Days of Service

Throughout the year there are several opportunities for the University community to gather in service to the City of Memphis. These events are closely tied to our institutional commitment to active and engaged citizenship, and seek to expose students, faculty, and staff to a variety of topical direct service experiences. Registration links will be available two weeks prior to an event. When signing up or logging in, please click "Log in via U. Memphis" and use your Memphis log-in and password. All opportunities and registrations can be found on VolunteerCompass by clicking here!

Fall 2018 Semester Days of Service

Welcome Weekend Day of Service – Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:00PM-5:00PM

Kick-off the school year with service - join 300 of your classmates in giving back before classes begin! The 3rd Annual Welcome Weekend Day of Service will provide you an opportunity to serve with incoming freshmen and current students to give back to the community while simultaneously learning about different organizations in Memphis that you can plug into on a regular basis.

Registration Link: https://givepul.se/7w0kb 

9/11 Day of Service – Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:00PM-5:00PM

We gather as a community to honor the lives lost in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In committing to service to commemorate this tragic day in our national consciousness we seek to tangibly contribute to the creation of a better world for our future. Participate in a variety of projects across the City of Memphis from 12pm to 5pm.

Spring 2019 Semester Days of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service - Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:00PM-4:30PM

This service event will help shine a spotlight on service as a powerful force to bridge economic and social divides not only for this day, but throughout every day as a Memphian. This event will provide students, faculty and staff with an opportunity to join together as neighbors, colleagues, leaders, and Memphians to take on challenges that exist throughout the city. Ultimately, serving in honor of the late Martin Luther King Jr. will bring us all together to help make our community a better place for everyone!

Read Across America Day of Service – March 22, 2019

A program of the National Education Association, Read Across America commemorates Dr. Seuss' birthday by supporting youth literacy. In a mission to create and celebrate a nation of diverse readers we join schools across the country in supporting literacy programming in K-12 schools across Memphis. Take some time this week to volunteer at a Memphis school to read to a class of children and build enthusiasm around reading!