By Jayna Milan | Jan 10, 2018

Follow in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, “the time is always right to do what is right”, and intentionally set aside next Monday to support your favorite organization and celebrate Dr. King’s legacy.

The University of Washington is hosting a series of events through Jan. 18 to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy; honor the work of generations of everyday activists; and rededicate ourselves to creating a just and equitable future for all. Part of the celebration is the MLK Day of Service, where volunteers dedicate Monday's holiday to service projects. 

Here on campus, the UW chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration and The UW Farm are hosting a volunteer work party to improve the the farm’s pollinator pathway. Volunteers will help with planting, weeding, blackberry removal, and mulching around native trees and shrubs at the Center for Urban Horticulture. The pollinator pathway helps native bees and other insects by providing inviting habitat. Equipment and snacks are provided for volunteers. 

There are also dozens of volunteer opportunities across Seattle and the region available through UW's Day of Service partner United Way. To find an event and register, visit United Way of King County's list of service projects.