Ways to Volunteer
Your company can make a big difference in the lives of homeless men and women, and, at the same time, foster team unity. Take a look at some of the suggestions listed below.
For more information, please contact Randy Daniels at (901) 526-8434, ext. 1008.
Serve a Meal
Your group can come serve lunch or dinner any day of the week. This is a simple way to help care for our guests, and it is not time-intensive. Call now to schedule a time for your group to help out!
Special Note About Serving Meals on Weekends : Saturdays and Sundays are very popular days for volunteers wanting to serve meals. So if you're interested in serving on the weekend, please call at least 30 days in advance. Also, please have at least two dates in mind when you contact us. Thank you!
Hygiene Kit Drive
Volunteers can collect donations and collect hygiene kits for homeless guests or the men entering Memphis Union Mission’s recovery program. The kits include five items:
- 1 regular-sized tube of toothpaste
- 1 tooth brush
- 1 regular-sized stick of deodorant
- 2 disposable razors
Hygiene items should be assembled in large Zip-Loc bags. Volunteers can then drop off these items, or they can be picked up.
Sponsor a Meal
To take a step further, provide an entire lunch or dinner by paying the cost of the meal (approximately $300), prepare the food, and serve it to our guests.
Host a Holiday Party
During special occasions (Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, Super Bowl, etc.), you could host a party that would mean so much to our guests.
Organize a canned drive or clothing drive. The Mission is always in need of new socks, underwear, suits and shoes in all sizes, canned goods, and other non-perishable food items.
Use Your Specialty
Every company has a specialty, so use it to help those in need. For example, Sprint PCS set up a phone bank at our shelter during the holidays, so that our guests could call home. If you need some ideas, call us!
We love to have organizations sponsor a barbeque at any one of our locations.
Use your decorating flair to spread some holiday cheer at the mission. How about purchasing and donating decorations for our one of our buildings and spice it up for one of the holidays or seasons?
Facilitate drives to obtain quality books for the Mission's programs.