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Hands On Nashville

AmeriCorps Member – Volunteer Project Leader

Hands On Nashville


Job Summary

The Volunteer Project Leader (Leader) organizes volunteer projects, researches and develops new project ideas, and serves as an on-site leader at select volunteer projects for Hands On Nashville, an organization dedicated to meeting community needs through volunteerism. The Leader helps create engaging and impactful volunteer opportunities that bring together community organizations and enthusiastic volunteers across Nashville.

The Volunteer Project 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 an enthusiastic Leader with a passion for volunteer engagement, event planning, hands-on work, project management, and corporate social responsibility. The Volunteer Project Leader supports and develops volunteer engagement opportunities to benefit local nonprofits, schools, and other community organizations. The Leader also researches and plans new project models and works with community organizations to maximize volunteer impact.

HON is looking for someone who loves working with people and isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty. The ideal candidate is calm under pressure, highly organized, able to work independently to accomplish their goals, comfortable working on hands-on projects in all situations (our projects happen rain or shine), and has great people skills. Over the course of the term, the Leader will be involved with every part of the volunteer project process, from researching new project ideas to prepping materials to leading volunteers through in-person and remote activities.

  • Support planning and execution of volunteer projects that engage corporate employees, whether in person or remote.
  • Develop processes and resources to build efficiencies in project management.
  • Research and develop new project models to meet community needs.
  • Provide on-site expertise for large volunteer projects.
  • Collaborate with team to develop training materials and conduct volunteer leader training.
  • Support ongoing disaster response projects for both Hands On Nashville and community partners, and be available as a volunteer leader for any new disaster.
  • Work in HON’s storage warehouse to prepare for projects and organize existing project supplies.



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
  • Leadership
  • Trade/Construction
  • Disaster Services
  • Teamwork

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to fulfill a one-year term of service (August 16, 2021 – July 29, 2022)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 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 

Physical Requirements

Lift and carry up to 30-50lbs; 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; Responsibilities in the position may entail operating machinery and/or power tools; Service responsibilities may include ascending or descending ladders; Office or service environment may include noisy environments.; Service responsibilities require moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another.; Service responsibilities require member to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl;

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