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Opportunity Details

SOLVE MLK Day Cleanup






Join SOLVE for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event!
Spend your Martin Luther King Jr. Day with SOLVE giving back to the community through service volunteering. The MLK Jr. Day of Service event will be kicked off at Irving Park in Northeast Portland. Volunteers will be sent to the area surrounding MLK Boulevard, picking up litter and preventing it from entering our waterways. Every piece of litter picked up counts, and we need your help! 

When: Monday, January 16, 2023, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 

Staggered Check-In: Event check-in will run from 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM. Arrive any time during this window. This will allow for a smaller crowd than checking in all at once. The event will run through 12:00 PM.

Advanced Registration Required: Pre-registration is required! Please sign up (green button below) ahead of time so you can sign our electronic waiver to help avoid crowding during check-in.​

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet on the covered basketball courts at Irving Park. Look for SOLVE signs and the check-in tables. Volunteers will check-in and then spread out into the area surrounding MLK Boulevard. Irving Park is located at 3498 NE 7th Ave. MAP.

What's Provided: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and work gloves are provided for all participants.

What to Bring: Please come wearing closed-toed shoes. If you bring personal belongings please bring a backpack so you can pick up trash hands-free. We also recommend that you bring your own water bottle to the event to stay hydrated. 

COVID Safety: Following federal mandate changes, masks are not required but still encouraged to keep our immunocompromised communities safe.

Parking: Parking is available along nearby streets around the park.

Bathrooms: There will be no public restrooms available during this event. Please plan accordingly.

Accessibility: There are paved pathways leading from the sidewalk to the basketball courts.

Youth Volunteers: This event is open to youth and adults. Volunteers under the age of 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers 13-17 can attend without a parent or guardian. All participants under the age of 18 must have a Youth Waiver on file before attending. To obtain a youth waiver, participants need to have a Volunteer Account with SOLVE. Sign up for a Volunteer Account here: Volunteer Sign Up

Groups: If you are volunteering with multiple people for this event please register as a Team. See this short guide for how to register as a team: How-To-Guide


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Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

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