Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
Share a Hobby or Skill @ Dismas House
Hey Nashville Volunteers!
Dismas House aims to introduce our residents to a variety of hobbies and skills that will help them find joy, purpose, and fulfillment as they re-enter society. The purpose of the Hobby Enthusiast is to introduce new skills and activities to Dismas House residents where they can explore varied hobbies and opportunities for fun, creativity, and engagement. If you have any skill, knowledge, or ability that you would like to pass on to someone with a desire to learn- this is an opportunity for you!
Content can be delivered in person or by zoom in a series format or as a workshop that is a general introduction to a new hobby or skill.
A partial list of hobbies, interests, and skills: art, singing, acting, juggling, magic, dancing, playing a musical instrument, woodworking, photography, videography, photoshop, cooking, video production, drawing, painting, writing, reading, collecting and menu planning/cooking. Continued engagements with the residents is preferred to one-off events.
- Minimum Age: 18 years
- Complete initial training and sign all required documents
- Experience and expertise in a particular subject area of specialization.
- Ability to communicate and engage with residents and provide resources for ongoing interest.
- Courteous and engaging demeanor. Professional interactions with other staff, volunteers, and clients.
Location: Dismas House or Virtual Meeting
Time Commitment: Varies
You will be able to use your expertise to help the Dismas community of residents expand their skills in new areas. Research shows that people with hobbies are generally healthier, with lower risk of depression, dementia, and high blood pressure. Hobbies are important means of redirecting the mind away from the day’s work and onto something more enjoyable, relieving the stress of the day. This has an impact on the quality of life, school, study time and family relationships.
Dismas House offers a variety of times and days for volunteers based on your availability to share your hobby either as a group or individually and based on the residents’ interest. Space is available at our location and occasionally may cover the cost of supplies with prior approval. Liability is also a consideration for some hobbies, skills or activities (ie. Skydiving, kayaking, archery).
The mission of Dismas House is to foster community awareness and understanding of the challenges and obstacles formerly incarcerated men face upon reentry by providing a system for personal transformation and growth as they transition back into society.
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