Download our Volunteer Application and return by mail or email to Director of Volunteer Services: Volunteer Application
Receptionist Volunteers Needed - Great Networking!
The administrative office on Woodmont needs volunteers to help answer phones and direct visitors. This is a great way to meet people and help a dynamic not-for-profit organization.
Free GED® preparation classes are offered at three sites around Nashville. Our class curriculum emphasizes literacy for life. Through it, we teach the life-changing knowledge and skills necessary for adults to reach their goals and be fully engaged - at work, at home and in their communities. Volunteer opportunities available weekday mornings, afternoons, evenings and Saturday mornings include:
Reception: answer basic questions about our program, direct students, field and return information calls related to Adult Education, light database entry.
Classroom Assistant: Help Adult Basic Education instructors in the classroom as needed. Assist students during lessons and help answer questions concerning assignments. When needed may also be asked to do one-on-one or small group assistance for adult students in basic math, social studies, science and English to build skills and/or prepare them for GED® testing.
The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee is an affiliate of Girls Inc.®, offering girl-specific programming with a focus on leadership, pregnancy prevention, violence prevention and drug/alcohol prevention. Girls Inc.® inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold through research based programs and advocacy that empower girls to reach their full potential and understand, value and assert their rights.
Afterschool Program Tutor: Volunteers 18 and older are needed to provide homework help/ tutoring for the Girls Inc.® afterschool program at some of Nashville’s toughest middle schools. Tutors are needed Monday - Thursday from 4pm - 6pm. Volunteer will pick one or more of these days and need to make a weekly commitment, excluding holidays, to participate in the program. After the tutoring portion of the program, volunteers are invited to stay and participate in mentoring the students through Girls Inc.® curriculum.
Domestic Violence Center:
The YWCA Domestic Violence Program provides critical services for up to 51 women and children in shelter each day, and for women in a community setting. Services include a 24-hour crisis line (242-1199), a safe confidential shelter, legal advocacy, life skills, health services, community based support groups, children’s programs and community education. Training is required and volunteers are requested to commit to 3 to 6 months of work depending on the activity. Volunteer opportunities include:
Childcare: Help guide children’s playgroups in the Center or in a community setting during mothers’ support group meetings. Duties include: Implementing age-appropriate activities, non-violent role modeling, educating children on non-violent resolution, nurturing and supportive listening, and record keeping. A minimum six-month and 4 hours per month volunteer commitment is requested.
Support Group: Childcare volunteers are needed to work outside of the center and in the community during weekday evenings while the women are educated on domestic violence issues and provided with supportive counseling. A minimum six-month and 4 hours per month volunteer commitment is requested.
Donations: Provide support with organizing the donations shed and picking up in-kind donations. Help organize donation drives and other events.
Transitional Housing: Assist in moving clients into transitional housing by picking up furniture, household items, appliances, etc. This position requires heavy lifting. Access to a truck or van is NOT required but is helpful. Availability to assist Monday - Friday during normal business hours required.
Community Outreach: Represent the YWCA at community fairs and events, and/or do public speaking on domestic violence issues at schools, businesses and civic organizations.
General YWCA Needs:
Clerical Support: Administrative departments need “on-call” help with database entry, mailings and other special projects.
Special Events: Help plan and be a part of special events such as the Celebrity Auction, Academy for Women of Achievement and more.
Financial Support: During the current fiscal year, the YWCA must generate 13% of its operating budget from member contributions, community partners and grants. We depend on your support!
For more information about volunteer opportunities contact Director of Volunteer Services 615.983.5162.