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Thank you to everyone who expressed interest
in the 2022-2023 AmeriCorps cohort!

Recruitment is closed, but to inquire about open positions please email us at hon@hon.org.
 

Full-time Partner Agencies & Service Opportunities:

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum 

  • Early Learners Music Workshop and Literacy Leader: The service member will be focused on Words and Music for Early Learners (WMEL), the museum’s literacy and SEL program for children in preschool to Kindergarten. The service member will work toward increasing awareness and participation in WMEL; lead and facilitate WMEL on-site at the museum and in preschool and Kindergarten classrooms throughout Davidson County; evaluate program activities to ensure WMEL is meeting intended outcomes; and develop age-appropriate support resources for WMEL. Learn more 

FiftyForward

  • Older Adult Programming & Nutrition Leader: This AmeriCorps member will work with a dedicated team to ensure that the participants in the Adult Day Services (ADS) program for older adults with memory loss and health challenges enjoy enriching activities that support their mental and physical health. Bring your specific skills to develop art, music, and exercise programs! This member will also support the FiftyForward Fresh meal delivery and nutritional support program. Learn more  

Hands On Nashville

  • Neighborhood Engagement Leader: The Neighborhood Engagement Leader recruits and engages volunteers in neighborhoods that are underrepresented among Hands On Nashville volunteers. The Leader assists the Communications and Community Engagement team by planning and implementing diversity, equity and inclusion strategies to deepen the culture of service in Nashville. Learn more  
  • Volunteer Ambassador and Community Leader: The Volunteer Ambassador and Community Leader recruits and engages a wide variety of volunteers to bolster the work of HON’s community partners. The Leader assists the Partnership and Communications teams by planning and executing volunteer outreach and retention strategies, as well as boosting HON’s brand in the community.  Learn more  
  • Volunteer Project Leader: This role will be a great fit for you if you have an interest in working with community partners to identify their biggest needs and leading groups of volunteers to meet that community need. This role requires physical work, so the ability to switch between an office environment and being in the field, including outdoor settings, is key. Learn more  

Nashville Diaper Connection

  • Community Partnerships Logistics Leader: The member will manage and organize diaper inventory and assist with distribution logistics to increase the service capacity of the diaper bank. The member will deliver diapers to partners and community members daily, including loading, unloading, and driving the utility van throughout Middle Tennessee. Learn more  

Benefits include: 

  • $6,495 education award, upon completion of service contract 
  • Federal student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment 
  • Bronze-level health coverage through Healthcare.gov 
  • Training and professional development in nonprofit management 
  • $20,000 living allowance, paid in bi-weekly increments 

 

Half-time Partner Agencies & Service Opportunities:

Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Program Evaluation and Volunteer Experience Leader: The Program Evaluation and Volunteer Experience Leader will distribute surveys and conduct focus groups to collect responses that measure mentor satisfaction. They will develop a process to track and interpret responses, and share findings to help promote and implement program improvements. Learn more  
  • LGBTQ+ Youth Empowerment Leader: The Youth Empowerment Curriculum and Evaluation Leader will expand Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership’s curriculum to include adolescent boys and to incorporate emotional intelligence, leadership development, and academic support. Learn more 

Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership

  • FreeStore Community Resource Leader: This AmeriCorps Member will build the capacity of our FreeStore and expand FreeStore locations to high-need neighborhoods throughout the city. Learn more  

Shower The People

  • Mobile Laundry Volunteer Team Leader: This AmeriCorps member will manage all aspects of the volunteer program. The Leader will assist the agency’s mobile laundry teams with clients, build the volunteer base, and help create policies to increase the capacity of the agency’s programs. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail-oriented, proactive, and able to work independently to accomplish goals. Learn more  

Benefits include: 

  • $3,172 education award, upon completion of service contract
  • Federal student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment
  • Bronze-level health coverage through Healthcare.gov
  • Training and professional development in nonprofit management
  • $10,000 living allowance, paid in bi-weekly increments
     

Filled positions:

Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership

  • Position filled! Youth Empowerment Curriculum and Evaluation Leader: The Youth Empowerment Curriculum and Evaluation Leader will expand Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership’s curriculum to include adolescent boys and to incorporate emotional intelligence, leadership development, and academic support. Learn more  

The Family Center

  • Position filled! Family Impact and Engagement Leader: This AmeriCorps member will gain research, facilitation, communication, and leadership skills. This member will also have access to professional development opportunities on multiple topics including Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), trauma, and resiliency. Learn more

FiftyForward

  • Position filled! Active Older Adult Heath & Nutrition Leader: This AmeriCorps member will work with a dedicated team of professionals to develop programs that keep active older adults healthy and fit so that they are able to enjoy their very best lives. Bring your specific skills to their team to help develop high-quality programming and activities. Learn more  

The F.I.N.D. Design

  • Position filled! Black Girl Magic Volunteer and Alumni Engagement Leader: This member will be assisting The F.I.N.D. Design Director of Operations with creating a volunteer and alumni engagement program. Learn more 
  • Position filled! F.L.Y. Girl Advocate and Curriculum Leader: This AmeriCorps member will leave their service term with skills in project management, curriculum creation, facilitating equitable groups and healing circles, program design, strategic recruitment, partnership engagement, and college tour planning. Learn more

Friends of Mill Ridge Park

  • Position filled!  Park Conservation and Volunteer Engagement Leader: The member will develop and operate a robust volunteer program at Mill Ridge Park. They will perform outreach in the community to build awareness and enroll volunteers at Mill Ridge Park. Projects will include research, planning, and facilitating weekly service projects and activities. 

Friends of Shelby Park and Bottoms

  • Position filled! Park Programs Volunteer Leader: This Park Programs Volunteer Leader will organize volunteers to work on beautification and maintenance projects, help staff events, and lead programs in the community. Learn more 

Hands On Nashville

  • Position filled! Nonprofit Partnerships Leader: This member will assist the Community Partnerships team by building relationships and developing strategies, processes, and resources for recruiting and engaging volunteers. Learn more
  • Volunteer Project Leader: (one position filled!) This role will be a great fit for you if you have an interest in working with community partners to identify their biggest needs and leading groups of volunteers to meet that community need. This role requires physical work, so the ability to switch between an office environment and being in the field, including outdoor settings, is key. Learn more
  • Position filled! Disaster Response Leader: This AmeriCorps member will lead the development and implementation of Hands On Nashville’s Disaster Volunteer Leader (DVL) Program. Learn more 

The Land Trust for Tennessee

  • Position filled! Conservation Volunteer Program Leader: This member will lead recruitment efforts and engagement opportunities, and expand the Land Trust’s mission to a variety of audiences through well-managed service opportunities. Learn more 

McNeilly Center for Children

  • Position filled! Early Education Community Engagement and Volunteer Leader: This AmeriCorps member will manage all aspects of the volunteer program and will expand the agency’s community engagement efforts. You will make a lasting impact in students’ lives by increasing outreach efforts; working with staff to improve the volunteer program; refining the volunteer experience, and helping secure resources and volunteers for classroom support and literacy initiatives. Learn more

Nashville Diaper Connection

  • Position filled! Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement Leader: The Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement Leader will be a resource for volunteers and lead diaper wrapping events. This member will also contact potential organizations and groups in the community to spread our mission and recruit volunteers. Learn more  

Nashville Food Project

  • Position filled! Food Justice Storytelling Content Leader: The Food Justice Storytelling Content Leader may spend their day at the community farm site, The Nashville Food Project headquarters, out in the community, or with farmers’ families. During the growing season, most mornings will start at the farm, participating in the workflow and capturing content.  In the winter months, there will be a greater focus on office and computer projects, as well as outreach with partner organizations and community members. Learn more 

Nurture The Next

  • Position filled! Family Support Engagement and Curriculum Leader: This AmeriCorps member should feel confident with their public speaking skills, as this role will lead outreach efforts in zip codes and communities not currently served. Additionally, the member will create and organize an effective curriculum using evidence-based practices, to be deliverable in a variety of methods, including small and large groups, and varying in duration and scope depending on community needs. 
    Learn more

 

PENCIL

  • Position filled! High Impact Tutoring Leader: This member will support tutor recruitment and retention, improve tutor effectiveness, bolster school and tutor communications, and provide training and support to tutors. Learn more  

Safe Haven Family Shelter

  • Position filled! Youth Resource and Engagement Leader: The member will coordinate efforts to increase purposeful engagement within the family using a trauma-informed lens. In addition, the member will focus on enhancing services and building capacity by developing resources like in-kind support, volunteers, and partnerships. Learn more

Shower The People

  • Position filled! Homelessness Engagement and Shower Bus Leader: The member will manage all aspects of the shower volunteer program, complete a program evaluation, and strategize ways to enhance the experiences of volunteers and clients. 
    Learn more  
  • Tennessee Environmental Council (TEC)

  • Position filled! Tennessee Eco-Challenge Leader: During this service term, you will immerse yourself in projects to gain insight, grow your ability to improve systems, and become a stronger sustainability advocate. Learn more 
  • Position filled! Environmental Ambassadors Leader: As the Environmental Ambassadors Leader, you will participate in a variety of projects, such as coordinating volunteer events, planting habitats, composting, producing and distributing educational materials (videos, brochures), conducting recycling cart scans, and more. Learn more  

 

About the Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program — click here

 


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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 NationalService.gov

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. 

To learn more about the HON AmeriCorps Program, contact program manager Nicki Avila at (615) 298-1108 ext. 4070, or email nicki@hon.org. 

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