Where to Volunteer in Memphis

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Megan_CAG_VO bannerAre you looking for volunteer opportunities in Memphis? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking for something easy that fits your schedule or something meaningful where you can make a big impact, we’re here to help!

Memphis needs dedicated volunteers like YOU! Deliver meals, tutor kids, help homeless families, become a docent, plan special events, respond in a crisis – the opportunities are endless. We’re inviting you to get involved.

Here’s how to get started with Volunteer Odyssey:

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1) Calendar of Volunteer Opportunities
Our calendar has the most comprehensive listing of volunteer opportunities in Memphis. We feature events every day of the week – evenings and weekends included.
Visit the Calendar

2) Virtual Volunteer Fair – Volio
We built and launched the country’s first Virtual Volunteer Fair. Take a 90 second tour of opportunities and find your perfect fit. You’ll meet the volunteer coordinator and hear from other volunteers so you know exactly what to expect.
Visit Volio

3) Find Opportunities On Facebook
We post Memphis-based volunteer opportunities daily! Join our page to get events and stories.
Visit Us on Facebook

4) Get Volunteer Odyssey’s Top Opportunities
Every month we’ll send you a list of 10 featured volunteer opportunities. Be the first to know when we open sign ups for our top picks.
Get Our Top Picks

5) Get a Custom Match
Are you looking for the perfect fit? We can help! We’ll ask you questions about what’s important to you so we can hand-pick a great opportunity. Ready to get started?
Email Caroline@volunteerodyssey.com

If you’re looking for the best places to volunteer in Memphis, we’ve got you covered! Email Caroline@volunteerodyssey.com if you’re ready to start.

It’s time to make your mark on Memphis!

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Prologue: Harli Kurdelmeyer

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harliDuring the last few months I had been looking for a job in the Memphis area. My cousin Baylee had been helping me a bit, sending me emails with opportunities and such. One day I received an email from her with the subject “Volunteer Odyssey”. After reading into this program I knew that this would be such an amazing opportunity for me to grow as a person, and to start giving back to my community.

I’ve always been a big advocate for serving others. I spent 11 summers at camp where the motto was to always put others before yourself. On a hot day when there was just one bomb pop left and two girls without one, always give it to your cabin mate. This was obviously just a small act, but as a 7-year-old the mindset made such a difference within me. Now at 18 years old I’ve found myself over the last few years wanting to give back to my community and serve others, but unsure of where to start. There were so many issues I knew that I could be contributing to but which one? The homeless, sheltered dogs, children in need, the list goes on. Volunteer Odyssey gave me the chance to do not one of the things on my list, but all of them.

I know that this week is going to push me as a person, and most likely open my eyes to new things but I am so excited to get started. I can’t wait to meet new people, experience new things, and hopefully find somewhere that feels like home and keeps me coming back.