How to Serve
**SPECIAL NOTE: Given the unprecedented events in the past few months, we understand that you may want to support your community during this time. Please remember, too, that community partners are facing a great deal of change and uncertainty, and we must be patient and responsive to their needs. Check out the University of Memphis Landing Page on Volunteer Odyssey, as well as the Volunteer Odyssey calendar for weekly updates related to in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities.**
Students who volunteer gain valuable skills, make new friends, and are more marketable to employers -- and the UofM has lots of ways for you to volunteer! Whether you’re looking for a onetime event or an ongoing opportunity, you have many options for getting involved on campus and in your community.
Follow the steps below to begin finding your perfect volunteer opportunity!
Join the University of Memphis group on Volunteer Odyssey! Click the following link, which will take you to our landing page: University of Memphis Landing Page
Then click log-in by using the “Sign in via U. Memphis” feature which allows you to log-in using your Memphis information. You will then be added to the University of Memphis group!
Narrow your search for volunteer opportunities by navigating the volunteer calendar to search for causes or dates that work with your schedule! You can visit this link for the full calendar of opportunities in the city of Memphis. One-click registration makes it easy to sign-up!
Go Volunteer! Meet new people, have fun, and make a difference!
After you volunteer, be sure to rate and reflect on your experience on VolunteerCompass. If you have volunteered with an organization that is not on the VolunteerCompass platform, be sure to manually log your experience by clicking your name in the top right hand corner, and “Add Impact.” Once you arrive to that screen, click “Cant Find It?” and manually enter the information about where you served and what your experience was!
More of a visual learner? We've got you covered with some step-by-step one pagers and an instructional video:
- How to find volunteer opportunities.
- How to find volunteer opportunities for a small group (fewer than 15 people)
- How to find volunteer opportunities for a large group (more than 15 people)
VolunteerCompass is made possible through funding by The University of Memphis Green Fee Fund and Student Activity Fee.