Mid-South Volunteer Opportunities (March 27 – April 1, 2015)

This article originally appeared in The Commercial Appeal

If you’ve never volunteered through Volunteer Memphis, register and complete the new volunteer orientation online at volunteermemphis.org. Click on the “Become a Member” tab to register. Then click on the new volunteer orientation link on the home page.


Memphis Farmers Market needs volunteers to help with Market days each Saturday beginning April 4.

Youth Villages needs volunteers to help with setting up, running registration, and operating one of their multiple stations at the 5K and 10 Miler races.


AARP TaxAide is looking for volunteers to help with tax counseling, and to help with tax filing for low income families. Link Link

The arts/museums

National Civil Rights Museum has multiple opportunities, these include helping to greet guests and help with ticket sales, and maintaining and monitoring exhibit spaces. Link Link

Mallory Neely House needs volunteers interested in Memphis history to serve as tour guides.

Pink Palace Family of Museums is looking for a volunteer to help on the information desk.

Lichterman Nature Center is looking for volunteers to assist students and chaperones as they transition between exhibits.

Theatre Memphis: Hang and focus lights, help backstage and onstage, usher, construct costumes and build scenery and props.

Dance Scholars is looking for six volunteers to help with their Spring Dance Scholars Event.

Tennessee Shakespeare Company needs ticket sellers, will call list monitors, merch monitors, ushers, and runners on Thursday, May 28.

SRVS is looking for volunteers to teach math, yoga, dance, math, music, and much more.

Sifting and sorting

Memphis Public Library and Information Center needs a book store clerk, book sorters and volunteers to fill online book orders and give tour guides.

Mid-South Food Bank: sort and inspect donated food and repack the salvaged food for delivery. Link


Overton Park Conservancy needs volunteers in several capacities:gardeners, event staff, group work days, dog park.

Lichterman Nature Center is looking for volunteers to help prepare meals and clean the animal areas.

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy needs volunteers to help with their Eco-EGGStravanganza Saturday, April 4, 2015.

Health, hospice, house help

Methodist Hospice needs volunteers to provide grief support, education and resources to patients and their families. Training provided.

Baptist Trinity Hospice needs volunteers to assist with passing out snack packs to family members, and they also need a hair stylist.

Regional One Health is looking for volunteers to to assist in caring for and providing service to their patients, families, and staff.

Memphis and Shelby County Health Department of Emergency Preparedness wants volunteers to serve on their Medical Reserve Corps to prepare for and respond to local public health emergencies.

American Cancer Society (Hope Lodge; Road to Recovery) has an urgent need for drivers to transport patients to cancer treatments.

Roll up your sleeves

The Community of St. Therese of Lisieux needs help with yard work, hanging curtains and other various tasks.

Habitat for Humanity ReStore needs appliance specialists, cabinetry specialists, donation center volunteers, furniture repair volunteers, electrical testers and sales floor volunteers.

Have front desk/clerical/office skills?

These organizations need help with filing, answering phones, data entry, billing and various other tasks:

National Civil Rights Museum

American Red Cross

Stax Music Academy


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