10 Ways To Love Memphis In December

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. 



cheer station with woman cheering and waving pompom

1. WYXR Memphis, Cheer Station at St. Jude Marathon

Saturday, December 2
6:30 am – 2:30 pm

Help your favorite community radio station cheer on this year's St. Jude Marathon runners!
Sign up here!


2. Youth Villages, Holiday Heroes Workshop

Friday, December 1 – Wednesday, December 6
Multiple shifts available

Help bring the gift of JOY to children of Youth Villages this Holiday Season by volunteering in our Holiday Heroes Santa's Workshop! Our Holiday Heroes generously donate and/or shop for our youth to fulfill their holiday wish lists. Santa's Workshop volunteers, that's you, will help us receive, wrap, and sort these gifts to ensure they go to the right youth for the holidays!
Sign up here!


3. Protect Our Aquifer (POA), WYXR Raised by Sound Fest

Saturday, December 2
Multiple shifts available

Join us at Crosstown Concourse for a day of free live performances by local and regional acts capped off by a fundraising show, Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert.
Sign up here!


two boys with black and orange bikes in front of Christmas Tree in a toy drive station

4. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Memphis, 2023 Toy Drive Sortation

Monday, December 4 – Friday, December 8
Multiple shifts available

This year is our 22nd annual Toy Truck Drive! Help sort out toys, bag them up, and make sure they are delivered to the correct Club sites!
Sign up here!​​​​​​​


5. Page Robbins Adult Day Center, Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, December 12
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Page Robbins Adult Day Center provides unique and uplifting daytime care for adults with memory loss, in a safe environment, while empowering and educating their caregivers and the community.

At our volunteer orientation session you will learn more about Page Robbins and the exciting opportunities available to you as a volunteer. You will be able to take a tour, ask questions, and tell us more about you so that you can be best matched with roles that fit your interests.
Sign up here!

older lady sitting at table with flowers in front of her


6. Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, Mobile Food Pantry at St. Paul’s Catholic Church
Saturday, December 16

8:45 am – 11:00 am

Join us in this fun direct service event that helps those in need in our community!

Volunteer roles include collecting data, loading food boxes into cars, and directing traffic. This entire shift takes place out of doors! We ask volunteers to dress comfortably and for the weather.
Sign up here!​​​​​​​



7. Samaritan’s Feet, Shoe Distribution with Las Americas

Saturday, December 16
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Since 2010, cityCURRENT has hosted Samaritan’s Feet Shoe Distributions each year, and they have become a tradition and favorite for our volunteers. Through a simple act of humility and servant-leadership, we’re able to express our love, compassion, and a message that brings hope to our children.

During this event, we will provide new athletic shoes and socks to children in the community while sharing words of hope and encouragement.

Come join us in serving others; we couldn't impact the community without you!
Sign up here!​​​​​​​


8. Room In The Inn Memphis, Serving with a Smile Dinner

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

Come help the kitchen staff serve our guests dinner!
Sign up here!​​​​​​​


9. Memphis Athletic Ministries, Academics Volunteer

Open Opportunity
Mondays – Fridays
9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Build relationships with our students through homework help, brain breaks, and/or reading or math games and activities! This opportunity is offered at various locations across the city.
Sign up here!​




10. Youth Villages, Closet Organization

Thursday, December 28
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Youth Villages partners, U of M: Roaring for the Youth, have done a great job getting our closet organization started, but we need your help to see it through. If you are looking for a helpful way to volunteer your time, consider this! We meet every other Thursday to intake, organize and store clothing so that our youth and staff are able to use the closet efficiently.
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