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Hands On Nashville

AmeriCorps Member – Community Engagement Leader

Hands On Nashville


Job Summary

The Community Engagement Leader recruits and engages a wide variety of volunteers to bolster the work of Hands On Nashville’s community partners. The Leader assists the Partnership and Communications teams by planning and executing on volunteer outreach and retention strategy as well as boosting HON’s brand position in the community – all of which have a strong focus on accessibility, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The Community Engagement Leader serves with a 30-member cohort of community-focused individuals who receive skills training, professional development, and networking opportunities through a partnership between Hands On Nashville and Hands On Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s volunteer resource center.

The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps program is made possible through the support of the Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund, Volunteer Tennessee, and participating AmeriCorps host organizations. 

Nashville is powered by people of all ages, races, ethnicities, skin tones, sexes, genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic statuses engaging in service together. This is a city where YOU matter and YOU make a difference. Join us as we tackle the community’s most pressing challenges through service by becoming a Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program member.

Job Responsibilities

Hands On Nashville (HON) is looking for an energetic Community Engagement Leader (Leader) with an interest in building a robust pipeline of volunteers and volunteer leaders by building strategic relationships with schools, congregations, civic organizations, businesses, grassroots movements, and neighborhood groups. This leader should also be social media savvy and ready to be an ambassador for HON in the community.

We seek an individual who is excited about the power of volunteerism, and who can think creatively, nimbly, and collaboratively about how to inspire and engage volunteers and keep them coming back to serve the community again and again. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, and able to work well independently as well as part of a team. Public speaking and second language skills are a plus. Over the yearlong term, the Leader strategizes ways to find potential volunteers, inspire more people to serve, and improve the volunteer experience. The Leader gains experience with communications, program development, volunteer leadership, public speaking, research, project management, and much more.

  • Oversee preparation and execution for volunteer recruitment events and training in both online and — when safe — in-person formats
  • Research volunteer outreach opportunities, and build and update dynamic lead lists that include key individuals, groups, businesses, events, online spaces, and more
  • Evaluate the volunteer experience through formal and informal feedback as well as data and metrics, and collaborate with team to improve programming and messaging
  • Develop resources and processes to cultivate long-term volunteers from pre-service to post-volunteer engagement
  • Engage with members of the media to answer questions about volunteering and recruit volunteers
  • Engage existing and prospective volunteers through social media and other communication platforms
  • Provide support and volunteer leadership as needed across all HON programs (corporate engagement, disaster response, skilled volunteerism, and events)  


The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program is designed for entry-level or experienced professionals interested in a career in nonprofit management. You have amazing skills. We will teach you how to put them to work for the greater good. 


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Interests

  • Communications
  • Social media
  • Community Organizing
  • Computers/Technology
  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Recruitment
  • Teaching/Tutoring
  • Writing/Editing
  • Youth Development
  • Teamwork
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Arabic, Burmese, Kurdish, Nepali, or Somali is preferred, but not required

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Reliable access to transportation (Members will be reimbursed for service-related mileage.)
  • U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident
  • National Service Criminal History Check clearance 

Additional Information


  • $3,172 education award, upon completion of service contract
  • Federal student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment
  • Bronze-level health coverage through
  • Childcare Assistance
  • Training and professional development in nonprofit management
  • $8,750 living allowance

How to Apply

Please contact Nicki Avila, the AmeriCorps Program Manager, at with a resume or a work history detail list.


  • Date Posted: February 22, 2022
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 03/14/2022
  • Salary Range: $8,750 living allowance
  • Working Hours: 35 – 40 hours per week