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Mayor’s Workplace ChallengeMayor's Workplace Challenge logo

The Mayor's Workplace Challenge is a three–tiered challenge to all businesses to be greener, healthier or more involved in the community. The Involved tier of the challenge encourages organizations to take an active role in promoting volunteer service inside and outside the workplace. The Involved scorecard outlines best practices for organizations looking to improve their level of community engagement and a toolkit to download. Register to participate in the challenge by signing up at Mayor's Workplace Challenge then select one or all three areas to complete a scorecard with a series of questions. As a participant, you are able to continue to make improvements on your scorecard throughout the challenge period.

Mayor's Neighborhood Challenge

neighborhood challenge logoSimilar to the Mayor's Workplace Challenge, the Neighborhood Challenge encouraged and recognized Nashville’s neighborhoods in three areas that contribute to a high quality of life: being green, healthy and involved in the community. Residents, neighborhood groups, community groups, faith groups and others could all sign up for the challenge. An online scorecard included questions about neighborhood practices as they relate to being green, healthy and promoting volunteerism. Based on their overall score in each category, neighborhoods could achieve bronze, silver or gold status and could continually update their scorecards throughout the challenge period.

Excellence in Volunteer Engagementeve - Excellence in Volunteer Engagement

In partnership with Hands On Nashville, Center for Non-profit Management, and the Mayor's Office the Excellence in Volunteer Engagement is a certification program for Middle Tennessee nonprofits (the first certification effort of its kind in the nation) recognizes nonprofit organizations that employ high–quality volunteer management practices. The goal of EVE is to increase volunteerism in Davidson County by encouraging all nonprofits to work toward volunteer management programs that offer first–rate volunteer opportunities and experiences.

General Volunteer Opportunities

Hands On Nashville

United Way of Middle Tennessee

Education/ Mentoringimpact nashville

Impact Nashville's Cities of Service Impact Volunteering project- Team Dean Reading Coaches

PENCIL Foundation

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Other community needs

Second Harvest Food Bank

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee