March 6, 2020 || Memphis Botanic Garden || volunteerodyssey.com || Photos by Ken Hall
Volunteer Odyssey hosted the 7th annual Mix-Odyssey. The cocktail competition and fundraiser supports their mission to create a pathway to volunteering that enriches lives and communities.
To accomplish their unique mission, Volunteer Odyssey uses a combination of an online platform and one-on-one interviews to connect Memphians to their ideal volunteer opportunity. Volunteers are asked about skills, passions, and time availability to make these matches.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community. One of the benefits of being a small organization is that Volunteer Odyssey is nimble and innovative. Through the COVID-19 crisis, they have returned to their roots. Design thinking. Research. Problem Solving. They are consistently identifying the most essential volunteer needs and building the infrastructure to support nonprofits.
At their core, the focus has always been understanding each volunteer’s unique skills and talents, then connecting them to the nonprofits who need their help. That is the heart of what Volunteer Odyssey has done in the past and is the focus of what they’re doing now. They have built a process to call on everyone working from home to support nonprofits through remote and virtual volunteer opportunities, most recently through our city-wide virtual volunteer day which took place on June 5th.
Memphis needs volunteers more than ever. Volunteer Odyssey believes that investing in the community through volunteerism aids in the development of a leadership pipeline, creating empowered citizens who believe in Memphis, stay in Memphis, and actively work towards a better Memphis. Please visit Volunteer Odyssey at volunteerodyssey.com, or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.