Millions of people across the country will come together in service this weekend to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s memory and to carry out his vision of the “Beloved Community.” Commitment to NYC’s communities is an integral part of our culture at Capalino, and our team members devote their time and talents to numerous worthy causes all year long. In recognition of Dr. King’s important legacy, below are some special volunteer opportunities taking place in NYC. We encourage you to take part in these or other acts of service this weekend and beyond.
Habitat for Humanity
Join Habitat for Humanity New York City as they celebrate the life and legacy of the Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at their 17th Annual Building on the Dream: MLK Weekend of Service. Learn more here
- Brush With Kindness: Brighten the Bushwick Cornerstone Community Center in Brooklyn with new paint and a mural of MLK’s famous quotes. Ages 14 and above.
- ReStore: Flower Pots & Planter Boxes–A fun day for all ages to paint ceramic flower pots and building planters to be donated to Habitat’s BWK community centers & Critical Home Repair families. During the activities, Habitat for Humanity will open ReStore for shopping to all volunteers.
NYC Parks Department
Volunteer with the Stewardship Team at Idlewild Park on Martin Luther King Jr. Day! Volunteers will help protect and maintain the wetlands of Idlewild Park by removing floatable debris. Volunteers will be trained in removal and cleanup techniques. Come dressed in sturdy boots or shoes, warm layers, long pants, and clothing that can get dirty. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online.
City Year New York
MLK Day is City Year’s largest day of service for City Year New York, on this day City Year engages 700 volunteers in a powerful day of service. City Year mobilizes community members, AmeriCorps members and corporate volunteers to honor the life and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through a day of community service to benefit both the school and surrounding community. Learn more here.
Food Bank for New York City
Now in its 3rd consecutive year, Food Bank for New York City will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy with a 3-day weekend of volunteer service. During this weekend, volunteers will come together to bring to life Dr. King’s vision of uniting people of all ages and backgrounds to strengthen their communities through service. Learn more here.