Join us on Friday, April 23rd to make a difference from a distance
Overview: On Friday, April 23rd, you can make a difference from a distance! We're going live on our Facebook page at the beginning of each hour so you can meet our nonprofit partners and learn how to help from the comfort of your own home. These nonprofit Show and Tells will walk you through each short project to explain how you can support their mission from home. Remember to follow our Facebook page on Friday, April 23rd for all of our interviews, highlights, and spotlights. Join us!
Location: Your home or office
Full Details: To start, register at the bottom of this page for the projects you'd like to complete. All of the project options are listed below. You can pick just one or as many as you like. After registering, you'll get a confirmation email with more details and tips for the day.
Schedule for Friday, April 23rd:
9:00am - Kick off with Volunteer Odyssey and the first project of the day
Spreading Sunshine | Sunshine Birthday Cards
10:00am – Memphis Botanic Garden | Spring Cleaning Scavenger Hunt
11:00am – Memphis Rox | Leave No Trace Clean-Up
12:00pm – Volunteer Odyssey | Volunteer + Tell Story Submissions
1:00pm – Catholic Charities of West TN | Bare Necessities
2:00pm – WYXR Memphis | Listener Diaries
3:00pm – Make-A-Wish Mid-South | Card Campaign
4:00pm – Room in the Inn Memphis | Help from Home Videos
5:00 pm– Celebrate the day by seeing your service in action
Q: Can I sign up for more than one project?
A: Absolutely and we hope you do! Sign up for as many projects as you'd like. Each project can be completed in less than an hour.
Q: Is this kid-friendly?
A: YES! We love that kids have such big hearts for service. We intentionally picked projects that will work for the whole family. Some younger kids may need some help with the instructions or projects. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
Q: Does Volunteer Odyssey accept donations?
A: You're so kind to ask! Yes, we run on donations from great people like you. You can donate here. Thanks in advance!
Q: Can I complete a project that I didn't register for?
A: Definitely! Just join our Facebook Live to hear instructions or update your registration below to get more project details.
Q: Will I need any materials for the project?
A: Some require materials like markers and paper, which you may need to pick up or order if you choose that project; however, most of the materials are likely already in your home. The project description will tell you exactly what you need.
Q: What is the photo release form for?
A: Upon registration, you'll be required to check the photo release form. This waiver allows Volunteer Odyssey to use your pictures and videos to show your awesome work on our media platforms. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Q: Do I have to leave home for this?
A: All of these projects can be completed wherever you are. For some projects you'll create things that can be mailed or dropped off.
Q: Do I have to be available at the time slot for my project?
A: You can complete your project at any time of the day! The Facebook Live Show and Tell with the nonprofits is optional and the videos will be available on our Facebook page throughout the day.
Q: Will the Facebook videos be available to watch later?
A: Yes! They will be housed on our Facebook wall and the links will be sent out to registrants after the event.
Q: What if I don't have a Facebook?
A: You can still join us! Just visit our Facebook page that day.
Q: Can I get service hours for this?
A: You betcha! Each completed project counts as a service hour. Email email@example.com for more information.
Q: What happens if I sign up for one but can't attend/complete it?
A: No worries! You can do your project at a date in the future when it's more convenient for you or you can cancel your registration if needed.
Q: What if I'm not in Memphis?
A: Welcome to southern hospitality! That's the beauty of a Virtual Volunteer Day - you can participate from anywhere and we're excited to welcome you. Of our 8 projects, 6 are completely remote, meaning they can be completed from anywhere (with a little bit of postage, that is).
Q: What if I have more questions that aren't answered here?
A: We applaud your thoroughness! Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you all the answers your heart desires.
|Shift||Start Time||End Time||Description||Registrants Needed|
|Spreading Sunshine | Sunshine Birthday Cards||9:00am (CT)||10:00am (CT)||Overview:Spreading Sunshine’s mission is to serve families impacted by childhood illness. One of the ways we do that is by sending Sunshine Boxes to children across the United States. In May, we are launching new "Birthday Boxes" to help celebrate the birthdays of the children, siblings, and parents we serve....||97/∞||Over|
|Memphis Botanic Garden | Spring Cleaning Scavenger Hunt||10:00am (CT)||11:00am (CT)||Overview:Kick off your annual spring cleaning projects with Memphis Botanic Garden in mind! MBG will provide volunteers with a list of common household items that they can use in their classrooms or at the garden. Volunteers will collect whichever items on the list they are willing to part with, and...||57/∞||Over|
|Memphis Rox | Leave No Trace Clean-Up||11:00am (CT)||12:00pm (CT)||Overview:“Leave No Trace” is a simple set of rules that when implemented, allow individuals to minimize impact on nature and the natural ecosystems in which so many forms of wildlife are dependent on.The goal of this project is to take these same simplistic principles of “Leave No Trace” and introduce...||52/∞||Over|
|Volunteer Odyssey | Volunteer + Tell Story Submissions||12:00pm (CT)||1:00pm (CT)||Overview:One of the most helpful things you can do as a volunteer is to recruit more volunteers! When you share your volunteer experience, you inspire and motivate others to get involved and that’s exactly what we need. Whether you’ve been volunteering with us for years or this is your first...||56/∞||Over|
|Catholic Charities | Bare Necessities||1:00pm (CT)||2:00pm (CT)||Overview:Imagine what it is like to wonder where your next meal is coming from or how you will clothe your children. One in four of your Memphis neighbors live that reality, as 24.6% of residents live in poverty. Catholic Charities meets these people where they live through their Fig Tree...||52/∞||Over|
|WYXR | Listener Diaries||2:00pm (CT)||3:00pm (CT)||Overview:WYXR is an eclectic, non-profit community radio station headquartered in the historic Crosstown Concourse building in Midtown Memphis. With over 70 volunteer DJs, they are pioneering a new platform for arts and culture while educating listeners on the sounds of Memphis. Being in the early stages, galvanizing new listeners is...||59/∞||Over|
|Make-A-Wish | Card Campaign||3:00pm (CT)||4:00pm (CT)||Overview:This year, we’ve all had a glimpse of what it feels like to wait for hope. But the moment there is something to look forward to, everything begins to change. With hope, we find resilience. We rediscover joy. Hope strengthens us, connects us. You can pick between two card campaign...||109/∞||Over|
|Room in the Inn | Help from Home Videos||4:00pm (CT)||5:00pm (CT)||Overview:Room in the Inn Memphis works to shelter those experiencing homelessness in a safe environment of hospitality. Their values include building community and giving hope. Volunteers will be able to help people experiencing homelessness without having to leave your house. Room in the Inn will use volunteer recordings to help...||63/∞||Over|