10 Ways To Love Memphis In March

10 Ways To Love Memphis In November: Volunteer Ideas

Volunteer Odyssey shared this list of local groups that need your help this month!

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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1. Wolf River Conservancy, 19th Annual Tree Planting

Saturday, March 2
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Commemorate the Conservancy’s 19th Annual Tree Planting by volunteering to help plant native trees! Volunteers of all ages are needed to plant over 1,000 native trees. Join us for a morning of getting a little dirty while having lots of fun — helping make a lasting local impact! These young trees will be planted along Leath Bayou in New Chicago Park, providing a needed riparian buffer in the floodplain. Sign up today to volunteer and join the Conservancy in restoring the natural beauty around us!

Sign up here

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2. Spay Memphis, Spaytacular Gala

Saturday, March 2
Multiple shifts available between 4:30 pm & 11:00 pm

Our 16th Annual Spaytacular Gala is Spay Memphis' largest fundraiser, featuring food, an open bar, silent auction, wine pull, live entertainment, and more. All volunteers receive free entry to our event and are encouraged to attend before or after their volunteer shift to enjoy the fun!

Sign up here!

3. Germantown Parks & Recreation, Challenger (Special Needs) Basketball

Monday, March 4
5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

We are looking for volunteers for our challenger basketball program which is for kids 6 to 16 years of age that have intellectual or physical challenges. Volunteers do not need basketball experience and will be there for support and to have fun with our participants! 

Sign up here!

4. Protect Our Aquifer, River Roots Festival

Saturday, March 16
9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Fun, educational activities for children and adults, 200+ native trees given away with planting instructions courtesy of TEC. Reusable water giveaway courtesy of Clean Memphis and the EPA.

Sign up here!

5. Memphis Rox, Community Clean-Up

Saturday, March 16
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

It's that time again for Memphis Rox to host our Soulsville Neighborhood Volunteer Clean-Up. This is a great way to give back to the community we serve at Memphis Rox. We will provide all necessary materials for the cleanup, including trash bags, gloves, high-visibility vests, and water. 

Sign up here!

6. Carpenter Art Garden, Weekly Bike Ride

Wednesday, March 20
2:45 pm – 5:00 pm

Volunteers are needed at the Carpenter Art Garden to ride with the children of Binghampton. Opportunity: chaperoning weekly bike rides down the Greenline, Hampline, and Overton Park every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.

Sign up here!

7. WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, “Meeting in the Middle”

Wednesday, March 20
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

"Meeting In The Middle" is hosted by WYXR 91.7 FM in association with The University of Memphis. Through a series of panel discussions geared at bringing artists and fans closer together, Memphis-based music industry professionals explain the strategies that allow artists and fans to find common ground.

Featured topics at the event range from music publishing, music licensing for tv and film, and music streaming, and guests include Memphis-based musicians, entertainment law professionals, tour managers, talent buyers, DJs, music marketing experts, and more.

Sign up here!


8. Wolf River Conservancy, World Water Day Service Project

Saturday, March 23
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Celebrate World Water Day by volunteering to participate in our pollution prevention cleanup along the Wolf River Harbor and the Wolf River Greenway!

To prevent trash from washing into the Wolf River and its tributaries as water pollution, we will clean up three locations along the Wolf River Greenway at Mud Island.

World Water Day highlights the importance of our freshwater resources – rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands, and aquifers. Our World Water Day Cleanup is the third event in the Wolf River Restoration Series presented by Brother International.

Sign up here!

9. Room In The Inn, Serving with a Smile Dinner

Daily throughout March
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We have locations willing to share space and just need YOU. Come help the staff serve dinner!

Sign up here!

10. Memphis Rox, Volunteer Resource Drive

Thursday, March 28
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This event is designed as a way for Memphis Rox to collect donated items that can be distributed from the Memphis Rox Community Closet and back into the community at “no cost” to the consumer, on a regular and continual basis. Volunteers will help with the collection and inventory of donated goods.

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