Volunteer Opportunities

There are several ways to get involved at MIFA! Learn about our current opportunities for volunteers below.

Deliver Meals on Wheels

Meal delivery is a great opportunity for individuals, teams, congregations, and groups. You can deliver once or schedule a recurring route. Your deliveries provide vital social connections for our seniors, and this beloved volunteer opportunity will brighten your day too.

Deliveries take place Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday beginning at 9 a.m. These deliveries will include hot meals as well as boxes of shelf-stable or frozen meals, so some moderate lifting is required.

Please note: While we do not require COVID-19 vaccination for our meal delivery volunteers, due to the age and health of our senior client population, we do strongly encourage it. Please keep the health and safety of our clients in mind as you deliver meals.

Contact Angela Scott at ascott@mifa.org or (901) 529-4558.

Call Meals on Wheels clients to check in

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

Sign up to receive a list of about 10 clients to call weekly. For some of our clients, MIFA staff and volunteers provide their only contact in a day; you can help a senior feel more secure and connected.

Contact Angela Scott at ascott@mifa.org or (901) 529-4558.

Become a Volunteer Ombudsman Representative

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.

Contact Angela Scott at ascott@mifa.org or (901) 529-4558.

Be a MIFA rep for MICAH

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 committed to uniting the community by convening and empowering a diverse coalition of community advocates who cultivating relationships that hold decision makers accountable for a more just and equitable Memphis. As a MICAH partner, MIFA extends its mission of serving the most vulnerable as advocates for change. 

If you would like to serve as a MICAH delegate on behalf of MIFA, contact MIFA Interfaith Officer and MICAH Executive Team Member Dr. Rosalyn R. Nichols at rnichols@mifa.org.

Other ways to serve 

MIFA can use your unique skill set even if it’s not in the areas listed below. We need computer-savvy individuals for data entry, creative minds to assist with special projects, task-oriented people to pack shelf-stable meals, and more! These opportunities are available throughout the year—complete our volunteer interest form to connect with our team about how you can get involved.

For more ways to serve in the community, visit Volunteer Odyssey.

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