Spring is blooming and Memphians are ready to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather and countless outdoor activities. From biking Shelby Farms to enjoying the Memphis Farmers Market, outdoor activities in Memphis are endless.
It takes hundreds of dedicated Memphians to make sure our public outdoor spaces and surroundings are boasting beautiful blooms. Here are 25 ways you can make sure our city is enjoyable this spring.
Volunteer opportunities at Overton Park
Volunteer opportunities at Shelby Farms Park
– Shelby Farms Park is looking for volunteers to assist with their Eco-EGGStravanganza Saturday, April 4, 2014 from 9am to 4pm. Duties would include helping with the set-up, egg hunt, fishing rodeo and more.
Join the city’s largest cleanup April 18 – 26 with Faith in Action Memphis
Volunteer at local 5k races
Volunteer at Memphis Botanic Garden
– The Memphis Botanic Garden needs volunteers to help with their Arbor Day Campfire Party on Friday, March 20 at 5:30pm to 8:30 pm. Areas help will be needed in are tending to the fire pits, prepping and serving at the food and beverage stations, and helping to assist with the children’s craft.
– Become Children’s Garden Volunteers
Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sunday – Monday 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
There are four types of Volunteer Opportunities in the Children’s Garden every day of the week:
Greeters – Stationed at the entrance to My Big Backyard, Greeters welcome families and scheduled school groups to the garden, answer frequently-asked questions, and share the information and guidelines needed to ensure that all visitors have a wonderful experience.
Gardeners – Our Gardener volunteers make a hands-on contribution to the beautification of My Big Backyard. Gardeners coordinate with our Horticulture Department on the specific needs of the garden. There is always something to do!
Play and Learn Supporters (PALS) – Lend a hand with a variety of activities throughout My Big Backyard! PALS can share information, make new friends, and facilitate play with special toys and props designed for use in specific parts of the garden.
Educators – With a broad range of children’s education programming in My Big Backyard, Educators are needed during the week, on weekends, and for special evening events. Experience in education is helpful but not required; all you need is a passion for teaching or leading activities.
Volunteer with Clean Memphis
– Volunteers are needed to help with the Grits and Grime Community Cleanup Project March 23 at 9am. Join Clean Memphis, The Power Center Academy and The Memphis Grizzlies’Team Up Mentors as they work to clean up Germanshire Park.
Other outdoor volunteer opportunities March – May
Find out more ways to give back in the Bluff City by visiting Leadership Memphis’ action initiative, Volunteer Memphis’ website at www.volunteermemphis.org