Volunteer


 MLK Day 2019 is Monday, January 21, 2019

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 2019

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

12:00 PM on Saturday January 19

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 19.

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 2019 Projects

Off-site projects
LL PROJECTS ARE CLOSED
Project E-01 Winter Essential Kits 
Volunteers will prepare & deliver winter essential kits for local seniors at UU House Outreach Program.
8 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Project E-02 Organizing Donations Closet
Volunteers will help sort donations at Interim House.
2 volunteers needed, ages: 18+

Project E-03 Basement Clean-Up
Volunteers will help cleaning & sorting basement & offices and shampooing a rug at Interim House.
3 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Project E-04 Soup-Making
Volunteers will make soup and brownies at Summit Presbyterian Church.
4 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Project E-05 PIHN Plate/Bowl Making
Volunteers will make ceramic bowls. $5 donation at Six Senses Collaborative Clay Studio.
30 volunteers needed, ages: all ages

Project E-06 Kaysim Court
Volunteers will interact with mentally handicapped residents at Kaysim Court.
5 volunteers needed, ages: 11+

Project E-07 PIHN Cleanup
Volunteers will sanitize toys and clean up center 
7 volunteers needed, ages: all ages

Project E-08 Life Enrichment Cleanup
Volunteers will conduct clean-up projects and plant seeds at Germantown Life Enrichment Center.
10 volunteers needed, ages: 8+

Project E-09 Cliveden Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Play games, do art projects, enjoy music, interact with the elderly.
15 volunteers needed, ages: 12+

Project E-10 Wayne and Johnson Cleanup
Volunteers will clean up trash on Wayne & Johnson Aves. 
8 volunteers needed, ages: 11+

Project E-11 Life Enrichment Painting
Volunteers will paint two classrooms at Germantown Life Enrichment Ctr.
8 volunteers needed, ages: 8+

Project E-12 Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club Painting
Volunteers will do touch up painting of rooms.
10 volunteers needed, ages: all ages

Project E-13 MLK Display at Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club
Make a decorative display about MLK
10 volunteers needed, ages: all ages

Project E-14 Soup Making
Make soup and brownies at Restoration.
5 volunteers needed, ages: all ages

Project E-15 Pleasant Playground Clean-up
Volunteers will clean-up playground at Pleasant Playground.   
             15 volunteers needed, ages: 3+

On-Site Projects at USG

          Project I-00 Breakfast and volunteer sign-in (USG Members/Friends only)
Prepare coffee, juice, bagels, pastries and sign in volunteers.
            10 volunteers needed, ages: 18+

          Project I-01 Soup-Making at USG
Volunteers will make soup and brownies for a local soup kitchen.
4 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

          Project I-02 Card Making
Volunteers will make non-personalized birthday cards for seniors at a local service agency.                                
            This opportunity is appropriate for children with a supervising adult.
25 volunteers needed, ages: 5+

          Project I-03 Breakfast Bag Assembly
Assemble breakfast bags. This activity is appropriate for all ages  with a supervising adult.
12 volunteers needed, ages: all ages

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

          Project I-05 Lunch Bags Decoration
Decorate lunch bags.
40 volunteers needed, all ages

          Project I-06 Snack Bag Assembly
Volunteers will assemble trail mix bags for delivery to local boys and girls club.  
            Appropriate for ages 5+ with supervising adult.
15 volunteers needed, ages: 5+

          Project I-07 Deliver Breakfasts, Lunches, Snacks
4 Drivers (with car); plus 4 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 Small Children's Activities
1 volunteers needed, ages: 18+

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

          Project I-10 Lunch Bag/PB&J Sandwich Assembly
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 the activity.
50 volunteers needed, ages 9+

          Project I-11 Welcome Committee-Inside (USG Members/Friends only)
T-shirt distribution and sign-in. Arrive by 7:30 am.
10 volunteers needed, ages: 18+

          Project I-12 Welcome Committee-Outside (USG Members/Friends only)
Volunteers will direct car and people traffic. Need to arrive by 7:30 a.m.
15 volunteers needed, ages: 16+

          Project I-13 A short worship/musical service (USG Members/Friends only)
Assist with a brief non-denominational religious service on MLK in USG Sanctuary.
              8 volunteers needed, ages: 18+

          Project I-14 PIHN Houses Advocacy Project
Volunteers will decorate cardboard houses to collect donations for PIHN.
13 volunteers needed, ages: 5+

          Project I-15 Clean-up and Storage (USG Members/Friends only)
Clean up at end of MLK Day at USG.
15 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

Projects at Philadelphia Public Schools

          Project S-01 Henry School Clean Up
Volunteers will do general cleaning at a local public school. at Henry School.
10 volunteers needed, ages: 14+

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

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