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Mission/Story

Hands On Nashville’s mission is to meet community needs through volunteerism. We connect volunteers to critical issues facing the Middle Tennessee community – such as hunger, homelessness, and environmental issues – and we’ve been at it for more than 20 years. It all started with one Nashvillian’s desire to find meaningful ways for people to volunteer back in 1991. (Read more about our story here.)

Impact Today

Today, we’re one of the largest volunteer resource centers in the world. In 2013, HON connected or referred more than 123,000 volunteers to service opportunities. We offer more than 300 volunteer opportunities to the community each month via our partnerships with Nashville-area nonprofit organizations and our own Hands On Nashville programming

Creating a Culture of Service in Nashville

We're proud to work in a city that highly values helping others. In 2013, Nashville ranked 12th of the 51 largest cities in terms of volunteerism, according to this report by the Corporation for National and Community Service. (That's up from our ranking of 37th in 2009.) Nashville, you continue to amaze and inspire us! It takes a village to make this happen – to create a culture of service. Every volunteer is an extremely important villager. Thank you for your spirit of service that makes this such a wonderful place to live.

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Hands On Nashville is an equal opportunity employer. Hands On Nashville does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its employment policies.