Eye Serve Memphis Volunteer Opportunity Details
What's Next?

Give back to your community and network with fellow alumni and students during the Inaugural SCO Day of Service.  

Register to participate in a service project that will positively impact Memphis.  All service projects are scheduled for Saturday morning of Homecoming weekend.  Transportation will be provided to/from each location.

Once you have completed your service project, join us back on campus for a Lunch ‘n Serve to share your experiences with the other volunteers.

The volunteer opportunities and our partner organizations are listed below.

Additional questions?  Contact Beth Fisher at 901.722.3285 or bfisher@sco.edu

Carpenter Art Garden 

Our Vision

Empower the children of Binghampton to create their best futures.

Our Mission

Working with the children of Binghampton to promote each one’s creative potential and self worth through exposure to artistic, educational, and vocational programs.

The Carpenter Art Garden partners with neighborhood children and adults, as well as local artists to transform a blighted lot into a place of beauty.

Website:  https://www.carpenterartgarden.com/ 


Habitat For Humanity of Greater Memphis

Habitat's Vision

A world where everyone has a decent place to live. 

Habitat's Mission Statement

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Habitat works in partnership with families in need of adequate shelter to build decent, affordable homes. The homes are then sold to Habitat's partner families, at no profit and with no interest charged. Partner families invest hundreds of hours of their own labor — sweat equity — into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving “Fund for Humanity” that is used to build more homes.

Website:  https://www.memphishabitat.com/


Memphis Animal Services

Our Mission

To enforce animal care and control laws. We protect the rights of people against the dangers and nuisances of uncontrolled animals and protect animals from mistreatment and abuse.

We envision the day when all citizens, their property and neighborhoods will be safe from the dangers and nuisances of irresponsible pet ownership; when animals will not suffer because of human abuse, neglect, or ignorance; and when pets will be spayed or neutered to prevent the wanton destruction of healthy, well adjusted animals.

Website:  https://www.memphistn.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=11150816&pageId=12126036


Memphis Medical District Collaborative

The Memphis Medical District Collaborative creates connections between people and places by re-imagining the streets, plazas, and green spaces within the District.

MMDC's programs and incentives work to strengthen the neighborhoods in the District to make the area more livable, vibrant, and safe. The Collaborative is involved in over 20 initiatives in the District.    

Website:  https://www.mdcollaborative.org/


Memphis Zoo

Our Mission

Connect people with wildlife.

Our Vision

To preserve wildlife through education, conservation and research. Aware that the zoo of tomorrow begins today, our staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a naturalistic and enriching sanctuary for our animals, and a clean, friendly, entertaining and educational experience for our guests. Together, we are building one of the world’s great zoos.

Website:  https://www.memphiszoo.org/


Thistle & Bee 

"Thistle & Bee is a social enterprise created to employ women who have survived trafficking and prostitution. The organization exists to support women as they rebuild their lives. They raise bees and grow herbs. They harvest honey and make herbal tea and granola. Survivors are paid $13.25 an hour for their work. Everything they do, as a team, is intended to be healing. At Thistle & Bee, they recognize that all people are wounded and struggling to be whole. They believe that healing happens in community. While one person is being assisted by another, the “assister” is being held up by someone else. We belong to each other and believe in the power of love to transform our brokenness into wholeness. Their program includes attention toward and investment in physical health, spiritual health, emotional health, financial health and employment skills.”

Website:  http://www.thistleandbee.org/survivor-employment