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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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Friendly Neighbor for Seniors Training #VirtualVolunteering

Because of COVID-19, Davidson County's older adults are being asked to remain at home leading to prolonged isolation which can be detrimental to their physical and mental wellbeing. Senior Ride Nashville’s Friendly Neighbor Program (FNP) pairs volunteers with older adults to provide friendly conversation, social stimulation, and errand support, as needed. This program reduces isolation and fosters community connection even while physical isolation is necessary. Volunteers call program members weekly for friendly conversation. Volunteers are available to help with occasional tasks like grocery runs, prescription pick-ups, post office drop offs, etc. As friendships form, program members and volunteers can also coordinate socially distanced visits. FNP volunteers must be 18 or older. Volunteers must submit an application, attend an online training, and pass a background check. The benefits of volunteering through the FNP are: Volunteers provide greatly needed support to help older adults maintain their connection to the community during a time of extended isolation. FNP fosters friendship between volunteers and older adults and makes it easy to volunteer when it suits your schedule. Volunteers communicate directly with their older neighbor to find a time to connect that works for both. For convenience of errand support, volunteers will be paired with older neighbors who live near them. We currently have members living in Bellevue, Madison, Old Hickory, and White Bridge who are waiting to be paired with a volunteer. Mileage reimbursement is available for errands and/or in-person visits upon request. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

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!

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.

Tree Planting Events with Nashville Tree Foundation

Join the Nashville Tree Foundation for family friendly, tree planting events. This season we are primarily focused on the neighborhoods that were greatly impacted by the March tornados. Trees provide shade, help to filter air pollution, create an oxygen rich environment, and reduce flooding by absorbing great amounts of ground water. Learn how to plant and care for trees, while also joining forces to make Nashville a greener community! IMPORTANT: The area of town for each planting event is generally noted below. Your confirmation email will list the NTF Office address - but please DO NOT report there. Your assigned location for the tree planting event will be emailed to you 1 or 2 days prior to the event, along with your tree assignments and a checklist of action items to complete prior to arriving at the site. OCTOBER 17: RELEAF 2020 KICKOFF Tree planting at two schools & at homes in North Nashville OCTOBER 31: TRICK OR TREE! Tree planting at Kroger & at homes as well as a free tree giveaway in North Nashville NOVEMBER 7: MEMORIAL GROVE Tree planting to commemorate lives lost in the March tornado in Cookeville, TN NOVEMBER 14: FISK PARK Tree planting at Fisk Park & at homes in North Nashville (morning and afternoon shifts available) NOVEMBER 21: RELEAFING DAY 2020 Tree planting at four schools & at homes in Donelson Planting events will happen rain or shine if it is just a light rain or mild inclement weather. In the event of extreme weather, the planting will take place the following day from 1 pm - 4 pm. Please plan to be there if the planting gets delayed to the following day - we need your help! Volunteer assignments are outside, so dress accordingly. Face masks are required to be correctly worn by all participants for the duration of the event. Closed toe shoes are required - work boots are recommended. Heavy lifting may be required. Bring your own face mask, suncreeen, drinking water, work gloves and a long handled spade or pickaxe if you have one. A limited number of work gloves and tools are available to borrow. Anyone under the age of 18 should bring a signed HON Youth Waiver to the event. If you need your volunteer hours validated, please bring a form for our staff to sign at the event. Restrooms may not be available, so please plan accordingly. WAIVER: By registering as a volunteer, you release and discharge Nashville Tree Foundation, Hands On Nashville, Root Nashville, Metro Nashville Public Schools, and their partners, officers, directors, employees, agents and volunteers and the city from any claim, demand or cause of action that may be asserted by or on behalf of you as a result of your volunteering for activities. You grant all parties the right to use photographs and video or audio recordings of you while volunteering, in any medium, without pay. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

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.

Volunteer Driver Training #VirtualVolunteering

Senior Ride Nashville is expanding the volunteer driver team! Drivers use their own vehicles to transport seniors to community centers, medical appointments, grocery stores, beauty/barber shops and more. Help a senior get where they need to go while making a friend in the process! Volunteer shifts are flexible and scheduled at your convenience using an easy online tool. Join us for an upcoming online volunteer training class and get out on the road soon! It is Senior Ride Nashville’s mission to improve the quality of life for older adults residing in Davidson County by providing courteous and safe door-through-door volunteer transportation to those eligible for service, enabling them to obtain essential services, maintain their health and well-being, and actively engage in community life. Hear what some of our riders have to say: “I love SRN because it’s about more than just the ride, it’s about connecting with others.” “What a blessing! What wonderful people! Senior Ride gives me an opportunity to go to the grocery stores, go shopping, etc. without bothering my family. These volunteers are some of the most wonderful people I have ever met.” “Since I cannot drive, I lost some of my independence. Senior Ride has made it possible for me to regain my independence with transportation in going to doctors, therapy, and errands.” “I was skeptical and reluctant to sign up for this help. However, now I am amazed and very thankful for this help. I’ve never met people who were more helpful, kind and professional. What a blessing this service has been for me." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

ZOOM Expert

We are looking for a Zoom Expert! The Center for Nonprofit Management is hosting online workshops for the remainder of 2020, and we are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who can support our facilitators with using Zoom as an online learning platform. Workshops range from one hour to 3 hours, and are offered generally from 9 am-12 pm. To view our workshop offerings, you may click here. The skills we are looking for include: Zoom Expert - Well-acquainted with using Zoom and all of its capabilities. This includes the following: Understanding the difference between role of Host, Co-Hosts and participants Understanding how to create and launch polls How to manage participants (mute, re-name, merge audio & video) Flexible and can troubleshoot tech problems that arise Customer Support - This is an outward-facing customer service role so we need the volunteer to be patient, supportive, engaging and professional You will be the point of contact for participants when they are having tech issues or who have questions These are business-professional phone calls. Please wear business casual attire. You must arrive 5 – 10 minutes early. You cannot be late. We expect you to be available for the entire workshop timeframe. Technology & Environment - Minimal background noise Needs a device (computer, smart phone) that has video and audio capabilities to interact with the group. Please note that many desktops do not have video and audio capabilities built in. For the video and audio to work, it is highly recommended that they use internet with at least 10 mg upload capability Click on this meeting link to ensure Zoom is ready on your device. Watch this 53 second video from Zoom to learn more.   ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

Design Social Media Content #virtualvolunteer

If you are a social media wiz--or an aspiring one--MasksNOW TN is looking for volunteers to join our volunteer Social Media Team! You would be responsible for creating and posting 1-2 posts per week to our Instagram and Facebook groups. This content will inform the community about MasksNOW TN’s mission to provide free face masks to the people of TN in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as updates for our organization, celebrations of our volunteers, and events. This work is critical to helping us find those in need, volunteers interested in helping our cause, and partnering with other organizations to meet the demand for face masks. Key qualities for the volunteer taking on this position: - Some awareness of the Facebook and Instagram platforms - A willingness to learn - Interest in creating interesting, yet informative artwork If you are interested, please express interest below, and we will set up a time to talk with you further about the role! This is a 100% remote. Our mission with MasksNOW is to enable everyone to wear a mask to save lives, improve our economy and restore our nation to caring greatness. Through our core values of service, collaboration, community, integrity, and empathy, we have organized to match volunteer sewists to ongoing needs in our communities, and we are working towards normalizing mask wearing in public through our public relations and social media outreach. We have brought together a diverse group of experts in healthcare, manufacturing, non-profit, volunteer coordination, politics, public relations, social media and technology to enable us to solve these unique challenges. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

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.

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!

Masks NOW TN At-Home Sewist #VirtualVolunteer

MasksNOW TN at-home sewists provide the essential work of sewing masks to be distributed to organizations in need of masks across Tennessee from their own home. Once sewists finish making masks, sewists can distribute the masks themselves, drop them off at Make Nashville—the distribution headquarters for and partnering organization with MasksNOW TN—to be delivered, or can request a distributor to come pick up their finished masks and deliver them to the organizations in need. You are encouraged to use material available, however mask kits will also be compiled using donated material to MasksNOW TN for distribution to sewists. However, in order for sewists to take advantage of these mask kits, sewists must be registered as volunteers through masksnow.org/volunteers, and the masks must go to the designated organizations as outlined on MasksNOW TN’s Airtable or by a TN state lead. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: MUST register as a volunteer sewist on MasksNOW’s website (masksnow.org/volunteer). Sew fabric and elastic together accurately following MasksNOW mask patterns as found on the website. Reports to: MasksNOW TN Volunteer Lead and MasksNOW TN Distribution Lead Time Commitment: Set your own schedule. Qualifications: Must have own sewing machine or needle and thread and scissors. Able to safely use scissors to cut thread and sense of touch to guide material through machines. Able to use vision to guide, estimate, and focus on fine detail. Able to grip, steadily cut, and measure. Able to perform simple addition, subtraction, and doubling in measurement units. Follows written and/ or video directions. One has completed the COVID-19 14-day quarantine and is no longer exhibiting any symptoms if one has tested positive for, or suspects one has experienced COVID-19 in the past. Support Provided: The MasksNOW TN state leads are accessible by email, Facebook, and Instagram for any questions you may have. Once you register as volunteer, this contact information as well as other pertinent information will we available. Additionally, patterns, FAQ’s, and material specifications are available on the MasksNOW national website If you are an experienced sewist without access to a sewing machine, please contact Jené Jacobson at distribution.make@gmail.com. She will talk with you about arranging a time to come in to Make Nashville as a guest sewist following an orientation to the space. 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.

Masks Now TN Distribution Volunteers #VirtualVolunteer

Masks Now TN has an urgent need for Distribution Volunteers to deliver cloth masks to organizations in need of them! This volunteer role involves driving to pick-up cloth masks from sewists and distributing them within middle Tennessee to healthcare facilities and essential businesses in need. You may also be driving to distribute donated materials to our sewists. Volunteers must provide their own transportation. Estimated time commitment: 1 hour a day (3-5 hours a week). You will set your own schedule and distance you are able and willing to drive. We will partner you with our volunteer sewists, but you are ultimately in control of when and where you deliver. This is a very flexible volunteer position. This position is vital to the mask distribution process because it allows our sewists to stay home and keep sewing while you deliver the masks! 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 click express interest. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

Mass Care - Disaster Health Service Supervisor/American Red Cross

Purpose: Disaster Health Services Supervisor is a temporary position assigned to work in person before, during and/or after a disaster event this hurricane/wildfire season. The purpose of this role is to lead a team of Disaster Health Services responders to provide health services care to shelter clients. This role will act as the liaison from the Disaster Health Services team to the shelter manager. Advocacy for client needs is a primary purpose of this role. This position has the option to work locally or deploy with other Red Cross volunteers and or staff. Red Cross will process a background check on all volunteers. Key Responsibilities: Must have a current umincumbered state license (RN, LPN,LVN,EMT, Paramedic) Lead team of licensed healthcare professionals Act as liaison for DHS team with shelter manager Assist DHS service associates with documentation and data gathering (including C-MIST interview). Communicate access and functional needs of clients to shelter manager Provide hands on care as necessary, including assistance with activities of daily living, wound care, incontinence care, health assessments, health education, and determination that a higher level of care is needed for client Observation and health screening for COVID-19 like illness for all shelter clients daily Lead the management of an isolation care area. Complete required virtual self-paced training for position (8 hours total) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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!

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 Ambassador #VirtualVolunteer

The Social Media Ambassador position is a convenient, remote volunteer opportunity that can be done by anyone who has access to a personal social media account and is looking to support the organization’s mission. Social Media Ambassadors play a crucial role by expanding Turnip Green Creative Reuse’s online presence on outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to gain a larger network of supporters, and in turn, taking a stand for the environment, the arts, and youth. TGCR’s mission is fostering creativity and sustainability through reuse. We believe everyone deserves access to education & materials, and recognize that everyone deserves the opportunity for a creative experience, and to be inspired in a safe and welcoming community. Through our education programs, retail space, Green Galleries, and open studios, we have diverted over half of a million pounds of materials from the landfill and connected those materials with students, teachers, and artists who need them. Exposure is vital to the programs we provide at Turnip Green Creative Reuse, and is how we gain volunteers, receive donations, attract customers, and expand our educational outreach. We believe that through Social Media Ambassadors, we can reach a wider audience, increasing awareness and participation within our community. The purpose of our Social Media Ambassador program is to increase TGCR’s visibility, encourage volunteerism, and promote sustainability and creativity in our community. A Social Media Ambassador helps by posting, sharing, favoriting, sending invites, liking, and commenting on our social media on a regular basis, remotely and on their own schedule. Anyone who has access to a personal social media account and would like to support TGCR’s mission can be a Turnip Green Creative Reuse Social Media Ambassador. Although it may not seem like much, the intentional engagement of a few dedicated Social Media Ambassadors does wonders for our visibility, engagement, and community awareness. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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.

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.

Social Media Volunteer #VirtualVolunteer

Brief Description Poverty and the Arts (POVA) seeks a social media volunteer to assist the organization’s Executive Director with the agency's social media, storytelling, and developing content for online platforms consistent with our brand. This volunteer position will utilize pre-existing and new visual and written collateral materials to create and schedule new content across the organization’s social media channels to help us increase followers, turn followers into customers, and measure engagement. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience with an up-and-coming nonprofit social enterprise, while helping to meet a critical community need. This volunteer will report to the Executive Director. Flexible hours will be arranged with the individual’s schedule. This position will primarily work remotely with virtual meetings with the organization’s staff. Position Responsibilities Help manage and monitor the organization’s social media accounts (post content, interact with followers/customers, etc.) Learn and become proficient on internal software systems like Hootsuite to create weekly and monthly editorial calendars to promote organization on various social media channels Help brainstorm, design, and implement social media campaigns with ongoing feedback from staff Assist in developing and distributing content such as monthly email newsletters, infographics, stories, and more on social media featuring quotes, promos, and new artwork by artists Analyze analytics to gauge the success of campaigns and tailor future campaigns to primary demographics Understand the overall concept of the organization, including the brand, mission, customer, product goals, and all other aspects of service as it relates to effective social media strategies Qualifications Must have laptop Strong visual and copy writing communication Must be able to define and work toward deadlines Ability to multitask and work under minimal supervision Supports the mission and goals of POVA Experience preferred: marketing, communications, social media management, etc. About Poverty and the Arts Poverty and the Arts (POVA) is a social enterprise nonprofit that provides supplies, studio space, training, and a marketplace to artists impacted by homelessness so they can create and sell artwork, as well as gain valuable entrepreneurial and social skills.

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.

Volunteer Intake Practitioner (VIP)

When people call us, they need a caring person to listen, reassure, and help. That is why we need you. You can be the person who meets them first, makes their initial interaction a welcoming one, and most importantly, helps them receive the care they need. Time Commitment: Minimum of one 3-hour shift each week. Shifts are available during the hours of 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Priority will be given to applicants who have the availability to volunteer long term (for a span of 3 months or longer). Duties will include but not be limited to: Signing on in a timely manner to handle calls and email messages during your shift, greeting prospective clients promptly when they call or email Conducting a client-centered intake experience Communicating with clients, families, and others in a caring, empathetic, courteous, and respectful manner Receiving and responding to incoming calls from referral sources: exchanging information to identify clients’ needs and determining our ability to meet them Entering and updating prospective client status information as needed in our data systems Scheduling initial counseling sessions when appropriate and providing resource information options as needed Recording the outcome of calls, making follow-up calls as necessary, and identifying alternative community service sources when Intake solutions are not available Fostering teamwork and contributing to Insight’s client service goals Ensuring client safety, dignity, and privacy at all times, including HIPAA’s client confidentiality rules Qualifications: This role requires… The willingness to learn Insight’s: mission, services, resources, and processes Critical thinking, service excellence, and interpersonal communication skills to solve problems for our clients, referral sources, and therapists as needed The ability to understand written and verbal instructions and basic computer skills, with attention to detail, thoroughness, and accuracy Any previous intake experience is a great help, but not necessary to succeed in this role Remote volunteering requires access to a Windows PC, to which you have a password-protected user account, and a personal cell phone. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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.