Uniting the community through service

That is MIFA’s vision, and that is what MIFA volunteers do every day. When we serve, we help others. But more than that, we transform ourselves. 

There are many ways to get involved at MIFA! Learn about our volunteer opportunities below.

Meals on Wheels

Brighten the day of a homebound senior by delivering hot, frozen, and shelf-stable meals weekday mornings. Get a sneak peek in this video.

Great for individuals, groups, and corporate teams, and the perfect introduction to MIFA programs. Sign up to deliver regularly, or be an on-call volunteer.

Smartphone app now available to guide your deliveries!

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Requirements: volunteer application, background check, 18+ to drive, copies of driver’s license and proof of insurance for drivers, great for groups/individuals

Ride along and try us out
Considering becoming a MIFA Meals on Wheels volunteer? Test drive a meals on wheels volunteer experience. We’ll pair you up with one of our veteran volunteers for a morning ride along. It’s great way to get an up-close look at our delivery program and the seniors we serve. For more information, or to arrange a ride along, email Kristi Estes or give her a call at (901) 529-4521.

MIphone Buddy

Volunteer from anywhere! Check in on your neighbors as a MIphone Buddy. Volunteers provide a friendly phone call to areas seniors who are homebound and/or isolated.

This program made possible by the H. W. Durham Foundation.

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Requirements: volunteer application, background check, 18+, cell phone or landline

Group Opportunities

Bring your group to MIFA for a team-building experience that also serves our community. Group opportunities vary based on current needs but include delivering meals and collecting care packages for senior and family clients. Contact us to learn more.

Requirements vary by opportunity

Calvary Waffle Shop

Be a part of a 90-year tradition! Volunteers help serve lunch—carrying food and setting tables—to hungry patrons at the Waffle Shop during the annual Lenten Preaching Series hosted by Calvary Episcopal Church, one of MIFA’s major congregational supporters.

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Requirements: volunteer application, 18+

Volunteer Ombudsman Representatives

Advocate for the rights of thousands of residents living in nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and residential care homes in Shelby, Fayette, Tipton, and Lauderdale counties. 

Trained volunteers pay regular visits to these facilities, where they spend time with residents, monitor conditions, investigate complaints, and protect residents' rights.

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Requirements: volunteer application, background check, orientation, 15-hour certification training, 21+

Special Opportunities

MIFA can use your unique skill set even if it’s not in the areas listed below. We need friendly voices to complete client surveys, computer-savvy individuals for data entry, creative minds to assist with special events and projects, task-oriented people to pack shelf-stable meals, and more! These opportunities are available throughout the year—contact us to learn how you can serve.

Requirements vary by opportunity

MIFA Representative with MICAH (Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope)
You can help carry on the legacy of MIFA’s founders by volunteering as a MIFA representative with MICAH, the Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope.

MICAH is a coalition of faith-based and community organizations joining together to give a more powerful voice to city leaders on such key issues as education, economic equity, and immigration/intercultural equity. It is an organization of organizations, joining their numbers to amplify their impact. MICAH is part of the Gamaliel Foundation, a network of community organizations across the country that have become a force for change.

We need volunteers to carry on research, meet with local leaders and government officials, do one-on-one interviews, and plan strategy, just to name a few.

You can learn more about MICAH here. Please contact Linda Marks, MIFA’s Inter-Faith and Community Outreach Officer at (901) 529-4560 or lmarks@mifa.org for more information.

Holiday Card Volunteers

Do you have beautiful handwriting? Strong attention to detail? Come help our fundraising team address, stamp, and proofread holiday card orders during the month of December! 

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Requirements: volunteer application, 18+

Christmas Day Meals

Each year, volunteers deliver meals and special gifts to seniors on Christmas morning. Space is limited. Contact us to learn more.

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