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Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness
Families, Homeless, Low-income communities, People with Disabilities, People with Health-Based Concerns, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, LGBT(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender), Military/Veterans, Offenders/Ex-offenders, Children, Senior Citizens

Age Minimum (with Adult): 15+, Minimum Age:15+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

In-Store Volunteer


The Store operates as a year-round free grocery store allowing people to shop for their basic needs. There is no charge to those referred or to the people and agencies that send them. They may shop for food to supplement their income during times of crisis and as they work toward self-sufficiency.
 
We are dependent on a volunteer base that is excited and passionate about building a better Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Starting July 1st, we will be open for in-store shopping! These volunteer shifts will involve greeting customers, helping people with questions while they shop, checking people out at the register, bagging groceries, checking temperatures on the cooler/freezer/produce coolers, end of the day cleanup, maintaining store cleanliness throughout the day, stocking shelves as needed, unloading pallets, stocking the produce section, and other miscellaneous tasks as needed. 
 
You will be able to take a break during your shift, so you are welcome to bring a snack and drink for break time. In terms of our covid policy, we currently do not require masks for volunteers or customers. However, if you are not vaccinated we highly encourage wearing a mask while inside The Store but they are optional. 
 
Some shifts may be busier than others so we appreciate your patience while we navigate these new volunteer positions.
 
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As Nashville continues to reopen, Hands On Nashville hopes you will come out and volunteer with one of our terrific partner organizations. Please note any projects, gathering limits, and safety protocols put in place are at the discretion of our partner organizations.  
  
  • Please see Mayor John Cooper’s Road for Reopening Nashville here.  
  • Please see current CDC COVID recommendation here.  
  
We have asked our partners to update their posting language to reflect their current COVID guidelines. If you have any questions in general, or you don’t see details, you can reach out to the opportunity coordinator via the link next to their name below.  
 
With that being said, we acknowledge that everyone has their own comfort level with regards to being out in the world with respect to the current pandemic. If you go to a project, and feel unsafe, please speak to on-site representative and let HON know – your feedback is invaluable, and we work to keep everyone safe while meeting urgent needs in the community. 
 
 
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