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Volunteer Odyssey Opportunities, Seven Ways to Serve in Memphis

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Memphis Botanic Garden
■ Memphis Botanic Garden is working hard to maintain their beautiful gardens and green space. They have multiple opportunities to volunteer to keep their gardens running. You can help in their garden, help restore benches, or help in various other ways. Get outside, get a little dirty, and give back. Register here.

Meritan, Inc.
■ Meritan, Inc. knows the isolation the pandemic has inflicted on many populations. This isolation can have an especially large impact on seniors who already live alone. You can volunteer from home by writing a letter to one of our home-bound seniors. For more information and registration, click here.

Memphis Tilth
■ Memphis Tilth is on a mission is to cultivate collective action for an economically sustainable, socially equitable, and environmentally sound local food system. You can assist in this mission by volunteering in one of their gardens doing various tasks. Whether you want to learn a new skill or practice an old hobby, this is a great way to give back while being outdoors. Learn more and register here.

Catholic Charities of West TN
■ Catholic Charities of West Tennessee is still in need of low-risk category individuals to come serve together. With several events available daily, there is an opportunity for you at CCWTN. They have made many adjustments to help ensure your safety and the health and safety of those we serve. They are working at two locations packing and passing out food boxes and picking out clothing for our most vulnerable neighbors. Please dress comfortably in closed toed shoes and bring your own face covering/mask. Sign-up here!

LITE Memphis
■ LITE Memphis know the importance of having someone in your life to reach out to. To fill this need, they are looking for mentors this fall for their high school program. LITE Memphis has two virtual volunteer
opportunities: weekly student coaching or student document editing. If you like to work directly with students or simply give some feedback on a paper, one of these opportunities is for you! Be on the Dream Team by registering here.

The Memphis Grizzlies Foundation
■ The TEAM UP Youth Mentoring Partnership is an affiliate of the National Mentoring Partnership (MENTOR), the unifying champion for expanding quality mentoring relationships in the United States. The
Partnership serves as a clearinghouse for training, resources, awareness, and advocacy, providing the critical link between MENTOR’s national efforts and local organizations and programs that
foster and support quality mentoring relationships. Register for a training session here.

Spay Memphis
■ Spay Memphis needs help sorting aluminum cans donated to our clinic. The volunteer would separate aluminum from other materials such as trash, plastic, and steel. All materials are supplied, though a
current tetanus shot is required to volunteer for this activity. This is a 1-person opportunity to enforce social distancing, and you can volunteer on Monday when the clinic is closed to avoid contact. Sign up here!

See Volunteer Odyssey’s Platform for more opportunities, and to sign up instantly. Stay tuned for more events from folks like MIFA, Memphis Rox, and more.

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