Heidi Hayne

Heidi Hayne

Volunteer and Partner Engagement Leader at Nashville Diaper Connection

Studied at Sewanee: The University of the South

Q: What drew you to serve with AmeriCorps?
A: Serving my community has always been a large part of my life. For the past two summers in my hometown of New Orleans, I worked as an intern at Eden House, a nonprofit that houses and brokers wrap-around services for female victims of human trafficking. My experience here, along with my community service experience at Sewanee, inspired me to continue working toward bettering my community through collective action. AmeriCorps offered an exciting opportunity for me to use my educational background in art, religion, and environmental studies and my strong leadership and service experiences both to begin my career and build and better my newly adopted home of Nashville.

Q: What are you most excited to do in your new service position?
A: I have loved serving at the Nashville Diaper Connection. Everyday, I learn something new and have really found it interesting how diaper need is linked to a variety of other necessities among poverty-stricken families and individuals in the Nashville area. It has been great to work towards ending diaper need with our volunteers and partner agencies to ensure that every baby in the Nashville area is clean, dry, and healthy.

Q: What is a silly/random fact about you?
A: I have given communion to Drew Brees, the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints.

Q: How do you spend your time when you’re not serving or volunteering?
A: I love going on walks in all of the parks and gardens around Nashville. I am part of of a dinner club and book club and love painting and photography.