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6 Ways to Volunteer in February with Volunteer Odyssey

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For this piece, we are keeping it short and sweet, just like the month of February. 

February is the month of love. Between Valentine’s Day and Black History Month, there’s a lot to love in these 28 days. 

Memphis is a beautiful intersection of love, soul, and service. As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. so boldly stated, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” 

All you need is a heart full of grace, and the opportunity to show your greatness. Here are six opportunities for you to “show off” in the spirit of serving your city this month:

Photo: Memphis Tilth

  • Make-A-Wish Mid-South, Spanish Speaking Volunteers, Ongoing Opportunity 

Join Make-A-Wish Mid-South as they grant wishes for children facing critical illnesses throughout the Mid-South. Now more than ever, Spanish-speaking interpreters and translators are needed to help make these wishes come true for families with Spanish as their primary language. Opportunities range from translating documents to conducting phone interviews to joining virtual wish visits. No matter what your schedule is, there is a way you can help make a wish come true. 

Click here to learn more and apply! 

 

  • Catholic Charities of West TN, Homeless Outreach, Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 10:00am

Because of the pandemic, Catholic Charities cannot allow individuals to come shop for clothing and hygiene items themselves, though they are still in need of these vital supplies. To help with this, Catholic Charities needs volunteers who can help distribute food, clothing, and supplies to our most vulnerable neighbors. Clients will provide their needs and sizing information allowing the volunteer to put together a bag for them. 

Sign up here!

 

  • Memphis Tilth New Volunteer Orientation, February 9th and 23rd from 6:30pm to 7:00pm

Join Memphis Tilth in their mission of cultivating collective action for an economically sustainable, socially equitable, and environmentally sound local food system. You can join in their work with their various opportunities after attending the short intro orientation. This is a wonderful opportunity to practice a hobby you love or learn a new skill as you help the community have access to healthier foods. 

Register here!

 

  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Mission, Weekly Opportunities from 8:30am to 11:30am

Join the St. Vincent de Paul Food Mission as they serve neighbors experiencing hunger every day of the week. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and plate the hot food served. Other tasks, such as unpacking and sorting food products, may be needed to ensure that each visitor receives a quality meal. 

Sign up to serve here!

 

  • MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies Virtual Mentor Training, February 18th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm 

The Memphis Grizzlies Foundation is dedicated to harnessing the power and promise of sport to transform lives, particularly those of children living in poverty. This new mentor training starts the process to prepare mentors with the needed tools and skills to mentor and work with the youth within our city’s youth mentoring network. This training is open to anyone interested in becoming a volunteer youth mentor. After completing training, MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies will connect you to a quality youth mentoring program.

Sign up here!

 

  • Memphis Rox Volunteer Garden Day, February 20th from 10:00am to 2:00pm

Join Memphis Rox in their new garden! In partnership with other local non-profit organizations, volunteers will help to beautify the Memphis Rox campus and promote a Farm-To-Table approach for the local community by constructing and maintaining an  Educational Food Garden. This garden shall act as a learning tool for volunteers, and local community members alike, to promote healthy and nutritional eating habits. All gardening supplies will be provided by the hosting party. 

Sign up here

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