The 5th annual Volunteer Memphis Awards will be held at the Memphis Botanic Gardens on June 23, 2022! The awards are a “thank you” to the 30,000 volunteers who give so tirelessly of themselves each year, as well as an opportunity to put a spotlight on many of the most passionate, dedicated, and caring individuals in the greater Memphis community.  


2022 Volunteer Memphis Awards Finalists

Finalists have been selected for the 2022 Volunteer Memphis Awards and voting is now closed! The winners will be announced at the awards on June 23. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations and congratulations to the finalists!


2022 Volunteer of the Year Finalists

This year there are two categories for Volunteer of the Year, Adult and Youth. Finalists are either a board member, millennial volunteer, community advocate, lifetime volunteer, or volunteer administrator that has given exemplary service to one or more nonprofit, civic or faith-based organizations.

Adult Volunteer of the Year Finalists
  • Eddie Gross
  • Cassandra Pendleton
  • Sandy Williams-Becton
Youth Volunteer of the Year Finalists
  • Jonathan B. Robinson
  • Isabella Fraire
  • Morgan DeAnna Nichols

2022 Nonprofit of the Year Finalists

These organizations have demonstrated a commitment to outstanding volunteer management practices that result in a significant, meaningful, and measurable impact across the Mid-South. These organizations offer dynamic volunteer program(s) and opportunities that are meaningful and engaging to their staff, volunteers, and the community they serve. 

  • Merge Memphis
  • OUTMemphis
  • Memphis Alumnae Chapter — Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

2022 Corporate Citizen of the Year Finalists

A business or company that has exhibited outstanding philanthropic support in the community. These corporations have been instrumental in providing an exceptional volunteer program that allows and encourages employees to engage in the community.

  • Stepherson’s Superlo Foods
  • Spaces Group

Healthcare Humanitarian Finalists

A healthcare worker (first responder, healthcare practitioner, healthcare technician, or healthcare support worker) who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to their progression and to the health of the Mid-South.

  • Karli Taylor
  • Ptosha Jackson
  • Dr. Rhonda Garner


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