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
- Back 2 School Resource Fairs – click here to sign up to volunteer for the event nearest you.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
- Disaster Services volunteers – home fires and natural diasters
- Services to the Armed Forces – help families reach their service members to get them home for an emergency
- Educators – disaster plans, CPR, swimming, babysitting
- Comfort Kits – assembling kits for families that have experienced a home fire or natural disaster
Autism Center of North Mississippi
To volunteer, contact Brittany Cuevas at 662-840-0974 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cleaning building (takes approx 1.5 hours per week – one time a week)
- Cleaning toys (major project – several hours)
- Putting up shelving
- Moving some heavy furniture
- Construction – remove some floating walls
- Hanging flat screen TV
Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi
To volunteer, contact Lucia Randle at 662-841-6504 or email@example.com
- 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.
- Dance Like The Stars event – Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the BancorpSouth Arena.
- We will need volunteers on Friday, September 22 from 8 a.m. until probably 4 p.m.—placing tables and assisting with décor.
- 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)
- 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
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 662-322-2662.
- Routes available out of Traceway Retirement Community, Bar-B-Q by Jim; Papa V’s in Verona, The Store and Driskill’s 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.
To volunteer, contact Mona Warlick at 515 408 3673 or email@example.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
- Soup Kitchen – Monday – Friday 8:00a-1:00p (helping prepare, serving, cleaning)
- Summer Day Camp – Monday-Friday 8:00a-3:00p (we need people to give a day or week to help with programs and guidance)
- 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
- Kids Club – Wednesday nights 5:00p-7:00p (help with kids, teach lessons, activities, meals)
- General organizing – Monday- Friday 9:00a-4:00p (help with organizing storage and sorting)
- Christmas in July – July 6 from 2:00p -3:00p (a meet and greet and discover how you can help with our Christmas season and fundraisers)
- BarB-Que plate lunch – July 20 (need help getting orders, serving plates, boxing and delivering and spreading the word of the fundraiser)
- Back to school – August 3 (help getting donations of school supplies, filling backpacks and handing them out)
- Fish Fry – August 11 (help getting pre-orders, serving plates, boxing and delivery)
- Steak and burger fundraiser – September 12 (help getting donations, etc.)
- Angel Tree Applications – (help spread the word about this to our local communities and possibly assist take applications)
- 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)
- Spaghetti Dinner or lunch – October 12 (help with pre-sales, preparing, serving, boxing and delivery)
- 5K walk/run – October 28 (setting up, checking in, participating, serving water and such)
- 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)
- Willis Chili Cook-off – November 2 (assist with getting teams signed up, teams pay to sample and vote for their favorite)
- 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)