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Hands On United Way

Community Engagement and Volunteer Leader

Hands On United Way


Job Summary

A year of service can change our community — and you!

Grow your skills, serve our community, and earn money for college! The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program is looking for enthusiastic members with an interest in volunteerism and community outreach to become Community Engagement and Volunteer Leaders.

AmeriCorps members form a team of service-oriented students and other young adults who help local nonprofits enlist volunteers and supporters for their programs. You will serve at a Nashville nonprofit for an 11-month term, beginning in September 2024. 

Each host site placement is unique and will engage members differently based on community needs and the organization’s goals. Use your skills and training to foster community engagement and oversee volunteers and projects. Members must be confident in taking initiative, enjoy working with people, and have strong interpersonal and customer service skills.

Nashville is powered by people of all ages, races, ethnicities, skin tones, sexes, genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic statuses engaging in service together. HON does not discriminate based on these characteristics or any factor that denies the essential humanity of all people This is a city where YOU matter and YOU make a difference.

Job Responsibilities

Members spread awareness about their host site’s mission, cultivate relationships with the local community, and inspire volunteers to serve with programs that make a positive difference. 

Duties may include:

  • recruiting and managing volunteers
  • organizing and leading volunteer projects and community events
  • researching and proposing opportunities for engaging the community
  • developing resources for recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers
  • creating materials that display the impact of your organization on a variety of audiences
  • actively and enthusiastically advocating for the organization you represent


The Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program is designed for college students and young adults from the Nashville area who are interested in making our city a better place. You have amazing skills. We will teach you how to put them to work for the greater good.

Minimum Requirements 

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

Additional Information


  • Half-time members:
  • $11,750 total living allowance
  • $3,697.50 education award, upon completion of the service contract
  • Reduced half-time members:
  • $8,550 total living allowance
  • $2,817.14 education award, upon completion of service contract
  • Federal student loan forbearance and accrued interest payment
  • Training and professional development in volunteer and community engagement
  • Free access to the Member Assistance Program including online counseling, financial, and legal services
  • Professional experience in a supportive environment

How to Apply

Visit hon.org/americorps-apply to learn more and apply!


  • Date Posted: June 8, 2024
  • Type: VISTA / AmeriCorps
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Arts / Culture
  • Start Date: 09/20/2024
  • Salary Range: $8,550-$11,750
  • Working Hours: 15-20 hours per week