General Volunteers: MLK Jr. Day of Service 2018

Location: Los Angeles CA, 90031

Date: 1/15/2018 Spots Remaining: -2



This year we'll be helping out Lincoln High, a landmark in Los Angeles' own history of Civil Rights Activism. The movement that Dr. King sparked to bring greater equality to America and to ensure civil rights for all people regardless of race, found a voice in LA in 1968 when near 5000 students from Wilson, Garfield, Roosevelt, Belmont, and Lincoln High spearheaded a movement to stop discrimination against Mexican-American youth in public schools. This upcoming January, we will commemorate the legacy of Martin Luther King and honor the 50th anniversary of the East LA walkouts by restoring and beautifying Lincoln High, an institution serving some of the most vulnerable beneficiaries of the DREAM Act, in hopes that our contribution will dignify a space in which all Americans are seen as equals.

Volunteer Project: Research has shown that children learn better in an environment in which they feel proud and comfortable, volunteers will transform the campus by painting murals, painting school buildings, and rehabilitating and expanding the gardens. Volunteers will put their constructions skills to work with building benches, planters, and creating an outdoor classroom. School gardens and urban gardening have an impact on science, math, social studies and language and visual arts.  In addition, the students have the benefit of learning teamwork and responsibility by caring for the garden. The students will also see first hand the wonders of fresh food, healthy nutrition, and benefits of exercise.

Check-in: Please arrive at 9:00 am.

Teams/Groups: We encourage groups to join us for the big day. Volunteers are assigned to projects on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee that your group will be able to volunteer for the same project. To increase your chance of volunteering with your group, please come early and arrive together. 

All volunteer will need to fill out the LAUSD Waiver.

Waivers & Minors: Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian an L.A. Works Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. Volunteers under the age of 14 must have a parent/guardian with them. Volunteers under the age of 14 cannot create L.A. Works Accounts so parents/guardians must create a Team to sign up their family. See note above under the section "Teams/Groups." For anyone over the age of 18 you will need to have this waiver filled out. 

Dress Code: Casual attire and sneakers (sturdy closed-toe shoes). Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Wear sunscreen, a hat and bring your own eco-friendly water bottle if you have one.

Accessibility: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN-UP button.

Our other teams could use more help! This event is 90% volunteer run so please step up and join our other awesome teams below.


Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
  • Issue Area(s): Civic & Community
  • Population Served: Families
  • Age Minimum (with Adult):10+, Minimum Age:18+
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