MLK Day in RVA

Looking for ways to volunteer on the MLK Day holiday January 15th? HandsOn Greater Richmond has lots of fantastic service opportunities in the region. There are also numerous special events planned throughout the weekend. Here are a few volunteer opportunities that still have space and need your help:

Remove Invasive Plants with Friends of Forest Hill Park
1/13/18 12:45pm-4pm. Sign Up.Build Accessible Bike Trails with Pocahontas State Park
1/3/18 9am-1pm. Sign Up.

Park Cleanup with Pocahontas State Park
1/15/18 10am-12pm. Sign Up.

Invasive Plants Removal with Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1/14/18 9am-3pm. Sign Up.

History in the Making-Restoring Evergreen Cemetery with Enrichmond Foundation
1/15/18 9am-12pm. Sign Up.

Organize It Yourself

  • Passion into Action Guide–turn your passion – the urge that makes you want to DO something – into action that will change your community.
  • Economic Activity Toolkit— help your neighbors, friends and family members understand their credit with an economic opportunity service project.

Film and Discussion

Hidden Figures (2016, Rated PG)
The film tells the stories of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three Black, female, mathematicians who began working for NASA in the 1950s and charted the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit during the Space Race from NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, during segregation. 
Sunday, January 13, 2018
Doors open around 4pm.
Movie begins at 4:30pm.
The Byrd Theatre: 2908 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23220.
Free:  Register for a ticket at EventbriteMovie will be followed by a short discussion and community conversation with local experts. Co-hosted by The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, the University of Richmond Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, and The Byrd Theatre.



A Toast To MLK Day % Night
Thursday, January 18, 5-8pm
The Veil Brewing Co. in Scott’s Addition
15% of sales from 5-8pm will benefit us. Share on Facebook
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