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Volunteer with Non-Profits

Hands On Nashville meets community needs through volunteerism. HON offers something for everyone, ranging from one-time volunteer projects to those requiring a more significant time commitment. Their goal is to make volunteering accessible to everyone.

  • Find a one-time volunteer opportunity that’s perfect for your schedule. View the Opportunity Calendar.
  • Have more time or a special skill that you’d like to use or perfect? Click here to get involved with a nonprofit for a long term volunteer opportunity or internship.

Connect with Local Non-Profit Organizations

Below you’ll find a wide array of organizations, agencies, and offices across Nashville engaged in important  work. A list of these organizations can be downloaded here: List of Community Organizations by Interest Area. We also encourage you to explore the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s website to browse organizations by issue area.  

Health, Wellness and Medical Services




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Food Insecurity, Homelessness and Poverty

Tennessee Department of Human Services – Families First

Arts, Education and Youth Development


Community Development, Housing, Fundraising and Finance

Traveling Service – Domestic and International

La Esperanza

YouthBuild Brownsville

Advocacy and Awareness – Environment, Animal Protection and Human Rights

Beaman Park

Hope Autism

Metro Parks

Radnor Lake

Shelby Bottoms

Warner Parks