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 16.
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. to noon: Projects include sleeping mats for Bed of Bags (BOB), PB&J sandwiches for Just a Sandwich, birthday in a bag for Operation Breakthrough, notes of encouragement for Troost Elementary and fleece blankets for KC Pet Project. Sign up here.
Linwood YMCA/James B. Nutter Sr., Community Center, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Projects include making PB & J sandwiches, creating fleece blankets, writing affirmation cards, preparing hygiene kits, creating Bed of Bags and neighborhood clean-up. Projects will then be distributed throughout the homeless community in Kansas City. Sign up here.
North Kansas City YMCA, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Projects include painting two rooms, cleaning pool windows, assisting with the food pantry, reading books and playing with the Kids Zone children and hanging out in the Teen Tech Center. Multiple time slots available. Please wear old clothing/shoes for painting. Sign up here.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome but please note that any youth volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Activities will be indoors.
Looking for additional ways to get involved? Volunteer opportunities are available through the Y throughout the year. Explore our volunteer project catalog for a complete list of volunteer opportunities available through the Y.