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Oaklands Association, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to preserve our local history and inspire an appreciation of Oaklands’ unique past. To enhance our community’s quality of life, they are dedicated to:

-preserving Oaklands Mansion and grounds

-Interpreting two centuries of the rich history of our site and region

-providing dynamic educational experiences for diverse audiences

-Serving as an important heritage tourism destination

Oaklands Association, Inc. offers the community and tourists a unique sense of history and culture of the antebellum South and the beginnings of our city. They offer tours of the historic house museum with knowledgeable guides who share their knowledge of the unique architecture, furnishings, culture and day to day life in the mid 1800s.

Besides tours, Oaklands generates revenue by memberships, donations, grants and event rentals.

Ongoing Opportunities: 

Assist in high volume public events

Grounds clean up and maintenance

Event Opportunities:

Flashlight night

Candlelight tour of homes

Oktoberfest

Acorn Festival

To Volunteer:

Call Special Events Representative at 615-809-4776

 

Karen Whitaker
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Earth Experience is a natural history museum whose mission is to promote science and education.

The museum has displays of fossils including dinosaurs, rocks, gems and minerals. There is a working jewelry studio where visitors can watch jewelry being made. There is a paleontology lab where dinosaur bones are cleaned and prepared for research and display. Also molding and cast of fossils is conducted in another part of the museum.

Ongoing Opportunities:

Docent: Help give tours and answer questions

Gift Shop: Run cash register

To Volunteer: 

Come to the museum and fill out an application

Alan Brown
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First Shot seeks to provide an opportunity for all levels of basketball players (boys and girls) to excel in a safe environment. First Shot also emphasizes the fundamentals and advanced skills of basketball. More importantly, First Shot’s focus is towards building a stronger, more courageous spirit to face opportunities and obstacles that our youth will confront in life.

Outreach
Partnering in our Community for a Better Community

First Shot’s founders know that sports teach kids a lot about life – how to approach difficult situations, how to have courage in the face of fear, how to work with others, and lots more.
First Shot Patterson Skills Academy (FSPSA)

First Shot has had the pleasure of partnering with the Murfreesboro City School System and Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department on the First Shot Patterson Skills Academy. An on-going project, we provide a week long camp during Fall Break, Spring Break and three weeks during the summer. These camps are multi-focused and include:

Basketball
Tennis
Football
Health and Wellness
Music
Dance
Art
Math
Reading
Adults and Coaches – Do you have a passion for service?

If you love kids, have a passion for service and are willing to learn how to coach, they could use your help. First Shot is always looking for volunteers and coaches to help out events. If you’d like to become part of the First Shot team, let them know!

Andy Herzer

Their mission is to enrich the lives of homeless children & youth living in our community.

The children and youth they serve are homeless; they stay in local homeless shelters, run down rent-by-week motels and at times their cars. They serve them because every child deserves to know someone cares about them and that they are not alone in dealing with their day-to-day challenges.

Endure Athletics Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides homeless children and youth a fee-free safe, structured and encouraging environment to participate in fitness, athletics, literacy and Christ centered mentorship. The programs they offer are an After School Program, 9-Week Summer Camp, Special Events and a Saturday Program.

Donation Needs:  Their emergency food pantry can always use items such as granola bars, pop tarts, fruit cups, peanut butter crackers, ravioli, individual servings of mac & cheese, juice boxes and bottles of water.

Events:  They host a Kids Run the Boro 2.62 Mini Marathon/Little Dudes and Dads 1/2 Mile Fun Run in June

To Volunteer:

Please send in a contact form at: http://endureathleticsclub.com/contact/

Jeannie Bigelow
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MCCAA has been helping people, improving families and strengthening communities for over 50 years. MCCAA is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency with the goal of providing services, training, and advocacy to individuals to help them become economically self-sufficient. There is an old proverb that says, “Give a man a fish and he can eat for a day, but teach a man to fish and he can eat for a lifetime”. They agree that it is more worthwhile to teach someone to do something than to do it for them. They are grateful for their many partners in the communities they serve and will continue to improve on their services as they all work together to have a better community for everyone.

Their services include:

Early & Head Start Services

Comprehensive Family Case Management Program

Elderly & Disabled Services

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Weatheriztion Assistance Program

Emergency Assistance-rentt & utilities

Nutrition & Commodity Food Programs

They have ongoing needs with: 

Food Bank

Commodity Distribution-quarterly December, March, June, & September

They accept donations of:

Non-perishable food items

Hygiene-toilet paper, tooth paste, laundry detergent, soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, pads, shaving cream, razors, etc.

Quarterly need: 

Commodity Food Distributions

MCCAA greatly needs volunteers each quarter to provide over 650 households with much needed non-perishable food items. Volunteers are needed load, unload trucks, pack boxes and carry to citizens vehicles/apartments during the months of distributions.

Lovita Greer
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Stones River National Battlefield is a unit of the National Park Service that preserves, protects, and promotes understanding of the significant sites and historic events associated with the Battle of Stones River, fought during the American Civil War.

The park provides a wide variety of public services including a visitor center and museum, self guiding tour road, and more than seven miles of trails.

Events:  Annual Volunteer Project Days – Park Day (mid-April) & National Public Lands Day (last Saturday of September

Individual Volunteer Opportunities:  Administration Assistant, Exotic Plant Management, Maintenance Assistant, Museum & Library management, National Cemetery Headstone Cleaning & Visitor Services Assistant, Scouting Service Projects

Individual volunteers may go to http://www.nps.gov/stri/getinvolved/supportyourpark/vipopps.htm and apply online for one or more ongoing opportunities.

Volunteer groups may contact Volunteer Coordinator Jim Lewis by phone or email to set-up a service project.

Court appointed volunteers must call 615-893-9501 and schedule their service.

Jim Lewis
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Youth Empowerment through Arts & Humanities, Inc. (YEAH!) builds a creative connected community by providing experiences in the arts for young people. YEAH! believes that artistic education, collaboration, expression, and performance empower youth to become creative, productive and confident members of our community.

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  They need musicians, graphic designers, educators, photographers, actors, fundraisers, administrators, web developers, lighting and sound people, recording arts engineers, writers, illustrators…you name it. If you can do it, they can use you! 

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: They are in need of graphic design work and web site development. They are fine with interested volunteers working on such opportunities from their own locations.

Donation Needs:  They are in need of a variety of equipment, especially commercial music equipment, in order to provide for our ever-growing number of students. Digital Cameras, Any and All Musical Equipment, Musical Instruments, PA Systems, Amps, Cables, etc.

Event Volunteers: Rock Block Concert Showcases: Performances where students perform original and cover songs they have written and learned for public audiences. They are always in need of volunteers to work tables/booths, supervise students, sell tickets, etc.  

Tennessee Teens Rock Camp Concert Showcases: Performances where students perform original and cover songs they have written and learned for public audiences. They are always in need of volunteers to work tables/booths, supervise students, sell tickets, etc. 

Southern Girls Rock & Roll Camp Concert Showcases: Performances where students perform original and cover songs they have written and learned for public audiences. They are always in need of volunteers to work tables/booths, supervise students, sell tickets, etc. 

How to volunteer: To fill out a volunteer interest application, visit http://yeahintheboro.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Sarah Bandy
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The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department has established a mission to plan, organize, implement and promote a comprehensive delivery system of programs, facilities and areas which enhance the community’s quality of life.

 

The Wilderness Station is an outdoor education and recreation facility with a staff that offers programs year round. School groups, homeschoolers, scouts and the general public can enjoy programs on a wide variety of subjects through interpretive hikes, campfire programs, river explorations and much more. 

 SPONSOR

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Opportunities to serve ON SITE: 

• Porch Talks – A table is set up on the porch with photos, skulls, pelts, etc. As the public visits the Wilderness Station they can stop at the table and look & touch as the volunteer answers questions. We have a variety of nature themed topics & props. These talks are very informal and are done in 2 hour shifts. They take place April through September. You choose a day and time when you would like to do a talk (Saturdays usually work best).  You also choose how often you want to do a talk. *Requirements include a background check and attending the volunteer orientation (see note below).

• Puppet Shows – Two volunteers or staff incorporate hand held puppets and a tri-fold stage to present a 7-10 minute nature themed show.  Scripts are attached to the back of the stage so no memorization is required. After the show a short activity or presentation related to that day’s topic takes place.  Puppet shows are held every Saturday at 3pm from April through September. You may volunteer as often as you want. *Requirements include a background check and attending the volunteer orientation (see note below).

 

• Special Events – 

Fairies and Forests

World Turtle Day

Wild Arts Day

Hummingbird Festival

Halloween’s Not So Haunted Trail

For more information contact Denise, 615-217-3017, dlongie@murfreesborotn.gov 

• Trail & Garden Maintenance – Our trails are always in need of weeding and clearing.  The removal of invasive and exotic plants such as privet and honeysuckle is another ongoing need. We would like our garden weeds removed on a regular basis and mulch applied and spread each season. There are no requirements for this volunteer opportunity but we do ask that you schedule your days and times with us in advance. 

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: N/A

Donation Needs: N/A

Event Volunteers: N/A

How to volunteer: People interested in volunteering may call the Wilderness Station. Some of their opportunities require attending a 3 hour volunteer orientation which is held in the spring. Some opportunities also involve a background check. 

 

Denise Longie
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UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the Institute of Agriculture. It is a statewide educational organization, funded by federal, state and local governments, that brings research-based information about agriculture, family and consumer sciences, and resource development to the people of Tennessee where they live and work.

Because Extension emphasizes helping people improve their livelihood where they are located, most Tennesseans have contact with UT Extension through their local county Extension agents found in each of the 95 counties. Extension agents are supported by area and state faculty as well as by the educational and research resources and activities of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 74 land-grant universities, and 3,150 county units throughout the nation. The stated mission of the system is to help people improve their lives through an educational process that uses scientific knowledge to address issues and needs.

They provide information on a variety of subjects, ranging from landscaping to nutrition, from animal health to family money management. These programs are available to all county residents. Extension also gives special attention to youth.


Challenges facing Tennessee’s young people are greater than ever before. Extension’s 4-H youth development program helps youth from 9 to 19 develop self-esteem, leadership and citizenship skills, and gain knowledge in a wide range of subjects. From health to public speaking, from wildlife to photography, 4-H brings tomorrow’s world to today’s youth and encourages advanced education.

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  

*The Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) : Cooking/nutrition classes throughout the year in schools, community centers, & other organizations throughout Rutherford County.

*4-H Programs throughout the year (inquire about current programming)

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE:

N/A

Donation Needs:  

N/A

Event Volunteers:   

They host wellness fairs, 4-H fundraisers, June Dairy Day, Adventures in Ag Day and other activities that use volunteers. 

How to volunteer: 

Contact the office by email or phone. 

Tiffany Schmidt
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The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties improves lives by advancing opportunities for education, health and financial stability for all.

United Way’s volunteer site, http://www.unitedwayvolunteer.org, provides opportunities for individuals or groups to volunteer in the areas of education, income, health and rebuilding lives. United Way partners with local programs that meet the most critical needs in our community.

SPONSORS 

 

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  Information available on http://www.unitedwayvolunteer.org

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE:  Information available on http://www.unitedwayvolunteer.org

Donation Needs:   Information available on http://www.unitedwayvolunteer.org

Event Volunteers:  Information available on http://www.unitedwayvolunteer.org

How to volunteer: Please visit http://www.unitedwayvolunteer.org for opportunities.

Claire Wilson
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The Historic Sam Davis Home is a historic treasure set on 168 serene acres in the heart of Smyrna, Tennessee. Open February through December, the site welcomes guests for tours, field trips, an array of special events, weddings and other special occasions, and so much more. The site offers not only a historic home and outbuildings to tour, but also a in-depth museum and a walking trail and arboretum.

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:

Docent Volunteers, Grounds Maintenance, Education Programs, Office Assistance, Summer Camp Counselors

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: N/A

Donation Needs: N/A

Event Volunteers:

Heritage Days, Ghost Tours, Easter Eggstravaganza, Days on the Farm, Summer Camps, Wine on the Veranda, Teddy Bear Tea, Summer Soiree

How to volunteer:

To volunteer, you can go to their website to find an application, come to the site, or email education@samdavishome.org

Christina Blane
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The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Their programs:

Homeless men and family back-to-work overnight (including Third Shift) sheltering program, called “Life Recovery Program;” life skills classes (English and Spanish); youth character building and discipleship programs including a music conservatory; visitation to homebound seniors and nursing homes in our county; educational family development programs; community dinner every night of the year and more.

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:

Volunteers are needed to be mentors to the people in their Life Recovery Program. Options for both men, women and family units are available. This requires one point of contact per week (meal at the Salvation Army or elsewhere, phone call, email, etc) between the mentor (mentoring family) and the person/family in the Life Recovery program for at least the first ten weeks. At the completion of the program the relationship is agreed upon between the mentor and their mentee as to whether or not to continue. Many of their folks just need someone to hear their story and need a little encouragement. This is a great way to get involved directly with someone’s life in an environment with established boundaries and structure.

Volunteers are needed daily from 3:00-6:00pm to help serve dinner to an average of 70 people in the community each day.

Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis in their Family Store at 125 S. Front Street, 615-624-8213, to help sort donations and support the mission of the store which is to fund the Life Recovery Sheltering program.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE:

During the holidays they need a bell ringer coordinator who can work off site.

Donation Needs:

*Vegetables for the community meal–canned or fresh. This is their biggest need for the shelter and is ongoing.

*Hygiene items that they stuff and give away to the transient population they serve (shampoo, razors, shaving cream, feminine products, etc).

 *Baby diapers

Event Volunteers:

Their largest need for volunteers (particularly groups) is with bell ringing at one of their 30 red kettle locations in the county between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. Lt. Monica Seiler, 615-895-7071, or salvationbellringers@gmail.com is the best way to schedule. Volunteers man a kettle location by ringing a bell and collecting donations in the red bucket (no money handling occurs by volunteer) and spreading Christmas hope and cheer as potential donors are greeted.

Volunteers are needed in the Christmas warehouse (our 3,500sq ft gym) with the Angel Tree Program which runs mid-November to mid-December. Volunteers help sort gifts making sure they make it to the donor’s designated child and family. Teresa Olson, 615-895-7071 or teresa_olson@uss.salvationarmy.org is the contact person.

Volunteers are needed early December to help stuff about 1,500 Christmas gifts for seniors in nursing homes that are individually visited and distributed. Lt. Monica Seiler is the contact for this at 615-895-7071 or monica_seiler@uss.salvationarmy.org

How to volunteer:

Contact Teresa Olson at 615-895-7071 or Teresa_Olson@uss.salvationarmy.org and schedule a time to visit with her and complete a volunteer application. The potential volunteer can also view volunteer job descriptions, tour their campus and find a match with something they are passionate about.

To work directly with children volunteers must complete Safe From Harm, a child abusive prevention, training provided on-site and have a background check completed before beginning.

To volunteer at the Family Store Mark Sheridan (manager) can be contacted at 615-624-8213. The majority of court ordered volunteers serve there.

Teresa Olson
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RSC is a group of businesses, individuals and ministries serving the senior adult community.

RSC is a Rutherford County (Tennessee) networking organization dedicated to bringing senior adults, their children and caretakers more and better education, products and services they want and need.
RSC members provide products, services and education in four fundamental areas:

•Health
•Wealth
•Social
•Spiritual

RSC is a non-profit organization that operates in partnership with Greenhouse Ministries. RSC meets at Greenhouse Ministries the 3rd Wednesday each month at 9:00 a.m.

 SPONSORS

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Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  Right now they are working for our annual Westbrook Towers program – see webpage at http://www.ChristmasGiftBag.info

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: N/A

Donation Needs:  Door Hangers, Gripper Footies, Hat, Glove and Scarf Sets, Bottles of Hand Sanitizer , Word Search Books, Post-it Notes, Bag Clips, Travel First Aid Kits, Notepads, Boxes of Antibacterial Wipes, Christmas Buckets, Candy Pops, Paper Towels, Christian Bookmarks, Bottles of Lotion, Christmas Cups, Bath Sponges, Wall Calendars, Combs, Razors, An Inspirational Tract, The Book of ‘John’, Lint Brushes, Bars of Soap, Toothbrushes, Nail Files, Pocket Size Kleenex, Scrub Sponges, Ink Pens, Candy Canes, Pencils, Large Gift Bags (to carry the items in), Magnetic Dry Erase Memo Boards, Notepads, Book Marks

Event Volunteers: http://www.ChristmasGiftBag.info

How to volunteer: Email Ron Arnold at rarnold@ats-tn.com

Ron Arnold
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The mission of The Rutherford Romp Foundation is to support charities who are based in Rutherford County. Through the Foundation, they impact the lives of the residents of Rutherford County in almost every area. Their main event every year is The Rutherford Romp 5k Run/Walk and Fun Run. Through this event, participants are given the opportunity to choose which organization to support. They can select from a list of Rutherford County based charities and “leave their footprint” on that organization! It is truly a race for the people!

SPONSOR

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:

See event volunteers

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE:

See event volunteers

Donation Needs:

N/A

Event Volunteers:

Volunteer opportunities will revolve around the staging of the Rutherford Romp, their annual 5K Walk/Run and Fun Run.

How to volunteer:

To volunteer, email volunteer@rutherfordromp.com.

Cheryl Delor
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The mission of the Rutherford Books from Birth program is to strive to make free books available to all Rutherford County children between birth and age 5.

Each month RBFB mails an age-appropriate, high-quality book from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The program is open to any family in Tennessee, regardless of income.

SPONSORS

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: Yes, as announced.

Event Volunteers:  Yes, as announced.

How to volunteer: Contact Jessica.

SPONSOR

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Jessica Cooper
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Read To Succeed improves lives through reading by establishing literacy partnerships in Rutherford County. This non-profit initiative supports literacy programs and fosters awareness of the importance of reading.

The Adult Literacy Program works with adults 18 years-of-age and older to provide free one-on-one tutoring in basic literacy. The program provides a free 6-hour training over two nights to teach volunteer tutors how to work with adults who wish to improve their reading skills. The tutors are then paired one-on-one with adult learners who will meet at the convenience of the tutor and learner. Throughout the year, in-service training is offered to the tutors at no cost. In addition, the program provides the basic literacy materials needed for the tutoring process.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes are provided throughout the county for non-native speakers seeking to increase their English skills. Volunteer teachers and assistants run the classes. The 4 hour training to be an ESL volunteer occurs in July of each year.  It is not necessary to speak a language other than English to volunteer as a teacher or assistant.

Family Literacy Nights provide reading time and supervised literacy activities for families. Families meet for 1 to 2 hours weekly for one to four consecutive weeks at their school. MTSU students create and lead fun art, music, health, and literacy activities related to a carefully chosen book. MTSU professors and Read To Succeed staff provide guidance, support, and supervision. Other family literacy nights are coordinated with school staff.  A meal is served by volunteers.

The goals of these programs are to foster the enjoyment of reading in families, help parents feel more confident in sharing books with their children, model “active reading” for parents, and create a venue for family members to enjoy quality time together. Parents are offered free tutoring if they are interested in advancing their reading skills, and every family goes home with a new book to keep every week. In addition, gently used books are given away to help build home libraries.

Imagination Station is a parent-child small group program held monthly during the day at multiple preschools to encourage the love of reading. The parent and child participate in reading and activity stations based on books by popular children’s authors. Reading tips and resources are provided.

SPONSORS

 

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  Tutoring for adults, Member of the Advisory Council

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE:  Serving Meals at Family Literacy Nights in Rutherford County and Murfreesboro City schools.  Various volunteer needs at different events throughout the county such as booth attendant, game attendant, and registration. Assist with the Celebrity Bee, Literacy Day, One Book or other events.  Tutoring for adults and teaching or assisting with an ESL class.

Donation Needs: Books for all ages (elementary age books are the highest need), bottled water, office supplies (call for list).

Event Volunteers: Literacy Day is a community wide event to promote literacy held the first Saturday in August. Festivities begin at Central Magnet School with a parade down Main Street that culminates at the Civic Plaza. Participants can enjoy literacy games and vendors are there with give-aways for anyone in attendance.

One Book (Community Read) challenges citizens of Rutherford County to come together and read a book. Past books have been The Rosie Project, The Fault in Our Stars, The Soloist, The Great Santini, Animal Vegetable Miracle, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, and The Hunger Games.

Reading in the Schools Day is an annual event in September to promote the love of reading. Rutherford County elementary schools, private schools, preschools, and Murfreesboro City Schools participate in this annual event. Over 1,000 classrooms and 25,000 children have volunteer readers in their classrooms sometime during the day.

Read To Bee is open to all 6th grade students in Rutherford County: private schools, Rutherford County, Murfreesboro City Schools, and home schoolers. 6th grade students must compete in school bees with those winners advancing to represent their school at this championship event in the spring .

UnPlug & READ! is a community wide initiative encouraging adults, families, and children to unplug from televisions, computers, and video games and enjoy the pleasures and educational enrichments of reading. This takes place during the month of February.

The annual fundraiser is the Celebrity Bee held in November. People from the community come together to compete in a spelling bee in order to raise money for Read To Succeed. Volunteers are needed to help with venue set-up, serving the meal to those who attend, and clean-up afterwards.

How to volunteer: Email Malia at maliagrubbs@readtosucceed.org or click on the volunteer tab at http://www.readtosucceed.org

Malia Grubbs
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Opportunities to serve ON SITE:

Junior Achievement Volunteers

Tennessee Promise Mentors

Industry Speakers

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: NA

Donation Needs:  NA

Event Volunteers:   NA

How to volunteer: Contact Beth Duffield.

Beth Duffield
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Their mission is to support and serve women, men and families who have encountered difficulties because of past or current pregnancies.

Equip and Educate youth and parents to embrace and promote sexual purity through abstinence until marriage.

Develop and Mobilize a growing corp of believers to be catalysts of transformation in our community.

All services are free:

Pregnancy Tests

Limited Ultrasound (7-13 weeks gestation)

Peer Counseling

Earn While You Learn program teaching parenting skills which earns you Baby Bucks to shop with in our Baby Boutique, providing maternity and material needs for newborn-2T.

Mommy/Daddy Class-nurses teach basic infant care.

Post Abortion Recovery class

The Core- Character education in our elementary schools

Asitia- Abstinence education in our middle and high schools

 SPONSOR

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Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  Peer counselors

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE:  Volunteer Educators for elementary, middle and high schools

Donation Needs:  Diapers and Wipes

Event Volunteers:

How to volunteer: Contact Laura Brown to volunteer as a peer counselor.
Contact Sally Geib to if you are interested in being an abstinence education volunteer (middle and high schools). Contact Tammy Burrow to be a CORE Character Education volunteer (city elementary schools). 615-893-0228.

Dawn Key
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People First of Tennessee is a statewide disability rights organization run by and for people with disabilities. We are a united voice for rights, self-determination, choices, freedom, justice and truth. We come together and work as a team to support each other. We want to be known as people first and foremost.

People First chapters reach out to the community with annual community service projects funded by a number of local foundations, conduct local community awareness activities surrounding disability issues, and provide leadership and rights and responsibilities training, and support for the personal growth and development of our members.

They advocate for full inclusion for all people with disabilities in employment, education, housing, transportation, voting, and relationships.

They help educate the community about how people with disabilities contribute to everyone’s quality of life.

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  People First is seeking volunteers for Rutherford County affiliates.

Volunteers are also needed to assist groups with facilitating meetings, leadership development, planning community awareness events and assisting with grassroots fundraising.

Two People First groups meet monthly to discuss issues and concerns of importance to people with disabilities.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: Community awareness events, grassroots fundraising, and social events (dances, picnics, etc.)

Donation Needs:  N/A

Event Volunteers: Volunteers can work from home by assisting with membership, newsletter and fundraising letters.

How to volunteer: Contact Jennifer Austin, their volunteer coordinator, and attend a volunteer training.

Jennifer Austin
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Murfreesboro City Schools places a high priority on community involvement and actively seeks input to fully involve the community in its schools. They are committed to connecting our neighborhoods’ needs and educating children for tomorrow. Their mission is to assure academic and personal success for each child.

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Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  Homework Help, mentoring, reading to a child, lunch buddies, volunteering in the classroom as well as in one of the three learning centers (Franklin Heights, Oakland Court, and Mercury Court)

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: N/A

Donation Needs:  They always need items such as school supplies and healthy snacks. Individual schools/teachers may also have a list of educational support items needed in the classroom.

Event Volunteers: At the school level there are many opportunities for volunteers (i.e. Parent/teacher organizations, community-wide events hosted by the district, etc.)

 How to volunteer: Individuals or organizations in the community that wish to volunteer for Murfreesboro City Schools should contact the Community Outreach Department at Murfreesboro City Schools to complete a volunteer application. Volunteers will be matched with the identified needs across the district.

Essence Brisco
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