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

ALL USG PROJECTS CLOSE AT 
12NOON ON 1/19/19

Off-site projects
LL PROJECTS ARE CLOSED
Project E-01 Winter Essential Kits This project is CLOSED.
Volunteers will prepare & deliver winter essential kits for local seniors at 
UU House Outreach Program. Ages: 14+      

Project E-02 Organizing Donations Closet 
Volunteers will help sort donations at Interim House.
This project is CLOSED

Project E-03 Basement Clean-Up This project is CLOSED.
Volunteers will help cleaning & sorting basement & offices and shampooing a rug at 
Interim House. Ages: 14+

Project E-04 Soup-Making    
Volunteers will make soup and brownies at Summit Presbyterian Church.
This project is CLOSED

Project E-05 PIHN Plate/Bowl Making 
Volunteers will make ceramic bowls. $5 donation at Six Senses Collaborative Clay Studio.
This project is CLOSED

Project E-06 Kaysim Court          
Volunteers will interact with mentally handicapped residents at Kaysim Court.
 PROJECT CLOSED

Project E-07 PIHN Cleanup       
Volunteers will sanitize toys and clean up center 
 PROJECT CLOSED

Project E-08 Life Enrichment Cleanup     PROJECT CLOSED 
Volunteers will conduct clean-up projects and plant seeds at Germantown Life 
Enrichment Center10 volunteers needed, ages: 8+

Project E-09 Cliveden Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
Play games, do art projects, enjoy music, interact with the elderly.
PROJECT CLOSED

Project E-10 Wayne and Johnson Cleanup 
Volunteers will clean up trash on Wayne & Johnson Avenues
PROJECT CLOSED

Project E-11 Life Enrichment Painting  
Volunteers will paint two classrooms at Germantown Life Enrichment Ctr.
PROJECT CLOSED

Project E-12 Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club Painting 
Volunteers will do touch up painting of rooms
This project is CLOSED

Project E-13 MLK Display at Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club
Make a decorative display about MLK
PROJECT CLOSED

Project E-14 Soup Making          
Make soup and brownies at Restoration.
PROJECT CLOSED

Project E-15 Pleasant Playground Clean-up
Volunteers will clean-up playground at Pleasant Playground.   
PROJECT CLOSED

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.
            This project is CLOSED.

          Project I-01 Soup-Making at USG  This project is CLOSED.
Volunteers will make soup and brownies for a local soup kitchen.  Ages: 14+

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

          Project I-03 Breakfast Bag Assembly This project is CLOSED 
Assemble breakfast bags. This activity is appropriate for all ages with a supervising adult.

          Project I-04 Thank You Notes             PROJECT CLOSED
Volunteers will write thank you notes to donors.

          Project I-05 Lunch Bags Decoration This project is CLOSED.
Decorate lunch bags. All ages

          Project I-06 Snack Bag Assembly This project is CLOSED 
Volunteers will assemble trail mix bags for delivery to local boys and girls club.  


          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.
PROJECT CLOSED

          Project I-09 UUPLAN Advocacy        PROJECT CLOSED
Volunteers will participate in an inside letter writing campaign around gun control, 
or outdoor petitioning advocacy campaign focusing on immigration and economic justice.


          Project I-10 Lunch Bag/PB&J Sandwich Assembly This project is CLOSED
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.

          Project I-11 Welcome Committee-Inside (USG Members/Friends only)
T-shirt distribution and sign-in. Arrive by 7:30 am.  Ages: 18+ This project is CLOSED

          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.

          Project I-14 PIHN Houses Advocacy Project This project is CLOSED.
Volunteers will decorate cardboard houses to collect donations for PIHN.


          Project I-15 Clean-up and Storage (USG Members/Friends only)
Clean up at end of MLK Day at USG.           PROJECT CLOSED


Projects at Philadelphia Public Schools

         Project S-01 Henry School Clean Up       PROJECT CLOSED
           Volunteers will do general cleaning and removing old books.


          Project S-02 Lingelbach School Cleanup   
Volunteers will help with indoor and outdoor cleanup. at Lingelbach Elementary School.
Ages: 14+             This project is CLOSED.

          Project S-03 Houston School Cleanup       PROJECT CLOSED
Volunteers will help paint, clean and reorganize classroom