10 Ways To Love Memphis In September

10 Ways To Love Memphis In September: Volunteer Ideas

Volunteer Odyssey shared this list of local groups that need your help this month, and some awesome rewards. 

10 Ways to Love Memphis this Month:

  • For those dedicated to education
  • For those intrigued with supporting the arts
  • For those skilled in carpentry
  • For those with a heart for animals
  • For those who want to address hunger and homelessness
  • For those interested in eliminating pollution
  • For those who love Memphis

For every area of interest and every amount of time available, there’s a nonprofit that needs you. Here are ten ways to love Memphis this month. 

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Photo: Overton Park Shell

1. Overton Park Shell, Free Concert Season Bucket Brigade, Every Friday - Sunday in September from 6:00 to 7:30 pm

Support the Overton Park Shell mission by carrying the iconic donation bucket! Families love to see the bucket come around and rush to give! This is an exceptional way to enjoy a free show and support the mission of the Overton Park Shell. 

Sign up here!

2. Youth Villages, Intramural Flag Football, Every Wednesday in September from 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Youth Villages is restarting their intramural flag football team and are looking for volunteers to referee, keep score, and even coach! Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and complete the organization’s application, liability and vaccine waiver, background check and a one hour training. You can support the mission of YV and help youth have fun with flag football by volunteering. 

Sign up here!

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Photo: Latino Memphis

3. Latino Memphis, Bilingual Health + Wellness Event, September 9th from 2:45 to 6:15 pm

Latino Memphis is in need of bilingual volunteers to assist and inform Spanish speaking families about the health resources available to them at the event such as health screenings, COVID-19 vaccines and HIV and HEP-C testing along with many other resources! If you are a Spanish-speaking person, you can support the community by offering your time and talents to Latino Memphis.

Sign up here!

Photo: Memphis Rox

4. Memphis Rox Climbing + Community, Yoga Festival, September 10th with 2 hour shifts between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm

Join Memphis Rox for their annual Yoga Festival at the Memphis Botanic Garden. Volunteers are needed to assist with parking, set up, check in, merch table, and more. Volunteers gain access to the festival by volunteering and get a tee shirt!

Sign up here!

Photo: Southern Reins

5. Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy, New Volunteer Training Session, September 10th from 9:30 to 11:00 am

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy is hosting a new volunteer training session to teach how to assist them with their adaptive riding lessons. Volunteers will horse lead and side walk with riders each week and no horse experience is required! Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and able to walk consistently on uneven ground for up to one hour.

Sign up here!

6. Memphis Botanic Garden, Alice in Wonderland Tea Party, September 11th from 12:30 to 3:30 pm

Help the Memphis Botanic Garden with making their Alice in Wonderland Tea Party an event to remember! Friendly volunteers are needed to assist with event set up, work various craft stations, help serve tea and snacks, as well as assist guests with picture taking at their photo booth. They ask that volunteers are able to stay for the entire event and be on their feet.

Sign up here!

7. Arkwings Foundation, Gallery & Garden Volunteers, September 14th, 21st, & 28th with shifts from 11:00 to 1:00 pm or 3:00 to 5:00 pm

Arkwings, a community arts and nature gallery for local history, arts, and nature lovers, is looking to build a team of fun, energetic volunteers to help maintain outdoor creativity stations, organize art supplies, meet-n-greet guests, learn and share the history of the house and overall just bring good vibes to their happy, creative space!

Sign up here!

8. Cooper-Young Community Association, Cooper-Young 4-Miler, September 16th with various 1-2.5 hour shifts from 6:00 to 10:00 pm

The Cooper-Young 4-Miler is a classic Midtown tradition held in the streets of Cooper-Young the night before the Cooper-Young Festival. Volunteers can sign up to work at various water stations, serve beer, set up or break down tables, be a medical coordinator or a party site coordinator!

Sign up here!

Photo: CodeCrew

9. University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology & CodeCrew, The UMazing Tech Race, September 17th with shifts from 8:00 to 11:00 am and 11:00 to 2:00 pm

The University of Memphis FedEx Institute of Technology and CodeCrew are teaming up to host the inaugural UMazing Tech Race at The University of Memphis! The event features two-person teams competing in technology focused circuits. Tech volunteers are needed to run and monitor event stations during the event and non-tech volunteers are needed to assist with setup and breakdown, registration, snack and food distribution, and other general needs.

Sign up here!

10. Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Outreach: Food and Clothing Volunteers, September 20th 8:00 to 10:00 am

Join Catholic Charities of West Tennessee as they need volunteers for the ongoing outreach and distribution of food and hygiene items to their most vulnerable populations. These events take place rain or shine. The more volunteers they have, the better they can serve those who need them most.

Sign up here!

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Elain Harvey

 Love to have you add The House of Mews volunteering needs to your lineup? www.houseofmews.com

We could use some morning volunteers 7-9am any one of 7 mornings a week, caring for the kitties and cleaning the store, learning medications, leading a crew, all things you learn as well as how to take care of your own kitty inexpensively, learning to notice troubling signs of possible illness, etc.


Elain Harvey

Founder/Managing Director

email: [email protected]

May 26, 2022 2:09pm