Special Event Details

MLK Jr. Day of Service 2020

Dates: 1/18/2020 - 1/18/2020

MLK Jr. Day of Service is a national initiative to strengthen communities, bridge barriers between different groups of people, create solutions to our social problems and move us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a “Beloved Community.”

"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thousands of individuals around the U.S. honor Dr. King’s legacy on this day by participating in volunteer projects that encourage community collaboration. Here in Austin, United Way, in partnership with Keep Austin Beautiful, is organizing volunteers for MLK Jr. Day of Service. We hope you’ll join us in honoring Dr. King’s legacy of service by volunteering for the MLK Jr. Boulevard Clean Up.

Important volunteer details: MLK Jr. Day of Service will begin with a kick-off breakfast at United Way for Greater Austin (2000 E MLK Jr Blvd, Austin TX 78702) at 9 am with welcome remarks from Austin City Council District 1 Representative Natasha Harper-Madison and UWATX CEO David C.Smith.
 Volunteers will then disperse from the kick-off breakfast and will clean up trash along East MLK Jr Blvd from IH 35 to 183. Please follow the CLICK HERE button above for event details and route options.

  • There will be no storage space available. Only bring items that you feel comfortable carrying with you.
  • Make sure to wear comfortable clothes, dress for the weather, and closed-toe shoes.
  • There is parking at United Way for Greater Austin and surrounding streets. Carpooling is always encouraged.
  • In case of rain or severe weather, updates or cancellations will be shared via email to volunteers signed up.