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Memphis Empty Bowls Project

Saturday, January 19th to Sunday, January 20th, 2019
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Positions0 Remaining
ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Registration OpensTill registration closes
Registration Closes4 hours before each shift 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. Proceeds from your purchase 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 Arts & Culture Children & Youth Community Crisis Support Health Homeless & Housing Food Insecurity, 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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74 Positions Filled | 30 Impacts | 119 Hours

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Shifts (23)

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sat, Jan 19, 3:00PM
End: Sat, Jan 19, 5:00PM
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
8/10Over

Name & TimeDescriptionPositions
 
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 12:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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 West Atrium is the entrance nearest Church Health., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
12/12Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 3:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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 West Atrium is the entrance nearest Church Health., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 3:30PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 7:30PM
Manage the transactions of t-shirt sales, extra bowl sales, and end-of-the-evening auction fees

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Community Room is off the hallway between the West and Central Atriums., Crosstown Concourse, Community Room, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 7:30PM
Join the fun in our Art Sale and sell beautiful pieces that local artists have donated to Memphis Empty Bowls Project. Prices will be marked, and you will wrap pieces and direct committed buyers to the cashier.

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium. The Community Room is off the hallway between the West and Central Atriums., Crosstown Concourse, Community Room, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 8:00PM
Point person for Bowl Table Volunteers

Check in at the Volunteer Check-In Table in the West Atrium., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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 20, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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 20, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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 entrance nearest Church Health., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 3:45PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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., Crosstown Concourse, Church Health Dining Room, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
1/1Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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 West Atrium is the entrance nearest Church Health., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
3/2Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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 West Atrium is the entrance nearest Church Health., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
3/2Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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: Sun, Jan 20, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 8:00PM
Receive and safe-keep personal items i.e. coats. Attendees who purchase goods from art sale 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 entrance nearest Church Health., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
3/4Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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
3/3Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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 entrance nearest Church Health., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
4/4Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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 20, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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
3/2Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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 entrance nearest Church Health., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrium, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
2/2Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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
7/7Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 4:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 7:30PM
Hand out wrist bands to people who have 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 entrance nearest Church Health., Crosstown Concourse, West Atrim, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
4/3Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 6:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 7:30PM
Dish washers will support the Church Health kitchen staff after the event.

Check in at the volunteer table in the West Atrium. The West Atrium is the entrance nearest Church Health., Crosstown Concourse, Church Health Kitchen, 1350 Concourse Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104
3/3Over
Start: Sun, Jan 20, 7:00PM
End: Sun, Jan 20, 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
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Alicia Wells wrote on January 21st, 2019

I enjoyed my time volunteering for a good cause. Everyone was so meaningfully involved in helping. I find that all the volunteers and staff in charge have the same amazing productive and intentional mindset. Everyone was working towards the same goal. Thanks you for providing this great volunteer opportunity.