Earlier this week we were asked a question about where one can volunteer in Pittsburgh.
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We recieved a similar question last month and we are happy to connect Pittsburghers who want to volunteer with organizations that need help/.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers a great place to start. Pittsburgh Cares is an organization that exist to be a matchmaker between people that want to volunteer and groups the need volunteers.
MLK Day – “a day on, not a day off”
Here is some history on MLK Day as a day of service from MLKday.gov
In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service and charged the Corporation for National and Community Service with leading this effort. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.”
Where to Volunteer in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Cares is your go to website to find ways your can volunteer on MLK Day and every other day of the year.
Pittsburgh Cares is helping to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior by organizing volunteer service projects on MLK Day, January 20, 2014. This year, our focus will be on intergenerational volunteering. Youth, teens, college students, adults, and seniors will be joining together in a day of service.
- MLK Day Of Service In Spring Garden
- MLK Day At Schenley Park Ice RinkVenture Outdoors
- MLK Day – Grow The Garden Day
You can check out a complete list of all of the MLK Day opportunities on Pittsburgh Cares here.