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11 Ways to Volunteer with Volunteer Odyssey in March

Guest post by Beth Petschonek, Volunteer Odyssey

11 Ways to Serve Memphis this month

Two volunteers with Volunteer Odyssey crouching on the ground outdoors with a shovel, smiling at the camera, possibly taking a break from gardening or manual work, wearing casual work attire and gloves.

1. Wolf River Conservancy, 19th Annual Tree Planting

Saturday, March 2

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Commemorate the Conservancy’s 19th Annual Tree Planting by volunteering to help plant native trees! wolfriver.org/tree

Volunteers of all ages are needed to plant over 1,000 native trees. Join us for a morning of getting a little dirty while having lots of fun — helping make a lasting local impact!

These young trees will be planted along Leath Bayou in New Chicago Park, providing a needed riparian buffer in the floodplain. Sign up today to volunteer and join the Conservancy in restoring the natural beauty around us!

Three smiling women volunteering with Volunteer Odyssey, posing together indoors for a photograph.

2. Spay Memphis, Spaytacular Gala

Saturday, March 2

Multiple shifts available between 4:30 pm & 11:00 pm

Our 16th Annual Spaytacular Gala is Spay Memphis’ largest fundraiser, featuring food, an open bar, silent auction, wine pull, live entertainment, and more. All volunteers receive free entry to our event and are encouraged to attend before or after their volunteer shift to enjoy the fun!

3. Friends For All, Feast For Friends

Monday, March 11

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please join us for our March, St. Patrick’s Day-themed Feast For Friends Event!

Feast For Friends is a monthly event where we invite our clients to have a good time and get some good food. Volunteers will help prepare and serve our meal to our clients, sit-down dinner style.

More details to come upon registration; we hope to see you there!

4. Protect Our Aquifer, River Roots Festival

Saturday, March 16

9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Fun, educational activities for children and adults. 200+ native trees given away with planting instructions courtesy of TEC. Reusable water giveaway courtesy of Clean Memphis and the EPA.

5. Memphis Rox, Community Clean-Up

Saturday, March 16

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

It’s that time again for Memphis Rox to host our Soulsville Neighborhood Volunteer Clean-Up. This is a great way to give back to the community we serve at Memphis Rox. 

Volunteers will meet at Memphis Rox, and we will disperse from there. We will provide all necessary materials for the cleanup, including trash bags, gloves, high-visibility vests, and water. 

6. Germantown Parks & Recreation, Challenger (Special Needs) Basketball

Monday, March 18

5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

We are looking for volunteers for our challenger basketball program which is for kids 6 to 16 years of age that have intellectual or physical challenges. Volunteers do not need basketball experience and will be there for support and to have fun with our participants! 

7. Carpenter Art Garden, Weekly Bike Ride

Wednesday, March 20

2:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Volunteers are needed at the Carpenter Art Garden to ride with the children of Binghampton.

Opportunity: chaperoning weekly bike rides down the Greenline, Hampline, and Overton Park every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

8. WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, “Meeting in the Middle”

Wednesday, March 20

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Meeting In The Middle” is hosted by WYXR 91.7 FM in association with The University of Memphis. Through a series of panel discussions geared at bringing artists and fans closer together, Memphis-based music industry professionals explain the strategies that allow artists and fans to find common ground.

Featured topics at the event range from music publishing, music licensing for tv and film, and music streaming, and guests include Memphis-based musicians, entertainment law professionals, tour managers, talent buyers, DJs, music marketing experts, and more.

A group of diverse volunteers with Volunteer Odyssey holding trash pickers and bags proudly posing after a community cleanup event in a park.

9. Wolf River Conservancy, World Water Day Service Project

Saturday, March 23

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Celebrate World Water Day by volunteering to participate in our pollution prevention cleanup along the Wolf River Harbor and the Wolf River Greenway!

To prevent trash from washing into the Wolf River and its tributaries as water pollution, we will clean up three locations along the Wolf River Greenway at Mud Island.

World Water Day highlights the importance of our freshwater resources – rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and aquifers. Our World Water Day Cleanup is the third event in the Wolf River Restoration Series presented by Brother International.

10. Memphis Rox, Volunteer Resource Drive

Thursday, March 28

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This event is designed as a way for Memphis Rox to collect donated items that can be distributed from the Memphis Rox Community Closet and back into the community at “no cost” to the consumer, on a regular and continual basis. Volunteers will help with the collection and inventory of donated goods.

11. Memphis Rox, Community Lunch Program

Weekdays in March

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Memphis Rox has implemented a free bag lunch program to help distribute food options to local communities! We would like to invite one volunteer each day to help assist in the distribution of the bag lunches.

Be sure to dive into Our Events calendar for more exciting service opportunities ↓

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