Provides shelter, meals, clothing, and toiletries to homeless men during the winter months. More
Help disciple refugees who have fled persecution from other nations. More
Serving Jesus Christ by impacting the lives of northern Rutherford County residents through endeavors like construction projects, children activities, and adult education. More
Promotes the arts in the local community by creating a positive culture and training artists in multiple genres. More
Help make and prepare dresses and shorts for shipment to orphans in third-world countries. Sewing skills are optional. More
Provides Rutherford County foster children with free clothing, hygiene items, and school supplies. More
A ministry that helps the homeless with food, clothes, and case management. More
Continually works toward one less orphan and one less victim of human trafficking. More
Volunteer to be a First Friend for a MTSU international student. More
Reaches out to the children and families living in the Chalet apartment complex in Smyrna. More
Hands-on service projects such as kitchen renovation, painting, plumbing, maintenance and More.
Non-profit organization that reaches out to underprivileged individuals and families in Rutherford County. More.
Room in the Inn offers hospitality and hope to guests who would otherwise find themselves on the streets. They provide shelter, meals, clothing, and toiletries to homeless men during the winter months (November–March). Small groups or individuals can serve by signing up to provide dinner, breakfast or lunch on Fridays from November through March.
Contact Lisa Burke (615-482-5983) or Ashley Zehr (615-430-7895) for more information.
Room in the Inn provides shelter, meals, clothing, toiletries and haircuts to homeless men during the winter months (November–March). Small groups or individuals can serve by signing up to provide dinner, breakfast or lunch on Fridays from November through March.
Great project to serve with your family, small group or individually.
Contact Lisa Burke to serve 615-482-5983.
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World Relief has placed refugees in the Nashville area since the early 1980's. Our mission and prayer is that the local Church and community at large will embrace refugees who have been forced to leave their country, culture, friends, and families for safety. World Relief empowers volunteers and churches to help meet their physical, relational, and spiritual needs. Volunteers are needed to be a friendship partner, mentor/tutor high school students, assist with cultural orientation for new families, transportation assistance and many other things.
Contact Emily Johnson to serve (EJohnson@wr.org) for more information on how you can serve with World Relief.
World Relief is a refugee resettlement organization. Since most refugees flee their homes at a moments notice, they arrive at the airport with few belongings, a difficult past and high hopes for the future. Assist with our after school program for refugee youth that meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm at the LifePoint Smyrna Campus. Lead a breakout session, help with transportation, become a mentor, or be a tutor. Minimum commitment of one school semester; full year for mentors. Great project to serve with your family, small group, or individually.
Great project to serve with your family, small group, or individually.
World Relief is a refugee resettlement organization. Since most refugees flee their homes at a moments notice, they arrive at the airport with few belongings, a difficult past and high hopes for the future. Welcome kits provide basic household items they need for their new start in a place of safety. View items needed to build a Welcome Kit.
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Community Servants is a non-profit ministry created to serve Jesus by impacting lives of North Rutherford County residents with the love of Christ through construction projects, Community Kids Program, Family Reading Nights, ESL (Conversational English), GED tutoring, and summer internship.
Community Servants - contact info John Key at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People from different ministries, groups and backgrounds join together to help better the community through various projects. These work days are open to everyone and all skill levels are welcome. Dress in clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
Contact Community Servants to serve email@example.com or call 615-223-1391.
Carpe Artista is a non-profit organization focused on creating positive culture globally by developing local arts communities and training artists in multiple genres. Carpe Cafe ministers to the local arts culture through programming, workshops, music and special events. The cafe relies on volunteers to work in the coffee house during open hours, serving the customers and building relationships with the arts community. Volunteers are also needed for special events, festivals and concerts.
Contact Susan Gulley (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about Carpe Artista.
115 Front Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
Carpe Artista owns Carpe Cafe. It is necessary for their cashflow and also for their nonprofit status to have volunteers in the kitchen to help with dishes, prep work, cooking and baking. They are also needing volunteers to serve as a cashier and barista.
On-going opportunity for high school aged and up - 4 hour work shifts, Monday through Saturday with flexible hours.
Carpe Artista owns a building on Front Street in Smyrna that will become their training center for the arts. Currently they are using it for lessons and event rentals. They are needing assistance with painting, cleaning, and building shelving, and outdoor clean up to help prepare the building to train children and adults in the arts.
On-going opportunity for middle school aged kids and up.
Sew Much More meets twice a year. Once in the fall (September) and sews 250 reversible dresses for girls and once in the spring (April) and sews shorts for boys all delivered to third world countries via LifePoint mission trips. Small groups can serve together or individuals can invite a friend. You can help sew, cut, iron, flip and tag the dresses (Non-sewers are welcome too!). The minimum age to serve with this is 6th grade due to liability of scissors and hot irons. Donations for fabric are welcomed year round.
Contact Julie Meier (email@example.com) for more information about serving with this group.
Sew Much More spreads the Gospel through handmade clothing (shorts for boys and dresses for girls). Living out Matthew 25:40, whatever you do to the least of my people, you do unto me. Currently in need of year round sewers. We host 2 major events, shorts in spring, and dresses in the fall, where we need 100 volunteers- both sewers and non-sewers.
Great project to serve with your small group, or individually.
To get involved please contact Julie Meier, 314-614-8267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shepherd’s Clothing Closet supplies children in foster care system in Rutherford County with new or gently used age appropriate clothing, new personal hygiene items, and school supplies at no cost. Volunteers are needed to help sort, organize, and hang up clothes; stuff care bags and backpack supplies; as well as donate clothing and supplies. Volunteers are also needed for monthly meetings to babysit foster kids.
The Journey Home provides daily meals and personal necessities to the homeless of Rutherford County. Their ministry center is located in the heart of Murfreesboro. Join an existing team or go as a small group to prepare and serve meals to the homeless.
Contact Chuck Engle (615-480-5311) for more information about Journey Home.
The Journey Home is in need of volunteers to help prepare and serve lunch to those in need.
Need about 6 people each time - kids 16 and up are welcome to serve as well .
The Journey Home is in need of volunteers to serve in the office with administrative work, provide transportation for those going to doctor appointments or job interviews, and ladies to become mentors to single moms.
On-going opportunity for individuals 18 and up.
The mission of ONEless is to eradicate human trafficking through prevention homes and prevention programs in the U.S. and around the world. We currently support prevention work work in the U.S., Thailand, Uganda, and Brazil. Volunteers are needed to help with events, put together care kits, and host fundraisers.
Contact Leslie Overby (email@example.com) for more information about ONEless.
Shepherd’s Rest Ministry matches individuals and families to MTSU international students during their study time here in the States. These people often become these students’ best friends as they live out their Christian love for them. You can volunteer to be a First Friend partner by meeting with the student at least once a month. You can also help with the Tuesday night dinner where they provide a meal for 40-50 international students. Volunteers are needed to foster relationships with international students as we sponsor luncheons, coffees, socials, camping, and weekend trips. Small groups are encouraged to get involved by serving on a Tuesday night by providing a meal and relationships with the international students.
Contact Harold Bryer (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on how to get involved.
Chalet Apartment Ministry reaches out to the children and families living in the Chalet Apartment complex in Smyrna. There are many ways you can be a part of the ministry: you can volunteer to help with an existing activity or plan an event such as sports day, girls night, game night, craft making, etc. on a weekend or evening during the week. Homework club meets after school from 2:45-5:00pm during the school year.
Contact Anita Wherry (email@example.com) for more information on how you can serve at Chalet.
Clear View Retreat (CVR) is a nonprofit ministry. Service opportunities are for individuals or small groups. CVR has hands-on service projects such as kitchen renovation, painting, plumbing, maintenance, and more. Volunteers are also needed during organized grieving and small group family retreats in preparing and serving meals as well as ministering to the kids during the children’s programs.
Contact Kim Nestle at (615) 739-0634 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Clear View Retreat is in need of skilled volunteers to help transform old website into their new website, help plan a marketing strategy, and help reviewing financial statements due to nonprofit status.
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Greenhouse Ministries is a non-profit organization that reaches out to underprivileged individuals and families in Rutherford County. They provide assistance with food, clothing, job skill training, adult education classes and counseling. Serve at their clothes closet, food pantry or help with counseling. Contact Greenhouse for more information on volunteering 615-494-0499.