Welcome to Volunteer Memphis

Volunteer Memphis is at the heart of volunteering, building capacity for effective volunteering and connecting people with opportunities to serve throughout Memphis and Shelby County. We work with nonprofits, churches, schools, corporations, and other groups that engage volunteers to make community programs stronger.


Our mission is to develop, promote and support volunteerism.


Originally known as The Volunteer Center of Memphis, the organization was established in 1975 by the Junior League of Memphis & the National Council of Jewish Women. In 2000, we changed our name to Volunteer Memphis. In 2006, in an effort to establish ourselves as a comprehensive "all things volunteer" organization and to better serve local volunteers, we merged with HandsOn Memphis. Volunteer Memphis and HandsOn Memphis evolved into Volunteer Mid-South in 2009.  In 2015, we were acquired by Leadership Memphis, where our expertise in matching volunteers with opportunites is married effectively with efforts to build a great Memphis by training and equipping great leaders.

What We Do

  • Mobilize volunteers to make a difference in their communities.
  • Assist community organizations and businesses in developing successful volunteer programs that offer meaningful, effective volunteer opportunities.
  • Promote the power of volunteerism and community service throughout the Mid-South.
  • Play a critical role in fostering a strong network among nonprofit, public, and business sector organizations and ordinary citizens, united by the overarching goal of improving local communities.

How We Do It

Corporate Volunteer Council

  •  The Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) is the “go-to” group for best practices and knowledge sharing in the area of corporate social responsibility and engagement for its 20 members.   The CVC hosts 8 professional development/training meetings annually.  

Board Connection·         Works to identify and train individuals in the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board service. We also assist in the referral of candidates with nonprofit agencies.

  • Board Connection Training for potential board members from local nonprofits, corporations and individuals seeking information about board service. The training is collaboration with the University of Memphis, Division of Public & Nonprofit Administration.