10 Year Day of Service

Saturday, April 15th, 2023 from 9:00am to 4:00pm


Join us on April 15th as we celebrate Volunteer Odyssey turning TEN! 

Ten years of making a difference in Memphis.
Ten years of connecting volunteers to the people and places that need them most.
Ten years of meeting community needs through volunteerism.


Volunteer Odyssey is celebrating our birthday with a Day of Service. Join us for a morning of volunteer projects with ten of our nonprofit partners and an afternoon of festivities in the Crosstown Arts East Atrium of Crosstown Concourse. 

Sign up below for a morning of service and RSVP on our Facebook for the afternoon celebration!


9:00 am - 11:00 am | Volunteer shift with Catholic Charities of West TN

10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Volunteer shifts with Arrow Creative, Memphis Botanic Garden, Memphis Rox, Oasis of Hope, Shelby Farms Park, Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy, Wolf River Conservancy, and Youth Villages

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Celebration at Crosstown Arts (East Atrium in Crosstown Concourse)


Q: Are the volunteer shifts family-friendly?

A: Some of them are! Read the descriptions of each shift to see. 

Q: Is the event at Crosstown Arts family-friendly?

A: Yes! Bring your friends, your neighbors, and your young ones. 

Q: Does this event cost anything? 

A: Volunteering is free and so is admission to our afternoon celebration! 

Q: What happens if it rains?

A: This entire day is happening rain or shine! While what you do at your service site might shift a little, they will not be cancelled. 

Q: I can't volunteer in the morning, but can I still celebrate afterwards?

A: Absolutely. Our afternoon event is open to anyone, whether you volunteered beforehand or not.

Q: I have additional questions, who can I reach out to?

A: Email Grace@volunteerodyssey.com with any additional questions. 

We want to extend a huge thank you to International Paper, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Independent Bank, and Memphis Made for making this event possible. 

We are excited to see you all there! 

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Shifts (18)

1 - 18 of 18 Shifts
ShiftStart TimeEnd TimeAddressDescriptionRegistrants Needed
Catholic Charities of West TN - Mobile Food Pantry9:00am (CT)11:00am (CT)
1169 Kerr Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38106
St. Augustine Catholic Church
Join CCWTN in this fun, direct service event that helps those in need in our community!Volunteer check-in will take place at 9:00 am in the parking lot of St. Augustine Catholic Church at the Catholic Charities van and distribution will begin after. We will be working outside (rain or shine)...1/5Register
Arrow Creative -- Painting & Beautifying10:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
653 Philadelphia Street
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Arrow Creative

Join Arrow Creative as they prep for Memphis Fashion Week. Volunteers are needed to paint, prep, and beautify their space during this indoor volunteer event. See the cool space that Arrow Creative occupies and help them prepare for MFW! Wear clothes you can move in and potentially get messy. 

Memphis Botanic Garden -- Gardening & Material Prep10:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Memphis Botanic Garden

Join the Memphis Botanic Garden for a big morning of service! They need assistance with weeding, sanding and staining benches, and youth education material prep for their youth series. Whether you want to be indoors or outdoors, there is an opportunity at MBG for you! 

Memphis Rox -- Community Clean Up10:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
879 East McLemore Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38106
Memphis Rox
Memphis Rox hosts their monthly Soulsville Neighborhood Volunteer Cleanup. This is a great way to give back to the community served at Memphis Rox. Volunteers will meet at Memphis Rox, and we will disperse from there. All necessary materials for the cleanup, including trash bags, gloves, high-visibility vests, and water...13/40Register
Oasis of Hope -- Building Organization10:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
233 Henry Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38107
Oasis of Hope needs assistance cleaning/organizing a storage area in the back of their newly renovated community building. They have shelves that we need assembled, and then they need the items in the room labeled, organized, and put on the shelves. 
Shelby Farms Park -- Trail Maintenance & Clean Up10:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
35.11862492261877, -89.80640170134721
Memphis, Tennessee 38120
Wolf River Refuge Trailhead at Germantown Pkwy and S Walnut Bend Rd.

Join SFP in their trail maintenance and clean up opportunity. This group will meet at the Wolf River Refuge Trailhead and will disperse from there! Dress for the weather and wear clothes you can get dirty. 

Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy -- Cleaning & Gardening10:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
916 Billy Bryant Road
Collierville, TN 38017
Southern Reins
Join Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy on their beautiful and expansive campus. This shift is family-friendly for children 11 or older as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Volunteers are needed both indoors and outdoors, cleaning and gardening. Wear comfortable clothes you can move around in and...3/15Register
Wolf River Conservancy -- Litter Pick Up10:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
4332 Raleigh Lagrange Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38128
Wolf River Greenway section of the Kennedy Park Trailhead

Join WRC for a litter pickup at the Wolf River Greenway section located at the Kennedy Park trailhead. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable clothes that you can potentially get dirty. 

Youth Villages -- Campus Clean Up (21+ volunteers)10:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
7410 Memphis-Arlington Road
Memphis, TN 38135
Youth Villages Bartlett Campus

Assist Youth Villages in picking up trash around the lake and on our sports fields on our campus

Youth Villages -- Campus Recreation (21+ volunteers)10:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
7140 Memphis Arlington Road
Bartlett, Tennessee 38135
Youth Villages Bartlett Campus

Participate in Youth Village's recreational therapy program with some of their youth and their REC staff! 

Youth Villages -- Closet Sorting/Organization (21+ volunteers)10:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
7410 Memphis-Arlington Road
Memphis, TN 38135
Youth Villages Bartlett Campus

This is the best option for you if you prefer not to be youth facing! 

  • Help YV do some spring cleaning in their clothing closet
  • They’ll be organizing and sorting clothing and some accessories
Youth Villages -- Runners Club (21+ volunteers)10:00am (CT)12:00pm (CT)
7410 Memphis-Arlington Road
Memphis, TN 38135
Youth Villages Bartlett Campus

Join Youth Villages in their Runners Club (Walking is perfectly acceptable too!)

  • Help encourage YV youth to get moving by joining us for Runners Club
  • Get a chance to walk alongside YV youth and get to know a bit about them
Celebration Volunteer -- Set Up10:30am (CT)12:30pm (CT)
1350 Concourse Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Volunteers who sign up for this shift will be assisting the Volunteer Odyssey team with setting up tables, organizing remote projects, and other assistance as needed to make the space ready for celebrating! 

Celebration Volunteer -- Sign Up Table11:30am (CT)2:30pm (CT)
1350 Concourse Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Volunteers who sign up for this shift will assist the Volunteer Odyssey team in signing in guests, answering questions, giving wristbands to those who purchase one and accepting donations. 

Celebration Volunteer -- Bartender12:00pm (CT)3:00pm (CT)
1350 Concourse Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104
Must have ABC license to sign up for this shift.

We are in need of two licensed bartenders to serve beer and soft drinks during our celebration at Crosstown Arts. Please send a copy of your ABC license to grace@volunteerodyssey.com upon registering for this shift! 

Celebration Volunteer -- Face Painter12:00pm (CT)3:00pm (CT)
1350 Concourse Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

We are looking for one artistic individual to paint faces during our celebration at Crosstown Arts East Atrium. You do not have to bring your own supplies, but you can if you would like!

Celebration Volunteer -- Food Service12:00pm (CT)3:00pm (CT)
1350 Concourse Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Volunteers for this shift will be asked to stand at the food table and assist guests as necessary, as well as keep the area clean and tidy. 

Celebration Volunteer -- Break Down2:30pm (CT)4:00pm (CT)
1350 Concourse Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Volunteers who sign up for this shift will be assisting the Volunteer Odyssey team with breaking down tables, organizing and wrapping up remote projects, cleaning and tidying, and other assistance as needed to make sure the Crosstown Arts space looks better than ever post-celebration!