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Athens MLK Day of Service



Volunteer Registration is now open for the 18th Annual MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2020. If you have any questions about the Day of Service or the registration process, please email

All volunteers are encouraged to attend our Kickoff Celebration on the morning of the Day of Service. The Kickoff Event will be held at Clarke Central High School on Monday, January 20, 2020 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. The school is located at 350 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605. The first 300 registered volunteers will receive free t-shirts, and a light breakfast will be served. Participants will hear from several speakers before heading out to their work sites around 9:30.

All volunteers under the age of 18 must be registered by their parent or guardian. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult while working at a project site.


Athens MLK Day of Service is an annual celebration in support of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and commitment to service. In 1994, Congress made the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday an official day of service. Athens, Georgia is one of the thousands of cities across the United States that decided to make this "A Day On and Not a Day Off."

The MLK Day of Service Steering Committee is made up of government organizations, private businesses, and citizens. Partners include Athens-Clarke County Unified GovernmentAthens-Clarke County Leisure ServicesAthens-Clarke County StormwaterAthens Community Council on AgingAthens Land Trust, Clarke County School DistrictHull Firm, LLCKeep Athens-Clarke County BeautifulUGA Office of Service-Learning, and United Way of Northeast Georgia.

Thank you to the following local businesses and organizations for financially supporting this community event: W&A Engineering, Athens-Clarke County Mayor, Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School, UGA Law School Student Bar Association, Athens Housing Authority, Kroger, Phi Theta Kappa at Athens Technical College, Heyward Allen Toyota, and Oconee Rivers Greenway Commission.

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