There is a wide range of possible service opportunities through Serve901, check out the following list:
After School Programming
There are some wonderful organizations in Memphis that utilize sports and after-school programming to form mentoring relationships with inner-city youth.
Depending on your groups skill level and desire, we have partnerships in the city to connect with construction projects.
Neighborhood Cleanup / Beautification
Many communities have vacant homes where the actual property owner lives in a different state & does not keep up the property. Fight the blight! This is done in conjunction with community development organizations.
There are many refugees and internationals in our city. Organizations exist in Memphis that help teach English as a second language and help in many other facets of life for these new Memphians. We may work directly with internationals or maybe on behalf of the amazing partner organizations to help their mission.
Help serve meals at the local men’s homeless shelter or cook a meal at a local church that regularly has a meal for their neighbors.
Partnership with Local Hospitals
We enjoy partnering with St. Jude and Le Bonheur – two of Memphis’s greatest assets that both serve as amazing children’s hospitals. This opportunity may be to come alongside a St. Jude at one of their housing facilities to prepare a meal for a patient’s family who is in town for treatment.
The national spotlight is on Memphis as education reform has been happening here. There is a very demanding performance pressure on many schools that have been taken over by the state and such. Our goal is to come alongside these educators and be their biggest cheerleaders. Serve901 groups have organized libraries, thrown pizza parties for classroom achievement, brought teachers breakfast, and even landscaped around a school campus!
Many under-resourced neighborhoods are dubbed food deserts as it can be easier to find junk food than fresh fruit and vegetables. We do a lot of work to come alongside these initiatives to provide manual labor! This also serves as a very practical learning opportunity!