Resources from Hands On Nashville
Volunteer Management Certification Program
Hands On Nashville teaches a four-part class at the Center for Nonprofit Management on how to design and maintain effective volunteer management programs.
GeekCause matches Nashville’s most talented techies with community partners in need of their services. From project consultation to solution implementation, 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.
Corporate Volunteer Events
Through its Corporate Partner Program, Hands On Nashville creates custom volunteer events that build capacity for community partners.
VAN is a network of Nashville’s volunteer managers who meet monthly to share best practices, learn about the most effective strategies for supporting those who serve, and inspire each other to grow professionally and personally. VAN is guided by the VAN Council, a leadership team of peers within the group. Established in 1974, VAN successfully transitioned into a program of Hands On Nashville in January 2013.
HOW TO JOIN
VAN Leadership Series events are open to members only. Membership is based on a January-through-December year and is renewable annually. All VAN members are required to pay a $60 individual annual membership fee, regardless of their organization’s HON partnership status. The dues are used to cover programming and food.
Joining or renewing members may pay online here or via a check made out to Hands On Nashville (please include “VAN Membership” in the memo line).
JOIN A MEETING AS A GUEST
Not able to attend all VAN events, or just want to check one out? You can pay $15 for a guest pass at the link above.
2020 MEETING SCHEDULE
All meetings are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
January 15 — Long Term Volunteers
February 19 — Diversity
March 18 — Social Media Marketing for Volunteers
April 15 — Volunteer Appreciation and Retention
May 20 — Generational Differences in Volunteerism
June 17 — Getting Support from Leaders and Co-workers on Volunteer Initiatives
July 15 — Writing Mission-Oriented Recruitment Ads
August 19 — Engaging College Students
September 16 — Planning and Structuring Volunteer Roles
October 21 — Year-End Topic
Jena Altstatt, Nashville CARES
Jasmyn Alvarez, Park Center
Kristin Dillard Kim, Interfaith Dental Clinic
Tamara Kriegh, United Way
Meagan Smith, Vanderbilt Office of Citizenship and Active Service
All background checks are not created equal. Through a partnership between Hands On Nashville and Sterling Volunteers, your organization can access these benefits:
- Make informed decisions: Sterling Volunteers background checks include the Department of Justice Sex Offender Registry, the only current and complete source of sex-offender information.
- Receive free monthly updates: Access updated background checks, free of charge, each month for the first year of Sterling Volunteers' membership.
- Reduce screening costs: Through Sterling Volunteers, nonprofits can allow or require volunteers to pay for background checks. Existing clients save an average of 40 percent on background checks due to volunteer contributions.
- Eliminate administrative burdens: Volunteers order background checks online, using a secure portal, and nonprofits automatically receive copies of the records.
If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please contact Andrew Spicher: (216) 685-7013 or firstname.lastname@example.org.