10 Ways To Love Memphis This Month (March 2016)

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 3rd 2016 1036 0
Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 11.24.49 AM

It’s March I’ve teamed up with Volunteer Odyssey again to bring you unique ways to give back and love our city again this month.

VO_LOGO square1, Memphis Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Gala: Friday, March 4th, 7-11pm.
MAND’s annual gala will be benefiting Hope House Memphis, which serves the needs of children with HIV.  This Hollywood inspired event includes music, dancing, great food, wine tastings, and a silent auction, and volunteers are needed to assist in the event and help make it a great night.

Email Lauren Steele to volunteer

2. VolunCheers with Volunteer Odyssey at LeBonheur: Tuesday, March 8th at 6pm.
Join us for the next VolunCheers—our volunteer happy hour is a great way for busy professionals to get involved. Drinks and food provided.  Ages 21+. Spots fill up quickly!

Sign up for VolunCheers updates

TreePlantLogoName

3. Wolf River Conservancy Tree Planting: Saturday, March 12th, 9am-12pm.
The Wolf River Conservancy helps to protect the Wolf River watershed by providing educational opportunities for community members to learn the value of Wolf River as a sustainable natural resource.

Sign up or get more info

4. Humane Society Volunteer Orientation: Saturday, March 19th, 10 – 11 am.
If you are looking for a way to get involved and love animals, then this may be the volunteer opportunity for you.  Come to the information session to learn more on how to be a part of this great organization.  

Sign up or get more info

5. SRVS Kids & Family 2016 Bunny Run: Saturday, March 26th, 8am-5pm.
Be part of a great day celebrating and raising money for children with disabilities and their families.  Volunteers will be there to make sure everyone at the run/walk has a great time!

Sign up or get more info

6. Fig Tree Food Pantry: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays in March from 8:45am-12pm.
Make a big impact in your Memphis community by serving as many as 12 to 15 needy families, daily. Volunteers are needed to sort, bag, greet, and distribute food as well as greet the guests.

Sign up or get more info

7. Deliver Meals on Wheels: Weekdays in March from 8:30am-12pm.
Meals on Wheels delivers meals to homebound seniors.  This is a great way to make a big impact in the Memphis community with little time commitment.  

Click here to learn more about the organization

8. St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen: Tuesdays in March from 7:15am-10am.
Help St. Mary’s Catholic Church prepare and serve meals to those in need.  You will have the opportunity to lift and nourish spirits in Downtown Memphis.

Sign up or get more info

9. Fre$h Savings Food Incentive Program: Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 3-7pm.
Help keep Memphis community members healthy by providing low-income grocery shoppers an incentive to purchase fruits and vegetables.  Volunteers are needed in participating Kroger and Fresh Market stores to facilitate the AARP Foundation’s efforts.

Sign up or get more info

10. Monday Night Meal: Mondays in March from 5:30-7pm.
Bring the families of the Dorothy Day House a meal and learn more about you can help homeless families and children in Memphis.

Click here to learn more about the organization

If none of these strike your fancy, click here for five places that you can try out from home. Or, there are more than 80 volunteer opportunities on Volunteer Odyssey’s Calendar: volunteerodyssey.com/calendar.

If you sign up for one of the above opportunities (or find another one through Volunteer Odyssey), please let me know. I’d love to give a shout-out to you next month.

Who knows? Maybe your experience will encourage others to give back and give Memphis some lovin’, too.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

Leave a Comment