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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.  


Volunteer Administrators Network

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. 


Virtual meeting are free and open to all guests during COVID - 19. Please RSVP via the Eventbrite link.

All meetings are from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

January 27 —  Let's Talk DEI with presenter Dawn Stone  Click here for more info and/or RSVP
February 17 — Networking  Click Here
March 17 — Engaging Seniors as Volunteers  Click Here
April 21 — Volunteer Appreciation Think Tank  Click Here
May 19 — Engaging Veterans as Volunteers  Click Here
June 16 — Creating A Safe Space for ALL Volunteers To Engage With Your Organization  Click Here
July 21 — Engaging College Students - Click Here
August 26 — Click Here
September 15 — TBD
October 20 — TBD
November 17  TBD


Dahron Johnson, Adoration Hospice

Jena Altstatt, Nashville CARES

Maggie Drayghon, Siloam Health

Shanera Williamson, Hope Clinic For Women

Tylena Jeans, Oasis Center

Tamara Kriegh, United Way  

Robin Johnson, FiftyForward  

Sterling Volunteers


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 Justin Lewis: 646.825.4794 or 


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