Volunteer Memphis MLK Days of Service Volunteers Complete Over 3,000 Hours of Service

MEMPHIS, Tenn., January 20, 2022 – Volunteer Memphis announced that volunteers during the 6th annual MLK Days of Service weekend completed more than 3,000 hours of service across the Mid-South. The service weekend — presented by FedEx, Cigna, and Action News 5 — featured more than 50 volunteer projects starting January 13 and culminating on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 17.

“We are incredibly proud and grateful for the support of our Mid-South volunteers, partner organizations, and sponsors during MLK Days of Service. This event is meaningful not only because it honors Dr. King’s legacy of service, but it builds bridges between our communities and brings us closer together,” said Reggie Crenshaw, President and CEO of Leadership Memphis and Volunteer Memphis.

MLK Days of Service is a volunteer event designed to engage volunteers and impact communities across the Mid-South. Volunteers registered for in-person and virtual volunteer projects throughout the weekend. Each day had an individual theme inspiring its projects like Youth and Education Day, Family Health and Wellness Day, Service Sunday, and Community Clean-Up.

“The Mid-South is one of the most generous areas of the country when it comes to volunteering and we were thrilled to see our volunteers braving the rain and snow to once again live up to that reputation,” said Shelby Stonecipher, Director of Volunteer Memphis and Community Outreach, “MLK Days of Service is not just about serving for a weekend. Our goal is to engage volunteers in a positive way so they are inspired to serve year-round.”

Volunteer Memphis partners with more than 300 nonprofits across 16 counties to offer service projects across the Mid-South. Anyone interested in learning more about Volunteer Memphis, or signing up to volunteer, can go to the Volunteer Memphis website at volunteermemphis.org.



Volunteers with Memphis City Beautiful planted plants and cleaned up debris Monday, January 17 as a part of MLK Days of Service.

Community Alliance for the Homeless volunteers assembled care packages as a part of MLK Days of Service.

Volunteers with Meritan, Inc. wrote hundreds of letters to seniors as a part MLK Days of Service.


Volunteer Memphis recognized sponsors, partners, and board members at the MLK Days of Service Kick-Off Event at the National Civil Rights Museum on January 13.

Shelby County Health Department Director Dr. Michelle Taylor (left) and Leadership Memphis President and CEO Reggie Crenshaw (right) at the Sleeves Up Shelby County Health + Wellness Vaccination Event Saturday, January 15.