Join Park Pride to celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service with a “day on” (as opposed to a day off!). There are several opportunities to make a big impact in Atlanta through a park project, while also remaining COVID-19 safe and healthy! Check out the opportunities below hosted by Friends of the Park groups across the city on Monday, January 17.
MLK Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer at Jennie Drake Park
Volunteer at Lindsay Street Park
Monday, January 17
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lindsay Street Park (551 Oliver St NW, Atlanta, GA 30314)
Volunteers are needed to back plants, weed, and more to help this incredible green space that manages water and supports pollinators! This project is being led by the Green Team at Lindsay Street Park and Repair the World.
Join a Friends of the Park group
Friends of the Park (FoP) groups tie into the core values of Park Pride by creating the framework for an inclusive, collaborative, and systemic approach to transforming greenspaces.
Joining (or forming) a Friends group is the most effective first step you could take to catalyze positive and long-lasting change in your neighborhood park. What’s more, you’ll build friendships and strengthen the bonds of your community along the way!
Learn more about Park Pride’s Friends of the Park Program through the link below, and reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Support Our Volunteer Program
Hosting park projects during a pandemic that are safe for volunteers and have a meaningful impact is no small feat!
Park Pride is working hard to ensure that parks across the city are receiving TLC and that Friends of the Park groups have access to the support they need to keep greenspaces clean and enjoyable for all.
But, the reality is that hosting effective workdays during a health crisis necessitates increased measures that protect the health and safety of volunteers, our highest priority. Those efforts, in turn, requires additional resources, staff time, and funds as compared to pre-COVID times.
Your gift to Park Pride today will support our Volunteer Program and make a lasting impact in parks across the city when it’s needed most!
Additional Volunteer Resources
- COVID-19 Guidelines for Visiting Parks & Recreation Facilities (CDC)
- Litter Cleanup in a COVID-19 Environment (Keep America Beautiful)
- Managing Used PPE (Keep America Beautiful)
- The 7 Principles of Leave No Trace (LNT Center for Outdoor Ethics)