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Tucker’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been developed to partner with families of children with disabilities up to the age of 22 years old and their healthcare providers to provide assistance through specialized retrofitting resources so that their houses can become “home”.

They assist families to retrofit their home to meet their specific immediate, intermediate and long term needs that make their home a place that is not only accessible and safe but also provides an environment to where they can achieve their potential.

Ongoing Opportunities:  

Construction projects

Ideal Volunteers:  

Tucker’s House is always looking for skilled volunteers who have experience with the following:

Framing

Plumbing

Electric

Tile

Flooring

Finish Trim

Painting

To Volunteer: 

Contact Lori Grimes at (615)440-0750 or email lori.grimes@tuckershouse.org

Lori Grimes
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MDA is fighting to free individuals-and the families who love them-from the harmful effects of muscular dystrophy, ALS, and related life threatening diseases so they can live longer and grow stronger.

MDA provides a wide variety of services including our MDA Care Center at Vanderbilt, our Nashville Muscle Walk, MDA Summer Camp, support groups, and educational events.

As part of MDA’s mission to improve the lives of kids with muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases, MDA’s summer camp program for kids ages 6-17 is offered at no cost to families. Children living with neuromuscular diseases face many unique challenges. Their muscles progressively get weaker, these children often lose basic functions such as walking, dressing, eating, talking, or even breathing. MDA relies on the support and dedication of volunteer counselors who are by campers’ sides day and night so they can do all the fun activities that camp has to offer.

Donation Needs:

First Aid Supplies! Sun screen, bug spray, band aids, Neosporin, ibuprofen, alcohol prep pads, pepto bismol, wet wipes, gloves, eye drops, saline solution, hydrocortison, ear drops, toothbrushes, straws, etc.

Sarah Tencer
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The Murfreesboro Speedboats is a Special Olympics swim team devoted to helping each swimmer reach their athletic potential.

They offer swim instruction for children and adults with special needs of all ages based on 3 levels: Speedboats (swim team-swimmers can swim the length of the pool unassisted), Tugboats (swimmers under the age of 8 and/or can swim unassisted but not the full length unassisted) and Rowboats (swimmers who do not know how to swim).

Ongoing Service Opportunities:

Practice schedule:

Speedboats Swim Team-Mondays/Thursdays (November 2-December 29) 6:30-7:30pm

Tugboats Swim Instruction-Tuesdays (November 1-December 27) 6:30-7:30

Rowboats-TBD

Donation needs:

Swim Goggles

Volunteers do not have to have extensive knowledge of competitive swimming in order to volunteer, although that is always a plus.

They hope to gain more volunteers in order to begin offering swim lessons for their Rowboats level as soon as possible.

Please contact Marida Balch at murfreesborospeedboats@gmail.com and go online http://www.specialolympicstn.org to fill out all of the necessary paperwork/complete online trainings.

Marida Balch
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The Gr8t Chase devotes its energy to passionately advocating for individuals who have found themselves in need of hope, compassion and financial support as they are battling a life threatening disease – cancer.

Cancer isn’t seasonal, and it does not discriminate. Seven children EACH DAY will die of cancer. The death of a child is one of the most traumatic events a family might face leaving them financially and emotionally depleted. They seek your help to relieve some of their burdens.

A letter about Chase: 

Friend,

Chase was diagnosed with Burkitt’s Lymphoma two days after his tenth birthday. He battled cancer for almost eight months before succumbing to the disease.

Chase was like the sun: Brilliant, radiant, and able to light up the world. He was a rare soul who found caring and loving others an easy priority. Throughout his fight, he still put others needs and wants before his own.

When we was asked by the Make-A-Wish foundation what would he like to have or do, he asked for new gym equipment for his school, rather than anything for himself.

At the end, he didn’t fear dying, he feared being forgotten.

Our goal is to continue his legacy by putting others first, helping where we can, and choosing hope in dark circumstances.

It is our goal to continue to raise awareness for childhood cancer while making it easier on those who live with that disruption of their lives. Helping ease the burden for those in the fight is exactly what Chase wanted to do.

Matthew 17:20 says, “And Jesus said unto them, because of your unbelief: verily I say unto you, if you have faith as a grain of a mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you.”

Chase had a way of leaving you with a mustard seed, and now, we will move mountains for him. It is time to have a “C” word that causes smiles, instead of fear; one that can’t be forgotten: The Gr8t Chase.

Gratefully Yours,

Jennifer Black Yeatts, Co-Founder (and mother of Chase)

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Jennifer Yeatts
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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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Their mission is to empower all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault to develop healthy relationships free from violence. Troupe Survivor offers comprehensive services to survivors and engages in community outreach to educate the public about interpersonal violence and build a network of support for families fleeing abuse.

Their services include:

*Drama/play/art/recreational-based support groups for adults and children

*Referral services to various agencies, including domestic violence shelters and counseling agencies

*Community education

Ongoing needs: Administrative and office help

Donation needs: Arts/crafts supplies, office supplies

Events that use volunteers:

April – Annual BBQ Fundraiser Event

June – Simply Smyrna Community Outreach Event

Sept – Smyrna Depot Days Community Outreach Event

Nov – Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser Event

To Volunteer:

Contact the Volunteer Coordinator via email at jennifer.hamilton@troupesurvivor.org

or visit their website and click the “how you can help” button to submit a volunteer inquiry.

Jennifer Hamilton
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RLMO is a one year, residential, discipleship training center. We help those who struggle with addiction or other life issues by giving them a safe place to regain solid ground and rebuild their lives. It is our desire to see men set free by helping them find their identity in Christ.

Their purpose is to help their residents become whole by balancing six areas of growth in their lives:

To be spiritually alive

Mentally sound

Physically well

Emotionally balanced

Socially adjusted

Financially prepared

* They provide food, shelter, clothing, discipleship and mentors, stable employment, job skills training, financial stewardship training, etc.

Opportunities to serve onsite:

They have a need for mentors who are willing to regularly volunteer to host devotions or lead worship at the center, teach classes on anything from biblical discipleship to job enhancement skills. They can also always use help gathering supplies for the center such as toiletries, study materials, food, etc.

Event opportunities:

RLMO Annual Banquet & Silent Auction (we had over 500 attendees last year) – typically october or November date.

RLMO Annual 5K -Typically the 1st week of August or mid spring.

RLMO Benefit Concerts (Artists vary)- Dates vary for these.

Donation needs:

Toiletries, study materials, devotional and/or biblical discipleship tools, food, bedding and linens, etc.

To become a volunteer, please contact jme@rlmo.org or 615-423-8749 or fill out our form on our website http://www.rlmo.org.

Jme Medina
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You Can Make It Home Ownership Center (YCMIHOC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-based organization founded in 2005. Its mission is to empower residents of Middle Tennessee through education and counseling programs designed to increase financial literacy, self-sufficiency, and access to homeownership. YCMIHOC is an education-based initiative built on the principles of personal and community empowerment. It seeks to enhance the quality of life for all populations by providing education and counseling that supports wealth building and financial well-being, with a particular emphasis on sustainable homeownership for low-moderate income households. YCMIHOC plays a proactive role in community development by helping residents be well-informed mortgage consumers now, so that they may contribute to the future vitality and economic stability of their communities.

YCMIHOC is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency. This agency provides guidance/advice to help families/individuals improve their housing conditions and meet the responsibilities of homeownership. Current programs: Pre-Purchase Counseling; Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Education Workshops; Financial Management/Budget Counseling; and Financial, Budgeting and Credit Repair Workshops.

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  

Ongoing services include: Screening phone calls and registering students for class or appointments; filing documents, making copies, making intake folders and labels, and conference room & classroom preparation.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: NA

Donation Needs:  Their organization would benefit from collection drives that build classroom/program supply inventory: copy paper; pens, pencils, markers, dry erase markers, manila folders, labels, tape, staples, batteries (AA) or (AAA), calculators, presentation folders, thank you cards, jump drives to store data, portable folding tables. Cleaning supplies/equipment would be very helpful: spray disinfectant, furniture polish, antibacterial wipes and a vacuum.

Event Volunteers:  NA

How to volunteer:  A potential volunteer may call the main office at 615-355-0005 and inform Mrs. Harding of the his/her interest in volunteering. An application will be sent to the prospective volunteer. Once completed and returned the application will be reviewed and additional materials or references may be requested depending on the nature of the task the volunteer will perform. The volunteer will meet with Mrs. Harding to discuss volunteer opportunities, available times, etc.

Deborah Harding
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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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Smyrna Heart of Grace was created with the idea that we should help one another out in times of need.

They try to help others find the things they may need. Clothes, household items, even groceries. Whatever it may be, if someone’s child just outgrew all their size 5 clothes, they find another family that can use them.

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  NA

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: NA

Donation Needs:

Their donation needs change depending on who is needing help at any given time.

Event Volunteers:

They need helps with their clothing and toy giveaways.

How to volunteer:

Contact Tracy Warrick.

Tracy Warrick
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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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Rutherford County Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with God and people everywhere, from all walks of life, to eliminate poverty housing by building simple, decent, affordable homes.

They build homes for individuals/families that qualify for the Habitat Program. It is not a hand-out but a hand-up!

Their families must meet three requirements:

1. Do they have a need? Most of their families are living in substandard housing or paying more than 50% of their household income just in rent.

2. Are they willing to partner with Habitat? This includes completing 200 – 400 hours of sweat equity, attending a 30 week Financial – Homeowner Class, communicating with the staff, and making a down payment.

3. Can they pay? All of our homeowners pay a mortgage. The mortgage has no interest and includes their insurance as well as their taxes.

ReStore:

They also have a ReStore that is open to the public. The ReStore carries a wide variety of items; furniture, flooring, rugs, art, appliances, paint, doors, windows, lighting, etc. Some items are donated and some are brand new, but the prices are always great.

 SPONSORS

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Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  Their volunteer schedule for the job-site varies depending on when and where the project is. The best thing to do is to call or e-mail often if you are interested.

The ReStore schedules volunteers on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: N/A

Donation Needs:  They don’t necessarily take group collection donations, but the ReStore takes donations and will even do pick-ups.

Event Volunteers: They hold two major fundraiser per year.

1. Hammer Down for Habitat – This is a Motorcycle Poker Run.

 2. Cookin’ to Build – This is a chili cook off with painted bowls, dessert, live music, and a great atmosphere. They need volunteers to help with set-up, bowl selection, and break down.

How to volunteer: The best way to get started as an individual Habitat volunteer is to fill out their Volunteer Application. You can print one off of the web-site, pick one up at the office, or ask Megan to e-mail you an application. Once you fill that out and they have your information on file, you can sign up for opportunities.

If you are calling on behalf of a group, the best thing to do is to call several weeks ahead to see if we have a specific date open.

Megan Hutchings
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The Rutherford County Foster Parent Association’s main objective is to promote better community awareness of foster care, care for foster children in our community and support local foster families.

They have joined hands with local Churches/Businesses/Schools and other community partners to help supply foster children and at-risk children of Rutherford County with those needs that Dept. of Children Services and Resource families cannot adequately provide.

Their mission is to provide Rutherford County foster children, as they enter custody, with age and gender appropriate personal hygiene items, school related supplies and clothes as needed through the Shepherd’s Supply Closet and their community partners.

They hold monthly meetings which consists of members of the RCFPA, Dept. of Children Services, Church partners, other non-profit organizations and any other community partners identified as important to their mission. During these meeting they provide mandatory training for foster parents and free childcare for their children.

They supply and maintain the Shepherd’s Supply Clothing Closet which is available to all Foster families and Dept. of Children Services employees upon request, free of charge. This includes a supply of We Care Bags at the Dept. Children’s Services office. The “We Care” Bags are given to children as the enter state custody.

They also try to bring public awareness regarding foster care and the needs of over 200+ foster children in our Rutherford County community.

 SPONSORS

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:

1. One Saturday ever month at the Sherpherd’s Supply Clothing Closet, they sort, hang and distribute clothes to foster children/families in need. They are always accepting new and used clothing for their clothing closet.

2. They need volunteers to help watch the foster children while parents are in monthly training classes and to help out at one of their yearly events for the kids.

3. They are needing volunteers that can help Grant Write and maintain/promote their website.

4. They need more space.  They have outgrown their Shepherd’s Supply Closet space twice. They need a space that is safe; climate controlled, and is no smaller than 1500 square feet. Donated space would be optimal because they have limited funds and want to give everything back to the children.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: They use volunteers and local groups to stuff “We Care” bags or backpacks with school supplies throughout the year. They also need volunteers to help with grant writing and help maintaining their website.

Donation Needs:  They can use donations of school supplies, clothing, new toiletry items and new baby items. These items go in to the “We Care” Bags and are given when requested, or when children first enter State custody. Some of the group collection drives have been:

*A baby shower drive- Ask people to donate diapers, baby wipes, baby shampoo, burp clothes, bibs, bottles, baby formula, pacifiers, small infant toys, and receiving blankets.

*A school supply drive-We strive to provide all the school age children that come into State custody in Rutherford County (regardless of the time of year) with new backpack full of school supplies. We follow the “Rutherford County” school supply list per grade. Ex: Backpack, #2 pencils, crayons, etc.

*We Care, about your Hair! Drive- Ask for donations of new brushes, combs, shampoo (adult, baby, and kid), conditioner, hair gel, & hair ties.

*A toiletry drive – Ask for donations of bottles of shampoo, lotion, deodorant, mouthwash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, & soap.

*Fill a “We Care” Bag—They will provide you with the exact items needed to fill each age groups bag.

Event Volunteers:

July – Back to School Bash

August – Childcare Volunteers for monthly foster parent meeting/training (usually 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-8 pm)

October – 5K Monster Dash and Family Fun Run

November-Consign & Co. Consignment Sale-ALL proceeds go to RCFPA

November – Potluck for Foster Families (meals cooked and served for foster children & family)

December – Holiday party for foster children; presents, servers, entertainment

January- May : Childcare volunteers for monthly foster parent meeting/training (usually held the second Tuesday night each month from 6-8 pm)

How to volunteer: To sign up for volunteer opportunities, you can “LIKE” them on Facebook at Rutherford County Foster Parent Association, check out their website at http://www.rcfpa.net and/or contact Cassie Wolski at 615-829-0776.

Ruth Meyer
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Their main goal is to reach out to men and women with life controlling issues and to assist with the homeless in our community. They aim to let this population know that they are not alone and that there are people that are willing to stand with them through the hard times. There is an overwhelming need for a safe place where people can go that is free of violence, drugs and alcohol; a place they can call home and have people that will encourage them. Many do not have family to be there for them in their time of need. At Right Road Ministry, they become a part of their family. Along with their students, they set short and long term goals for a more productive and brighter future. They also work hard to find job placement for their students, in addition to assisting with applying for disability if needed.

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:

They seek an activities coordinator, a fundraising coordinator and mentors.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE:

 N/A

Donation Needs:

Cleaning supplies & toiletries

Event Volunteers:

N/A

How to volunteer:

*Contact Renee for a short phone interview.

Renee Beecham
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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

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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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The YMCA believes in mind, body and spirit as a whole. We work to bring the community together to support each other emotionally and physically. The YMCA is an open door institution. No one is turned away for economic, social, religious, or cultural views. The YMCA works with Restore Ministries to give support and counseling to the community.

The YMCA is a religious nonprofit institution that provides a safe family environment for people of all walks of life, religions, beliefs, abilities, and cultures to come together and become physically, spiritually and emotionally fit and supported in their needs regardless of ability to financially contribute.

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  N/A

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: N/A

Donation Needs:  N/A

Event Volunteers:

They use event volunteers for the Lambert-Dillard 5K in Smyrna which takes place in October.  Find details on our event calendar.

How to volunteer:

Contact Lisa Hoke.

Lisa Hoke
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They help moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.

Their programs help moms-to-be in Tennessee have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies. They advocate for programs that help moms in Tennessee get care and services to improve their health and the health of their babies. They research the serious problems that threaten our babies and work on treating and preventing them.

Their websites provide the latest pregnancy health information in English and Spanish. Health experts provide personal answers to moms’ questions. Through Their online community and in hospitals in Tennessee, they offer information and comfort to families with a newborn in intensive care.

Almost every baby receives a polio vaccine developed with funding by the March of Dimes. Children in Tennessee are vaccinated against 14 diseases. Each year about 340 babies in Tennessee receive life-saving surfactant therapy developed with funding by the March of Dimes. Babies in Tennessee receive screening for 30 inherited
disorders. They funded the development of 4 of these tests and advocated for newborn screening for all babies.

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  They are in need of volunteers once a month to provide administrative or clerical assistance that may include crafts.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: NA

Donation Needs:  NA

Event Volunteers:  Rutherford County March for Babies

How to volunteer:  Contact March of Dimes at 615-399-3200 for on-going volunteer opportunities in Nashville, Rutherford County, and surrounding areas.

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