Stand Up and Serve!

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
January 21, 2013 (9 AM - 1 PM)
Become Great: Serve

Make the MLK holiday a day on, not a day off. Serve with the GPC community at one of the service projects listed below. All participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the kick-off rally to support local food pantries. The deadline to register for a service project is January 18.


Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve - register
Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve's mission is to protect and educate about Arabia Mountain's rich ecological, historical, and cultural resources. Volunteers will assist with removing litter, glass, and plastic from the top of Arabia Mountain, home to several endangered plant species. The experience will include a scenic 1 mile hike to the mountain.
Meet at: Murphey Candler Elementary School

AWARE Wildlife Center - register
AWARE's mission is to preserve Georgia's native wildlife through rehabilitation and education. Volunteers will clean-up and reorganize the rescue facility and assist with the development and renovation of cages and other habitat for wild animals.
Meet at: Murphey Candler Elementary School

Clarkston Community Center - register
Clarkston Community Center is a place for arts, education, recreation, and community building across all cultures. Volunteers will take part in several projects in Clarkston, including a community clean-up, passing out information, cleaning up the food bank, and cleaning the Clarkston Community Center.
Meet at: Clarkston Community Center

Flat Rock Archive - register
The Flat Rock Archive is a community Archive and Museum that opened in December 2007. The Archive maintains a slave cemetery and collects pictures and records of all families. The Archive is housed in the T. A. Bryant, Sr. (born 1894) house built in 1917. He was the great great grandfather of actor Chris Tucker. Volunteers will remove grape vines growing throughout the slave cemetery maintained by Flat Rock Archive. Volunteers will also repair broken grave markers.
Meet at: Murphey Candler Elementary School

Hands On Newton - register
Hands On Newton helps people of all ages match their talents and interests with community based organizations that need help to achieve their goals. Volunteers will work to prepare a community garden for spring planting. Activities include preparing planting beds, leading children's activities, and mulching. No garden experience necessary.
Meet at: Hands On Newton

Panola State Park - register
This unique park near Atlanta protects a 100-acre granite monadnock (mountain) similar to Stone Mountain and Arabia Mountain. Minimally developed, the mountain shelters rare plants of the Piedmont region. During autumn, it is blanketed with colorful Yellow Daisies, while from late winter to early spring, the tiny red Diamorpha showcases its white blooms. Hikers may explore the park’s watershed and granite outcrop on their own, or they may make reservations to join park rangers for guided hikes onto the restricted-access mountain. Volunteers will perform trail maintenance in the park. All tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring gloves.
Meet at: Panola State Park – Entrance fee is waived for volunteers

Special Equestrians of Georgia - register
The mission of Special Equestrians of Georgia is to provide a nurturing therapeutic environment to help individuals facing physical, emotional, and mental challenges through equine assisted activities. Volunteers will work on various farm improvement projects, including horse care, working in the barn, and improvements to the barn.
Meet at: Special Equestrians of Georgia

Stone Mountain Memorial Association - register
The mission of the Stone Mountain Memorial Association is to sustain, enhance, and protect Stone Mountain Park, its facilities, and its environs. Volunteers will remove non-native invasive plant species in order to improve the habitat for plants and animals while also protecting Georgia's natural heritage.
Meet at: Stone Mountain Park – Confederate Hall - Entrance fee is waived for volunteers

Snap-2 IT register

Snap-2 IT, Howell Mill PetSmart Adoption Ctr, 1801 Howell Mill Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318. (Working to socialize rescue kittens and assisting with cleaning in the adoption center.)

United Methodist Children’s Home - register
The mission of the United Methodist Children’s Home is to provide redemptive, healing services that bring meaningful change to the lives of children and families. Volunteers will plant flowers, organize closet space and install tire walkways.

Meet at United Methodist Children’s Home


Senior Connections - register
The mission of Senior Connections is to provide 10-county regions with meals, in-home care and home repair. Volunteers will be helping provide services to seniors.

Meet at Senior Connections


Dunwoody Nature Center - register
The mission of the Dunwoody Nature Center is to inspire the love of nature and cultivates environmental understanding and stewardship by conserving and enhancing Dunwoody Park, educating children and families and motivating environmental awareness and responsible action. Volunteers will be cleaning the park.

Meet at Dunwoody Nature Center


St. Vincent de Paul Society - register
The mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is to provide financial, material, educational and spiritual support to those in need. Volunteers will be helping at their food pantry and thrift stores.

Meet at St. Vincent de Paul Society