Volunteer


 MLK Day 2017 is Monday, January 16, 2017

The Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is the largest MLK Day event in the nation

YOU can play a part

Join us for the Unitarian Society of Germantown's 

Martin Luther King Day of Service 2017

Pre-register on-line NOW - Pre-registration closes at 

12:00 PM on Saturday January 14

Read about this year's projects below, pick one and Pre-Register

Because of the limited number of people that can be accommodated at the off-site projects, we ask that you pre-register. Please be aware that pre-registering does not guarantee your requested assignment, but we will try to fulfill your request, if possible. 

Pre-registration is highly recommended for on-site projects. It is helpful to us if you register in advance so that we can anticipate how many volunteers to expect and what projects each volunteer is interested in.

Brief descriptions of the projects are given below. 
To pre-register, review the projects, pick the one that interests you, then click on Pre-Register at the top of this page to sign-up. 

Pre-registration will end at 12:00 PM on Saturday January 14.

Even if you are not pre-registered, come to the Unitarian Society of Germantown (USG) beginning at 8:00 AM to participate in off-site projects that have not yet been filled and/or one or more of our "walk-in" on-site projects.

MLK Day of Service 2017 Projects

Off-site projects

Project E-01 CLOSED Winter Essential Kits
Volunteers will prepare and deliver winter essential kits for local seniors.This opportunity is appropriate for age 10+ with supervising adults who can drive.
10 volunteers needed, ages: 10+

Project E-02 Interim House-Carriage House Cleaning
Volunteers will do heavy cleaning of carriage house at a local service agency.
4 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Project E-03 Interim House-Copy Room and Basement Cleaning
Volunteers will do heavy cleaning of the copy room at a local service agency
4 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Project E-04 CLOSED TCRC  Cleanup and Painting and Laundry
Volunteers will help clean inside the headquarters of a local service agency.
10 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Project E-05 Green Tree Bulk Mailing
Volunteers will assist in preparing a bulk mailing for a local service agency. This opportunity is appropriate for ages 14+ with accompanying adult
6 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Project E-06 CLOSED FUMCOG Soup-Making
Volunteers will make soup for a local soup kitchen. This opportunity is appropriate for ages 14+ with supervising adult
10 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Project E-07 PIHN Plate/Bowl Making
Volunteers will make or glaze ceramic bowls to be used at PIHN Empty Bowl Dinner fundraiser. 40 volunteers are needed in two shifts of 20. Half the group will do glazing and half will make bowls. 
Volunteers are asked to contribute $5 for supplies. All ages. 

Project E-08 Wissahickon Cleanup
Volunteers will sanitize toys, clean pre-school rooms, and generally re-fresh areas for a local service agency.
20 volunteers needed, ages: all ages

Project E-09 Wissahickon Crochet and Knit
Volunteers will crochet/knit scarves, hats, and put together blankets for seniors at a local service agency.
7 volunteers needed, ages: 11+

Project E-10 Kaysim Court
Volunteers will nteract with mentally handicapped residents play games and listen to live music.
8 volunteers needed, ages: 11+

Project E-11 PIHN Cleanup
Volunteers will sanitize toys and clean up at a day center for families in transition
12 volunteers needed, ages: 11+

Project E-12 Germantown Life Enrichment Cleanup
Volunteers will conduct clean-up projects, plant seeds and paint.
20 volunteers needed, ages: 8+

Project E-13 Cliveden Convalescent Center
Volunteers will play games, do art projects, enjoy music, interact with the elderly.
20 volunteers needed, ages: 14+


 On-Site Projects at USG



Project I-01 CLOSED USG Soup-Making
Volunteeers will make soup for a local soup kitchen. This opportunity is appropriate for ages 14+ with supervising adult
6 volunteers needed, ages: 12+

Project I-02 Card Making
Volunteers will make nonpersonalized Valentine's cards cards for seniors at a local service agency. This opportunity is appropriate for children with a supervising adult.
30 volunteers needed, ages: 5+

Project I-03 CLOSED Breakfast Bag Assembly
Volunteers will assemble breakfast bags. This activity is appropriate for all ages  with a supervising adult.
15 volunteers needed, all ages

Project I-04 Thank You Notes
Volunteers will write thank you notes to MLK Day donors.
20 volunteers needed, all ages

Project I-05 Lunch Bags Decoration
Volunteers will decorate lunch bags for delivery to a local service agency.
50 volunteers needed, all ages

Project I-06 CLOSED Snack Bag Assembly
Volunteers will assemble trail mix bags for delivery to local school or service agency. This opportunity is appropriate for ages 5+ with supervising adult
20 volunteers needed, ages: 5+

Project I-07 Deliver Breakfasts, Lunches, Snacks
3 drivers (with car); others are needed to deliver bagged lunches, snacks, soup to local social service agencies as far as Center City. A passenger is encouraged.
8 volunteers needed, ages: 18+

Project I-08 Winter Coat Collection
**DONATION OPPORTUNITY** Winter coats will be collected and delivered to local social service agencies. Please bring your new or gently worn adult and children coats to USG for donation. No sign-up required.

Project I-09 UUPLAN Advocacy
Volunteers will participate in an inside letter writing around gun control or an outdoor petitioning advocacy campaign focusing on immigration and economic justice.
30 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Project I-10 CLOSED Lunch Bag/Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Assembly
Volunteers will assemble lunch bags for delivery to local service agency. This activity is appropriate for ages 9+ with a supervising adult. Peanut Butter will be used in this activity.
60 volunteers needed, ages: 9+

Project I-14 Germantown Avenue Clean Up
Volunteers will clean up trash and debris on sections of Germantown Avenue
10 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Project I-15 PIHN Houses Advocacy Project
Volunteers will build cardboard houses to collect donations for PIHN.
15 volunteers needed, ages: 5+


           Projects at Philadelphia Public Schools

Project S-01 Henry School Clean Up
Volunteers will do general cleaning at a local public school. This opportunity is appropriate for ages 15+ with supervising adult
10 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Project S-02 Lingelbach School Cleanup
Volunteers will with indoor and outdoor cleanup.
20 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Project S-03 Houston School Cleanup
Volunteers will help paint and clean.
10 volunteers needed, ages: 14+