Volunteer on MLK Day at the Y
Help us make our community stronger by participating in fun, family-friendly service projects for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 20.
As part of the Y's focus on social responsibility, the events encourage all ages to give back in the spirit of Dr. King and make it a day “on,” rather a day “off” from work or school.
Learn more and sign up for service projects at Ys throughout the metro using the links below.
- Cleaver Family YMCA, 9 a.m.-Noon. Activities include making sleeping mats for the homeless, creating birthday bags for children in need, making dog toys for pets in shelters, writing notes of encouragement for local students preparing for state tests, assembling first aid kits for the homeless and creating cards of support for military families. Learn more and sign up.
- Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter, Sr. Community Center, Noon-3 p.m. Several volunteer projects will include creating hygiene kits, making sleeping mats for the homeless, assembling peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the hungry, and more. Learn more and sign up.
- Olathe Family YMCA, 9 a.m.-Noon. Assemble blessing bags of toiletries and snacks for the homeless and others in need, and writing cards of support to patients at Lakemary Center and Olathe Hospice. Learn more and sign up.
- Platte County Community Center South, 1-5 p.m. Make dog toys out of donated t-shirts to benefit the local animal shelter. Learn more and sign up.
Looking for additional ways to get involved? Volunteer opportunities are available through the Y throughout the year. Learn more about our Togetherhood program that connects Y members to service projects, or explore our volunteer project catalog for a complete list of volunteer opportunities available through the Y.