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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.

Excellence in Volunteer Engagment (EVE)
In partnership with the Mayor's Office and Center for Nonprofit Management, Hands On Nashville recognizes nonprofits that employ high quality volunteer management practices.

In partnership with Center for Nonprofit Management, Hands On Nashville connects its community partners with qualified board member candidates who may offer significant support.

Corporate Partner Program
Through its Corporate Partner Program, Hands On Nashville creates custom volunteer events that build capacity for community partners.  

Community Partner Consulting
Using Points of Light's Service Enterprise certification, HON offers one-on-one consulting to help nonprofits leverage volunteers across all aspects of their organizations.


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. VAN members collaborate and exchange resources to enhance their careers and ensure robust nonprofits that engage volunteers in meaningful ways. Established in 1974, VAN successfully transitioned into a program of Hands On Nashville in January 2013. 


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 $50 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).


Ronny Criss, Frist Center for the Visual Arts

Kristen Dillard Kim, Interfaith Dental Clinic

C. Renee Jenkins, American Red Cross Blood Service‚Äč

Samantha Johnson, Youth Encouragement Services

Mariah Ragland, The Nashville Food Project

Leah Susi, Monroe Harding


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