Visiting volunteers use Volunteer Odyssey Calendar to connect with Memphis

  Sometimes, when you’re traveling, the best way to get to know the city you’re visiting is to volunteer.  And that’s exactly what one group from Utah did this July while visiting Memphis. They found their experience through Volunteer Odyssey’s Calendar of Volunteer Opportunities on our website.  It lists hundreds of opportunities across the cities, seven days a week, at all times of the day. Through our calendar, this group found the perfect volunteer opportunity at Catholic Charities of West Tennessee. Christine Hash, Manager of Social Enterprises and Community Engagement, said the group was looking for a way to connect while in Memphis and the calendar helped them find the perfect opportunity. This group of volunteers from Utah found their perfect volunteer opportunity in Memphis using Volunteer Odyssey’s Calendar of Volunteer Opportunities. They spent the day volunteering with one of … Continue reading

Epilogue: Kristine Pierce

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I have made a few significant moves as an adult and each time, I remember how difficult it is to move to a new city. In each new place, I want to land a fulfilling and stable job, learn the ins and outs of the city, find my favorite grocery stores, make new friends, and discover my niche in the community. No matter how exciting the move, it is always a challenge and on average, it takes me about a year to become truly comfortable in my new home. My experience with Volunteer Odyssey has made the transition process easier, more fun and less intimidating. It is often hard to figure out quite where to start when searching for a job in a new city, but my volunteer experience has introduced me to contacts in my field and given me … Continue reading