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 opportunities below.
We are currently looking for a volunteer skilled in photography and film to work with us on an upcoming campaign! Please contact volunteer@empowernashville or fill out an application below to get involved.
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Feel free to contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-315-9681
Volunteer to staff the front desk answering phone calls, replying to emails, scheduling appointments and greeting clients. Please specify department preference.
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.
Communications: Are you a social butterfly? Want to share our story or spread the word about the great work NICE is doing? Assist our communications department in public relations and media management.
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.
Grant Researcher: Are you a great storyteller? Do you like writing and research? Consider helping with our grant writing and community support. This is a flexible, as-needed position.
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!
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 Screening Volunteer: Visit families at home and help them learn how to manage/improve their health. This is a monthly, 4-5 hour commitment. Training and resources provided!
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 or Middle 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 thru April.