11th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Interfaith Service

This remarkable event will bring together people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds for a wonderful morning of community service, fun and camaraderie. Families are encouraged to participate together in this hands-on community service day for all ages.

Join diverse San Diego faith communities in hands-on volunteer service in Balboa Park.
Make it a day on, not a day off!



Monday, January 21, 2019, 8:45 AM to approx. 12 PM. In case of rain, call 619-297-4366, ext 500 for cancellation and re-scheduling information.


Meet in Balboa Park at the end of President's Way on the lawn between the Automotive Museum and International Cottages. Parking is available in surrounding lots.


8:45 AM—Registration (same day on-site only)
Participants under 18 must sign a waiver (available on-site). Youth under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

9:15 AM—Opening Ceremony celebrating the 11th Anniversary of the Interfaith MLK Jr. Day of Service.

9:30 AM—Cleanup in Palm Canyon and the old Desert Garden. Come dressed and prepared for physical work.

11:30 AM—Musical entertainment and complimentary picnic lunch of hot dogs and chips.


  • Work gloves
  • Pruning tools (if possible). Tools will also be provided
  • Any additional picnic food or beverages you may want. Complimentary hot dogs and chips provided. (Your picnic can be left in your car close to the picnic area)
  • Blanket or chairs for the picnic

  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Closed toe work shoes
  • Goggles

Any questions? contact Rev. Melissa Spence, , 619-297-4366 x120
Printable flyer for sharing 2019 flyer pdf

We are excited about the chance to work side-by-side, with people from diverse religious and cultural groups, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr's legacy.


Congregation Beth Israel
The Islamic Center of San Diego
First Unitarian Universalist Church
Temple Emanu-El
Tifereth Israel Synagogue
Tifereth Israel Synagogue Sisterhood
Tifereth Israel Synagogue Men's Club

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
UCC San Diego Partnerships Churches
First United Methodist Church of San Diego

 Business Sponsor

Windmill Farms Community Market
Home Depot
Lee Loventhal Photography