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Join the 2021-2022 HON AmeriCorps cohort

Nashville is powered by people of all ages, races, ethnicities, skin tones, sexes, genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic statuses engaging in service together. This is a city where YOU matter and YOU make a difference. Join us as we tackle the community’s most pressing challenges through service by becoming a Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program member.

AmeriCorps members spend a year at a local nonprofit, government department, or civic agency, where they build program capacity and receive skills and professional development training, an education award, a living stipend, and more. The 2021-2022 Program Year runs from August 2021 to July 2022. 






2021-2022 Host Organizations and Position Descriptions


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

Volunteer, Mentor, and Alumni Engagement Coordinator (part-time position): The Volunteer, Mentor, and Alumni Engagement Coordinator (Coordinator) strengthens relationships with former program participants and their families, and tracks program data for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, an agency that creates mentoring programs to provide youth with strong, professionally supported mentoring relationships that help them reach their full potential. POSITION FILLED 



Ready for Reading PreK Program Coordinator: The Ready for Reading PreK Program Coordinator (Coordinator) creates exciting literacy opportunities for volunteers who are reading with PreK classrooms and expands the program to develop more literacy benefits within Book'em, an organization that provides thousands of books and hundreds of classroom reading volunteers annually to Nashville's economically challenged youth. POSITION FILLED 


Community Resource Center

Programs and Community Partnerships Leader: The Programs and Community Partnerships Leader (Leader) works with partners daily assessing needs, sourcing materials, and onboarding new partners for the Community Resource Center, an organization providing basic essentials and household goods to Middle Tennessee in order to ease the burden of procurement for our partners. POSITION FILLED


Cumberland River Compact

Environmental Education Coordinator: The Environmental Education Coordinator (Coordinator) makes an impact on the community and the lives of youth with the Cumberland River Compact’s environmental education programs. The Coordinator will serve every day educating, empowering, and inspiring environmental action. POSITION FILLED

Watershed Outreach and Engagement Coordinator: The Watershed Outreach and Engagement Coordinator (Coordinator) serves residents and species of the Cumberland River basin by making meaningful connections, participating in community events, and raising awareness about the importance of the Cumberland River watershed through outreach for Cumberland River Compact. POSITION FILLED 

Environmental Restoration and Volunteer Program Coordinator: The Environmental Restoration and Volunteer Program Coordinator supports clean water in the Cumberland River basin by addressing the root causes of water pollution and leads volunteer environmental action projects to improve water quality. The Coordinator provides capacity-building services to build and expand volunteer, stream stewardship, and green infrastructure programs. POSITION FILLED 

Urban Forestry Field Coordinator: The Urban Forestry Field Coordinator will serve as support to the Cumberland River Compact’s urban forestry activities through the Root Nashville campaign, by operating in a field-based role in planning, planting, and maintaining the trees in the community. POSITION FILLED 

Urban Forestry Data and Outreach Coordinator: The Urban Forestry Data and Outreach Coordinator will serve as support to the Cumberland River Compact’s urban forestry activities through the Root Nashville campaign, by leading data management efforts and coordinating communications with tree recipients. POSITION FILLED  


The Family Center

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator: The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator will recruit, train, and organize volunteers to meet organizational needs of The Faily Center, an agency helping people break multigenerational cycles of childhood trauma The Coordinator will also be responsible for TFC’s database of volunteers and volunteer opportunities. POSITION FILLED


Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms

Parks Programs Volunteer Coordinator: The Parks Programs Volunteer Coordinator is an active leader and wildly invested in the outdoors. The Coordinator is the key link between Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms and the community, matching volunteer interests and talents with Friends’ mission to preserve, enhance, and promote the amazing 1,300-acre historic park and natural area situated along the Cumberland River near downtown Nashville. POSITION FILLED 


Hands On Nashville

Volunteer Project Leader: The Volunteer Project Leader organizes volunteer projects, researches and develops new project ideas, and serves as an on-site leader at select volunteer projects for Hands On Nashville, an organization dedicated to meeting community needs through volunteerism. The Leader helps create engaging and impactful volunteer opportunities that bring together community organizations and enthusiastic volunteers across Nashville. POSITION FILLED 

Nonprofit and Community Partner Engagement Leader: The Community Partner Engagement Leader builds relationships with diverse nonprofits across Nashville to enhance the capacity of Hands On Nashville's Community Partner Program, which delivers high-quality volunteer recruitment support to partnering agencies. LEARN MORE | APPLY

Tech Volunteerism Leader (part-time position): The Skilled Volunteerism Leader serves by matching community needs with volunteers who have professional skills in a variety of sectors. This emerging area of volunteer engagement is an exciting new venture for Hands On Nashville, an organization dedicated to meeting community needs through volunteerism. POSITION FILLED

Volunteer Engagement Leader: The Volunteer Engagement Leader recruits and engages a wide variety of volunteers to bolster the work of Hands On Nashville's community partners, who rely on HON for volunteer recruitment and engagement. The Leader assists the Partnership and Communications teams by planning and executing on volunteer outreach and retention strategy with a strong focus on accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion. POSITION FILLED

Disaster Response Leader (part-time position): The Disaster Response Leader partners with the Disaster Program Manager to guide disaster response planning, build Hands On Nashville’s capacity to manage volunteers during disaster-relief efforts, and lead response to disasters affecting the Nashville community. This includes ongoing tornado, bombing, and pandemic response, as well as preparation and response for any future disasters. POSITION FILLED


Harpeth Conservancy

Environmental Outreach, Education and Volunteer Project Coordinator: The Outreach, Education and Volunteer Project Coordinator will help Harpeth Conservancy execute and develop meaningful education and volunteer opportunities for community members in the Greater Nashville area about the importance of water quality, ecosystems, and river science. POSITION FILLED 

Volunteer Restoration and Citizen Science Project Coordinator: The Volunteer Restoration and Citizen Science Project Coordinator will help expand Harpeth Conservancy's volunteer engagement in stream restoration and citizen science programs to report, monitor, and solve pollution problems. POSITION FILLED 


Legacy Mission Village

Adult HiSET and College Coordinator: The Adult HiSET and College Coordinator springs into action by helping to launch High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) classes and a college support program for refugee adults through Legacy Mission Village, an organization founded by refugees serving refugees through educational programs. POSITION FILLED 


McNeilly Center for Children

Early Education Community Engagement Coordinator: The Community Engagement Coordinator for McNeilly Center for Children's nationally accredited early education program will have the opportunity to have a lasting impact in the lives of disadvantaged children and families by creating, implementing, and managing a comprehensive volunteer and community outreach program. POSITION FILLED 


Metro Nashville Public Works

Recycling and Zero Waste Education Coordinator: The Recycling and Zero Waste Education Coordinator leads in developing educational programs that will shape how Nashvillians see waste as a valuable resource. Through teaching about reuse and recycling, this role helps Nashville and the Public Works Department reduce the impact of waste on our planet and our community. POSITION FILLED


Nashville Diaper Connection

Volunteer and Partner Engagement Leader: The Volunteer and Partner Engagement Leader incorporates a passion for recruiting and building relationships with volunteers and partners into action for Nashville Diaper Connection, which improves community access to diapers to ensure every baby in Middle Tennessee has enough diapers to remain clean, dry, and healthy. POSITION FILLED


The Nashville Food Project

Food Justice Community Engagement Coordinator: The Food Justice Community Engagement Coordinator fosters a wide range of community, volunteer, and partner relationships at The Nashville Food Project, a nonprofit working toward a vision of vibrant community food security. This role elevates community voices to guide programming and develops educational resources to strengthen a holistic understanding of food justice. POSITION FILLED



PENCIL Reading Partners Assistant Coordinator: The PENCIL Reading Partners Assistant Coordinator has a love of literacy and a heart for supporting young readers in Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) while complementing the reading partners program for PENCIL, an organization whose mission is linking community resources with MNPS to help young people achieve academic success. POSITION FILLED 

Volunteer and Free Education Store Leader (LP Pencil Box): The Volunteer and Free Education Store Leader will direct the launch of a satellite "free store" for teachers and grow volunteer engagement for PENCIL, an organization linking community resources with public schools to distribute more supplies and better serve teachers. POSITION FILLED 


Safe Haven Family Shelter

Homeless Children and Youth Community Coordinator: The Homeless Children and Youth Community Coordinator (Coordinator) jumps into service by organizing long-term, skilled volunteer opportunities to support the increased number of homeless children and youth served each year by Safe Haven Family Shelter, which leads community efforts to house, support, empower, and advocate for families experiencing homelessness. POSITION FILLED


Shower The People

Engagement and Volunteer Outreach Coordinator: The Engagement and Volunteer Outreach Coordinator (Coordinator) will help keep Shower The People's mobile hygiene and laundry services moving and grooving by helping manage volunteers, clients, and community relations for the programs that provide basic hygiene services for our unhoused neighbors in need. POSITION FILLED 


Turnip Green Creative Reuse

Creative Sustainability Volunteer Engagement Leader: The Creative Sustainability Volunteer Engagement Leader (Leader) will strengthen the volunteer program at Turnip Green Creative Reuse while furthering the mission to foster creativity and sustainability through reuse. POSITION FILLED

Sustainability Curriculum and Program Development Coordinator: The Sustainability Curriculum and Program Development Coordinator (Coordinator) will develop a hands-on curriculum for Turnip Green Creative Reuse's aftercare and school programming to further the agency's mission of fostering creativity and sustainability through reuse. POSITION FILLED


Walk Bike Nashville

Transportation and Equity Ambassador Leader: The Transportation and Equity Ambassador Leader (Leader) will work to launch the Ambassador Program for Walk Bike Nashville, an organization working to create a more walkable, bikeable, and liveable Nashville for working-class communities. POSITION FILLED 


Workers' Dignity / Dignidad Obrera

Economic and Racial Justice Community Coordinator: The Economic and Racial Justice Community Coordinator (Coordinator) manages volunteers and community partnerships to support and expand program areas for Workers’ Dignity, a community-based worker center fighting for economic and racial justice for all. POSITION FILLED 



About the Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program — click here




The HON AmeriCorps Program is made possible through generous support from Volunteer Tennessee and The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund. AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency for volunteering, service, and civic engagement. CNCS engages millions of Americans in citizen service through its AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs and leads the nation's volunteer and service efforts. For more information, visit

Each AmeriCorps participant is part of a National Service cohort that builds nonprofit capacity through a partnership between Hands On Nashville and participating AmeriCorps host sites. Members receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities throughout their yearlong term. 


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