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These service opportunities are for you and your small group to show God’s love to the community. Click on a Service Project below to learn more and sign up to serve together.


Room in the Inn

Provides shelter, meals, clothing, and toiletries to homeless men during the winter months. More

Clear View Retreat

Hands-on service projects such as kitchen renovation, painting, plumbing, maintenance and More.

 
Community Servants

Serving Jesus Christ by impacting the lives of northern Rutherford County residents through endeavors like construction projects, children activities, and adult education. More

Carpe Artista

Promotes the arts in the local community by creating a positive culture and training artists in multiple genres. More

 
Sew Much More

Help make and prepare dresses and shorts for shipment to orphans in third-world countries. Sewing skills are optional. More

Foster Care Ministry

Provides Rutherford County foster children with free clothing, hygiene items, and school supplies. More

 
Journey Home

A ministry that helps the homeless with food, clothes, and case management. More

ONEless

Continually works toward one less orphan and one less victim of human trafficking. More

 
First Friends

Volunteer to be a First Friend for a MTSU international student. More

Chalet Apartment Ministry

Reaches out to the children and families living in the Chalet apartment complex in Smyrna. More

 

 
 

Room in the Inn

 

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.  

 

Service Opportunities

Provide Food or Clothing Item Drive
Friday Nights November-March | Smyrna, Tn

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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Community Servants — communityservants.org

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 john@communityservants.org.  

 

Service Opportunities

Wherry Work Day
113 Stonewall Drive Smyrna, TN 37167
• Jan 28, Feb 25, March 25, April 22, May 27 | 8am–Noon

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.

Great project to serve with your family, small group or individually.

 
Various Ministries
113 Stonewall Drive Smyrna, TN 37167
• ESL Childcare - Tuesday & Thursday mornings (2 hr, 9-11am) childcare for children of English class students.
• Clothes Closet - Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays. Need volunteers to sort, fold, and hang clothes as well as serve the clients.
• Outreach to Mission teams - need volunteers, to clean, "freshen-up" dorms before mission groups arrive and after they leave. Groups booked for November and March-August. This usually takes less than 2 hours for a small group.

Great project to serve with your family, small group or individually.

Contact Community Servants to serve john@communityservants.org or call 615-223-1391.

 
 

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Carpe Artista — carpeartista.net

 

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 (susan.gulley@carpeartista.com) for more information about Carpe Artista. 

115 Front Street
Smyrna, TN 37167
carpeartista.com

Service Opportunities

Volunteers for Carpe Cafe
Any Date and Time | Front Street Smyrna, TN

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.

Light Construction Work
Any Date and Time | Front Street Smyrna, TN

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.

 
Simply Smyrna Celebration
Saturday, June 3 | 4-10pm | Front Street Smyrna, TN

The Simply Smyrna Celebration kicks off the Summer in Smyrna. The event will be held throughout the Historic Depot District of Smyrna, TN with music stages in the Depot, outside the Depot, in the Assembly Hall, on the Carpe Café terrace and at the end of Front Street. Something for everyone – Rock n Roll, Country, Jazz, Hip Hop, Christian, Americana and R&B.

Volunteers are needed to help set-up the event, during the event and tear down the event. To get involved or for more information, please contact susan.gulley@carpeartista.com.

 

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Sew Much More — lifept.org/sew  

 

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 (julie.meier@yahoo.com) for more information about serving with this group.  

Sew Dresses and Shorts
Any Date and Time | Smyrna, Tn

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 julie.meier@yahoo.com.

Sew Dresses and Shorts
September 9, 2017 | 8am–3pm | Smyrna, TN

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. They host 2 major events, shorts in spring, and dresses in the fall, where 100 volunteers are needed- both sewers and non-sewers.

To get involved please contact Julie Meier, 314-614-8267 or julie.meier@yahoo.com.

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Foster Care Ministry

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. 

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Journey Home — lovegodservepeople.org

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.  

Service Opportunities

Serve Food to Needy
2nd Tuesday of each Month | 8am-1pm shift or 11am-1pm shift | Murfreesboro, TN

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 .

Ministry Volunteers
Any Date and Time | Murfreesboro, TN

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.

 
 

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ONEless Ministries — onelessministries.org

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 (leslie@onelessministries.org) for more information about ONEless.  

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First Friends

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 (sheprest@hotmail.com) for more information on how to get involved.

 

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Chalet Apartment Ministry

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 (ajwherry@msn.org) for more information on how you can serve at Chalet. 

  

 

Service Opportunities

Backyard Bible Club
Smyrna, TN
Any day in June | Morning or Evening

Anita Wherry meets weekly with a group of refugee students who live at Chalet Apartments. She tutors them in school work and teaches Bible studies. A small group is needed to help organize a backyard bible club for the students over their summer break.

To get involved or for more information, please contact Anita Wherry at AJWHERRY@msn.com.

 
 

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Clear View Retreat — clearviewretreat.org

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 thenestles@intentionalintimacy.org for further information.

 

Service Opportunities

Website, Finance and Marketing Volunteers
Any Date and Time | Smyrna, TN

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.

Skilled Individuals Needed

 
 

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