Memphis in May Hosts Volunteer Expo

2020VolunteerExpoInvite Social

Volunteers are crucial to the success of Memphis in May International Festival; in fact, our events would be impossible without them!  Each year, Memphis in May hosts a Volunteer Expo to invite members of the community to help produce the city’s largest signature cultural events.

Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles, and opportunities to serve abound in each facet of the Festival; from the Beale Street Music Festival and International Salute to Ghana, to the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and the Great American River Run.

Just a few of our committees are:

International Education                 International Programming          Communications              Artist Transportation

Barbecue Administration              Volunteer Services                          Barbecue Judging             Artist Hospitality 

Runners’ Expo                                   Water Stations                                  Runners’ Hospitality        Production

“As one of the largest civic festivals in the United States, Memphis in May requires the assistance of hundreds of volunteers who share a passion for Memphis and enjoy this opportunity to present our culture to the world while being part of the biggest events Memphis hosts each year,” said James L. Holt, president and CEO of Memphis in May International Festival.

Memphis in May volunteers range in age from 18 to 90 and most serve an average of five years, with some having served more than twenty!

To find out more, attend the Volunteer Expo at the Memphis Botanic Gardens on Thursday, February 20, from 5:30p to 8:00p.  (Memphis Botanic Gardens- 750 Cherry Rd., Memphis, 38117)

2020 Memphis in May International Festival Dates
Month-long Salute to Ghana: May 1-31, 2020
Beale Street Music Festival: May 1-3, 2020
World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest: May 13-16, 2020
Great American River Run: May 23, 2020

About Memphis in May 
Memphis in May is a nonprofit community-based organization whose programs in 2019 contributed more than $4.6 million in direct local tax revenue and $149.1 million in economic impact to the community, fostered civic pride, promoted awareness of Memphis’ heritage, and built international relationships and understanding through education. 

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