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LynxServe

LynxServe exists to provide service-learning opportunities for all students at Lausanne. In alignment with one of the core values of the International Baccalaureate Programme, LynxServe promotes the development of lifelong learners through engagement with the broader community outside the walls of the school.

November Opportunities Around Memphis
  • Starry Nights at Shelby Farms Park- Volunteers are needed to help at Starry Nights with tasks including greeting and interacting with visitors, directing traffic, assisting in the event check-in areas, and spreading holiday cheer. Volunteers must be 13+ for this event. You must be able to complete the ENTIRE shift. This is a night event with late end times, so if transportation is a challenge, we ask that you volunteer at another Park event. If your family is volunteering together, younger volunteers are welcome to serve alongside a parent/guardian. November 26th 2021- January 2022, 5:30 PM. Sign up here!
  • Memphis Botanical Gardens- The Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, and increasing appreciation and awareness of our environment. As a volunteer, you will help them achieve this mission! You will be weeding, grooming, thinning, planting, and whatever else needs doing in the Herb Garden or Iris Garden. As you work, you will learn about the topics listed. Must be 16 and up. November 13th 2021, 8:30 AM. Sign up here!
  • Feast For Friends Tasks- Youth Volunteers under 18 must be vaccinated. Must follow proper handwashing and food handling policies at all times. Help serve beverages, meals, & desserts as well as keep tables in dining room clean between courses. Interact with clients in a friendly, positive, happy and professional manner Help with general clean-up of kitchen and dining area: dispose of tablecloth, wash dishes, sweep, wash down counters, take trash to the dumpster. November 15th 2021, 5:00 PM. Sign up here!
  • Memphis Hungry Turkey 5K (Mid-South Food Bank)- Volunteers will be responsible for assisting with tasks before and during the race. Possible volunteers tasks are: registration assistance, post-race registration, food/ water station and course marshal. Minimum age is 13. November 25 2021, 7-11 AM. Sign up here!
  • Best Buddies & Concord Academy – Volunteers will help meet and greet our buddies at Concord Academy while helping run their 5K race. Saturday November 20 2021. Sign up here
  • Mid-South Food Bank – Volunteers will help deliver donations and work with the Food Bank sorting food. Tuesday November 23 2021.  Sign up here!
  • MIFA – Volunteers will drive and deliver food boxes to homebound Memphians. Wednesday November 24 2021. Sign up here!
Ongoing Opportunities
  • The Memphis Farmers Market Downtown- Volunteering at the Memphis Farmers Market Downtown is a fun, interactive way to give back to our community by supporting local farmers, producers, and artisans, while educating market visitors about healthy eating habits, good nutrition, and the benefits of “eating fresh and local.” About 30 volunteers are needed every market Saturday to carry out a variety of critical duties. Join the volunteer database, and receive a weekly email every Tuesday and Thursday nights that lists the job slots and shifts available for the upcoming Saturday.
  • Memphis Public Library & Information Center- You can help people and improve our community by joining with the Memphis Public Library & Information Center as a volunteer. Discover the rewards of giving your time and energy to an organization that enriches the lives of people every day. You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer. A one-year commitment is requested of all volunteers. Complete this Volunteer Application.