Volunteers needed to help KAC for United Way Day of Service, Jan 17

The Kirkland Arts Center needs some serious cleaning of its studios, kitchen, stairwells etc. This will be a great team building exercise for any group. It's hard work but it'll be fun!  The Kirkland Arts Center is a nonprofit arts school and gallery that engages the community with art through innovative and accessible gallery exhibits and visual arts classes. The Arts Center promotes new ways of seeing and understanding art for people of all ages, from novice to professional artists

Team size – 10 people

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY—MORE THAN A DAY OFF

1,500 volunteers across King County honor Dr. King’s name in a day of service

More than 1,500 people will volunteer at service projects across King County in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 17.  The day of service, organized by United Way of King County will benefit 70 nonprofit agencies.

At a time like this, when the economy has taken a harsh toll and more and more people are struggling, Dr. King’s messages resonate loudly,” said Liahann Bannerman, director of United Way’s Volunteer Center. “He encouraged people to come together to help people in need and to strengthen our communities.  These volunteers will create profound and positive change in the lives of thousands of people.”

United Way of King County connects more than 35,000 people to volunteer projects every year, and the number is growing.  The agency reports that the current economic climate, and the shortfall in government budgets are making volunteers even more critical and encourages people to make a commitment to volunteer year round.

People can choose from hundreds of opportunities daily and search by location, neighborhood, and subject interest at United Way of King County’s website.