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Opportunity Details

General Labor for Local Tornado Survivors


Tornado Recovery Connection (TRC) is working in partnership with UMCOR to help Davidson and Wilson County residents recover from the March tornado. Those survivors need general labor help! Please review the following information and express interest if you would like to jump in and help! 
 
The essential functions of this opportunity: 
  • Load and unload items as directed; to and from PODS, homes, trucks, dumpsters, etc 
  • Be able to physically: load, unload, sort survivor personal items and on-property debris of varying sizes and weight by hand and hand-truck 
  • Lift, carry, push, and pull items on a continuous and repetitive basis 
  • Works well with fellow volunteers and on- or off-site leadership 
 
Qualifications: 
Education/Experience: 
  • No education or experience required but moving or landscaping experience would be beneficial 
 
Communication Skills: 
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English 
 
Reasoning Ability: 
  • Must be able to work independently or within a team environment 
 
Physical Demands: 
  • Volunteers should wear footwear for, and be comfortable with, navigating uneven terrain  
  • Our volunteers should be able to: walk, stand, bend, twist, kneel, crouch, lift, push, pull, carry, and place items in and out of homes, in and out of PODS, or collect debris and move to dumpsters in a safe and efficient manner 
  • All volunteers must be able to lift up-to 50 lbs on a continuous and repetitive basis. 
 
The dress code for this opportunity is casual business (no rips, tears, major stains - but okay to get it dirty). 
 
A background check is required for this volunteer opportunity. It only takes a few minutes to get the information submitted and is provided at no cost. Please click “express interest” below to start the process. Once submitted, you will receive a (free) background check request from Sterling. Then, TRC Volunteer Coordinator, Heather Marriott will be in touch to welcome you and share next steps.
 
Before participating in any project, you will need to review and sign this Participant Liability Release e-Form, linked here. 
 
These projects do NOT have a regular schedule. Once you have completed all steps, a TRC will be in touch as these projects come up.  
 
IMPORTANT: We are doing all that we can to protect ourselves, each other, and our community from spreading COVID-19. Volunteers will be expected to comply with TN UMC’s COVID-19 Safety Protocols as do our DCM’s which include: allowing your temperature to be taken, answer a few COVID symptom and contact questions, wear (your own) mask at all times, and observe a 6 – 10’ social distance when at all possible from the start to the end of each meeting.  
 
We hope you will join us. 
 
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In accordance with Mayor John Cooper’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville, Hands On Nashville recommends the following guidelines for volunteering:      
  • Individuals belonging to the following groups should not volunteer for in-person opportunities: ages 65 and up, those with elevated health risk or compromised immune systems, anyone who is feeling unwell (or who has been exposed to/is caring for someone who is sick or has a compromised immune system).     
  • Volunteers who attend projects should take recommended precautions, including maintaining distances between themselves and other people; practicing hand-washing and sanitation of spaces; wearing gloves, masks, and other protective gear; etc. As always, consult a medical professional should you begin to feel unwell at any point during or after a project.     
      
If you decide not to attend a project, please log in to hon.org and remove yourself from the opportunity ahead of time so that another volunteer may have a chance to fill your slot. If you have any trouble with this, email hon@hon.org and we’ll be happy to help!     
  
Please be aware that your project may be canceled with short notice. Projects are subject to change depending on shifting guidelines and circumstances. We appreciate your understanding. 
Civic & Community
Families, Low-income communities, People with Disabilities, People with Health-Based Concerns, LGBT(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender), Children, Senior Citizens

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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