In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Volunteer Odyssey is hosting Memphis Volunteer Week.
From April 8th – 14th, you can participate in a different service project each day to support a Memphis organization.
Monday, April 8th
Memphis Athletic Ministries provides year-round, Christ-centered mentoring programs to youth, ages 8 to 18, through seven centers in disadvantaged neighborhoods. Volunteer Week participants are needed to help with reading assessments for their literacy program.
Tuesday, April 9th
MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies unites a broad range of local community organizations, businesses and civic leaders to promote, support and advocate youth mentoring. They partner with more than 60 local mentoring programs and serve more than 2,600 young people across Memphis. During Memphis Volunteer Week, you can attend one of their training sessions and begin the process of becoming part of their youth mentor network.
Wednesday, April 10th
Urban Bicycle Food Ministry feeds 200-300 people affected by poverty and homelessness each week. Join them for their Wednesday night bike ride to deliver burritos and water to people in need.
Thursday: April 11th
The RUN-2-3 POUR fun run benefitting Shelby Farms Park Conservancy consists of a 2.34 trail around Hyde Park Lake followed by a finish line party with beer by Meddlesome Brewing Company. Volunteers are needed to help with race registration, course monitoring, parking and more.
Friday, April 12th
Hope House supports children and families affected by HIV and poverty in Memphis. Volunteers are needed to work setup and cleanup for their annual Hoedown for Hope fundraiser at Propcellar.
Saturday, April 13th
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee is a multi-social service provider that works with an emphasis in the areas of homelessness, children’s programming, immigration services, veteran’s services, and emergency services. There are multiple projects to pitch in on for Volunteer Week, including transitioning their Clothing Closet to spring/summer season.
Sunday, April 14th
Dorothy Day House provides shelter for families experiencing homelessness. They host a prayer service every Sunday evening. Volunteers are asked to supply a simple dessert to share with DDH families and friends.