Taking small steps to make a big impact.

Every year on the third Monday in January, we are inspired by the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Famous quotes and speeches are shared, people participate in days of service and the world feels a little friendlier. If you want to build on that momentum and help keep that good feeling going all year long, keep reading!

This post aims to shine a light on some of Newark’s non-profits and to highlight their ongoing need for volunteers. It’s never been easier to get involved in your community! Click the images or links below to learn how you can do small things in a great way:

Link to Newark Area Welfare Committee website
The Newark Area Welfare Committee (NAWC), an all-volunteer organization, in cooperation with community partners, is committed to helping Newark area families in crisis regain balance by providing them the necessities of life.
NAWC envisions a community where no one goes without food, shelter, heat and the other essentials of life.

Volunteer opportunities include: staffing mobile food pantries, seasonal assistance with holiday food boxes, fundraising and more.
Link to Newark Arts Alliance website
The Newark Arts Alliance is a membership organization dedicated to providing local artists with the opportunity to explore and display their creativity, and participate in cultural events that build community.

Volunteer opportunities include: gallery monitors & various committee members. Currently seeking board members.
Link to Newark Historical Society Website
The Newark Historical Society is a volunteer-run organization on a mission to gather, preserve and share Newark’s history with residents, visitors, students, researchers, and all who are interested in Newark’s past. ​

Volunteer opportunities include: greeting guests at the museum, marketing, fundraising, special events, and more. Currently seeking board members.
The Newark Senior Center enhances the lives of the 50+ community by providing resources and opportunities for growth in body, mind and spirit.

Volunteer opportunities include: Meals on Wheels delivery, Meeting of Minds, front desk greeter, gift shop attendant, flea market helper, class instructor, landscaping and so much more.

For more volunteer opportunities within the greater Newark area and beyond, check out:

Link to Volunteer Match website.
With more volunteers and more volunteer opportunities than any other service, VolunteerMatch is how good people and good causes get connected.

We hope this post will inspire you to make Martin Luther King Jr. Day the first day of your year-long celebration. Go forth and do great things! XO