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Make May Your Month to Volunteer in Memphis

There’s still time to make a difference this month—and we’re here to help you carve out time to team up with Volunteer Odyssey to create change for your community.

6 ways to volunteer in memphis this month:

A rack of baby clothes available for volunteers in Memphis.

When: Tuesday, May 23 

Memphis Rox is asking for volunteers to assist with the operations of their Soulsville Community Closet. The closet is open one day a week and offers all products up to 50% off retail price for anyone in the community in need of clothing, household items, or other vital supplies.

They ask that volunteers come help assist customers with their shopping needs such as picking out, carrying, or bagging purchased products.

A courtroom serving Memphis with a large table and chairs.

Court Watch

  • Weekday Shifts from 9AM to 12PM
  • Just City works to transform local criminal justice policy and practice to ensure it is fair for all people regardless of wealth, race, or ethnicity. Just City knows that attendance creates pressure. They watch court proceedings in order to demand justice and fairness by our elected officials. Court watch invites community volunteers into courtrooms to observe proceedings that are typically invisible to the general public. Interested volunteers are required to attend orientation before sitting in on court. 

A black dog wearing a bandana.
Serve Memphis This Month: Have a fun-filled day with a furry friend!

Foster Field Trips

  • Saturdays in May from 12PM to 3PM
  • You can volunteer with MAS from anywhere in Memphis. Help a shelter dog have the best day ever with a foster field trip. MAS will match you with a pup who is ready for a fun-filled adventure. You collect photos, videos, and information from your day to share with the world and help your field trip dog find a forever home. 
A woman participating in the Do Good in December campaign by holding a sign for a drive thru food pantry.

Mobile Food Pantry

  • Opportunities available May 22-25 and May 30-31  9AM to 11AM
  • Join CCWTN in this fun direct service event that helps those in need in our community! Catholic Charities works outside rain or shine serving boxes of food in a mobile food distribution. Volunteer roles include collecting data, loading food boxes into cars, and directing traffic. Volunteers are crucial to this opportunity to ensure the community can be fed.

A group of people sitting in lawn chairs at an outdoor concert in Memphis.

Concerts in the Grove

  • Thursday, May 25th from 5PM-8:30PM
  • Celebrate live, local music in The Grove at GPAC! From 6PM until 8:30PM on select Thursdays, some of the area’s best musicians hit the stage for an evening of free entertainment. Volunteers are needed to help greet, manage entry, scan tickets, and assist guests.

Brandon Roosevelt is a mentor because he volunteers in Memphis.

Virtual New Mentor Training

  • May 25th from 12PM- 2PM
  • MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies’ Training Institute provides best-in-class training to mentors and mentor programs so that they are equipped to improve student outcomes. 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 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.

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