10 Volunteer Opportunities to Beat the Heat

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As Memphians, we’re no strangers to the heat. As the temperature climbs, here are 10 volunteer opportunities where you can beat the heat in the AC, the evenings, or in the shade. 1) Drive for ITN: transport seniors to doctor appointments and errands via your air conditioned car. Email Kim Weiss 2) Memphis Library: volunteer in the digital wonderland that is Cloud901. You can also become a docent, a genealogy assistant, or a summer reader. Email Terrice 3) Humane Society: teach social skills to the dogs awaiting adoption and make toys for the dogs and cats in recovery. Email Linda Larrabee 4) Habitat for Humanity Restore: find furniture with potential and give it a face lift – flea market flip style. Email Amy Paul 5) Theatre Memphis: Be an Usher for Oliver or Beauty and the Beast on evenings and weekends Amy Salerno Hale … Continue reading

Volunteers Build and Run the First Flying Eye Hospital

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Volunteers Make A Soaring Impact! Hundreds of volunteers from Memphis, FedEx, and Orbis collaborated to build a flying hospital – the first of its kind. FedEx Express and Orbis International debuted the world’s one and only mobile ophthalmic teaching hospital. FedEx donated this aircraft back in 2011, and after 6 years of renovation, the finished product is due in part to countless volunteers and retired FedEx employees. This aircraft will be able to travel all across the world providing expert care to millions of people who previously had no access quality eye care. Of the 285 million people suffering from visual impairment in the world, 4 out of 5 of those cases could have been prevented with proper medical treatment. However, 9 out of 10 of those cases live in developing countries where treatment isn’t available. Therefore, you can see … Continue reading