A Perfect Match

Our employees consistently delight us with their stories of community involvement – and when we hear one with a fun new spin on things, we can’t help but share it! Here’s a great one from our Human Resources Manager, Verity Goodell.

“I’ve wanted to find a specific local nonprofit to volunteer with on a regular basis,” Verity told us.  “I heard about Volunteer Odyssey and their  Voluncheers Program through friends, one of whom was on the organizing committee.   It seemed like a great opportunity to get to know different nonprofits and learn how to get involved.”

verity goodell at Volunteer Odyssey Minute MatchShe attended a Minute Match event – a kind of speed-dating to find your perfect volunteer “match” – and loved it.  “The concept was a lot of fun and encouraged everyone to follow up in a meaningful way.”

Did she find what she was looking for?

“I chose Carpenter Art Garden, which I initially learned about through Orion Gives Back.  It incorporates biking, art and working with children; all things I love”.

To learn more about  volunteering with the Carpenter Art Garden or any of Memphis’ other great non-profit organizations, take a few minutes to visit the Volunteer Odyssey website and find your own perfect match.

Verity Goodell, first row, 2nd from left, at VO's Minute Match.
Verity Goodell, first row, 2nd from left, at Volunteer Odyssey’s Minute Match.

Thanks to Verity, and all our employees who care so much about Memphis and make giving back a part of who they are!