Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.... You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.”- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Learn how you can be a part of the Volunteers-in-Parks (VIP) team at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. The VIP team is comprised of nearly 100 volunteers that donate more than 14,000 hours of service annually. From greeters, interpreters, and docents to carpenters, electricians, and landscapers, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site has a place for you! A minimum commitment of 8 hours per month is required. Visit volunteer.gov (keyword search: Martin Luther King) to learn more about opportunities to serve at Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and apply today.

Once your application is received, the park's Volunteer Coordinator will contact selected applicants to discuss the position in-depth, answer questions, and schedule orientation and training. All volunteers receive a minimum of 8 hours of training on-site with an experienced mentor or ranger and are invited to monthly volunteer training sessions and on-going learning opportunities. In addition, volunteer uniforms and materials are provided.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

If you're interested in volunteering but cannot commit to a regular volunteer schedule, consider joining us during our monthly volunteer "Day of Service" event. These events are typically held on Saturday once a month and are appropriate for families, individual drop-ins, and groups. See upcoming events below. Check back regularly for new opportunities to serve:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: A Day On, Not Off
Saturday January 14, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m


Please wear clothing that is warm and is appropriate for working in outdoor conditions. Keep in mind, that clothing may become soiled and that close-toed shoes are required to volunteer. Also please be prepared to stand or squat for extended periods of time and to lift up to 35 lbs. of project materials. Bring water bottles to stay hydrated throughout the duration of volunteer service. All volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent sign a volunteer agreement form prior to volunteering and must bring the completed volunteer agreement form on the day of service. All minors under age 16 must have an adult present during volunteer service.

Volunteer Open House/New Volunteer Training

Learn about the Volunteers-in-Parks team and how you can become a part of the community. Join us during our monthly volunteer open house and new volunteer training sessions. Registration is required. Register to attend Open House and/or training by emailing us at e-mail us.

Saturdays, 9 am to 11 am

  • January 28
  • February 25
  • March 25
  • April 29
  • May 27

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

450 Auburn Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30312


(404) 331-5190 x5046
To speak with a Park Ranger contact the phone number provided.

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