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In honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Otis College will be hosting our MLK Day of Service on Monday, January 16, 2023 in partnership with L.A. Works. Students, staff, faculty, and alumnx are invited and encouraged to participate in a variety of ways to get involved and/or educate yourself further on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  

For those interested in participating in the in-person volunteer event with LA Works focused on climate/environmental justice, there are three specific volunteer opportunities during their event on January 16, 2023 from 12pm-3:30pm at the LA Coliseum, although any amount of time you can give is always appreciated. The accordion below has brief descriptions of opportunities you can assist with during the day of the event.  Submit you interest no later than January 9th using our volunteer form:

Register here to volunter!

  • 3 Ways to Volunteer!

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    1. Disaster Preparedness Kits – Pack disaster prep starter kits for vulnerable Angelenos to ensure they are ready for when disaster strikes. These will be distributed through LA Works Listos program on behalf of the California Office of Emergency Management.

    2. Urban Greening Kits – Create “Urban Greening at Home” kits for students to learn about native plants and pollinators, community science, and how they can participate in climate action from their own homes. These will be distributed to LA Works community partners such as Eco Urban Gardens.

    3. Make a Climate Pledge – Make a commitment to equitable climate action at our booth and we’ll plant a tree in a neighborhood that needs more shade. Volunteers will work a booth and get as many folks to make a personal pledge to do their part on taking action.

    Learn more and Sign up here

For those not able to engage in these volunteer opportunities but want to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the World House is a series of podcasts designed to introduce you to the work of the King Institute and in particular to the King Papers Project. We encourage you to learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,through Stanford University's The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, which is an impressive resource. 

If you have any questions about any of the volunteer opportunities, please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at