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Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a list of specific Impact Nashville volunteer opportunities. To learn about additional volunteer opportunities, visit the Links and Resources page.

Team Dean Reading Coaches is a Cities of Service program in partnership with the Nashville After Zoneimpact nashville Alliance where mentors will coach students on reading and also discuss ways to help them strive to graduate from high school. The program targets college students and recent college graduates to volunteer as mentors. The program will also include incentives for the students and their mentors. Students who make the most reading gains during a semester can earn an e-book reader, a Kindle Fire, for themselves and a $500 college scholarship or loan repayment for their paired mentor. To volunteer, contact Impact Nashville.

Mentor Seniors through the nashvilleAchieves, a program that utilizies volunteers in business and community-tn achieves logobased organizations to guide its students through the college access and success processes. Learn more at School Volunteer Opportunities.

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Tutor Elementary and Middle School students in the MNPS Reading Clinics Program: Impact Nashville is partnering with the PENCIL Foundation and Metro Nashville Public Schools to improve reading scores in Nashville's highest-need schools. Learn More School Volunteer Opportunities.

home energy savings picVolunteer to implement Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Low-income homes: Impact Nashville is partnering with Hands On Nashville's Home Energy Savings Program to engage volunteers in improving the energy efficiency, comfort, and safety of North and East Nashville homes owned and occupied by low-income homeowners. Learn about upcoming Energy projects.

waterways pictureWaterway Recovery and Restoration: Due to the 2010 Historic May flood, tons of manmade and natural debris have been deposited in our waterways, eroding stream banks and creating choke points capable of triggering floods. Much of this debris still remains. Volunteer projects that focus on removing debris from waterways will begin again in the spring of 2013. Learn about upcoming projects Waterway projects.

Other Volunteer Opportunities with Metro Nashville

Metro Beautification: Friends of Metro Beautification & Environment Commission provide valuable services that support the work of the Metro Beautification & Environment Commission. They help staff booths at events, organize cleanups in their neighborhoods, assist in the office, bag tree seedlings, deliver educational materials to schools, and participate in special projects. Learn more by calling 615-862-8418 or visit Beautification Volunteer Opportunities.

Metro Animal Care & Control: There are ample opportunities to volunteer at the animal adoption center or offering support off-site too. For more information, please contact Rebecca Morris.

Nashville Public Libraries: Nashville Public Library is a rewarding and fun place to volunteer.

Prospective volunteers are screened for aptitudes, skills, schedule availability, and preferences before being placed in available opportunities. For more information, visit Nashville Public Library Volunteer Opportunities.

Metro Social Services: Volunteers are needed to assist with the Senior Nutrition program by serving lunch to the participants of the program and/or leading group activities. For more information, please contact Steve Lavigne.