Memphis Rox Climbing + Community

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Memphis Rox Climbing + Community!

We are seeking volunteer help on a daily basis at our gym to support our community programs, as well as one-time opportunities. Additionally, we have partnerships with local nonprofits, allowing for coordinated special volunteer opportunities. As a token of appreciation, all participants in our volunteer program are eligible to earn monthly Memphis Rox memberships in exchange for 5 hours of their service. To enroll and start earning monthly benefits, interested individuals are required to complete the Memphis Rox Volunteer Program Registration form. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We're excited to partner with you.


Memphis Rox is a nonprofit pay-what- you-can-afford climbing gym located in South Memphis, Tennessee — a historically underserved community. We offer a variety of programs to help give back to the community we love being a part of so much.

In addition to 36,000 square feet of state of the art climbing, Rox provides hundreds of free meals each week through our juice bar. Our community garden supports the juice bar's efforts, teaching food education.

Our sundry store offers essential staples at little cost, and our after school program pairs youth with mentorship and tutoring — while exposing them to the transformative power of climbing.

Recently launched, our transitional housing program provides a stable environment to those who need it most. And each election day, our campus serves as a polling site.

Our pay-what-you-can-afford model ensured everyone who enters through our doors has equal access to the amenities we offer. We have a variety of events that we would love for you to take part in!

Sustainable Development Goals
2,467 People | 2,477 Impacts | 8,113 Hours | 183,933 Total Economic Impact




Are you guys open today and tomorrow? (Considering it's snow outside)
Hello I’m Isaac, I was wondering what I had to do to volunteer within the gym. I am belay certified by Memphis Rox and I would just love the opportunity to be able to able to give a little back to the community that’s has given me so much. If you happen to need a belay certified volunteer I am free for a few hours 3/24/23.
Hi Isaac! That's awesome, if you would still like to volunteer, reach out to us at and we can get you scheduled! — Memphis Rox Climbing + Community Memphis Rox Climbing + Community on April 18, 2023
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Hello, my name is Michael. I'm trying to volunteer so I can access the gym to learn how to climb. Do I just need to register and volunteer at events to be able to use the gym? Thanks.
Yes, I would be happy to help you Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Memphis Rox. We have many exciting opportunities that we hope you will consider being a part of. We have daily needs at the gym that we need volunteer help with, as well as some one-time opportunities. We also have partnerships with several other local nonprofits with whom we coordinate special volunteer opportunities. All volunteer program participants are eligible to earn monthly memberships for five hours a month. — Jarvis Dean Jarvis Dean on August 12, 2022
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Hey Deandrus,
We do have a volunteer painting event this Saturday from 12pm-4pm. Unfortunately all the spots have been reserved on the online platform, but you are still most welcome to attend the event without pre-registering! Please let me know if you have any further questions!
Hey my name is Deandrus Carter and I was trying to volunteer for Sat. Mar, 20 2021.