A New Neighbor's Belonging Begins with You

You’ll learn more, see more, hear more, and be more blessed by the people you meet than you will ever believe.

NICE Volunteer

Process of Becoming a Volunteer


Complete an online application

This allows us to get to know a little bit about you! After we review your application, we will invite you to attend orientation.

Attend a general volunteer orientation

An introduction to the NICE organization and an opportunity to put a face to the name.

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.

Background check

This is a security precaution for the safety of our clients, NICE, and you!

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Welcoming our new neighbors takes a community, including you! We want to help match you with an opportunity that reflects your passions and experience.

Upcoming Volunteer Events:

10/11: Volunteer Training at NICE’s Offices (417 Welshwood Dr, Nashville, TN 37211), 6pm-8pm

Feel free to contact us with any questions at volunteer@empowernashville.org or call 615-315-9681

Adult English Education

Provide English language training for adult refugees and immigrants.

Youth Education

Support students during after school programs.

Youth Mentorship

Provide cultural orientation to a refugee student.

Cultural Orientation

Teach students about American culture and their new neighbors.

Admin Support

Assist NICE staff with administrative tasks as needed.


Help us keep up to date with our clients' healthcare needs.


Help translate paperwork and communicate with our new neighbors.

Employment Assistance

Work with NICE clients to help them find employment.


Provide transportation to appointments.

Shopping Assistance

Help our clients learn about shopping and running errands.

Family Mentorship

Provide cultural orientation to a refugee family.