Local Service Opportunities
Bethlehem Centers of Nashville - “Mobile Meals” Drivers Volunteer drivers are currently needed to deliver hot lunches Monday - Friday. Deliveries take 40 min. to an hour to complete and the lunches can be picked up between 10:30 and 11:45AM. This is a great opportunity for stay-at-home moms with children, retired folks, and for people who work in downtown Nashville. The program is designed to be able to completed on a person’s lunch hour. If interested or for more info, contact Brooke Bell at Bethlehem Centers at 329-3386 or email@example.com.
Miriam’s Promise offers pregnancy, parenting, and adoption programs and services to the children and families of Middle Tennessee. Miriam's Promise provide clients with every resource needed to allow them to heal, explore options, and make decisions that are right for them facilitating hope and renewal to birthparents, pregnancy clients, adoptive families, children, and families. Watch the video below for more information or go to their website www.miriamspromise.org
Better Decisions Women’s Prison Ministry Better Decisions (a nonprofit organization), offers an eight week program that teaches decision-making and life planning skills to inmates at the Tennessee State Prison for Women. New volunteers attend a ten-hour training session and meet weekly for one-hour with their inmate partner, offering help and encouragement as the enrollees practice their new skills. Volunteers are also needed to work one-on-one with an inmate who needs help with reading comprehension or to study for their GED exam. For volunteer opportunities contact Kathy Masulis at 615.832.8327 or www.betterdecisions.org.
Campus For Human Development is a downtown Nashville organization offering many services to assist the poor and the homeless, including the Room In The Inn Program. Numerous volunteer opportunities are available. For volunteer opportunities visit www.roomintheinn.org..
Harvest Hands After-school Program Snacks - We're looking for individuals, families or classes to help provide snacks on a monthly basis to the 40 elementary students and 20 middle & high school students that we feed daily. Bring healthy snacks (preferably individually packaged) and 100% juice boxes in quantities of 40 & 20 each. Schedule a time for drop off at 424 Humphreys Street by calling 259-9900.
Community Care Fellowship is a day shelter for the homeless and poor of East Nashville. Numerous volunteer opportunities are available.To find out more information about the area(s) to volunteer in visit, www.ccfnashville.org/volunteer.html.
Community Outreach Ministries, a nonprofit ministry provides services to and shares the love of God through its work with the Sheriff’s department, the 21st Judicial court, and high-school athletes. It provides a spiritual, pastoral presence that acts as a bridge between the resources in Christian congregations and the needs that exist in the communities of Williamson County. For volunteer opportunities contact Corky French at 615.591.1441 or www.communityoutreachministries.org.
Disaster Relief - Local Volunteers are needed to offer services to the local community in times of disaster.
Faith Family Medical Clinic This clinic provides quality, affordable healthcare to uninsured working families in the greater Nashville area. Healthcare professionals and other volunteers are needed to help provide this need.For more information on becoming a volunteer contact Jessica Friley or Laura Beth Pope,615.341.0808.
Graceworks of Williamson County, a non-profit ministry whose mission is to share the grace of God by providing comprehensive services to residents in need throughout Williamson County, needs volunteers to drive the elderly to and from medical appointments, to visit a homebound senior, or to work in the store sorting, tagging, hanging, and pricing donated items. To sign up for more information on volunteer opportunities email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Literacy Council Of Williamson County Volunteers are needed to teach adults how to read and improve literacy skills. Tutoring is offered to adults who are earning a GED and to people learning English as a second language .For more information on current volunteer opportunities visit, www.literacycouncilwc.org or give them a call at 615.472.5010.
The Manger Christmas gift program that gives the gift, and the gift of giving: The Manger collects gift items for all ages and opens a “store” where heads-of-households with economic needs can “shop” for each of their loved ones. Families are identified through Graceworks Ministries. Donations and volunteers are needed to stock and run the store. The Manger takes place each year during the month of December. Updated information for this ministry will be placed on the webpage at that time.
Nashville Rescue Mission This ministry seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing and shelter to the homeless as well as recovery programs to those enslaved in life-degrading problems. Volunteers are needed to be reading, writing, and math tutors, to work on donated computers, do clerical work, sort donated medicines in the clinic, serve meals or to lead a worship service. For more information on volunteer opportunities visit, www.nashvillerescuemission.org/volunteer/.
The Next Door Transitional Living and Re-Entry Services for Women Returning To Society From Incarceration A ministry to women who leave prison or jail who are usually jobless, homeless, and frequently hopeless. Over 100 volunteers are needed to mentor, be drivers, overnight hosts, and provide evening meals and to be prayer partners. To obtain additional information about current volunteer opportunities contact Lucretia Mobbs at email@example.com.
Room In The Inn Volunteers are needed to host Room In The Inn at BUMC once a week, November through March. This program provides homeless men a warm place to sleep, a hot shower, laundry service, dinner, breakfast, and a sack lunch to take with them the next day. More Info.
Safe Haven Family Shelter The only shelter in Nashville where homeless families can stay together for up to 6 months while learning life skills to live on their own. Volunteers needed to provide food, Bible Study, clothing, home skills, job assistance, and donations of household goods and furniture. If interested in volunteer opportunities contact Stefanie Tinnel at 615.256.8195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOWER’S Fund is a fund used to help those who come to BUMC who are seeking financial assistance and for church members who are in need. For more information on financial assistance contact Maya Knighten in the Missions & Outreach Department at 615.324.8211.
61st Avenue UMC Saturday Evening Meals Every Saturday night prior to the worship service, a free meal is served to the homeless and church members gathered there for worship. Volunteer groups, such as Sunday School classes, Bible Study groups or other small groups are needed to provide the meals. For more information contact Pastor Paul Slentz at 615.292.7184.
61st Avenue UMC Senior Assistance Project Many of the senior citizens in west Nashville have a difficult time meeting their basic needs in the winter and are extremely lonely. Volunteers are needed to simply befriend them and get to know them through phone calls, letters and visits. Donations are needed to help with food, medicine, and utility bills. For more information contact Pastor Paul Slentz at 615.292.7184.