10 Ways To Love Memphis In February

10 Ways To Love Memphis In February: 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. 


 February is the month of love! Show your appreciation of Memphis and volunteer this month.

10 Ways to Love Memphis this Month

girls posing for picture in pink shirts during Girls on the Run 5K

1. Girls On The Run, Spring Season Coach Training, February 5th from 1:00 to 5:00

At Girls on the Run Memphis, mentoring young girls to become thriving young women is at the heart of our organization. They provide an after-school program that gives girls a place to belong and find their voice during the challenging years of adolescence.  Meeting in small teams, trained volunteer coaches inspire girls of all abilities to strengthen confidence and other important life skills through dynamic, interactive lessons and physical activity. You can join their mission by attending the training to become a coach this spring season! 

Sign up here!


2. Pinecrest Camp & Retreat Center, Trail Maintenance Mondays, February 13th from 10:00 to 2:00

Join Pinecrest Camp in the perfect socially-distanced volunteer opportunity. They are smoothing trails, creating new trails, clearing up and restoring old trails, removing invasive plants and restoring wetlands around campus. They can supply some tools, or you bring your own loppers, trimmers, rake, or shovel. This is a great opportunity to spend time in nature and give back.

Sign up here!


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3. Catholic Charities of West TN, Saturday Mobile Food Pantry, February 18th from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Join CCWTN in this fun direct service event that helps those in need in our community! Catholic Charities works outside rain or shine serving boxes of food in a mobile food distribution. Volunteer roles include collecting data, loading food boxes into cars, and directing traffic. Volunteers are crucial to this opportunity to ensure the community can be fed.

Sign up here!


4. Out of the Woods Wildlife Rehab & Rescue, OOTW Volunteer, Daily In-person and Remote Opportunities

Out of the Woods Wildlife’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release orphaned and injured Tennessee wildlife while inspiring others to co-exist peacefully with wildlife, through education and advocacy. They need volunteers at their two locations, in Millington and Collierville, to help care for their wildlife, assist with maintenance projects, or assist with parts of their operations like social media and photography. There are numerous opportunities to support their mission and engage with their team. 

Sign up here!


5. Arkwings Foundation, Marketing, Graphic Design, or Development Assistance, Ongoing Remote Opportunities 

Arkwings, a wellness foundation in Frayser centered around holistic living, is looking for assistance in a few areas! Their small team is hoping for help with marketing and communications, graphic design, and/or development. This is a flexible opportunity to practice or hone your skills for a nonprofit that meets a critical community need. 

Sign up here!


large dog breed sitting on bridge with adopt me bandana


6. Memphis Animal Services, Foster Field Trips, Saturdays in February from 12:00 to 3:00 

You can volunteer with MAS from anywhere in Memphis. Help a shelter dog have the best day ever with a foster field trip. MAS will match you with a pup who is ready for a fun-filled adventure. You collect photos, videos, and information from your day to share with the world and help your field trip dog find a forever home. 

Sign up here!


7. Volunteer Odyssey, Website Support Volunteer, Ongoing In-Person or Remote Opportunity 

Volunteer Odyssey is working on a new website! Our current site (volunteerodyssey.com) is in need of some overdue upgrades. If you have experience designing or testing a website, are interested in creating content or gathering pictures, or have experience building out a mobile view, we'd like to pick your brain! Earn service hours doing something you like with Volunteer Odyssey.

Sign up here!


8. For the Kingdom, Feed the Block on weekdays from 1:00 to 5:00 or 2:00 to 7:00 OR Campus Clean Up on February 16th from 2:00 to 5:00

Join For the Kingdom as they work to meet community needs in Raleigh. From their daily feed the block program which feeds community members to their campus clean up, which ensures their expansive campus stays clean for their events, there is an opportunity for everyone to get involved with their mission and on their campus. 

Sign up here!


four kids on bike on the sidewalk


9. Carpenter Art Garden, Bike Ride Volunteer on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 OR Community Garden Volunteer on Mondays through Thursdays between 1:00 and 5:00

Join the Carpenter Art Garden for their daily community programming. They host their weekly bike rides for the kiddos who come after school and ride their bikes on the nearby greenline. Volunteers are also needed for their community garden, which is sold by their neighborhood interns and used in their cooking classes. 

Sign up here!


10. Room in the Inn, Playroom Pals, February 28th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Join Room in the Inn as they shelter those experiencing homelessness in a safe environment. They operate their Family Inn as well as their Recuperative Care Center, both critical community needs. This volunteer event is easy and meaningful. Just come hang out and help watch infants and toddlers in their playroom for an hour! Volunteers should fill out a brief application before their shift. Support the mission of RITI this winter season. 

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