Volunteer

Welcome! We are glad you’ve shown an interest in our volunteer program at Nashville CARES.

Become a Volunteer

CORE NEEDS

CARE TEAMS

Care teams are volunteers committed to helping people with the practical aspects of daily living. Each team or individual is assigned to one client and provides service to that client for as long as necessary. Assignments may be short-term or long-term and vary in frequency. Assistance can be provided evening, weekends or whenever the volunteer has time and/or the client has a need.

Volunteers may help with the following:

  • Shopping and errands
  • Simple house work
  • Yard work
  • Social support

NUTRITION PROGRAM

Providing supplemental food is a critical service for clients.

  • CARE-A-Van: Deliver frozen dinners to clients on a weekly basis
  • Food Bags: Deliver food bags to clients on a monthly basis
  • Volunteers stock the pantry and assemble food bags
  • Help with making daily lunch for clients
  • Wellness Wednesday
  • Demonstrate healthy cooking

EDUCATION PROGRAM

  • Outreach, testing and prevention events
  • Peer education programs
  • Assembling prevention materials
  • Research
  • Data entry

SPECIAL EVENTS AND FUNDRAISING

  • Marketing and mailings
  • Event planning committees/training
  • Participation in event day activities
  • Data entry

ADMINISTRATION

  • Filing
  • Data entry
  • Mailings

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

Groups of all sizes are welcome at Nashville CARES, and we’re happy to tailor a project to meet your group requirements. Group projects can be one-time or ongoing depending on your needs. Projects include but are not limited to:

  • Care team
  • Stocking the food pantry
  • Making food bags
  • Yard work for clients
  • Large mailing projects
  • Special events such as the Nashville AIDS Walk
  • Delivering meal routes
  • Holiday activities