NICE is working to empower the refugee and immigrant population in Nashville through resettlement, employment, education, health and social services. We can’t do it alone. We need the heads, hands and hearts of committed people like you. Whether you want to volunteer with your family, friends, coworkers, or on your own, we can help you find the perfect opportunity. Take a look at the volunteer process and opportunities below.
Our Volunteer Process:
1.) Complete an online application. This allows us to get to know a little bit about you! After we go over your application, we will send you an email with an orientation date and time.
2.) Attend a general volunteer orientation. This is our chance to sit down and tell you a little bit more about us and what we do here at NICE, as well as put a face to the name!
3.) Placement and training. We do our best to put you into a volunteer position you will love while providing training to make sure you feel comfortable in your new role.
4.) Background check. This is a security precaution for the safety of our clients, NICE, and you!
5.) Begin volunteering! Now you’re ready to get out there and serve Nashville, all we ask is that you track your volunteer hours and report them back to us for our records!
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Administrative Assistant: Volunteer to staff the front desk replying to emails, scheduling appointments and greeting clients.
Front Desk Assistant: Volunteer to staff the front desk answering phone calls, inputting data, and helping with other office work.
Special events: We always need volunteers to help with events. We keep a current list of great people we can call for help. If you are a busy person (aren’t we all!) and can’t commit as often as you’d like right now this is your chance!
Donation sorters: As they say, “One man’s junk is another’s treasure!” Help us sort through donations and find the treasures. This is an as needed position. Bring a group of friends or make a new one and sort away!
English Teacher: Instruct refugees and immigrants in their pursuit of the English Language. Prior teaching experience is not necessary. Training and resources are provided. Classes operate Monday -Thursday, morning (9 – 11 a.m. & 11 – 1 p.m.) and evening (6 -8 p.m.). Plan to commit to at least 1 class session each week for 4 months
Childcare Worker: Do you love hugs? Volunteer in the childcare classroom while parents attend English classes. Mornings (9-1) and/or evenings (6-8pm). Monday through Thursday. This is a weekly, 3 hour commitment.
Development Assistant: Are you passionate about raising awareness? Help us by organizing your own fundraiser to help raise money and awareness for NICE. Assist by putting on a bake sale, car wash, etc.
Professional Mentor: Work one-on-one to help navigate the job search and hiring process. Attend networking events, assist with accreditation, resume building and interview practice and career path. 1-2 hours weekly.
Health Assistant: Visit families at home and help them learn how to manage/improve their health, helping with TennCare applications, resettlement, and driving clients to health specific appointments.
Exercise Teacher: Are you a fitness enthusiast? Volunteer to teach our weekly exercise class! Help students learn how to exercise and teach simple exercises to increase strength and mobility. This is a weekly, 3 hour commitment.
Cooking Teacher: Are you a Food Network addict or love to cook? Volunteer to teach our monthly nutrition class. Help refugees learn to prepare their meals with a healthy twist! This is a monthly, 3 hour commitment.
Resettlement Assistant: Volunteer to help with administrative duties, transporting clients, and assist in providing services for clients in their first 90 days after arrival. Volunteers commit 8-10 hours a week with a flexible schedule.
After-School Tutor/Mentor: In the after-school program you’ll help High School, Middle School, or Elementary School students navigate all kinds of challenges – making friends, understanding culture, learning, homework and preparing for college. This is a weekly commitment of 3 hours. Volunteers are placed with students from September through April.