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Apply to be a Community Engagement and Volunteer Leader Today! 

To access the Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program application, log in or make a new account here.

Grow your skills, serve our community, and earn money for college! AmeriCorps members form a team of service-oriented students and other young adults who help local nonprofits enlist volunteers and supporters for their programs. As a Community Engagement and Volunteer Leader, you will serve at a Nashville nonprofit for an 11-month term, beginning in September 2024.  



Community Engagement and Volunteer Leaders spread awareness about their host site's mission, cultivate relationships with the local community, and inspire volunteers to serve with programs that make a positive difference. 

Member duties may include: 

  • organizing and leading volunteer projects and community events 
  • researching and proposing opportunities for engaging the community 
  • developing resources for recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers 
  • creating materials that display the impact of your organization to a variety of audiences 
  • actively and enthusiastically advocating for the organization you represent 




Members gain professional experience by serving in the Nashville non-profit sector; receive training and professional development in volunteer and community engagement, grow their skills in a supportive environment, and leave a lasting impact on the community 

Member Benefits: 

  • Segal Education Award, upon completion of service hours 
  • Federal student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment 
  • Living allowance, paid out semimonthly 
  • Member Assistance Program; Unlimited in-the-moment telephonic counseling services, financial and legal assistance, three in-person or virtual counseling sessions 




The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program is designed for people in the Nashville area who are interested in making our city a better place. You have amazing skills, we will teach you how to use them! Ideal candidates are dedicated to community work, must be confident taking initiative, enjoy working with people, have strong interpersonal and customer service skills, and be comfortable with public speaking. Proficiency in a second language is a plus.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • 18 years or older 
  • Valid driver’s license  
  • Reliable transportation to multiple locations that may not be served by public transit 
  • U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident  
  • National Service Criminal History Check clearance 

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