Nashville's Volunteer Tourism
Looking for volunteer opportunities while in Nashville? Great! That's the Nashville spirit! We love to help our community and the more the merrier. Below you may find excellent ways to spend your time helping others in need. Most importantly we can't thank you enough for your time.
Ways You Can Support:
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville is an ecumenical Christian ministry that provides the life-changing opportunity for people to purchase and own quality, affordable homes. Habitat family partnerships enable dignity of life for those who choose it and work to achieve it, help to create safer neighborhoods for more children, and facilitate a pathway of hope for those we serve.
habitatnashville.org 615-254-HOME (4663)
Hands On Nashville
Hands On Nashville (HON) works with corporations of all sizes to meet Middle Tennessee's pressing needs through strategic volunteerism. From Nashville-based companies to inbound conference groups, HON specializes in the management of custom volunteer events that address the philanthropic goals of its clients.
Annually, HON connects thousands of volunteers to service opportunities supporting area nonprofits and its programs in urban agriculture, home energy savings, youth leadership development and support of public education.
Nashville Rescue Mission
Since 1954, Nashville Rescue Mission has been meeting the needs of the poor and homeless through emergency services and life-recovery programs, focusing on spiritual growth, education, and employment with a goal of restoring hope and transforming lives. Nashville Rescue Mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is located at 639 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Founded in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee relies on a network of growers, manufacturers, wholesalers, grocery stores, and individuals to donate food that is distributed to the community through more than 400 not-for-profit agencies in Middle Tennessee. Partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, child care facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
stjude.org 615-760-8006 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thistle Farms is a social enterprise of women who have survived prostitution, trafficking, addiction, and life on the streets. By hand, the women create natural body care products as good for the earth as for the body. All proceeds benefit Thistle Farms and its two-year residential program, Magdalene.
W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School
W.O. Smith Music School provides music instruction to children who qualify for the free and reduced price lunch programs in public schools in middle Tennessee. 650 children, ages 6 to 18, receive private or group instruction, an instrument as well as their learning materials for the cost of 50¢ per lesson. All of our more than 220 teaching artists are volunteers. We transform lives through music.
Another way to help out would be through Nashville's various Chambers. Each one is dedicated to making Nashville a better place and could always use an extra hand. Just pick from the list below and find ways to help their efforts in Music City.
- Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce
- Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
- Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce
- Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Many of Nashville's local attractions offer volunteer opportunities year round. Places like the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Adventure Science Center, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President, and so many more. Please browse the attractions here: visitmusiccity.com/attractions and feel free to reach out to them for ways you can help.
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