Please wait... Image for spinner

Adult Education Volunteer #VirtualVolunteer

Adult Education Volunteers are needed to assist in teaching various English level classes. You will assist our lead teachers by leading your own break out rooms, helping students navigate ZOOM, and helping teach lessons. This is a virtual volunteer opportunity. This is a weekly commitment of 1 hour a week, for at least 9 weeks. This session lasts until December 11, but you are welcome to join us for volunteering at any time. There are a variety of class times that you can choose from, and we will be sure to find one that fits your schedule. The ideal Adult Education Volunteer will be reliable, flexible, and feel comfortable connecting with people from diverse backgrounds with varying degrees of English proficiency. They will be enthusiastic and interested in helping our students adjust to life in the United States. Express your interest and schedule, and you will be sent a registration form. Volunteers must pass a background check, attend Teacher Training, and then will be paired with a teacher and class that works with your schedule. Our mission is to ensure refugees and immigrants achieve their full potential now and for generations to come.

Community Volunteer Leader Training

Hands On Nashville helps the community by supplying volunteers to nonprofits, civic agencies, and the city when disaster strikes. Since we are a small team, we need a trained cadre of volunteer leaders that are ready to jump in and lead volunteer projects when we are short-staffed or when big needs crop up quickly (like floods or mass vaccinations!) In order to fulfill this critical role, we’ve developed a free volunteer leader training course that will give you the basic skills needed to: Provide leadership and organization to volunteer groups Ensure safety protocols are followed Model excellent customer service Coordinate logistics like sign-in, parking, and volunteer job assignments Be a liaison and ambassador for Hands On Nashville Keep volunteers safe and happy Please join us for this virtual training and you’ll stand ready to lead whenever duty calls! This will be an interactive class, so come ready to be on camera and participate. Additional trainings will be offered on disaster-specific topics to those that successfully complete this course. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In accordance with Mayor John Cooper’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville: Hands On Nashville recommends that unvaccinated individuals in the following groups avoid volunteering for in-person opportunities (due to elevated risk level): ages 65 and up, those with health conditions 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 projects may be canceled or rescheduled with short notice. Projects are subject to change depending on shifting guidelines and circumstances. We appreciate your understanding.

Foster a Cat or Dog

Pawster Nashville provides "Crisis Foster Care" for dogs and cats. When a pet owner is temporarily unable to care for their pet due to crisis, you have the opportunity to foster a pet until the owner is back on their feet. When you sign up to be a Pawster Foster, you help a pet and their person. By inviting a furry friend into your home, you help keep a family together. You bring a heart for animals, and Pawster provides all training and supplies! Learn more at pawsternashville.org/foster

Local Disaster Responder

This important volunteer role will respond to provide knowledge and skills to assist clients following local disasters. This position is responsible for responding during local emergencies to ensure that clients have food, shelter and clothing following a local disaster. They are also responsible for providing information and referrals necessary for beginning the recovery process. Red Cross DAT responders are currently operating virtually to maintain a safe environment for the workforce and the clients. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​

Local Sumner County Disaster Responder

This important volunteer role will provide knowledge and skills to assist clients following local disasters. This position is responsible for responding during local emergencies to ensure that clients have food, shelter and clothing following a local disaster. They are also responsible for providing information and referrals necessary for beginning the recovery process. Red Cross DAT responders are currently operating virtually to maintain a safe environment for the workforce and the clients. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​

Monthly Volunteer Orientation #VirtualVolunteering

Join Hands On Nashville for a quick 45-minute online Zoom orientation on how to have a tremendous volunteer experience with us! Whether you’re coming out for your first one-time opportunity with us or you want a deeper experience with an ongoing monthly commitment, we’ll make sure you have everything you need to have a great time. What you’ll learn: How to find the perfect volunteer role for you as an individual or a team opportunity for your family, friends, or coworkers What to expect during your volunteer service Volunteer safety during COVID And other ways you can get involved with Hands On Nashville Please Sign-Up below and a Hands On Nashville representative will be in touch with Zoom details prior to the meeting. (PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM!) It is the mission of Hands On Nashville to meet community needs through volunteerism. We help bridge the gap between wanting to volunteer, and finding places that need assistance. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In accordance with Mayor John Cooper’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville: Hands On Nashville recommends that unvaccinated individuals in the following groups avoid volunteering for in-person opportunities (due to elevated risk level): ages 65 and up, those with health conditions 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 projects may be canceled or rescheduled with short notice. Projects are subject to change depending on shifting guidelines and circumstances. We appreciate your understanding.

Prep and Package Refrigerated Meals Afternoon

Thank you for wanting to serve with Mercy Chefs! Mercy Chefs is currently serving out of Christ Church Nashville. While being new to the area, Mercy Chefs is prepping and packaging 225 meals a day for their partners, Project Connect. All volunteers must fill out our registration form before serving, and all volunteers must have a background check done as well due to the Church having a school in it during service hours. A member of our team will send you further information regarding this once you have signed up. We ask that all volunteers wear closed toed shoes, a face mask, and if the volunteer has long hair, please have it pulled back into a ponytail with a hat on. Please know that every volunteer will get their temperature taken and will also answer a COVID screening online. We look forward to serving with you! When signed up for a shift you will receive more info from the Mercy Chefs Volunteer Coordinator Molly. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In accordance with Mayor John Cooper’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville: Hands On Nashville recommends that unvaccinated individuals in the following groups avoid volunteering for in-person opportunities (due to elevated risk level): ages 65 and up, those with health conditions 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 projects may be canceled or rescheduled with short notice. Projects are subject to change depending on shifting guidelines and circumstances. We appreciate your understanding.

Prep and Packaging Refrigerated Meals Morning

Thank you for wanting to serve with Mercy Chefs! Mercy Chefs is currently serving out of Christ Church Nashville. While being new to the area, Mercy Chefs is prepping and packaging 225 meals a day for their partners, Project Connect. All volunteers must fill out our registration form before serving, and all volunteers must have a background check done as well due to the Church having a school in it during service hours. A member of our team will send you further information regarding this once you have signed up. We ask that all volunteers wear closed toed shoes, a face mask, and if the volunteer has long hair, please have it pulled back into a ponytail with a hat on. Please know that every volunteer will get their temperature taken and will also answer a COVID screening online. We look forward to serving with you! When signed up for a shift you will receive more info from the Mercy Chefs Volunteer Coordinator Molly. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In accordance with Mayor John Cooper’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville: Hands On Nashville recommends that unvaccinated individuals in the following groups avoid volunteering for in-person opportunities (due to elevated risk level): ages 65 and up, those with health conditions 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 projects may be canceled or rescheduled with short notice. Projects are subject to change depending on shifting guidelines and circumstances. We appreciate your understanding.

Social Media Ambassador Orientation #VirtualVolunteer

Looking for a fun, easy way to get involved in your community, help a local nonprofit, and advocate for the environment, teachers, students, and local artists? Interested in virtual volunteerism that allows you to contribute at your own pace, according to your own schedule, and from home? Attend Turnip Green Creative Reuse's Virtual Social Media Ambassador Orientation to learn more about Turnip Green's missions and impact, what it means to be a Social Media Ambassador, and how to get involved! Orientation starts at 4pm CST and typically lasts 30-45 minutes. You will be sent a Zoom link to event after signing up! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In accordance with Mayor John Cooper’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville: Hands On Nashville recommends that unvaccinated individuals in the following groups avoid volunteering for in-person opportunities (due to elevated risk level): ages 65 and up, those with health conditions 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 projects may be canceled or rescheduled with short notice. Projects are subject to change depending on shifting guidelines and circumstances. We appreciate your understanding.

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 that unvaccinated individuals in the following groups avoid volunteering for in-person opportunities (due to elevated risk level): ages 65 and up, those with health conditions 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 projects may be canceled or rescheduled with short notice. Projects are subject to change depending on shifting guidelines and circumstances. We appreciate your understanding.

Create Love Your Neighbor Notes #VirtualVolunteering

The Community Resource Center packages and distributes over 30,000 hygiene kits annually and this year we want to include a Love Your Neighbor Note in every kit. Join us virtually, grab the family, your book club, office, or just yourself and get create with a note to encourage the recipient receiving the hygiene kit. If you are interested in sending Love Your Neighbor Notes or art to be included in our hygiene kits, please click "express interest" below and we will contact you with specific instructions for the notes and the address to send them to. Children are welcome to contribute their artwork as well. You can prepare the letters at your own home at any time you choose. We are looking to have volunteers deliver their Love Your Neighbor Notes within a two week time frame of signing up. ** Due to the virtual nature of this volunteer opportunity, we are not able to sign off on any hours for community service requirements. Thank you for understanding. **

Graphic Design Volunteer #VirtualVolunteer

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.

Graphic Design Volunteer #virtualvolunteering

Use your graphic design skills to help the Community Resource Center provide more basic essentials to at-risk populations through Middle Tennessee. Through over 300 non-profits, the Community Resource Center is able to distribute over $5 Million dollars of basic essentials annually through bulk product giveaways and hygiene kits distributed throughout 8 counties. We need some additional help for our staff of four! We need some help communicating and documenting our amazing work and the stories of hope that we hear daily. That's where you come in!! Use your graphic design skills to help us create programs, pamphlets, and sponsorship kits to help the CRC meet the demand of our neighbors needing basic essentials!! Here are some things we are looking to create: Help create infographics to illustrate how we work and what we do Create amazing program specific outreach materials. Help us create a sponsorship kit that looks like that it wasn't created in Word.... you know what we mean!! Create posters and social media images to communicate our stories, promote events, and increase engagement. Required skills/qualifications Experience in graphic design. Willingness to take an idea and create something heartfelt and emulates our brand. An eye for messaging that stirs emotion and shares the need and mission of the CRC. Ability to communicate concepts clearly and with images. Support: You will work with our amazing team of volunteers and staff to accomplish these beautiful works of digital art!! Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week Site and Supervision This can be completed REMOTELY. You can work with our staff, partner agencies, and volunteers to gain the knowledge needed to be understand that CRC as well as to get new creative content, if you choose!

Letter Campaign to Seniors and Disabled individuals #VirtualVolunteer

Help us bring some cheer to isolated seniors, seniors in nursing homes, and/or disabled individuals in our community during this time of social isolation. If you are interested in sending letters or art to seniors and disabled individuals in the community, please click "express interest" below and we will contact you with specific instructions for the letters and the address to send them to. Children are welcome to contribute their artwork as well. 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. December round: Winter/Christmas/New Year’s theme; letters to be mailed prior to December 21st for Christmas themed letters, December 31st for all other letters. January round: Winter/New Year's/Gratitude theme; letters to be mailed in the months of January February round: Valentines Day/Love theme; letters to be mailed in the months of February March round: Spring/Easter theme; letters to be mailed in the months of March Thank you so much for considering this opportunity!

Local Area Red Cross Dispatcher

The purpose of this important role is to receive basic information after local a disaster to then dispatch the on-call Red Cross Disaster Action Team. As a Red Cross Duty Officer, you will be responsible for connecting the Red Cross teams with people in need after disasters such as house fires. Duty Officers are on call for typically one week at a time based on the individual’s availability. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​

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: 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 the opportunituy leader below. 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 the opportunity leader below.

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.

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 #VirtualVolunteer

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.

Summer Camp Volunteer

Dates: June 1 - July 31, 2021 This summer we are holding a summer camp for our elementary and middle school aged children! Nashville International Center for Empowerment (NICE) is a refugee resettlement agency located in Nashville, TN. Our mission is to empower immigrants and refugees to achieve their full potential now and for generations to come. Within the agency, the education department is a myriad of services operating under the same umbrella with a shared purpose, shared resources, and consistent methodology. Our program goal is to equip students with the skills and resources necessary to become life-long, self-regulating learners. We do this by offering integrated and concurrent activities that foster social emotional health, support academic achievement and English literacy, promote civic and cultural competency, and ensure workforce and post-secondary readiness. Other programs within our agency include immigration services, employment support, health case management, and the resettlement of refugees. Are you interested in becoming a youth mentor? Does fostering self-confidence, self-awareness and academic excellence sound like an exciting challenge? The NICE Summer Youth program invites students across Nashville to participate in academic enrichment activities, games, art therapy classes, and much more. There will be several sessions that you can sign up for between 9:30 PM and 4:30 PM Monday - Thursday between the dates of June 1 - July 31. It is preferred that you are able to volunteer once a week for at least one month. Elementary School: 9:30 - 10:15 10:15 - 11:00 11:00 - 11:45 11:45 - 12:30 Middle School: 1:30 - 2:15 2:15 - 3:00 3:00 - 3:45 3:45 - 4:30 Once you express interest a member of our team will reach out with more information.

Virtually Assist with Onboarding and Engagement of New Volunteers

This virtual role supports disaster volunteers throughout their onboarding process to ensure timely and effective engagement. As a Disaster Workforce Engagement Team Member, you will work with others to build a strong team of disaster volunteers ready to serve when disaster strikes. The time commitment of this role varies depending on the projects at hand, current disaster state, and your availability. The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.​

Volunteer Intake Practitioner (VIP) #VirtualVolunteer

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 computer, to which you have a password-protected user account, and a personal cell phone. Insight provides counseling sessions in both English and Spanish. For volunteers who are fluent in Spanish, there is an opportunity to assist Insight's Spanish-speaking clients at intake. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Powered By
Image for HOC