Welcome to Volunteer Memphis

   Volunteer Memphis, an action initiative of Leadership 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.

   We help individuals, families, corporate and community groups strengthen Memphis and the Mid-South through service at more than 200 nonprofit organizations and schools.  Our volunteers are at work every day of the year tutoring and mentoring children, helping individuals and families make pathways out of poverty, improving our Memphis and Shelby County environment, and more. Leadership Memphis is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network, an association of 250 volunteer service organizations across 16 countries.


What We Do


  • Mobilize volunteers to make a difference in their communities.
  • Assist community organizations and businesses in developing successful employee engagement 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




We work closely with local nonprofit organizations to recruit and refer volunteers, provide volunteer management training and professional development; and promote volunteerism through events throughout the year.



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 members.   The CVC hosts monthly professional development/training meetings.



Volunteers make all of this possible. Your gifts of time, treasure and talent make our community a better place to live, work and play.


Volunteer Memphis was founded originally in 1975 as The Volunteer Center of Memphis by the Junior League of Memphis & the National Council of Jewish Women. In 2000 we became Volunteer Memphis and then merged with HandsOn Memphis and then evolved into Volunteer Mid-South in 2009.

In 2015, we became an action initiative of Leadership Memphis, where our 40 year history and expertise in building capacity for volunteerism and creating changemakers in our community is aligned effectively with efforts to prepare and mobilizing leaders to work together for the good of the whole community.