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Volunteer

Everyone can be a part of the effort to love, encourage and support children and families in need in Memphis. In fact, our volunteers are the life force behind many of our ministries. A successful volunteer program is critical to our ability to serve families and communities in Memphis. In the past year alone, more than 1,300 volunteers served in communities served by Agape with more than 50 initiatives and events.

Volunteer Application

Volunteer

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.

Volunteer Application

Volunteer Checklist

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

Our volunteers undergo a process to ensure that they have all the tools and knowledge to best serve and love Memphis. We require all of our volunteers to complete an application, undergo a background check and attend volunteer trainings so they can be best prepared to approach volunteer opportunities.

  • Volunteer application >

    We want to know about your skills and desires to serve. All of the information requested on the volunteer applications is strictly confidential and for legal purposes. We do not share any of your personal information.

  • Background Check

    A background check is required by law, and strictly precautionary. We do not share any of your personal information.

  • Volunteer Training >

    Trainings are on  every other Tuesday and Thursday. Our volunteer coordinators will provide you with the resources to serve our communities to the best degree.

Love on Memphis.

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.

Group Opportunities

  • Adopt a School or Apartment Community

    Your church, organization, club or community group can adopt a school or apartment community in one of the areas we serve. Opportunities include tutoring, mentoring, beautification projects and more!

  • Special Events

    Volunteer with your group assisting at special events such as Heartlight.

  • 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.

GET STARTED

Individual Opportunities

  • 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.

  • Check and Connect

    (1 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.

  • Get involved with FIT

    Be a part of our transitional housing program, FIT, by assisting with either childcare or group facilitation during life skills classes.

  • Special Events & Project Support

    Volunteer with your group assisting at special events such as Heartlight.

  • Teamworks

    Provide mentoring for adults re-entering the workforce, or entering the workforce for the first time.

GET STARTED

Love on Memphis.

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.

Group Opportunities

  • Adopt a School or Apartment Community

    Your church, organization, club or community group can adopt a school or apartment community in one of the areas we serve. Opportunities include tutoring, mentoring, beautification projects and more!

  • Special Events

    Volunteer with your group assisting at special events such as Heartlight.

  • 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.

GET STARTED

Individual Opportunities

  • 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.

  • Check and Connect

    (1 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.

  • Get involved with FIT

    Be a part of our transitional housing program, FIT, by assisting with either childcare or group facilitation during life skills classes.

  • Special Events & Project Support

    Volunteer with your group assisting at special events such as Heartlight.

  • 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.

GET STARTED

Levels of Engagement

Below are our volunteer levels and examples of activities that represent each level. We invite you to become involved at any level that is a good fit for sharing your gifts, time and talent with those we are honored to serve.

Guest

An Agape Guest volunteer may be someone just getting acquainted with Agape or volunteer work. After completing the volunteer application and training process, we will help guests find the best fit for them to use their gifts in service.

Friend

An Agape Friend is a volunteer who has progressed to volunteering on a deeper or more frequent level with Agape. Perhaps they host or support occasional events, participate in beautification projects, or speak with potential new volunteers.

Companion

An Agape Companion has reached a level of consistency in their volunteer work with us. Perhaps they serve as a mentor or tutor, support our homeless initiatives, or serves as a Check & Connect volunteer. As one would expect, a Companion can be depended on for regular support and service.

Neighbor

An Agape Neighbor has “moved in” to a position of constant support for our mission. They maintain a consistent volunteer presence across multiple platforms, and spend time with the children and families we are blessed to serve. Perhaps they support our hallmark events, plan their own initiatives, or are simply willing to help meet emergency or other material needs.

Volunteer Training

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

Though all of our programs are directed by Agape staff, we utilize our 2,000+ trained volunteers, which enable us to serve more people and make a bigger impact in the communities we serve. In order to volunteer with Agape, individuals are required to attend a volunteer training which will prepare you 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 seminars. We have one 2-hour session at our main office, and the bonus is that we provide you with dinner. Email Kimberly Nickelberry to reserve your seat.

We offer volunteer training every other Tuesday evening from 6-7 pm at our offices.

To register for an upcoming training session, contact
Kimberly Nickelberry or Rebecca Bedwell at 901-323-3600.

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