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.
HON’s Community Partner Program builds capacity for its 100+ members through:
- Technology: Post, manage, and track volunteer opportunities via an online calendar at HON.org, which is accessed by nearly 11,000 unique visitors per month.
- Training: Volunteer program troubleshooting, brainstorming, technical support, and community partner consulting sessions led by HON's volunteer management experts.
- Increased visibility: Highlights volunteer events, in-kind donation requests, and court-ordered referral needs to 100,000+ ‘friends’ and followers via HON's website, social media, and newsletter.
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.
Registered partners: log in to access resources through the partner portal.
New Partnership Benefits in 2018
- Community Partner Conversations: Bimonthly, facilitated sessions at the HON office focused on managing, engaging and envisioning the future of volunteering.
- Volunteer opportunity writing support: Consultations with HON staff to increase return on posted opportunities.
- HON blog and social media: Featured stories about partner agencies and volunteers.
- Long-term and skilled volunteerism: Increased visibility and targeted outreach through HON communications platforms.
Post a volunteer project: Hands On Nashville offers one-time posting to our volunteer opportunity calendar.
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.
GeekCause: GeekCause matches Nashville’s most talented techies with community partners in need of their services. From web design to app development, GeekCause provides a low-cost platform for agencies to solve tech-based challenges through the support of skilled volunteers. Click the GeekCause link to learn how to submit a project or to sign up as a GeekCause volunteer.
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.
Our partners: Find out more about our partner organizations, their missions, and ways to volunteer with them.
Volunteer Catalyst: A partnership between Hands On Nashville, Center for Nonprofit Management and Points of Light, the Volunter Catalyst uses the Service Enterprise Initiative to build nonprofit capacity and better address community needs through volunteerism.