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Throughout the year, United Way and our partners have several opportunities for volunteering. Check this page for updates as new opportunities become available.

United Way of Northeast Mississippi

  1. Rolling t-shirts – starting around July 15, we will need volunteers to fold and roll our United Way t-shirts that we give out during our workplace campaigns. Call us at 662-841-9133 or email robin@unitedwaynems.org to schedule a time.

American Red Cross North Mississippi

These are a few areas where volunteers are needed. For more information and additional information, contact David Stone at 662-487-1395 or david.stone@redcross.org


  1. Disaster Services volunteers – home fires and natural diasters
  2. Services to the Armed Forces – help families reach their service members to get them home for an emergency
  3. Educators – disaster plans, CPR, swimming, babysitting
  4. Comfort Kits – assembling kits for families that have experienced a home fire or natural disaster

Click here to download job descriptions for some of the volunteer positions needed.

Autism Center of North Mississippi

To volunteer, contact Brittany Cuevas at 662-840-0974 or brittany@autismcenternms.com


Ongoing Needs

  1. Cleaning building (takes approx 1.5 hours per week – one time a week)
  2. Cleaning toys (major project – several hours)
  3. Host a toy drive – always need NEW toys for children 2-10 years of age
  4. Organize closets (storage and supply closets)

Other Needs

  1. Putting up shelving
  2. Moving some heavy furniture
  3. Construction – remove some floating walls
  4. Hanging flat screen TV

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi

To volunteer, contact Lucia Randle at 662-841-6504 or lrandle@bgcnms.org


  1. At the Boys & Girls Clubs – assist with reading, homework, and other various duties. If  planning to volunteer more than once, a background check is required. Volunteer applications available at the Boys & Girls Clubs office or at the Clubs. Call 662-841-6504 for more information.
  2. Dance Like The Stars event – Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the BancorpSouth Arena.
    1. We will need volunteers on Friday, September 22 from 8 a.m. until probably 4 p.m.—placing tables and assisting with décor.
    2. We will need volunteers on the day and night of the event as well (September 23), serving in lobby for our guests, escorting sponsors to their tables, and lots of other things!

FAITH Food Pantry (Nettleton)


  1. Food Distribution – the third Saturday each month from 7 AM to 10 AM. Contact: Kay Patterson, Volunteer Coordinator. 662-963-3287 or 662-231-9095
  2. Cleaning the Office – any day/time except on food distribution days. Contact: Marolyn Hester 662-963-2646 or 662-213-1302

Faith Haven Emergency Shelter

Call Kathryn at Faith Haven (662-844-7091) for information on current volunteer opportunities and how to apply.


  • Activities for children
  • Assist Staff on Outings with children
  • Birthday Parties for children
  • Holiday Activities
  • Trimming Shrubs/Weeding
  • Reupholster Furniture
  • Painting
  • Install New Light Fixture

Girl Scouts Heart of the South

To become a Girl Scout volunteer, visit www.girlscoutshs.org and click Join Now.  Should there be questions or problems, please contact Customer Care at 1-800-624-4185 or customercareweb@girlscoutshs.org.


  • Girl Recruitment volunteer – help recruit girls to participate in GS programs
  • Adult Recruitment volunteer – help recruit adult volunteers for GS
  • Service Unit volunteer – help with activities related to management, programming, training and mentoring, and public relations
  • Community Relations volunteer – work with other agencies in the area to further the GS presence
  • Troop Level volunteer – volunteer as a troop leader, troop treasurer, cookie manager, or driver/chaperone with a local troop
  • Program volunteer – help plan new, fun activities for girls to participate in across the GS Heart of the South council
  • Episodic volunteer – help out at a council office to provide admin support

Meals on Wheels

To volunteer to deliver meals, contact Lynne Johnson at 844-1441 ext. 1056 or cell 662-231-1614 .


  • Routes available out of Traceway Retirement Community, Bar-B-Q by Jim, Papa V’s in Verona, The Store in Saltillo, and Brewer Grocery in Brewer.
  • The commitment is 1 hour, once a month during lunch.
  • You will need to provide your own transportation.

Regional Rehab

To volunteer, contact Robby Parman at 662-871-8995 or rparman@regionalrehabcenter.com


  • Volunteers needed for the Pedaling for Hope bike race on October 21.

Saints’ Brew

To volunteer, contact Mona Warlick at 515 408 3673 or warlick.dm@gmail.com


  • Prepare a hot breakfast for those in need: homeless, elderly, unemployed and those whose do not make enough to live on, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 608 West Jefferson Street, Tupelo
  • Hours: 6:15 to 9:00, any day of the week except Saturday and Sunday, only holidays closed are Thanksgiving and Christmas

Salvation Army Tupelo

To volunteer, contact Susan Gilbert at 662-680-2758


  1. Soup Kitchen – Monday – Friday 8:00a-1:00p (helping prepare, serving, cleaning)
  2. Summer Day Camp – Monday-Friday 8:00a-3:00p (we need people to give a day or week to help with programs and guidance)
  3. Thrift Stores (help with straightening, organizing, folding and hanging items for display)
 Tupelo: Monday-Friday 8:30a- 4:30p, Saturday 8:30a- 3:00p
 New Albany: Monday- Friday 9:00a-4:30p, Saturday 9:00a-3:00p
 Amory: Tuesday-Friday 9:00a-4:00p, Saturday 9:00a-3:00p
 Booneville: Tuesday- Friday 9:00a-4:00p, Saturday 9:00a-3:00p
  1. Kids Club – Wednesday nights 5:00p-7:00p (help with kids, teach lessons, activities, meals)
  2. General organizing – Monday- Friday 9:00a-4:00p (help with organizing storage and sorting)
  3. Fish Fry – Date TBA (help getting pre-orders, serving plates, boxing and delivery)
  4. Steak and burger fundraiser – May 2018 (help getting donations, etc.)
  5. Angel Tree Applications – (help spread the word about this to our local communities and possibly assist take applications) – Application week is September 25-29
  6. Thanksgiving – (assist with getting donations of either items to serve or financial donations, come help with serving Thanksgiving meal from 7:00a-2:00p, assist with the clean up after the meal)
  7. Spooky Spaghetti Fundraiser – October 31 (help with pre-sales and delivery)
  8. Penny Wars – entire month of November (collecting pennies from all the schools in our local service areas, helping totaling and offering an award for school or class that raised the most money)
  9. Willis Chili Cook-off – February 22, 2018 (assist with getting teams signed up, teams pay to sample and vote for their favorite)
  10. Bell Ringers – November- December (We need volunteers to take a shift, a day, a week, assisting getting companies to get employees to cover a shift. The season goes through Christmas Eve [no Sundays] and ends December 23 this year)

Shepherd’s Center of Greater Tupelo

To volunteer, contact Shepherd’s Center at 840-0787 or sctupelo@gmail.com or visit their website: www.sctupelo.org


  • Drivers needed to help seniors with trips to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, and other necessary errands.