Join the community for a week of service and celebration in remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr.
The City of Vancouver and Clark County Public Works will join forces with Clark College, WSU Vancouver and numerous community agencies to provide a variety of service projects throughout the city and the county.
Evergreen School District Foundation's Pantry Project:
The City of Vancouver and Evergreen School District Foundation will help fill food pantries and the bellies of students and families at Evergreen School District during the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.
Between Jan. 13-20, food barrels will be located at:
Community members are encouraged to generously donate non-perishable food & toiletries. On numerous days throughout the week volunteers are also needed to pickup and transport food. On Jan. 23, volunteers will collect, sort, package and distribute the food to one of six pantries in the Evergreen School District.
To RSVP for a volunteer role, click here.
Vancouver Lake Park Cleanup and Trail Expansion
On Jan. 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., join Clark County Parks as they make a difference in our community by cleaning up a local watershed and expanding a trail system to increase opportunities for healthy living.
At this event volunteers will install a new mile long section of trail and clean up trash from the area surrounding beautiful Vancouver Lake. Please bring a non-perishable food item to the event to donate to the food drive sponsored by the City of Vancouver. Please meet at Vancouver Lake Regional Park, 6801 NE Lower River Road. For more information or to register, please visit www.parkhero.org.
Leave a legacy, plant a tree with the Vancouver Watersheds Alliance
Monday, Jan. 20, 8 am - 12 pm
Volunteers will meet at Fort Vancouver High School and plant trees and perform restoration work along the Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway. For more information and to sign up visit the Vancouver Watersheds Alliance website here.
Vancouver Water Center Invasive Plant Removal
Enjoy the fresh crisp January air and give to Vancouver wetlands at the Water Resources Education Center on Monday, Jan. 20, from 9:30 am to 12 pm.
Volunteers will participate in invasive plant removal and restoration activities in the wetlands near the Water Resources Education Center.
More details on this project coming soon.
Women and Poverty: Dispelling Myths and Breaking the Cycle
Monday, Jan. 20, 9 am - 12:30 pm, Washington State University Vancouver
Make it a “day on” at the WSU Vancouver Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event! The event will include a keynote speech from Dr. Desiree Hellegers, author of No Room of Her Own: Women's Stories of Homelessness, Life, Death, and Resistance; music from the Hudson’s Bay High School choir, interactive workshops, and fun and educational activities for kids. Attendees are encouraged to bring small household items and/or hygiene products which will be donated to Share Vancouver and Vida’s Ark. More information at www.vancouver.wsu.edu/mlk.
Clark College MLK, Jr. Day Event
Join Clark College for a celebration and service day in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Schedule of Clark College events:
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Keynote by Lee Mun Wah, Gaiser Student Center
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Student Dialogue with Lee Mun Wah, Penguin Union Building (PUB) 161
2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Service Project: Boys and Girls Club, Washington Elementary RSVP: Mcleary@clark.edu, 992.2447
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Film showing of "If These Halls Could Talk" followed by discussion with Lee Mun Wah Gaiser Student Center. Light refreshments served.
"A Peace That Surpasses All Understanding"
Fourth Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast on January 18.
Our annual Dr. King Breakfast Celebration started in January 2010 and has become an event celebrated by Vancouver and Portland community members, labor unions, business leaders and elected officials. We thank them all for the continued support in honoring Dr. King's life and legacy. Our next celebration will focus on the violence in the community and across the country and how Dr. King's quest for peace is still a designation. To learn more visit the event webpage here
Clark Public Utilities (CPU) Stream Team Tree Planting
Plant trees with the CPU Stream Team on Jan. 20th, 8:45 am - 1 pm. For more details email Ashley King at firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and Hands On Greater Portland Volunteer Events in Vancouver
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Check out the Vancouver projects with the most need for volunteers:
Saturday, Jan. 18
Monday, Jan. 20
8 am Tree planting party in Vancouver (all ages) -- Great for Families!
9 am Get organized @Clark Co. Habitat for Humanity Store (age 16+)
9 am Painting Prep @YWCA Clark County (age 18+)
9 am Help restore the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge Wetlands (all ages)
12 pm Organize the Free Clinic of SW Washington (age 16+) -- 4 slots left!
1 pm Painting party @YWCA Clark County (age 18+) -- Check it out!