10 Ways To Love Memphis In August

10 Ways To Love Memphis In August: 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. 

Grove at GPAC

1. Germantown Performing Arts Center | Volunteer Training | shifts on August 22nd, 23rd, 30th, and 31st

If you are interested in joining the GPAC Volunteer Program, the first step is attending annual training to learn what their volunteers do! GPAC has a core group of volunteers that get access to wonderful shows and activities year-round. Volunteer responsibilities range from greeting and ticket taking to ushering and assisting with receptions, and much more. It sounds simple, but GPAC could not be successful without their hard-working volunteers.

Sign up here!

Adult Day Care

2. Page Robbins Adult Day Center | Volunteer Orientation | August 9th from 3:30 to 4:30

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 their 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 them more about you so that you can be best matched with roles that fit your interests. Memory loss is sad, but Page Robbins is a very happy place! Join Page Robbins to become part of their  joy-filled days.

Sign up here!

Pet Adoption

3. Memphis Animal Services | Volunteer Orientation | Cats: August 7th from 2:00 to 3:00 | Dogs: August 20th from 12:00 to 1:00

Memphis Animal Services has activities that benefit their cats and dogs for any animal lover! To volunteer with their animals, you will need to attend one of their monthly orientations, one held for cats and one held for dogs. This orientation will further introduce you to MAS, outline the volunteer needs, and talk you through the types of activities volunteers are needed for, from Enrichment and Support, Event help, animal photography, playgroup assistance and more.

Sign up here!

4. JustCity | Volunteer Orientation | Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 and Fridays from 10:00 to 11:00

Join Just City in their Court Watch Volunteer Program. Just City knows that attendance creates pressure. They watch court proceedings in order to demand justice and fairness by our elected officials. Court watch invites community volunteers into courtrooms to observe proceedings that are typically invisible to the general public. Interested volunteers are required to attend this orientation before sitting in on court.

Sign up here!

5. Youth Villages | Volunteer Interest Session | August 17th from 1:00 to 2:00

Do you want to get involved with Youth Villages, but aren't sure where to start? Take a break from your busy day to eat lunch and learn about the different ways you can get involved with Youth Villages in the Greater Memphis Area whether it be our Runner's Club, Mentoring, Spiritual Life, YV5K or Soup Sunday. During this meeting you will discuss different virtual and in-person volunteering opportunities as well as answer any questions you might have. This is perfect for individuals, corporations, group leaders or parents of children 16yo or older that are looking for a way to get involved.

Sign up here!

6. Community Alliance for the Homeless | Symposium to End Homelessness | August 4th with shifts throughout the day

Community Alliance for the Homeless is partnering with the University of Memphis School of Social Work to host a symposium on "Ending Homelessness in Memphis and Shelby County". This event will bring together housing providers, elected officials, and stakeholders to discuss relevant topics around homelessness in our community. Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, implementation, and clean-up. Volunteers will have the opportunity to network and receive free admission to this symposium.

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7. Memphis Rox | Period Power Distribution Event | August 6th from 10:00 to 1:00

Join Memphis Rox in their period power distribution event where community members can receive female minstrel and hygiene products at no cost to them. Volunteers are needed to help assist with flow of traffic, distribution, and other tasks! 

Sign up here!

Food Pantry

8. For the Kingdom | Feed the Block | August 8th through 12th from 2:00 to 5:00

Join For the Kingdom in their Feed the Block initiative. This program cooks and plates meals to be delivered to Raleigh residents. Volunteers are needed to assist with prepping, cooking, and plating the meals. Volunteers can also assist with cleaning, washing dishes, sorting donated goods, and other tasks to ensure staff are supported as they serve hundreds of locals every weekday.

Sign up here!

9. Shelby Farms Park | Water Play Sprayground Volunteer | August 16th with afternoon and evening shifts

If you enjoy being outdoors and engaging with people, here is an opportunity for you. Come help support the SFPC Water Play Sprayground during their Free Play Tuesday! Water Play Sprayground Attendants help monitor the hottest place in town for kids to keep cool. The space features great splashing opportunities for kids, including a water tunnel, multiple interactive spray jets and geyser boulders! Attendants are ambassadors of Shelby Farms Park and will help check people in for their hour of free play and help everyone, "Play it Safe" by ensuring Water Play Sprayground rules are followed.

Sign up here!

Donation

10. Catholic Charities of West TN | Food and Clothing Outreach Volunteer | August 29th through 31st from 8:00 to 10:00

Because of the pandemic, Catholic Charities cannot allow individuals to come shop for clothing and hygiene items themselves, though they still need these vital supplies. To help with this, Catholic Charities needs volunteers who can help distribute food, clothing, and supplies to our most vulnerable neighbors. Clients will provide their needs and sizing information allowing the volunteer to put together a bag for them.

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