In honor of MLK, Portland is hosting over 66 projects to give the community a chance to serve one another. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You only need a heart full of grace [and] a soul generated by love.”

Hands on Greater Portland hopes to rally 1,600 volunteers for the weekend events.

Projects still seeking volunteers include:


Saturday, Jan. 17


Build Homes with Habitat for Humanity (age 16+)

8:15 a.m.

Restore Granada Park (age 10+)

9:00 a.m.

Painting Party at Virginia Garcia (age 18+)

1:00 p.m.



Restore Terwilliger Blvd Forest (age 6+)

9:00 a.m.

Join the No Ivy League in Forest Park (age 6+)

9:00 a.m.

Friends of Errol Heights Restoration Planting (age 3+)

9:00 a.m.

Restore Cedar Mill Park (age 10+)

9:00 a.m.

Get Out and Garden! (age 10+)

9:30 a.m.



Kids! Spruce Up Tualatin Library (age 6+)

8:00 a.m.


Sunday, Jan. 18


Let’s Beautify the Oregon Humane Society (age 12+)

10:00 a.m.

Potluck in the Park – Wrap Up Crew (age 16+)

4:00 p.m.


Monday, Jan. 19


Polish the Hillsboro Library (age 6+)

9:00 a.m.


Milwaukie & Molalla:

Community Garden Work Party! (age 1+)

9:00 a.m.

Warming Hearts with Valentines (age 8+)

11:00 a.m.


Tigard, Tualatin & King City:

Put Down Roots in Tualatin (age 5+)

9:00 a.m.

King City Park Tree Planting (age 6+)

9:00 a.m.

Pitch-in at Tigard Library! (age 8+)

2:00 p.m.



Tree Planting & Restoration Party in Vancouver (all ages)

9:00 a.m.

Hana is currently pursuing an undergraduate English degree with a Spanish minor at Concordia University Portland. She loves creative writing and reading children's books and someday hopes to publish her own. Favorite hobbies include cooking, cleaning, eating ice cream, and singing Disney princess songs.