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A successful volunteer program is critical to our ability to serve families and communities in Memphis. In fact, volunteers are the life force behind many of our ministries. Though all of our programs are directed by Agape staff, we utilize trained volunteers, which enable us to serve more people and make a bigger impact in the communities we serve.

We have a variety of opportunities for service. Whether you’re volunteering as a group or as an individual, we strive to connect you with service work that speaks to your desire to support, encourage and love children and families in Memphis.

Prerequisites for Volunteering :

  • Volunteer Application
  • Background Check
  • Volunteer Training
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Volunteer Opportunities for Groups

Adopt a School or Apartment Community
They say there’s power in numbers, and when it comes to volunteering, that certainly holds true! Your church, organization, club or community group can adopt a school or apartment community in one of the areas we serve. Children and families in Whitehaven, Hickory Hill and Raleigh/Frayser will benefit from your group’s service. Opportunities include tutoring, mentoring, beautification projects and more!

Special Events (groups or individual volunteers welcome)

  • Block Parties: Volunteers are needed to assist with event set up and clean up, distribute flyers, and to manage activities with children and families.
  • Holiday Events: Be a part of spreading joy to the families we serve by assisting with creation of Thanksgiving baskets, holiday celebrations and more.
  • Children’s Activities: Oversee children’s activities on Monday and Wednesday nights while our FIT moms are attending life skills classes.
We Want to Volunteer!

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

Work with Children and Adults to Support their Success

  • After-School Program Tutoring (Mondays-Thursdays from 3-5 PM): Volunteers assist children with homework and tutoring after school in Whitehaven, Hickory Hill and Raleigh/Frayser.
  • Lunch Volunteers Needed: We are thrilled to announce that we are recipients of a feeding program that provides 150 meals to children we serve every weekday at Bent Tree Apartments in Whitehaven. We need volunteers to help bag the meals from 12:00-1:30 PM and then to assist in passing them out from 2:15-4:00 PM.
  • Check and Connect (One hour a week during school hours): Volunteers mentor an elementary student in Hickory Hill and work with them on attendance, academics and behavior. Training and ongoing support is provided by the Agape staff.
  • TeamRead: Be a part of our effort to enhance literacy in schools via volunteering with TeamRead, a partnership with Arise2Read
  • One by One Ministry: Be a part of our effort to encourage and support pregnant and parenting moms, including those served by our Families in Transition (FIT) program.

If you are interested in more information about how you or your group can volunteer, email lori.humber@agapemeanslove.org,  kimberly.nickelberry@agapemeanslove.org or rebecca.bedwell@agapemeanslove.org or call 901.323.3600.

I want to apply to volunteer!

Volunteer with your Group

Volunteers are a major part of the growing work that Agape is doing. In almost every facet of our programming, volunteers are needed to provide support. If you are interested in more information about how you or a group that you belong to can volunteer with us please contact Kimberly Nickelberry or Rebecca Bedwell  at 901-323-3600.

Volunteer Training

We offer volunteer training every other Tuesday evening from 6-7 pm at our offices located at 3160 Directors Row. To register for an upcoming training session, contact Kimberly Nickelberry or Rebecca Bedwell at 901-323-3600.

We make sure that you feel equipped to serve our Agape communities.

In order to volunteer with Agape, individuals are required to attend a volunteer training which will prepare volunteers to work alongside our staff, serving our clients and give them tools necessary to make a lasting impact in the communities we serve. No worries, we won’t make you sit through endless hours of boring seminars. We have one 2-hour session at our main office, and the bonus is that we provide you with dinner. Email Kimberly to reserve your seat.

Haven’t applied yet? We can help you out there.
Volunteer Application