Youth & Teens

All youth volunteers need to complete Hands On Nashville's Volunter Liability Release FormEven if you have submitted a paper form in the past, you will need to complete this electronic version once (and then you'll never need to do it again!). Please note that a parent must be present to provide an e-signature.

 

It’s important to remember that the people who need help are people too, just with different circumstances. Service is about kindness and love, and everyone needs that.

—Melissa, youth volunteer


 

Youth Volunteer Process:

  • For ages 13-18: To sign up for projects, follow these steps:

    • First create a HON.org account. (Click here to create an account.) 

    • Once you have an account, please complete the online Volunteer Liability Release Form. This form only needs to be completed one time. Once submitted, Hands On Nashville will keep the form on line for future project participation.

    • What's next? Find a project you're interested in, and sign up!

    • NOTE: Be sure to check the age requirements on the project description, as they may vary based on opportunity.

  • For ages 11-12: The online privacy of children is important to us. HON.org accounts are restricted to individuals 13 and older. If your child is under 13 and would like to volunteer, please follow these steps: 

    • Create a HON.org account with your information (the guardian's information - name, email, age, etc.)

    • On behalf of your child, complete the online Volunteer Liability Release Form. This form only needs to be completed once and will be kept on file for your child's future participation.

    • Work with your teen to find a project with the appropriate age requirements that match your child's availability and interests. Sign up for the project.

    • Within a few days, you will receive an email confirmation with the project details and location.

    Search Teen & Youth Volunteer Opportunities

  • View volunteer projects open to both youth and adults by using the "Age of Volunteer" filter within the Opportunity Calendar

  • If you are a parent or guardian interested in volunteering with your child, please visit our families page

 

School Credit

To get school credit for volunteering:

  • Register for volunteer opportunities through our opportunity calendar so that we can track your hours.
  • Be sure to sign in with the Volunteer Leader when you get to your project.
  • If your school requires you to complete a school volunteering form, bring it with you to each project you attend. The Volunteer Leader overseeing your project will sign it.

 

Questions?

If you have questions about youth volunteer opportunities with Hands On Nashville, please contact HON@hon.org.

  • Register for volunteer opportunities through our opportunity calendar so that we can track your hours.
  • Be sure to sign in with the Volunteer Leader when you get to your project.
  • If your school requires you to complete a school volunteering form, bring it with you to each project you attend. The Volunteer Leader overseeing your project will sign it.