You’re Invited! Pop-Up Volunteer Parties Start Next Week

Posted by Holly Whitfield | November 18th 2016 3362 0

Ed. Note: This post is from the 2016 Pop Up Volunteer Parties. If you’re looking for 2017’s information, click here.

Volunteer Odyssey is hosting a series of pop-up volunteer parties and you (and everyone you know) are totally invited! The first one is Monday, November 21st from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and free pizza is involved.

Volunteer Pop-Up Parties are the fastest, easiest way to volunteer in Memphis. Here’s how it works: Head to The 101 Pop Up space on Main Street (across the street from Aldo’s Pizza) during one of the four sessions, sign in, and complete one of the mini-projects to help out a local non-profit.

That’s it. Boom. You just gave back, and it only took a couple of minutes.


Here are the dates and times:

  • Monday, November 21st from 11-2pm (lunch break!)
  • Tuesday, November 29th from 11-2pm (It’s Giving Tuesday! lunch break!)
  • Tuesday, November 29th from 5-8pm (It’s Giving Tuesday! happy hour!)
  • Tuesday, December 6th from 5-8pm (happy hour!)

Volunteer Odyssey will be there with easy projects set up and ready to go. There will be photo ops (think a “giving back” wall, plus the I Love Memphis mobile mural!)

I’ll be there with free ILM stickers and very limited number of t-shirts for sale, plus debuting two new shirts and the e-store (finally!)

And get this: if you complete one of the projects on Monday, Nov. 21 during lunch, you can redeem a token for a FREE slice of pizza at Aldo’s. If you complete a project on Tuesday, Nov. 29 you can redeem a token for a $3 draft beer at Aldo’s.*** Check the bottom of this post for details.

photo via Aldo's Facebook

photo via Aldo’s Facebook

Here are some project examples (not all of these projects are available every day)

– Create candy grams for homeless kids at the Dorothy Day House (Monday, Nov 21st – Lunch)
– Assemble craft kits for kids at Le Bonheur (Tuesday, Nov 29th – Lunch)
– Paint 901 Rocks (Tuesday, Nov 29th – Evening)
– Make toys for dogs and cats at the Humane Society (Tuesday, Dec 6th – Evening)
– Write inspirational messages on Bouquets of Hope for Catholic Charities
– Design holiday cards for retirement communities
– Prepare mailers for Memphis Libraries & LITE Memphis
So there you have it. Pop in on your lunch break. Visit us on your way to the Grizzlies game or join us for happy hour! Here’s a great way to volunteer and give back to Memphis.

We’ll have volunteer projects as short as 101 seconds.

Let me give a huge shout-out to all the sponsors, including CBIZ MHM and Aldo’s Pizza. And thanks to Volunteer Odyssey for letting me partner up with them on this.

Follow along on social media:

Facebook: Volunteer Odyssey
Twitter: @VolOdyssey
Instagram: Volunteer Odyssey

It’s free. It’s fun. RSVP today:

***Here’s the fine print:

– Monday November 21st, lunch 11am-2pm. One token = one regular priced slice of pizza.
*To be redeemed at the counter only* 

Tuesday November 29th, happy hour 5pm-8pm. One token = one draft beer for only $3.
*To be redeemed at the bar only, and excludes high gravity beers as well as bottles or cans* 

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.

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