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Community Partners

Hands On Nashville offers two ways to help recruit volunteers: our community partner program and a self-serve posting option for our opportunity calendar. Organizations with intermittent or one-time volunteer needs may find our self-serve option beneficial.

For community partners, Hands On Nashville builds capacity by providing volunteer management strategy, consulting, technology and recruitment. Specific benefits include:

  • Technology: Post, manage and track volunteer opportunities via the online opportunity calendar at HON.org, which is accessed by nearly 11,000 unique visitors per month.
  • Marketing and exposure: Increased visibility of volunteer events, in-kind donations and court-ordered referral needs via HON's website, social media and newsletter.
  • Volunteer management support: Volunteer program troubleshooting, brainstorming, technical training and community partner consulting sessions led by HON's volunteer management experts. 

Contact Hands On Nashville to learn more about becoming a partner.

Registered partners: log in to access resources through the partner portal.


Community Partner Membership Details

Membership is based on your annual operating budget and ranges from $150 to $350 each year. Partner qualifications include:

  • Designation by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or faith-based organization with a profile on GivingMatters.com; OR

  • Status as a school, government agency, hospital, hospice or senior living facility; AND

  • Liability insurance that covers volunteers.

Contact us to learn more about becoming a partner.


Quick links

Post a volunteer project: Hands On Nashville offers one-time posting to our volunteer opportunity calendar. Learn more.

Nonprofit and volunteer management resources: From volunteer management certification programs to community partner consulting and resources for volunteer administrators, Hands On Nashville and our partners connect nonprofits and volunteer managers with the tools to enhance volunteer programs and increase community impact. Browse here.

Excellence in volunteer management (EVE): In partnership with the Mayor's Office and Center for Nonprofit Management, Hands On Nashville recognizes nonprofits that employ high quality volunteer management practices. Read about EVE certification and view all EVE-certified nonprofits.

Our partners: Find out more about our partner organizations, their missions, and ways to volunteer with them by viewing all Hands On Nashville partners.