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Register Now to Volunteer on MLK Day

Reston Community Center offering ways for community to give back on Jan. 19 and 20.

In keeping with the national theme that Martin Luther King Jr. Day should be a "day on, not a day off," many Reston residents will take part in volunteer activities that give back to the community.

which is hosting several days of events as part of its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, has several opportunities for residents of all ages.

The events at RCC require preregistration. To register, call RCC at (703) 476-4500 or stop by RCC at Hunters Woods.

To see the full lineup of MLK events at RCC, click here.

Jan. 19 (Saturday)
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Southgate Community Center 
12125 Pinecrest Road.

RCC is partnering with the Southgate Community Center, and The Closet for a number of community service projects.

Indoor projects include making bag lunches for the sorting and organizing items from The Closet, and putting together recycling and trash enclosures for use at the basketball courts and pathways in the area of Southgate Community Center.

There will also be an outdoor project, weather permitting, cleaning up the natural areas, pathways, and hardscape surrounding the area.

When everything is done around noon, volunteers will gather together and share lunch that will be provided.

Sorting donations is for ages 13 and up. Children 12 and younger are welcome to participate in the other projects, but they must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older.

To volunteer, please contact Ha Brock, Reston Association Community Outreach Specialist, at 703-435-7986 or habrock@reston.org. Please specify what project you are interested in.

Especially for Youth Volunteers

Jan. 20 (Sunday) 
Noon to 3 p.m.
RCC Hunters Woods 
727101-3A

Volunteers will help with the Youth programs. Assist with art projects, keep the area tidy, be general help to the RCC staff in the area. Ages 14 and above.

Community Lunch Volunteers

Jan. 20 (Sunday) 
Noon to 3 p.m.

RCC Hunters Woods 
Free, Registration Required • 727102-3A

Volunteers will help serve the family-style lunch by setting the tables, serving beverages, delivering platters of food to the tables and tidying up at the end of the event. Ages 14 and above.

Commemorative March Volunteer

Jan. 20 (Sunday) 
3 to 4:30 p.m.

RCC Lake Anne 
Free, Registration Required • 727103-3A

Volunteers will help with the Commemorative March by setting up hospitality, giving directions to patrons, and general assistance. Ages 14 and above.

 Do you know of any other service projects for MLK Day? Tell us in the comments.

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