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Historic Brooklyn Cemetery Clean-Up and Beautification

Monday, January 20th, 2020 from 8:30am to 1:00pm (ET)
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Positions0 Remaining
RegistrationOpens Dec 11, 2019 8:00am
Registration ClosesJan 18, 2020 9:00pm or when space runs out.
Age Limit12 and up
Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Athens MLK Day of Service! Below you will find details about the Day of Service and this specific project.

Event Schedule
Kick-off Celebration: 8:30AM - 9:30AM at the Clarke Central High School gymnasium (350 S. Milledge Avenue).
Volunteer Shift: 9:30AM - 1:00PM at Brooklyn Cemetery (820 Westlake Drive).
  • All participants are encouraged to carpool from the kickoff to their selected site, although MLK Day of Service organizers do not facilitate this. Individuals interested in carpooling should post on the discussion wall below.
  • All volunteers are encouraged to bring a canned food item to the kickoff event. Donations will benefit Campus Kitchen at UGA. Preferred items are dry pasta, broth, and rice.
Project Description
Volunteers will clear grave sites of invasive plants and debris, plant bulbs, and bring fallen tree limbs and branches to the roadside for pick-up or mulching.
  • This site is family-friendly, ages 12+.
  • Volunteers should bring a reusable water bottle.
  • Volunteers should wear long socks, close-toed shoes, along with long sleeves and long pants. No shorts! Come dressed to get dirty.
Registration Notes
Children under 18 should be registered by their parent/guardian. All volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
We are not able to accommodate large group registrations. If you have a group that would like to volunteer at the same site, each individual must separately register through Engage Georgia.
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Requirement Details
Rain or shine!
PerksFirst 300 volunteers at the kickoff get biscuits and t-shirts!
Parking DetailsVolunteers will meet at the Clarke Central High School gym at 8:30am for the kick-off event and then carpool to Brooklyn Cemetery around 9:30am. There is rear access to the cemetery from behind Clarke Middle and Alps Road Elementary Schools.
CausesEnvironment Community
Sustainable Development Goals
220 Positions Filled | 55 Impacts | 232 Hours

Start Address: Volunteers will meet at Clarke Central High School to check-in and eat breakfast before carpooling to their selected site., Clarke Central High School Gymnasium, 350 S. Milledge Avenue, Athens, GA 30605
End Address: There is rear access to the cemetery from behind Clarke Middle and Alps Road Elementary Schools., Historic Brooklyn Cemetery, 820 Westlake Drive, Athens, GA 30606