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Memphis Habitat Part of Volunteer Odyssey's Volio

Memphis Habitat Part of Volunteer Odyssey's Volio: The First Virtual Volunteer Fair

On March 24, Memphis-based Volunteer Odyssey unveiled Volio, a virtual volunteer fair that is the first of its kind, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis is part of it! Memphis Habitat is one of Volio's first five featured nonprofits, which also include Urban Bicycle Food Ministry, Dorothy Day House of Hospitality, World Relief and the Carpenter Art Garden.  

Volio is designed to serve as a starting point for Memphians who want to volunteer but don't know where to begin. It's an interactive platform with immersive video tours to take volunteers straight to the source -- local organizations that offer volunteer engagement opportunities across the city. Volio seeks to enable volunteers to see and hear what makes each opportunity one-of-a-kind. Volunteers who visit Volio will be able to contact nonprofits that interest them directly, and both Volunteer Odyssey and the nonprofits are able to track these interactions.

“Volio puts Memphis on the map for innovation in volunteering. Not only is it the first of its kind in Memphis – it’s a landmark platform for the entire country," said Dr. Sarah Petschonek, Volunteer Odyssey Founder and Executive Director.

Memphis Habitat has been involved with Volunteer Odyssey since the organization's early days. Volunteer Odyssey volunteers have spent time in the Memphis ReStore; served on the Volunteer Support Team out on the build site, providing hospitality for construction volunteers; and even helped Habitat brainstorm ways to reach out to more volunteers! All volunteer opportunities at Habitat are critical to our mission, but we are always looking for new ways to spread the word about lesser-known opportunities. Volunteer Odyssey has been one of the ways we've done that.

“While people are most familiar with Memphis Habitat’s construction opportunities, we have many ways individuals can get involved to help support our mission to create sustainable homeownership opportunities for families in need," said Dwayne Spencer, Memphis Habitat Executive Director. "Volunteer Odyssey has helped us increase awareness of the variety of opportunities we have at Habitat, such as at the ReStore and in our volunteer hospitality program. We are excited to be a part of Volio and continue that awareness-raising effort."

Visit to check out Memphis Habitat's page, along with other featured nonprofits. We hope you'll consider getting involved with Memphis Habitat or another worthy cause!

Check out past Volunteer Odyssey bloggers' experiences with Memphis Habitat and the Memphis ReStore!

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Atina Rizk at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Samantha Hicks at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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Helping ReStore the Community

Posted by Jessica Hord at 10:00 AM
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