee is looking for hands-on, meaningful service projects that can be conducted safely and will make a tangible impact on our community. Examples of past projects include: daffodil plantings along the 10-Loop, garden workdays, cemetery clean-ups, invasive species removal, litter clean-ups, painting projects, and trail clearing/beautification.
Check back later this year for 2023 volunteer registration information.
The annual MLK Day of Service kickoff will take place Monday, January 16, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. at the Clarke Central High School gym. Volunteers will enjoy morning refreshments, a performance by local choral group Athens Voices of Truth, and inspirational words by keynote speaker Rev. James Kendrick of East Friendship Baptist Church. The first 200 attendees will receive a t-shirt.
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