Volunteer


 MLK Day 2020 is Monday, January 20, 2020

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 2020

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

12:00 PM on Saturday January 18

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 18.

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 2020 Projects

        Off-site projectsLL PROJECTS ARE CLOSED

Project E-01 Winter Essential Kits 
           Volunteers will prepare & deliver winter essential kits for local seniors at UU House Outreach Program; ages: 14+      

Project E-02 Soup-Making 
             Volunteers will make soup at Summit Presbyterian Church; ages 18+

Project E-03 PIHN Plate/Bowl Making 
Volunteers will make ceramic bowls for the PIHN Empty Bowl dinner fundraiser; all ages. $5 
            donation at Six Senses Collaborative Clay Studio

Project E-04 Kaysim Court          
Volunteers will interact with mentally handicapped residents at Kaysim Court, e.g. play games, listen to stories or music; age 11+ 

Project E-05 PIHN Cleanup       
Volunteers will sanitize toys and clean up center for families in transition; ages 11+

Project E-06 Life Enrichment Center Cleanup     
Volunteers will conduct clean-up projects, organize, and possibly paint classrooms; ages 8+

Project E-07 Cliveden Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
             Volunteers will play games, do art projects, enjoy music, interact with the elderly; ages 14+

Project E-08  Wayne and Johnson Cleanup 
             Volunteers will clean up trash on Wayne & Johnson Avenues; ages 14+

Project E-09 Wissahickon Boys and Girls Club Painting 
Volunteers will clean, organize and possible paint program spaces; ages 14+ 

On-Site Projects at USG

          Project I-01 Soup-Making at USG  
Volunteers will make soup and brownies for a local soup kitchen; ages 18+

          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; ages 5+

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

          Project I-04 Thank You Notes          
Volunteers will write thank you notes to donors; all ages

          Project I-05 Lunch Bags Decoration 
Volunteers will decorate lunch bags; all ages

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

          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 to help is encouraged.

          Project I-08 UUPLAN Advocacy        
Volunteers will participate in a letter writing campaign around advocacy, focusing issues 
             such as gun control, immigration and economic justice.

          Project I-09 Lunch Bag/PB&J 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 the activity.

          Project I-10 PIHN Houses Advocacy Project 
Volunteers will decorate cardboard houses to collect donations for Philadelphia 
             Interfaith Housing Network; ages 5+
  

       Projects at Philadelphia Public Schools

          Project S-01 Henry School Cleanup       
           Volunteers will do general cleaning at Henry School; ages 14+ with supervising adult.

          Project S-02 Lingelbach School Cleanup   
Volunteers will do indoor and outdoor cleaning at Lingelbach Elementary School; ages 14+           

          Project S-03 Houston School Cleanup      
Volunteers will help paint and clean at Houston School; ages 14+