Athens MLK Day of Service

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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."

 Volunteer Registration

Volunteer registration has ended. There will be no walk-up/day-of registration this year; all volunteers must have pre-registered to participate.

All CDC guidelines will be followed to limit the transmission of COVID-19. All volunteers must wear face coverings and social distance at all times.

In light of COVID-19, a special “choose your own adventure” option has been added for those not comfortable volunteering with in person and with a group.  Those individuals may register and be a part of the MLK Day of Service by registering and documenting their service on the community registration site.

For more information, please call (706) 613-3440, ext. 384.

Kickoff Celebration

Please take a moment and view our official 2021 MLK Day of Service Kick off Video.  

Becoming a Sponsor

Please consider becoming an MLK Day of Service sponsor - our goal is to raise $10,000 for 2020. The Athens Land Trust is serving as the fiscal agent for the Athens-wide MLK Day of Service. Your tax deductible donation will help support the kick-off event, cover the cost of t-shirts for volunteers, and provide supplies to our various community improvement projects. 

If you are interested in sponsoring, please email stacee.farrell@accgov.com or call 706-613-3501. Help us raise $10,000! Download the Sponsorship Form here.

2021 Athens MLK Day of Service Planning Partners

Athens-Clarke County Unified GovernmentAthens-Clarke County Leisure ServicesAthens -Clarke County Inclusion Office  • Athens-Clarke County Police Department   Athens-Clarke County StormwaterAthens Community Council on AgingAthens Land TrustClarke County School DistrictHull Firm, LLCKeep Athens-Clarke County BeautifulUGA Office of Service-LearningUnited Way of Northeast Georgia  

2021 Athens MLK Day of Service Sponsors

Thank you to the following local businesses and organizations for supporting this community event:

Athens Land Trust  •  Athens-Clarke County Mayor  •  Athens-Clarke County Stormwater  Athens Housing Authority   Kroger •  Ebenezer West Baptist Church   Heyward Allen Toyota   W&A Engineering 

Call for Service Projects

The call for project site applications for the 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service has ended.


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Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast - Friday, January 15, 2021
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14th Annual Visions of MLK Community Celebration Online. The community Saturday Celebration honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. This year’s theme is Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?

MLK Ecumenical Service - Sunday, January 17, 2021
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MLK Day Parade and Music Fest - Monday, January 18, 2021 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. More information