MTHS students encouraged to volunteer for day of service

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MLK Day of Service logoHigh school students living in and around Mountlake Terrace are encouraged to volunteer at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 21, as a way of honoring Dr. King’s life and mission. Volunteers will be helping staff at the senior center with a deep clean of the center’s facilities.

Teens can register online here, by emailing youthunited@uwsc.org. or by calling 425-374-5526. For Twitter users, the hashtag for the event is #mlkdaysnoco. Volunteers must sign up in advance to participate, with volunteer slots at specific projects are on a space-available basis.

In its fourth year in Snohomish County, the MLK Day service project is an intergenerational celebration where high school students volunteer to help seniors and people with disabilities, transforming Dr. King’s life mission and teachings into community service. Approximately 200 high school students across the county are expected to participate.

During the Day of Service, volunteers will help make a real difference through hands-on work, including assisting with household tasks and doing projects at local senior centers. Teams of volunteers will be led by Senior Corps or other adult volunteers.

In addition to helping at the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center, teen volunteers can choose from projects throughout Snohomish County. Other locations include Marysville, Arlington, Stanwood, Sultan, Everett, Mukilteo and Lynnwood.

Organizations like school clubs, scout troops, and friends who want to volunteer together are highly encouraged to register as a group. Teens can also register individually.

The MLK Day of Service in Snohomish County is a partnership of United Way of Snohomish County, the YMCA of Snohomish County, Catholic Community Services and Senior Corps.

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