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Build stronger communities through service
Build stronger communities through service
Build stronger communities through service

Court-ordered Volunteering

To complete court-ordered community service, please refer to the list below for a list of agencies that work with court-ordered volunteers who only have misdemeanor offenses.

You must contact the agency directly to coordinate and schedule your service hours.


 

2nd Chance 4 Pets is an all-volunteer advocacy group located in Franklin, TN. 2nd Chance 4 Pets has volunteer opportunities for individuals skilled and experienced in writing, editing, project management, PR, web research, and creative design. All volunteer opportunities are virtual. Community service volunteers are required to submit weekly timecards. A 4-week 40-hour commitment is required of all community service volunteers. Contact info@2ndchance4pets.org.

AA Friendship House is located on 202 23rd Avenue North. Contact Lisa at (615) 327-3909. (No juvenile volunteers.)

Actors Bridge Ensemble Theatre of Nashville, Inc. is located on Adams Street in Germantown. Community service opportunities are only available seasonally. Contact Vali Forrister at (615) 498-4077.

Christian Community Outreach, Inc. is located in the 37138 zip code. Contact Kay Hereford Voorhees at (615) 847-4996.

Discovery Place is located 35 miles west of Nashville in Burns, TN. and has the most need for volunteers in the fall. Contact Christie Guire at (615) 740-8600 or cguire@discoveryplaceonline.org.

Domestic Violence Program and Sexual Assault Services is located in Murfreesboro, TN. Contact Kara Mischke at volunteer@dvpshelter.org. (No volunteers with theft charges or violent offenses).

Find A Grave has volunteer opportunities throughout Middle Tennessee. The work includes going to local cemeteries with a list of graves and photos needed. Contact Tanya Radic, tanyaradic@gmail.com.

Friends of Shelby Park is located in East Nashville. Contact Brooke Scurlock, info@friendsofshelby.org.

Habitat for Humanity ReStores of Greater Nashville provides opportunities for court/school/housing ordered community service. They do not accept any form of theft/predatory service hours. Truancy, curfew, school ordered, housing ordered, DUI, and traffic violations are all accepted. To be considered, one must complete a meeting at the Habitat ReStore and provide court paperwork before starting. Contact Dave Jaeger at djaeger@habitatnashville.org or call (615) 942-1276. ReStore hours are 9:00am - 5:30pm Monday - Saturday.

Helping Healing Hearts Inc. is located in Franklin, TN. Contact Nicole Coppersmith at (615) 300-8809.

Hip Donelson, Inc has volunteer opportunities throughout the Donelson area. Contact Maggie Sidlinger at maggie@hipdonelson.com.

Hope Clinic for Women is located near the West End neighborhood in Nashville. Contact Missi Mitchell at (615)627-2790.

Insight Counseling Center is located near St. Thomas West Hospital. Contact Abbie Culbertson at (615) 383-2115 ext. 21.

Luke 14:12 is located in in the dining room of Room In The Inn. Contact Alec Miller volunteer@Luke1412.org.

MADD Tennessee is located near the Nashville airport. Contact Michelle Rozell at (615) 360-8055.

March of Dimes is located on Kermit Drive near the Nashville airport. Volunteers are needed only during normal business hours. Contact Elizabeth Michaels at (615) 800-7183.

Matthew 25 is located on Benton Ave in South Nashville, near Wedgewood Avenue. You must be 21 years old to volunteer and be able to clean and fold laundry. They do not accept former sex offenders. Volunteer opportunities take place on weekdays only. Contact Jamie Hodge at 615-383-9577.

Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge is located on Charlotte Ave. Contact Michele Ryan at (615) 342-0889.

Metro Nashville Beautification & Environmental Commission has opportunities throughout Nashville. Contact JD Lane at 615-880-3319.

Morning Star Sanctuary serves victims of domestic violence. Contact Ashley Heath at (615) 860-0188.

NAMI Davidson County is located on Kermit Drive in Nashville. Volunteers opportunities are only available on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers must make an appointment in order to complete service hours. Contact Robin Nobling at (615) 891-4724.

Nashville Humane Association is located on Oceola Avenue in West Nashville. Volunteers must make an appointment in order to complete service hours. Contact Sherrie Hession at (615) 352-1010. (Traffic violations only.)

Nashville Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) is located on Charlotte Avenue. Contact Yvonka Lyons at (615) 248-2906.

Open Table Nashville ​works across Davidson County. Contact volunteer@opentablenashville.org.

Penuel Ridge Retreat Center is located in Ashland City (Cheatham County). Evening hours are not available. Contact Laura Valentine at (615) 792-3734.

Percy Priest Lake (US Army Corps of Engineers) is located in the Donelson area. No juvenile volunteers. No violent or sexual offenders. Contact Ben MacIntyre at (615) 889-1975.

Pet Community Center is located in East Nashville. Opportunities may be limited. Volunteers must call to discuss community service opportunities. No volunteers with theft charges or violent offenses. Contact Courtney at Courtney@PetCommunityCenter.org or (615) 512-5001.

Poverty & the Arts is in the Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood. Contact Nicole Brandt, (502) 600-1221.

Project C.U.R.E. is located on Clifton Avenue. Call (615) 837-7575 to schedule a shift.

Radnor Lake State Natural Area is located on Otter Creek Rd. Contact Steve Ward at steve.ward@tn.gov or (615) 636-5460.

Room in the Inn is located on 8th Ave South. Contact the volunteer coordinator at (615) 242-2514.

Rutherford County Emergency Food Bank is located in Murfreesboro, TN. Contact Emma Espy at (615) 895-1148.

Second Harvest Food Bank is located in MetroCenter. Court-ordered community service is available Monday through Friday. Shifts are from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Contact Brandon Shaw at volunteer@secondharvestmidtn.org or 615-310-6480.

Shower The People is a mobile shower bus for the homeless that operates all over the Metro area. Contact Meredith MacLeod at (704)338-2845.

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Voluntary Service is located near Vanderbilt University. Contact Thomas Gallagher at (615) 873-7477.

The Contributor, Inc. is located in downtown Nashville. Contact Linda Bailey at (615) 829-6829 or linda@thecontributor.org to set up an appointment.

The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is located in Murfreesboro, TN. Volunteers must be over 18 years old and call to make an appointment to serve. No volunteers with theft charges or violent offenses. Contact Eric Talbot at (615) 890-2300 ext. 242.

The Family Center is located in Davidson and Rutherford counties. Opportunities may be limited and volunteers must call to make an appointment to serve. Contact Karla Strauss at (615) 333-2644.

The Little Pantry That Could​ is located in North Nashville. Contact Stacy Downey at (615) 260-5769.

ThriftSmart is located on Nolensville Road. Court ordered service workers must attend an orientation prior to volunteering. Twenty minute orientations are held weekly at Thriftsmart’s store. Service letters will not be provided if you do not attend an orientation. Contact Grecia Rodriguez at (615) 833-8200 ext. 21 to schedule an orientation.

Urban Housing Solutions, Inc. is located in Nashville, TN. Contact Laura Ward at (615) 726-2696.