May Volunteer Opportunities in Memphis

The weather across the Mid-South is heating up and this time of the year is notorious for outdoor festivals and activities. In fact, there’s an entire month’s worth of celebrations during Memphis in May. While you enjoy the weather and beginning of summer, make sure you leave time to help create a greater Memphis by giving back.

First time to volunteer?

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

Date Specific Opportunities

May 2: Neighborhood Christian Center is holding their annual Quizathon Bible Trivia event→ sign up

May 2: Latino Memphis needs volunteers for their Latino Memphis Festival and Cinco-K-Mayo May 2→ sign up

May 4-8: MemphisFitKids is looking for upbeat volunteers to help promote good health through increased program awareness→ sign up

May 9: Shelby Farms Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help make Dog-A-Roo at the Outback a success→ sign up

May 9: Habitat For Humanity seeks volunteers for their Bluff City 10k Race→ sign up

May 15: #CoolKidsMemphis is looking for teens to volunteer for their Teen Volunteer Event at Ronald McDonald House of Memphis→ sign up

May 18: Dixon Gallery seeks volunteers to assist with Undercurrent, a monthly young professionals networking event from 5:30 – 10:30 p.m. but can take hour – 2.5 hour shifts→ sign up

May 19-20: Neighborhood Christian Center seeks volunteers to assist with screening and application process for low-income seniors and disabled residents to receive Window Air Conditioning Units→ sign up

May 22: Neighborhood Christian Center seeks volunteers to help prepare and serve dinner, facilitate fun children’s activities, set up and cleanup for Lovebuilders/Lovebuilders Kids from 6-9 p.m.→ sign up

May 28: Tennessee Shakespeare Company seeks front of house volunteers as ticket sellers, will call list monitors, merch monitors, ushers, and runners for A Midsummer Night’s Dream production in June→ sign up

Ongoing Opportunities in May

Overton Park Conservancy needs volunteers to help with their dog park→ sign up

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

Memphis Crisis Center is looking for hotline counselors to answer phone calls→ sign up

The Kroc Center has multiple 3 month long volunteer opportunities that include working in aquatics, the arts, fitness, membership, recreation, worship and the challenge area. Must be at least 16 years old→ sign up

If you’re a local nonprofit organization looking to add your volunteer opportunities to our database to over 25,000 Memphians, or a business interested in a “Day of Caring” for your employees, please call (901) 278-0016 or email Carol Gaudino, Director of Volunteer Memphis at

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