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.
Click here to fill out an application.
Click here to view our volunteer schedule.
Feel free to contact us with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-315-9681
Administrative Assistant: Volunteer through answering emails, inputting data, and helping with other office work.
Front Desk Assistant: Volunteer to staff the front desk answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, and greeting clients.
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!
YEA!/After-School Tutor: In the after-school program you’ll help elementary, middle school, or high school students navigate all kinds of challenges—making friends, understanding culture, learning, homework, and preparing for college. This is a weekly commitment of 2-3 hours. Volunteers are placed with students from August thru April.
Mentor: Mentor a child, meet once a week for 2-3 hours.
Art Therapy/SEL Volunteer: Providing art therapy to foster social and emotional learning. Must be completing undergraduate or graduated with experience in Art Therapy and/or Social Work.
Swim Lesson Teacher: Flexible location depending on volunteer availability and flexible after school schedule. Must be 16+ with experience in teaching swimming and CPR certified.
Driving/ESL Teacher: An ESL class teaching language needed to pass written driving test. Must be 16+ with driving experience.
Diversity Ambassador: Participate in monthly community dialogue. Work with family and friends to help create dialogues between Nashville’s diverse cultural groups. Training and additional event opportunities will be provided.
English Co-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 – 11:30 a.m.) and evening (6 – 8 p.m. or 6:30 – 8:30pm). Plan to commit to at least 1 class session each week for 4 months.
Childcare Worker: Do you enjoy working with kids? Volunteer in the childcare classroom while parents attend classes. Monday through Thursday, mornings (9am – 1pm) and/or evenings (6pm – 8pm). This is a weekly 2-hour commitment.
Citizenship Volunteer: Help students work towards gaining their U.S. Citizenship at our Tuesday and Thursday morning classes. This is a weekly, 4-hour commitment.
Health Assistant: Help with TennCare applications, resettlement, and driving clients to health-specific appointments.
Employment Assistant: Volunteer to help with casework, such as filing and supporting caseworkers, and providing transportation. Volunteers commit 8-10 hours a week with a flexible schedule between 8am – 5pm Monday thru Friday.
Fundraising 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.