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Just because you're staying safer at home doesn't mean you can't help a local organization meet needs in the community! This page has links to opportunities that can be completed remotely. And if you find that computer-based volunteering hits the spot for you, check out HON's GeekCause program! You can donate your time and tech skills to help area nonprofits tackle challenges big and small! 

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Board Member: Grant Writing Director #VirtualVolunteer

Oversees the grant writing of Doing Good & its programs. This leader must be experienced & successful in researching & writing foundation grants. Responsibilities Oversee the Grants Committee. Lead its monthly meeting whether it is held on the phone or in person. Partner with Executive Director, Board Members, & various organizational leaders. Provide the Doing Good Board strategic leadership. Give a Grants update at Board Meetings. Use Google Drive. Dates Board Meetings bi-monthly; the 3rd Monday of March, May, July, September, & November; 6:00 pm tour, 6:30-8:00 meeting Annual Retreat: January 25, 2020 Monthly committee meetings via phone The mission of Doing Good is to educate & engage communities by promoting & celebrating “Doing Good” through volunteerism. The vision of Doing Good is to be the conduit to educate & inspire cultural shifts toward community volunteerism. The values of Doing Good are Inspiration, Authenticity, Integrity, Connectivity, Inclusivity, Quality, Support, & a Personal approach.

Graphic Designer #VirtualVolunteer

Job description: Graphic design work for Doing Good Time: 1-4 hours/month Activities: Implement the marketing of Doing Good activities through collaborating and graphic design. Participate in the monthly Marketing Committee conference call to share, discuss, strategize, plan, and carry out Doing Good marketing activities with the committee. Use Google Drive. Examples of projects within the next few months: Social media campaign Upcoming events: Marketing & PR Conference for Nonprofits, two film/video premieres These activities are primarily on your own time and virtual, however someone located in the 14-county area is preferred for this role. Responsibilities: Strategize marketing ideas with Doing Good committees, board, and executive director. Implement these ideas. Cross-promote Doing Good activities.

Graphic Designer (Long-Term Volunteer Opportunity) #VirtualVolunteering

Are you a visual storyteller with a passion for design? Are you looking for a long-term volunteer opportunity to share those skills with the community? Neighbor 2 Neighbor is currently seeking a Graphic Designer volunteer! The Graphic Designer contributes to the efforts of Neighbor 2 Neighbor by visually telling the story of who we are, our work, and disseminating that story to the community. Working in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Team, this individual is responsible for conveying the message of Neighbor 2 Neighbor's work through creative projects. This volunteer acts as a contributor to the Marketing and Communications Department and supports our efforts to create communications and marketing materials which lead to acts of volunteering, advocating, and giving. Some of the functions of this opportunity include: Illustrates concept by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts Prepares final layout by marking and pasting up finished copy and art WE WOULD LOVE someone who has experience with Adobe Creative Suite or Canva and more! Volunteering from home is an option!

Hands On Nashville Site Coordinator #VirtualVolunteer

Job description: Strategize and implement HR efforts for Doing Good by managing the Hands On Nashville website for Doing Good. Time: Approximately 1-4 hours/month. Activities: "Own" the Hands On Nashville website for Doing Good primarily by posting the volunteer opportunities. Another activity is posting in-kind donation requests. Respond to those interested in volunteering. (Serve as the initial response via email to introduce the potential volunteer to the executive director.) Participate in monthly HR Committee conference call to share, discuss, strategize, plan, and carry out Doing Good HR activities with committee. Use Google Drive. These activities are primarily on your own time and virtual, however someone located in the 14-county area is preferred for this role. Responsibilities: Strategize and implement HR ideas with Doing Good committees, board, and executive director. Assist in recruiting and retaining Doing Good volunteers.

Internships Coordinator #VirtualVolunteer

Job description: Strategize and implement HR efforts for Doing Good re: recruitment and placement of interns. This position is part of the HR Committee. Time: 1-5 hours/month Activities: "Own" the internships postings and recruitment process for Doing Good. (There are usually 1-3 per semester.) This includes tweaking the job descriptions, coordinating with each leader who'll be working with the interns, communicating with the university representatives, posting them online, and serving on the first point of contact for the potential interns. Participate in the monthly HR Committee conference call to share, discuss, strategize, plan, and carry out Doing Good HR activities with the committee. Use Google Drive. These activities are primarily on your own time and virtual, however someone located in the 14-county area is preferred for this role. Responsibilities: Strategize and implement HR ideas with Doing Good committees, board, and executive director. Assist in recruiting and retaining Doing Good volunteers.

Legal Volunteer #VirtualVolunteer

Job description: Coordinate legal communications and schedules in regards to intellectual property and some contractual law for Doing Good. Time: Approximately 1-4 hours/month. Responsibilities: Majority of time will be in Intellectual Property (IP)-oriented work with limited contractual efforts Serve as liaison with IP lawyer Work closely with Executive Director and at least two other legal volunteers Use Google Drive The activities are primarily on your own and virtual, however someone located in the 14-county area of Middle Tennessee is preferred in this role. Responsibilities: Strategize legal ideas with Doing Good committees, board, and executive director. Implement these ideas.

Letter Campaign to seniors and disabled individuals #VirtualVolunteering

Help us bring some cheer to isolated seniors, seniors in nursing homes and/or disabled individuals in our communities during this time of social isolation. If you are interested in sending letters or art to seniors in the community, please click "express interest" below and I will contact you with specific instructions for the letters and the address to send them to. Children are welcome to contribute their art work also. You can prepare the letters at your own home at any time you choose. We are looking to have volunteers mail out their letters within a two week time frame of signing up. We are doing several different rounds, so volunteers can sign up on an ongoing basis. Thank you so much for considering this opportunity!

Marketing Generalist (Long-Term Volunteer Opportunity) #VirtualVolunteering

Do you have a passion for marketing and communications? Are you looking to volunteer your skills long-term? Then, we have the perfect long-term volunteer opportunity! Working in collaboration with the Marketing and Communications Team, this volunteer will help convey the message of Neighbor 2 Neighbor's work through various marketing and communication projects. This position acts as a contributor to the Marketing and Communications Department and supports our efforts to create communications and marketing materials which lead to acts of volunteering, advocating, and giving. Some of the functions this opportunity includes are: Assisting the Director of Marketing & Communications in the marketing plans's goals and projects Assisting in the creation of social media and email campaigns Assisting in the creation of copy for social media, website, email, and printed materials WE WOULD LOVE if you also had graphic design, video or photography skills Volunteering from home is an option!

Masks Now TN Admin Support Volunteers #VirtualVolunteering

Masks Now TN has an urgent need for administrative phone and computer support to keep Masks Now TN running smoothly! This volunteer role can be tailored to your interests and strengths. There are positions for those interested in data and spreadsheets, volunteer communication, donation tracking, and more. Some tasks may include: Calling local healthcare facilities and essential businesses and logging cloth mask needs on our master spreadsheet Updating our master sheet with current needs Emailing volunteers to keep information flowing Handling donation requests and matching up donations with our sewist volunteers’ needs. Estimated time commitment: 1-2 hours a day (3-10 hours a week). This position follows a flexible schedule that you set yourself. We will train you on best practices and appreciate any time you can give! Your help in streamlining our admin processes will allow us to provide more masks to the Tennessee healthcare facilities and essential businesses that need them! Express interest below and a representative will be in touch with next steps. About Masks Now TN: Masks Now TN is a part of the Masks Now Coalition and was founded when hundreds of Americans, acting individually, started to make masks together to raise our country’s viral resistance to the spread of coronavirus. They joined forces to make an umbrella organization to handle the thorny design and logistical questions involved in massively distributed mask production to make sure those in need can get face masks. Our goal is to give each citizen the ability to take control of their community’s public health by making homemade masks for patients and essential workers in order to conserve the manufactured masks that protect our irreplaceable healthcare workers and doctors. MasksNow is also in need of donated mask making supplies. Any Tightly Woven Cotton fabric; Quilter’s Cotton; High thread count sheets; Gros-grain or fabric ribbon - prefer ⅜ inch; General purpose thread; Wound bobbins type 15; Sewing pins or mini clips; Elastic; Cord, bias tape, or thin bungee; Cutting mat or Fabric Scissor. Fabric is requested to be new or in very good condition, freshly washed and dried on high heat. If you have any of these items and are able to donate, please contact Jene Jacobson at distribution.make@gmail.com. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

PENCIL Virtual Learning Series #VirtualVolunteering

Everyone is being affected by the extraordinary challenges posed by COVID-19, and our PENCIL Partners and volunteers are no different. In response, PENCIL has created a #ProudlyPENCIL - Virtual Learning Series to support our Metro students, families and teachers. Here is how you can take part: 1. Pick a topic from the three buckets below: a. Elementary School – Reading b. Middle School – STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) c. High School – Career Readiness & Preparation 2. Using your phone, create a 5 – 15-minute video, about the topic you selected. And return that video the PENCIL. Be creative! Ask those people quarantined with you to be part of the video. Be Fun! Keep it simple! Once you have clicked “Express Interest” below a PENCIL representative will be in touch about video ideas, a timeline, best practices and how to return the video. All videos will be reviewed and approved before posting, if accepted the video will be added to the PENCIL YouTube Channel. If PENCIL deems the video not appropriate, the video will not be shared. Thank you for helping us enhance our students’ virtual learning during this difficult time!

Social Media Creator #VirtualVolunteering

Top Buttons Nashville is looking for a savvy social media creator with a desire to make a difference. Responsibilities would include the following. Posting for social media content 3-4 times a week. Posting content geared toward women ages 20-40. Ability to write eloquently and professionally, with faith-based content. Using social media to promote our mission. Top Buttons Nashville’s mission is to provide proper fitting attire and confidence building education to young women, ages 11-25, in need.

Translate Marketing Brochures from English into Arabic #VirtualVolunteering

We are looking for someone who is fluent in Arabic to help with translating some brochures and materials to share about our Family Caregiver Support Program with the wider community. Having the materials available in Arabic will help reach a wider audience and inform potentially eligible adults who are not as fluent in English. About the Caregiver Program Caregivers in the home are the backbone of the American long-term care system. About 85 percent of people receiving long-term care receive it from their families and friends. Many caregivers are juggling multiple responsibilities which may include employment, running households, and sometimes parenting younger children. Often caregivers are older adults themselves and have their own health care needs. Each care-giving family has its own unique strength and faces a diversity of challenges. The Caregiver Support Program is a federally funded program to provide support and relief to adults caring for family members who are 60 or older, have early onset dementia or another physical disability, or relative caregivers of young children.

Twitter Volunteer #VirtualVolunteer

Job Description: Strategize and implement social media on Twitter for Doing Good. Time Involved: Approximately 4 hours/month. Activities Implement the hands-on social media activities of Doing Good. "Own" the Twitter social media platform for Doing Good to take the platform "to the next level" and increase its following. Participate in the monthly meeting (held via conference call). Partner with other Doing Good Committees when appropriate. Use Twitter already. Use Google Drive to communicate with the committee. These activities are primarily on your own time and virtual, however someone located in the 14 county area of Middle Tennessee is preferred in this role in order to participate in the related meetings and other Doing Good activities. Responsibilities Strategize social media ideas with Doing Good Committees, Board, and Executive Director. Implement these ideas. Cross-promote Doing Good activities.

VIRTUAL Experienced Web Researcher #VirtualVolunteering

2nd Chance 4 Pets is looking for an experienced web researcher to help complete several of its web research projects. Volunteers should have above average web research skills, be proficient in Microsoft Word (including "track changes"), and Excel. In addition, interest and knowledge of animal welfare and issues related to pet overpopulation is helpful. Ability to communicate via email is required. Hours are flexible, with the time commitment being 1-12 hours per week. Volunteers will be asked to complete a questionnaire before volunteering. This is a virtual volunteer opportunity and will be completed remotely.

VIRTUAL Graphic Designer (Experience Required) #VirtualVolunteering

2nd Chance 4 Pets is a national animal welfare advocacy organization. Volunteers will help the organization promote its programs and expand its reach while working with a team of highly motivated volunteers. Volunteer graphic designers will help design fliers, brochures, and a variety of promotional materials. Volunteers should have excellent written communication skills, proven success as a creative designer, and attention to detail. When applying, the volunteer will need to provide a few examples of their design work. Hours are flexible, with the time commitment being 1-12 hours per week. This is a virtual volunteer opportunity and will be completed remotely.

Video Editor #VirtualVolunteering

Are you a visual storyteller who loves to edit video? Are you looking for a long-term volunteer opportunity to share those skills with the community? Neighbor 2 Neighbor is currently seeking a Video Editor volunteer! The Video Editor contributes to the efforts of Neighbor 2 Neighbor by taking raw video conferencing footage and organizing and editing it into a final product. These videos help neighborhood leaders across Davidson County (and beyond) learn important concepts and best practices and develop important leadership skills for working with their neighbors. We need someone with a keen eye and ear for digital design. Some of the functions of this opportunity include: Working with the Executive Director and Director of Learning and Leadership Development to establish the desired look and feel for the videos to be created Gather and transfer all forms of media into editing software and ensure each was updated in the correct format Operate computer editing systems and equipment for video media and effects Establish a clear understanding of the storyline and purpose of the video's creation Improve video and sound quality using various video software Edit video to include preselected music, interviews, sound clips and other important aspects of the project Ensure the correct formatting and presentation for finalized video according to pre-established expectations Upload final video file onto Neighbor 2 Neighbor's YouTube and Vimeo channels Great at-home volunteer opportunity!

Virtual Summer Tutoring #VirtualVolunteering

About Us Did you know that 78% of students in Metro Nashville Public Schools can’t do math at their current grade level? Or that only 15.6% low-income students at Nashville's inner-city schools can read and write at their current grade level? Furthermore, coronavirus has meant missing 3 months of in-school education, and for students without ways to access online learning, the impact of this gap is much more pronounced. Water Walkers is helping turn those numbers around and give kids the confidence and abilities to create a brighter future for themselves. Because of coronavirus, we haven’t been able to operate our normal in-person tutoring program. But we have remained committed to the education of students who are in need of help. That has meant providing weekly education resources and even buying full curriculum books for our students. And we are now offering virtual tutoring and interaction for kids throughout the summer to try and minimize the damage done by the missed time in class. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in helping to bridge the educational gap. This would mean scheduling time with 1 or 2 students once or twice a week to check in on them, help them with any problems they might have, read with them, and remind them that they have people who support and believe in them. Virtual Check-ins Our check-ins do not follow a concrete structure and may be molded around the needs of the student you’re working with. Each visit should be between 30-60 minutes, and include things like following the child’s progress in their curriculum book, reading a book with them, using flash cards, asking about their day and how they’re feeling, encouraging them to process thoughts and emotions, and spending time encouraging and mentoring them. We’ll provide you with the contact information to schedule the meetings, but the time and availability will depend on what works for the tutor, the student, and parent/guardian. Tutoring is a fun, rewarding opportunity to make a significant difference on the trajectory of a child's life. Most of the students we serve are drastically behind in math and reading. So if you're worried about being knowledgeable enough, don't be! If you can read, write, and do basic math, you'll be more than fine! Given the difficulties of virtual learning, we are only able to accept tutors who can serve on a regular basis to develop relationships and consistency with the kids. Contact us today for more information!

Volunteer Orientation #VirtualVolunteering

Attend our VIRTUAL Volunteer Orientation via Zoom and get ready for some reuse magic at Turnip Green Creative Reuse! Interested in the environment, art, or looking for ways to help promote reducing and reusing in the community? There are so many ways to get involved at TGCR! At the VIRTUAL Volunteer Orientation interested volunteers will get to meet our Volunteer Coordinator and hear all about the TGCR mission! Volunteers will also become familiar with the various volunteer tasks available to them. They will learn how to sign in and out upon arrival, how to sign up for shifts, and the range of virtual opportunities available from take home processing kits to participating in virtual workshops. Once registration is complete and you have signed up for the event we will send you the Zoom meeting link prior to the day of the event. This opportunity is available to those with young children and teens as well! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

WordPress Volunteer #VirtualVolunteer

Job description: Make WordPress updates for the Doing Good website, www.doinggood.tv Time: Approximately 5 hours/month. Activities: Have knowledge and understanding of WordPress and Google Suite including Google Forms, Google Docs, and Google Drive. Use Google Drive to communicate with the committee. Work with the Marketing Committee to make specific tweaks on the website's design. Ensure the most current information is on the site. Implement the marketing of Doing Good activities through writing, editing, graphic design and/or collaborating. These activities are primarily on your own and virtual, however someone located in the 14-county area of Middle Tennessee is preferred in this role. Responsibilities: Strategize marketing ideas with Doing Good committees, Board, and Executive Director. Implement these ideas. Cross-promote Doing Good activities.

Y-Literacy Reading Tutor Christ Church YMCA #VirtualVolunteering

Become a volunteer reading tutor with the Christ Church YMCA today! Currently, 2 out of 3 Metro Nashville Public School students are reading below grade level. Y-Literacy provides free one-on-one tutoring to students grades K-4 who are reading below their peers. There is no background in education needed! Our volunteers are trained to use the prescribed curriculum and provided with all the necessary materials. All it takes is a willing heart and a smiling face! Volunteers commit to working with their student once per week for one hour. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday-Thursday at 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 or 6:00 pm. *Background and Reference Checks required* This program is designed to be face-to-face, but for the time being has transitioned to virtual. Please express interest below to learn more.

Y-Literacy Reading Tutor Donelson-Hermitage YMCA #VirtualVolunteering

Become a volunteer reading tutor with the Donelson-Hermitage YMCA today! Currently, 2 out of 3 Metro Nashville Public School students are reading below grade level. Y-Literacy provides free one-on-one tutoring to students grades K-4 who are reading below their peers. There is no background in education needed! Our volunteers are trained to use the prescribed curriculum and provided with all the necessary materials. All it takes is a willing heart and a smiling face! Volunteers commit to working with their student once per week for one hour. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday-Thursday at 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 or 6:00 pm. *Background and Reference Checks required* This program is designed to be face-to-face, but for the time being has transitioned to virtual. Please express interest below to learn more.

Y-Literacy Reading Tutor Northwest YMCA #VirtualVolunteering

Become a volunteer reading tutor with the Northwest Family YMCA today! Currently, 2 out of 3 Metro Nashville Public School students are reading below grade level. Y-Literacy provides free one-on-one tutoring to students grades K-4 who are reading below their peers. There is no background in education needed! Our volunteers are trained to use the prescribed curriculum and provided with all the necessary materials. All it takes is a willing heart and a smiling face! Volunteers commit to working with their student once per week for one hour. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday-Thursday at 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 or 6:00 pm. *Background and Reference Checks required* This program is designed to be face-to-face, but for the time being has transitioned to virtual. Please express interest below to learn more.

Y-Literacy Volunteer Reading Tutor Maragret Maddox YMCA #VirtualVolunteering

Become a volunteer reading tutor with the Margaret Maddox YMCA today! Currently, 2 out of 3 Metro Nashville Public School students are reading below grade level. Y-Literacy provides free one-on-one tutoring to students grades K-4 who are reading below their peers. There is no background in education needed! Our volunteers are trained to use the prescribed curriculum and provided with all the necessary materials. All it takes is a willing heart and a smiling face! Volunteers commit to working with their student once per week for one hour. Volunteer opportunities are available Monday-Thursday at 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 or 6:00 pm or Fridays at 1:00 or 2:00 pm. *Background and Reference Checks required* This program is designed to be face-to-face, but for the time being has transitioned to virtual. Please express interest below to learn more.

Graphic Design Volunteer #VirtualVolunteering

Use your graphic design skills to help stop wage theft, improve public transit, and empower workers across Nashville! Workers Dignity is a worker center led by low wage workers organizing for economic justice and dignity for all. We know we’re doing great work, but we need your help communicating that to our community and members. Tasks: Create posters and social media images to communicate victories, promote events, and increase engagement Re-design existing materials, such as pamphlets, Know Your Rights infographics, and promotional flyers Create eye-catching outreach materials, like flyers, posters, and hand cards Required skills/qualifications Experience in graphic design An eye for dramatic imagery and powerful messaging Ability to communicate concepts clearly and with images Support: You will work with a team or partner, who will provide consistent feedback and guidelines. We are also happy to provide references upon request. Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week (or 1-2 products per week) Site and Supervision This can be completed REMOTELY. You will also have the opportunity to work with a larger communications team that meets primarily in South Nashville.

Sign up to be a GeekCause Volunteer #VirtualVolunteering

Want to get your geek on? Signing up is easy. Express interest below. Follow prompts in the confirmation email to fill out your skills profile. As nonprofits post projects, we’ll match their needs with your expertise. Once we've paired you with a project, we’ll put you in touch with the nonprofit and provide support throughout the process. GeekCause matches Nashville's most talented techies with community partners in need of their services. From tech consultation to solution implementation, GeekCause provides a low-cost platform for agencies to solve tech-based challenges through the support of skilled volunteers. Click here for more information about GeekCause. #GeekCause

Social Media Outreach Volunteer #VirtualVolunteering

Are you savvy at social media? Do you know how to get likes and spread your message? Use your skills to help stop wage theft, improve public transit and empower workers across Nashville! Worker’s Dignity is a worker center led by low wage workers organizing for economic justice and dignity for all, and we’re looking to build a social media team to spread the word about our victories, engage our community, and bring even more people into the movement for economic and social justice. Tasks/responsibilities Create images and infographics to promote events, celebrate victories, and share information Keep our social media pages updated with relevant content Work as part of a communications team to keep our followers updated and our members informed of their rights Required skills/qualifications Familiarity with Facebook pages Ability to create engaging content Ability to work as part of a team Preferred skills Knowledge of Facebook ads center Graphic design experience Willingness to learn new skills Support You will work with a team or partner, who will provide consistent feedback and guidelines. We are also happy to provide references upon request. Time Commitment A minimum of 1-2 hours per week, or 1-2 posts created per week Those looking for a more in-depth experience are welcome to join our communications team and participate in strategy and campaign work Site and Supervision This can be completed REMOTELY. You will also have the opportunity to work with a larger communications team that meets primarily in South Nashville.