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Memphis Empty Bowls Project

Saturday, January 20th to Sunday, January 21st, 2018
This has ended. If you attended, let the organizer know by recording your impact!

About

Positions0 Remaining
ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Close Date4 hours before the event starts or when space runs out.
Age LimitTeens & Older
Description

Combining community, creativity, and compassion to fight hunger. 

JOIN
 

Hundreds of people from all over Shelby County come together to fight local hunger at the annual Memphis Empty Bowls Project fundraising event. 

CHOOSE

Artisans, educators, and others around the Memphis area donate handcrafted and hand painted bowls to fight hunger. Choose a beautiful bowl to take home as a reminder of the bowls that go empty in the Memphis area, as well as the inspiring work being done in our community to fight hunger.

ENJOY

Guests are invited to a delicious, simple dinner of soup (donated by local restaurants) and bread and desserts (donated by Church Health) while listening to live music.

SHOP

Shop the art market. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase from the vendors, who are talented local artists, will  go toward the Memphis Empty Bowls' mission. 

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Requirements
Ability to lift over 10 pounds.
Volunteers need to be 16 and up. If under 18, a parent/guardian must be present.
PerksFree t-shirt.
Feel GREAT after fighting hunger in the Mid-South!
Parking DetailsAll parking at Crosstown Concourse (garage, street, etc.) is free to the public.
CausesAdvocacy & Human Rights Arts & Culture Children & Youth Community Crisis Support Health Homeless & Housing Hunger Poverty & Basic Needs Social Justice
SkillsArtistic Help Arts and Crafts Child Care Communications Design Event Planning Food Distribution Food Preparation Fundraising Moving Retail Soup Kitchens
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75 Positions Filled | 6 Impacts | 10 Hours

Multiple Addresses

Shifts (22)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Replenish table supplies (such as bread baskets/butter) as needed throughout the event.

Give children who are seated crayons and coloring sheets.

Also, bus tables while checking on and assisting guests.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Central Atrium is the large entrance nearest The Curb Market., Crosstown Concourse, Central Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
2/3Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Welcome guests to the event as they arrive and direct them to the ticketing area. Help prevent traffic jams at the door and get people excited about the event.
Thank guests as they leave.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The West Atrium is the large, YMCA entrance., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
5/6Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Point person for Bowl Room Volunteers

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Church Health Community Room is located off of the hallway between the West and Central Atriums., Crosstown Concourse, Church Health Community Room, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Point person for dining room volunteers

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Central Atrium is the large entrance nearest The Curb Market., Crosstown Concourse, Central Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Point person for Ticket Table volunteers
Manage ticket system day of the event

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The West Atrium is the large, YMCA entrance., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Manage the transactions of t-shirt sales, extra bowl sales, and end-of-the-evening vendor fees

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Church Health Community Room is located off of the hallway between the West and Central Atriums., Crosstown Concourse, Church Health Community Room, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Encourage attendees to donate to Memphis Empty Bowls Project and share other nonprofit's informational materials.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Church Health Community Room is located off of the hallway between the West and Central Atriums., Crosstown Concourse, Church Health Community Room, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Engage children in the activities on the children's table.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The West Atrium is the large, YMCA entrance., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
1/1Over
Start: Sat, Jan 20, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 7:30PM
Distribute VIP gifts (soup ladle t-shirt) to VIP guests. You'll place their gifts in their bowl bag.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Church Health Community Room is located off of the hallway between the West and Central Atriums., Crosstown Concourse, Church Health Community Room, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 3:30PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 7:00PM
Check in volunteers and supply them with their t-shirts and tools. Then, direct them where to go so they can be given more specific instructions by their zone leaders. Throughout the event, check on them and offer support as needed.

The Central Atrium is the large entrance nearest The Curb Market., Crosstown Concourse, Central Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Rearrange handmade bowls as needed to keep display area tidy during event as guests select their individual bowls.

Make sure only those with wristbands are receiving bowls.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Church Health Community Room is located off of the hallway between the West and Central Atriums., Crosstown Concourse, Church Health Commuity Room, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Wrap the attendees' bowls in newspaper and place in bags for them to take home.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Church Health Community Room is located off of the hallway between the West and Central Atriums., Crosstown Concourse, Church Health Community Room, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Assist with extra help in areas throughout event as needed. Relieve other volunteers as needed and, when not relieving others, help bus tables in dining area.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Central Atrium is the large entrance nearest The Curb Market., Crosstown Concourse, Central Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Pass out programs near the ticket tables and instruct people to follow the signs to the event.
After incoming traffic slows down, join the Hospitality Team in their duties.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The West Atrium is the large, YMCA entrance., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 7:30PM
Join the fun in our Art Market and sell beautiful pieces that local artists have donated to Memphis Empty Bowls Project. Prices will be marked, and you will direct committed buyers to the cashier.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The hallway is between the West and Central Atriums., Crosstown Concourse, 1st Floor Hallway, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Hand out event tickets to people who have pre-ordered or reserved tickets.
There will be an alphabetized list of ticketholders with quantities to work from.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The West Atrium is the large, YMCA entrance., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrim, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
3/3Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Manage the ice and beverages for our guests. This includes keeping cups filled with ice, filling drinks (water, etc.) for guests, and keeping the line moving.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Central Atrium is the large entrance nearest The Curb Market., Crosstown Concourse, Central Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
3/3Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Receive and safe-keep personal items i.e. coats. Attendees who purchase goods from art market vendors may store their purchases in coat check until they leave.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The West Atrium is the large, YMCA entrance., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
4/4Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 8:00PM
Ladle out soup to attendees during the event.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Central Atrium is the large entrance nearest The Curb Market., Crosstown Concourse, Central Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
8/8Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 7:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 9:00PM
Assist with packing up remaining food, signs, tablecloths, bowls, and other materials. It's important that we leave our new venue, Crosstown Concourse, like we found it!

** If you did not attend the event as a ticket holder OR volunteer during the event, but want to help with Clean Up, PLEASE understand that you CANNOT arrive until 7:00pm due to limited space. Thank you for understanding.

The Central Atrium is the large entrance nearest The Curb Market., Crosstown Concourse, Central Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
10/10Over
Start: Sat, Jan 20, 2:30PM
End: Sat, Jan 20, 4:00PM
We'll be loading and unloading vans with event supplies.

Meet at St. John's United Methodist Church (1207 Peabody Ave. Memphis, TN 38104) to load vans with bowls, tables, and other items. Deliver to Crosstown Concourse (1350 Concourse Avenue) and unload.

The Central Atrium is the large entrance nearest The Curb Market., Crosstown Concourse, Central Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
10/10Over
Start: Sun, Jan 21, 12:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 21, 3:00PM
Assist in preparing the event spaces on the 1st floor of Crosstown Concourse for the event. Unpacking, setting up bowl room, dining area, signage, etc.

The Central Atrium is the large entrance nearest The Curb Market., Crosstown Concourse, Central Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
12/12Over