10 Ways To Give Back To Memphis This Month (February 2020)
Here’s another list of fun ways to give back to Memphis this month, including reading to St. Jude kids, helping Memphis students with homework, riding bikes, volunteering at fun events, and more.
Room In The Inn: Guest Hospitality: Wednesday February 5th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Your help is central to our mission of “holy hospitality” – having people present to listen to and talk with our guests during their wait helps them know this is a place where they are safe, welcome, and treated with respect.
Though other duties might arise, the main focus for volunteers is to visit with our guests to help them feel welcome. Volunteers will be in the room with guests while staff handle administrative duties. Thank you for helping us serve our guests in such an important way!
Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County: Foster Event: Saturday February 8th from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Every second Saturday we have an adoption event at the Hollywood Feed at Poplar and Yates. You will either take your foster animal to the event or swing by HSMSC and pick up a pup to take. You will hand out volunteering info and greet people, very casual and fun event. great opportunity to showcase your foster animal or help out one of our ready animals.
Catholic Charities of West Tennessee: Food Pantry: Tuesday February 11th from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Nearly one in four Memphians live in poverty, and one of the ways Catholic Charities of West Tennessee responds to that need is by providing weekly food boxes through our Food Pantry. These daily operations rely heavily on volunteer manpower to be successful. You will have an opportunity to directly assist your neighbors in need.
Urban Bicycle Food Ministry: Wednesday Night Burrito Ride: Wednesday January 12th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Join us for our Wednesday night ride. We’ll meet up at the Carpenter’s House and split into groups. You’ll be assigned to a group with an experienced team lead and each group will take a section of midtown or downtown. We distribute necessities like water and food (especially burritos). We also give out supplies based on the season: gloves and blankets in the winter, extra water and bug spray in the summer.
Volunteer Germantown: Pop-Up Volunteer Party: Thursday February 13th from 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by volunteering! In partnership with Volunteer Odyssey, we invite you to pop in and volunteer with your friends and family. We will provide volunteers with fun and easy to complete family friendly service projects and snacks! Volunteering can be convenient and meaningful! Come learn about Volunteer Germantown and see how you can make a difference in our community.
Memphis Rox: TRDON LOVE Cup 2020: Saturday February 15th from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Memphis Rox is proud to partner with TRDON and MFA for The Love Cup: Soccer Tournament. Volunteers will help run the event, monitor the play areas, and assist in facilitation of Half-time games. The Love Cup: Soccer Tournament for Charity was created by TRDON and MFA in support of charitable agencies looking to spread awareness and connect with Memphis cultural leaders. It is where soccer and culture collide for a positive cause. Memphis Rox is proud to partner with the TRDON and MFA by providing volunteers to assist with the event.
ALSAC St. Jude: Volunteer Leadership Conference: Friday February 21st from 1:00pm to 8:00pm – Multiple Shifts Available
Each year we host a conference for the ALSAC St. Jude Fitness Volunteers from across the country. Participants in the conference are responsible for putting on various fitness fundraising events across the country such as the St. Jude Walk/Run, the St. Jude Memphis Marathon and other events. We are recruiting volunteers to man the registration tables during the conference. Volunteers will make sure that guests are greeted warmly and have the best experience possible while at the conference.
Withers Collection Museum: Special Event Volunteers: Tuesday February 25th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
A Withers Collection Museum and Gallery Special Events Volunteer an enthusiastic individual who provides interpretative services to Museum visitors through setting up and breaking down our facility for events and having friendly conversations with visitors. All activities relate to the Museum’s mission: to educate the public and preserve the works of Dr. Ernest C. Withers, Sr. and make his work available to the world through digitalization.
Carpenter Art Garden: Wednesday Homework Help: Wednesday February 26th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
The Carpenter Art Garden’s mission is to work with the children of Binghampton to promote each one’s creative potential and self-worth through exposure to artistic, educational, and vocational programs. Come out and help with homework after school with the kids! There will be tutoring, small activities and educational programming! We can’t wait to see you there!
Read to Me at St. Jude: Reading Volunteers: Thursday February 27th from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
This is a great way to spend your lunch break! Volunteers will read with and entertain kids waiting for their appointments at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Volunteers who speak Spanish are encouraged to participate! Please do not bring children or attend if you are under the weather due to the spread of common cold and flu. Closed toed shoes and appropriate clothing (i.e. no t-shirts advertising alcohol, etc.) are required. Please do not wear strong fragrance.
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 some Memphis lovin’, too