It feels good to give back.
At the UofM, learning is about so much more than just going to class. Hands-on community service opportunities will open your eyes to life lessons that will forever change you. With our proximity to the city of Memphis, there are countless opportunities to get out into the community – sharing your time and talents to help people in need and to make Memphis the best that it can be. Giving back feels good, but if you need more reasons to get involved, take a look at this impressive list:
Make Friendships That Last A Lifetime - Nothing is more "bonding" than doing volunteer work. You will work closely with other students, staff and faculty and network with amazing professionals in the nonprofit world. Best of all, you will meet and have a huge impact on the individuals you serve.
Build Your Resume - Most service opportunities let you gain real world experience in your chosen field. You will hone your leadership and communication skills and learn firsthand how important it is to be a team player.
Learn To Grow - Volunteering often becomes an "aha" moment that leads you towards new passions and interests. Even though you are helping others, you also wind up learning a lot about yourself in the process.
Give Back - Service hours are an expression of your heartfelt thanks for what others have invested in you. At some point in your life, someone did something that gave you that extra little nudge to keep going. This is your chance to nudge back.
Build Memories - The experiences you collect will become the stories you share for years to come.
Students, staff and faculty are all encouraged to discover the service opportunities that speak to you. Many programs are structured with low time commitments to match your busy schedules, while still counting towards your service hours on campus. Click around this site and find the volunteer program that will be the most meaningful to you.