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MLK Day Life Empowerment Fair

Join us in celebrating national service and Martin Luther King Jr. Day! This event is free to the public and all are invited to participate in these exciting activities! 1. Self-Control/Love Language – This booth will focus on giving the love language test and talking about understanding and acceptance. 2. Feminine Wellness/Hygiene – The feminine hygiene booth will hand out information and statistics about period poverty in America-for example, 1 in 4 teens have missed school due to a lack of access to period products. The booth will also empower attendees by providing feminine hygiene tips and details on how to help others or how to receive help while supplying tampons and sanitary pads to those in need in our community. 3. Anger Management Craft – This booth will be handing out Anger Management coloring books and doing a craft. The craft will be making calming bottles by filling recycled water bottles filled with glitter glue, sequins and distilled water. At the table attendants can learn skills for managing anger as well as have a tangible aid in calming themselves down. 4. Yoga – An experienced yoga instructor will conduct stress relieving yoga practices as well as educate the attendees about the plethora of health benefits that yoga brings to one’s soul. 5. MLK Tribute/Reflection – This station will emphasize a few of the eternal contributions made by people of color, particularly those made by our fellow black citizens. 6. Privilege Walk – The privilege walk is an experiential activity to highlight how people benefit from or are marginalized by systems in our society. This is a powerful exercise to raise awareness of privilege and social justice and is an important tool to build self-acceptance and empathy towards others. 7. Guest MLK Speaker – Dr. Danielle Brooks will be giving a short speech on the meaning and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 8. Food Trucks – Local area food trucks will provide the attendees with a snack.

Russellville, AR

1/20/20 3:00 PM

FoodCorps MLK Day of Service

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, FoodCorps will be working with AmeriCorps service members to host a volunteer opportunity at Linda Childers Knapp Elementary in Springdale! Currently the raised beds are in need of serious repair for our school to be able to continue our garden and cooking classes. On January 20th we plan on replacing all 9 raised beds in hopes to provide deeper and longer lasting beds that will create a better and more fun learning environment for our students here at Knapp. We are currently the largest elementary school in the state and serve over 900 students with 72.6% receiving free lunch. We hope that by building a plentiful garden we can provide a unique space of learning and also donate our surplus of fruits and vegetables to local families in need. We are planning to meet at Linda Childers Knapp at 10:00 AM on January 20th and work until around 2:00 PM. We will provide refreshments and snacks!

Springdale, AR

1/20/20 10:00 AM

Make-A-Wish Radiothon

Children in Central Arkansas are battling critical illnesses you have the power to help them! Join us for the Wishathon on Friday, February 28 to help grant wishes for sick children in our community. Answer phones in the phone bank or volunteer at one of our drop off locations in Central Arkansas and be sure to listen in to The Point, The Ride or The Buzz to hear inspiring stories from children in our community. We invite you to save the date and join the Make-A-Wish family to transform lives, one wish at a time.

Little Rock, AR

2/28/20 9:00 AM

Volunteer Wish Granting Training

Volunteering as a Wish Granter is the perfect volunteer opportunity for those who love working with kids, are detail oriented, and are enthusiastic about the Make-A-Wish® mission! Wish Granters meet with wish families to discover, plan and fulfill each child’s wish. They work in teams of two or more to meet with the wish kid about his/her wish, plan a wish reveal celebration (potentially with a sponsor) and create a memorable experience for each wish child and family. Volunteers must be 18-years-old or older and pass a criminal background check. Wish Granting 101 is required to become a wish granting volunteer. Join us for training to learn more and to find your fit with Make-A-Wish!

Little Rock, AR

3/14/20 10:00 AM

Provide a Meal for Encounter Night

Each week our youth are invited to Encounter Night, which is a time for youth to come together to have a meal, participate in fellowship, and have a worship experience. Volunteers are needed to provide a meal for approximately 35-40 Immerse youth, staff, and mentors. It's a time of fun and encouragement! **Drinks, plates, silverware, etc. are provided. Volunteers only need to bring food!**

Little Rock, AR

1/24/20 6:00 PM + more

Provide a Meal for the Gathering

Our weekly Gathering is like coming home for family dinner. Volunteers groups are needed each week to provide a meal for approximately 50-60 Immerse youth, staff, and mentors. It's a time of fun, fellowship, and encouragement! **Drinks, plates, silverware, etc. are provided. Volunteers only need to bring food!**

Little Rock, AR

2/11/20 6:00 PM + more

MLK Service Day

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is looking for volunteers to help serve at the MLK Day parade in downtown Fort Smith, AR from 10-1. Volunteers will help distribute information on financial literacy to remind the community that Dr. King fought against all forms of injustice including financial disparities. During his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize address, he is quoted as saying "There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it." One of our greatest resources to share is education on how to find one's way out of poverty. UAFS will partner with other area agencies including United Way of Northwest Arkansas and the Literacy Council of Northwest Arkansas to distribute materials related to financial literacy. Volunteers will be expected to stand during the duration of their volunteer work. AmeriCorps members must wear service gear during the event. Due to the possibility of cold temperatures, wear appropriate attire.

Fort Smith, AR

1/20/20 10:00 AM

MLK Service Day

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is looking for volunteers to help serve at the MLK Day parade in downtown Fort Smith, AR from 10-1. Volunteers will help distribute information on financial literacy to remind the community that Dr. King fought against all forms of injustice including financial disparities. During his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize address, he is quoted as saying "There is nothing new about poverty. What is new, however, is that we have the resources to get rid of it." One of our greatest resources to share is education on how to find one's way out of poverty. UAFS will partner with other area agencies including United Way of Northwest Arkansas and the Literacy Council of Northwest Arkansas to distribute materials related to financial literacy. Volunteers will be expected to stand during the duration of their volunteer work. AmeriCorps members must wear service gear during the event. Due to the possibility of cold temperatures, wear appropriate attire.

Fort Smith, AR

1/20/20 10:00 AM

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service at the St. Joseph Center

January 20, 2020. MAKE IT A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF. #MLKDay Join AmeriCorps members, community volunteers, youth, and AmeriCorps Alums for a hands-on day of service at the St. Joseph Center of Arkansas! Projects include clearing pastures, raking, fencing, cleaning, painting, shed construction, etc. No prior experience necessary. If you are not able to stand for long periods of time, and would like to serve with us, please call us at (501) 993-4560 so we can make arrangements. Registration: 8:30AM Lunch: 12:30PM Bring: water, gloves, tools, sturdy shoes 6800 Camp Robinson Rd. | North Little Rock, AR The St. Joseph Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We seek to preserve the property's history through sustainable farming and community education.

North Little Rock, AR

1/20/20 8:30 AM

Fossil Cove Frost Fest - Volunteers Enter Free!

Volunteer at the annual Fossil Cove Frost Fest, Fayettevilles favorite beer festival! This year Apple Seeds was chosen as their non-profit partner and so will recieve a portion of the proceeds as a donation. If you sign up for one of the 3 hour shifts available during the festival or for set up you will be given entry to the event. All volunteers must be 21 or older. If you are interested you can email volunteer@appleseedsnwa.org for shift information.

Fayetteville, AR

2/1/20 8:30 AM

MLK Day Service Project

On Monday 1/20 from 12-3 p.m., volunteers will serve at the Conway Ministry Center at their Winter Warming Station for their Homeless population. We will be doing the following tasks: Disinfect/Clean-up the warming station (bedding, cots, floors, etc.) Prepare Fire Kits for Unsheltered Homeless Population

Conway, AR

1/20/20 12:00 PM

Continue Dr. King's Dream of Financial Freedom for All

Join National Service members from around Arkansas in Fort Smith, Arkansas, on January 20, 2020. Volunteers will be stationed near the Fort Smith MLK Day Parade in downtown Fort Smith from 10am-1pm to pass out educational material related to financial literacy. Our goal is to make the community aware of financial resources available to them and spread the word about EITC eligibility. (Read more.) Volunteers should be prepared to be outdoors and standing for the duration of the event. National Service Members should wear their gear on full display. United Way of Northwest Arkansas will provide materials to hand out to the public. Hundreds of people attend the MLK Day Parade in Fort Smith and this is the 25th anniversary of the MLK Service Day, so we expect to have opportunity to impact many people in a historically low-income area.

Fort Smith, AR

1/20/20 10:00 AM

 

 

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