Today, you should… volunteer during Leadership Long Beach’s MLK Day of Service

Make it a day of service during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and choose from 20 different projects to volunteer at as part of Leadership Long Beach’s MLK Day of Service.

This is the 10th consecutive year the nonprofit is organizing this widespread event, which will take volunteers all over the city to work on projects like painting murals, cleaning sidewalks and landscaping.

There will be projects in all nine council districts and in locations like parks, schools and other public places. At Jordan High School, volunteers will paint trash barrels with positive messages and at the Los Cerritos Wetlands, volunteers will remove weeds.

The (mostly) family-friendly “Day On, not a Day Off,” event is sponsored by multiple community organizations as well as the Port of Long Beach, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.

The day will begin with a free pancake breakfast and rally kickoff at 8 a.m. at Seaside Park, located at 14th Street and Chestnut Avenue. Volunteers will then disperse to their project activity sites at 9 a.m. with most projects ending between noon and 2:30 p.m.

To view the full list of projects and sign up click here.

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Stephanie Rivera is the community engagement editor for the Long Beach Post. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015.