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Volunteering with Volunteer Odyssey in October

Photo: Andrea Rucker

October is a busy one with events happening every weekend, many of them supporting our local nonprofits! Whether you’re looking to have a good time or give back to your community—with a lineup like this—you are guaranteed to do both!

Metal Museum, Repair Days October 21st through 24th with various shifts 

During this annual event, Metal Museum volunteer repair specialists restore metal items – everything from rusted garden furniture to broken jewelry to warped heirloom silver – to their former glory—all to raise funds for Museum programs. And you don’t have to be a metalsmith to volunteer! There are volunteer opportunities for non-metalsmiths including helping at the estimating table (tagging items, entering customer information into the computer, processing payments, etc.); at the repair pick up tent (calling customers to let them know their repair is ready, tracking repairs that have been picked up, etc.); and with clean-up, beautification projects on the grounds, assisting with the Family Fun Tent activities or the Dinner + Art Auction! 

Sign up here!

 

Levitt Shell, October 15th and 16th with shifts throughout the night 

Picture courtesy of Andrea Zucker Photography

Join the Levitt Shell in Overton Park as a volunteer in their 12th Fall season of free music in Memphis. There are multiple volunteer opportunities featured on Friday and Saturday of each week: assisting with the puppy bar, carrying the iconic donation bucket, or helping with general housekeeping and hospitality.

Help them make it happen by volunteering your time and talents. 

Sign up here!

 

River Arts Fest, October 23rd and 24th with various shifts

RiverArtsFest is a street celebration of fine arts and fine local music with live artist demonstrations and hands-on art activities for all ages! 

As 180+ artists from around the country—and right here in Memphis—gather to exhibit and sell their latest works of original fine arts at what’s become the largest outdoor juried artist market and urban street festival in the Mid-South, they need all the help they can get to make their 2021 return a successful one! Volunteers are needed to help with set up, tear down, sales, etc. 

Sign up here!

 

Camp Food and Cocktails, October 24th from 1PM to 5:30PM and 5PM to 9:30PM

Camp Food and Cocktails is Pinecrest’s annual fundraiser featuring a silent auction, campfires, and cozy cocktails— which supports their mission of providing space for camps and programming for all faiths and ages. Volunteers are needed for event set up, food set up, silent auction set up, and more. 

Sign up here!

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