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
English Teachers and Co-Teachers: 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.). Plan to commit to at least 1 class session each week for 4 months. Classes are held in multiple locations throughout the Nashville area.
Childcare Workers for ESL Classes: Do you enjoy working with kids? Volunteer in the childcare classroom while parents attend classes. Monday through Thursday, mornings (9am –11:30pm) and/or evenings (6pm – 8pm). This is a weekly commitment.
Driver’s Ed teacher and co-teacher: This is a virtual ESL training program for a Driver’s Education course. The course time is 9 weeks. No prior experience needed. Prior teaching experience is not necessary. Training and resources are provided. This program will be put into place later this year. But, if you are interested please let us know.
Intern 10 – 20 hours per week for the employment department.
Intern 10 – 20 hours per week for the Eligibility dept (similar work, different program)
Intern 10 – 20 hours per week New American Staffing 10 – 20 hours per week.
Healthcare caseworker assistance: Assists caseworkers with the following tasks; Help with TennCare applications, resettlement needs, and driving clients to health-specific appointments.
Administrative Assistant: This position is “as needed” when the current receptionist will be out of the office. M-F 9:00-5:00pm NICE office: 417 Welshwood Drive, Suite 100 Nashville, TN 37211
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. Minimum commitment is 3 months.