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Hands On Nashville

AmeriCorps Member – Skilled Volunteerism Leader

Hands On Nashville


Job Summary

The Skilled Volunteerism Leader serves by matching community needs with volunteers who have professional skills in a variety of sectors. This emerging area of volunteer engagement is an exciting new venture for Hands On Nashville, an organization dedicated to meeting community needs through volunteerism.

The Skilled Volunteerism 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, 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 is looking for a curious, energetic Skilled Volunteerism Leader (Leader) with a wide range of interests and experiences, especially related to technology/IT. The Leader primarily supports HON’s GeekCause program, but also supports other areas of skilled volunteer engagement, including disaster response, employee engagement, and internal use of skilled volunteers.

HON seeks an individual who is well-versed in the tech world and who can translate “geek” for nonprofits in need of IT skills. This individual should have confidence, project management skills, and the capacity to figure out solutions to new challenges on a regular basis. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, proactive, and able to work independently to accomplish goals. Over the course of the yearlong term, the Leader will work both with the Skilled Volunteerism team and independently on projects designed to expand the reach of the program. The Leader gains experience with volunteer management, technology, project management, disaster preparedness, community outreach, and public speaking.

  • Engage in proactive volunteer outreach, attend meetup groups, and give presentations.
  • Participate in project model identification and development, leading brainstorms for cohorts of volunteers to explore new project models that will benefit nonprofits.
  • Help refine project processes to streamline and enhance the volunteer experience.
  • Become a subject matter expert on a wide variety of technology platforms used to document and track projects, and explore possibilities for improvements to maximize organizational impact.
  • Perform outreach to disaster-response volunteers to maintain updated skills profiles.
  • Identify volunteers with skillsets needed in disaster response and learn how to use technology to ensure preparedness in case of disaster.
  • Research areas to expand HON’s skilled volunteer engagement and offerings.


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
  • Community Organizing
  • Computers/Technology
  • Leadership
  • Recruitment
  • Disaster Services
  • Teamwork

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to fulfill a one-year term of service (August 16, 2021 – July 29, 2022)
  • Bachelor’s Degree. Experience can be accepted in lieu of education.
  • 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 

Physical Requirements

Lift and carry up to 20-30lbs; Responsibilities in the position may entail sitting for extended periods of time; Responsibilities in this position may entail standing for extended periods of time.; Responsibilities in the position may entail serving in the outdoors and potentially in inclement weather; Office or service environment may include noisy environments.; Service responsibilities require moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.;

Additional Information


  • $6,345 education award, upon completion of service contract
  • Federal student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment
  • Bronze-level health coverage through Healthcare.gov
  • Training and professional development in nonprofit management

How to Apply

Please complete the Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Application Form. We will contact you within two weeks to let you know if you have been selected for an interview.

Accepting candidates on a rolling basis through August 1, 2021


  • Date Posted: March 26, 2021
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 08/16/2021
  • Salary Range: $17,500 living allowance, paid in bi-weekly increments
  • Working Hours: 35 – 40 hours per week