UCAN of Memphis is an organization that mentors at-risk behavior students in middle and high school. We mentor boys and girls who have been affected by bullying, low self-esteem and behavior issues which causes low academic performances.


Community Involvement

UCAN understands the importance of young people volunteering in the community. Young people are increasingly seeking out opportunities to improve the world by volunteering their service to projects they deem to be important. Consider the following data:

• Out of 13.3 million youth, 59.3% volunteer an average of 3.5 hours per week, versus 49% of the adult population volunteer an average of 4.2 hours.

Communities enjoy benefits far beyond the financial aspects when youth contribute to service projects. When youth volunteer, adults tend to volunteer also, resulting in a lifelong volunteer. The community gains a generation of young people who care about where they live and are willing to make a difference in the community.

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Become a Volunteer!

Since its beginning, UCAN has depended on the generosity of people like you to carry out its mission of helping our future leaders of tomorrow. Volunteers have always been the driving force behind the foundation, giving generously of their time and talent to serve in a variety of ways. As an organization, we believe that volunteers are vital to the work we do; they also act as strong advocates in the community. Our volunteers are all ages, come from all backgrounds, and are passionate about sharing their time, talents, and energy with us.

As a UCAN volunteer, you are a part of a unique team. We are proud to be one of organizations in the US offering excellent programs and events. Our volunteer program is run in a professional manner by skilled administrators who work hard to make each part of your experience positive.

All UCAN staff welcome the opportunity to work with committed volunteers and we pride ourselves on the team atmosphere that UCAN offers to everyone.


Internship Opportunities (Unpaid)

Communications Specialists Assist with communication of events and activities and semi-annual newsletters through social media and direct mail.

Technology Specialists Assist with updating website and network support.

Event Coordinators Assist with upcoming events by planning the activities and working with the event chairpersons.

Fundraising Coordinators Assist with updating fundraising database, keep necessary parties updated on fundraising goals, and communicate with donors as needed.

To volunteer or apply for Internship, complete the Volunteer application and return via mail or email at ucan@ucanofmemphis.org