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Hands On Nashville

Volunteer Project Materials Coordinator

Hands On Nashville


Job Summary

The Volunteer Project Materials Coordinator (Coordinator) works as part of the Volunteer Project team to wrangle the supplies and materials required to engage 4,000+ volunteers annually in high-quality, impactful volunteer engagements across Nashville. The Coordinator is responsible for procuring materials, processing deliveries, and organizing project materials for 50-100 volunteer events annually.

About HON

We build capacity for individuals and agencies to meet needs through volunteerism. Our programs connect volunteers to opportunities supporting 200-plus nonprofits, schools, and other civic organizations.


Our team members:

  • Care for each other, our city, and ourselves. We listen, learn, and act to effect change.
  • Thrive in dynamic, fast-paced environments, both independently and when working together.
  • Build collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, with a commitment to inclusiveness, professionalism, and respect.


Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions

  • Works as part of a team of 5+ to create volunteer engagements for business partners, community-wide initiatives, special events, and disaster response.
  • Assists Volunteer Project Team in placing orders and sourcing materials for volunteer engagements.
  • Receives deliveries and processes materials at the HON warehouse, including creating and maintaining an inventory system.
  • Pulls and organizes supplies and materials for specific projects, including lumber, hand tools, power tools, and any other items needed to complete the project.
  • Assists with materials setup/breakdown at volunteer events and leads volunteers.
  • Establishes a regular cadence of maintenance for HON’s project vehicles.
  • Looks for opportunities to better leverage existing materials, reduce waste, and establish robust recycling processes.
  • Lead warehouse cleaning and maintenance activities

  • In times of disaster, supports use of HON tools and materials in disaster response and recovery efforts.
  • Other duties, as assigned


Universal HON Team Functions (Nonessential)

  • Represents HON in the community and provide the highest levels of customer service to volunteers, community partners, corporate partners, and all persons encountered during the course of other duties
  • Supports Hands On Nashville fundraising and volunteer events
  • Provides volunteer leadership for disaster response activities, corporate projects and special events, as needed
  • Collaborates on the creation promotional, social media content, and other story-telling needs
  • Participates in community volunteer efforts to improve understanding of the volunteer experience and community needs
  • Participates in staff team-building and professional development activities


About You

  • Passionate about organization
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Ability (or interest in learning) to lead volunteers
  • Comfortable using power tools (drills, saws, augers, etc.) and driving tow-behind trailers.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite.



  • High School diploma with 3+ years experience working in a warehouse, hardware store, or other environment that provides experience managing materials.
  • Criminal history background check clearance.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle. Staff are reimbursed for work-related mileage.
  • Ability to lift 75 pounds and perform repetitive squatting, bending, and twisting motions.
  • Works indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

  • Requires sitting and standing for long periods of time

  • Ability to work occasional evenings/weekends and to increase hours during response.

Additional Information


  • 100% employer-paid health insurance
  • Affordable dental, vision, disability, and family coverage available
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 1% match vested at 3 years’ service
  • 15 days of PTO annually
  • 10 days sick leave annually
  • 40 hours of volunteer time off annually
  • Paid holidays and year-end time off
  • HON values our team members’ quality of life, encourages team members to find an effective balance of office-based and work-from-home hours, and allows occasional scheduling flexibility
  • Fun, team-based environment

How to Apply

Send an email to Alex Dorman, Vice President of Programs, with your resume and a note detailing your interest in the position.


  • Date Posted: August 5, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Community Development
  • Start Date: 08/26/2022
  • Salary Range: 20/hr.
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk; M - F