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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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Middle Tennessee Wildlife Rescue (MTWR) is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation and education. They combine advance veterinary techniques with wildlife rehabilitation to ensure the most successful outcome for thousands of displaced animals. They work with the community to spread awareness of the affects of Middle Tennessee’s growth on local wildlife populations, and provide wildlife education to the public.

Services Provided:

1. Wildlife Rescue- pickup and transportation of wildlife from citizens throughout Middle Tennessee

2. Wildlife Rehabilitation- Provide nursing care to orphaned or injured wildlife.

3. Wildlife Outreach Education- Traveling to local groups (scouts, clubs, teams, etc..) using non-releasable wildlife to inspire conservation efforts.

Ongoing Opportunities

Wildlife Rescue, Rehabilitation, and Outreach are ongoing opportunities with Wildlife Rescue having the greatest need most days.

Fundraisers

Birdhouse Fun-

Kids are invited out to build bird houses. Volunteers are needed to help cut out birdhouse pieces ahead of time and help the little ones piece them together.

Worm Cafeteria-

Kids learn all about earthworm composting and setup their own mini composting farms.

Wildlife Photo Day- people are allowed out to take photos with unreleasable wildlife, either socialized by hand rearing or extensive hands-on training.

Donation Needs

Dry cat and dog food

Paper towels

Bleach

55 gallon trash bags

Distilled water

Brown & white rice

Dried beans

Peanut butter

Bird Seed (with and without sunflower seeds)

Peanuts

Pecans

Honey

Bedding (towels, sheets, pillowcases, blankets)

Fresh or frozen produce

frozen meats

To Volunteer

Visit their volunteer page and follow the link at the bottom of the page to apply for volunteer opportunities. http://www.mtwr.org/volunteer-program.html

Aviceen Barlatier (Avi)
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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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NHC serves the needs of their patients through a full spectrum of services, offering a range of specialized services in five separate wings, allowing them to provide a continuum of highly focused care for patients of varying health needs and skill levels in a comfortable, attractive setting.

Ongoing Opportunities

Music and Memory Groups

Bible Study

Craft Activities

Exercise Groups

Bird Watching

Patio Patrol

and so many more!

They are looking for volunteers interested in enriching the lives of seniors in the community. There are many opportunities available for families, music groups, music individuals, artists, local groups, therapy pets and more! The hours are flexible and they would love to meet with you today. Contact Callie Weatherford in Recreation to get started volunteering today!

Callie Weatherford
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Creekside At Three Rivers Assisted Living offers unparalleled senior living in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Their senior residents are treated like family and receive uncompromising, personalized care in a community filled with comprehensive services. Creekside At Three Rivers Assisted Living options span a wide range of senior care needs from assisted living and memory care, to respite care and our adult day program.

The Activity Department’s Mission is to provide each resident with activities to meet their individual needs. Providing Mind, Body and Spirit with sensory activities that they enjoy.

Opportunities On Site

They provide a variety of fulfilling opportunities from a one-on-one visit with a resident to assisting with a community-wide project. You may share your own ideas for a volunteer project, too.

Reading to a resident
Reading the bible to a small group
Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award, National Honor Society projects
Singing, entertaining or playing an instrument
Assisting with special activities or projects
Offering “Candy Stripper” cart to residents
Group Activities: such as calling Bingo, Craft Project, etc.
Showcasing your talent such as making jewelry, pottery, stain glass, collection, photos, etc.

Off Site Opportunities

They love Busy Lap Blankets for their Memory Care residents. Watch TV and make a blanket or two. They have the supplies if you have the time.

Donation Opportunities

Businesses and individuals  are always welcome to sponsor a monthly Bingo Game or other.

Volunteer Info

Volunteers must be 17 year or older. Under 17 years they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please contact Kim for more information (kimberlyhoneycuttboro@yahoo.com).

Kimberly Honeycutt

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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Their mission is to provide good, quality used clothing to those in need in North Rutherford County.

Opportunities to serve:

They need people to sort clothing donations during the hours they are open in three hour shifts.

Donation needs:

They need children’s clothing and mens size small and medium clothing. They are always in need of socks and underwear for all sizes.

Hours of operation:

Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-3

Saturdays 9-12

They need volunteers that can volunteer once a week, once a month or be a substitute volunteer. Training provided.

Jo Ann Lynch
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Uncle Dave Macon Days is an annual festival which celebrates the roots of America’s music. Uncle Dave Macon Days benefits the annual operations of Macon Music Education which provides classroom experiences in old-time music and dance in area schools. The festival also provides musical and dance tutorial experiences for those who apply and get scholarships to the Macon-Doubler Fellowship. The festival is held the 2nd weekend in July.

Activities include music and dance competitions, live performances, impromptu jams in Cannonsburgh Village, Juried Arts and Craft Show and a Motorless Parade.

Visit their website to view volunteer opportunities.

Gloria Christy
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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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Their mission is to take veterans on outdoor adventures and to raise awareness of P.T.S.D.

They plan to have one major fishing event per year, and many other events to include going to NASCAR races, Titans games, rafting, kayaking, horseback riding, hunting, golf, etc.

They want to help veterans with the transition back into civilian life and let them personally know that a lot of people wish to thank them for their service to our country.

To volunteer, contact them by phone or fill out the form on their website that says “join.”

 

Mack Hagewood
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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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Their mission is to wrap women with breast cancer and undergoing Chemotherapy in Middle Tennessee in peace, warmth, love and healing.

They crochet and knit prayer shawls that are donated to breast cancer patients who are undergoing chemotherapy. Most of their donations go to Tennessee Oncology in Murfreesboro, but from time to time they do things for the children with Cancer at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. 

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  

N/A

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE:

*Crochet or knit prayer shawls 

Donation Needs:  

*Yarn (Red Heart Supersaver yard preferred. 2 skeins per shawl)

Event Volunteers:   

N/A  

How to volunteer: 

Contact Teresa Wrather Kant

Teresa Wrather Kant
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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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The Way of Hope’s mission is for every homeless woman and child in Murfreesboro to have a comfortable and safe place to sleep and not have to be out in the elements or on the street.

They are an emergency overflow shelter program. Their locations vary from night to night as they are housed in different churches throughout the community. These churches and their volunteers provide a safe place to sleep, a good meal, breakfast and sometimes a sack lunch. Not all of the churches have showers, but a few do, and if available those are a blessing.

SPONSORS

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  Shelter monitors, donation management, mentoring, job training assistance

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: Fundraising, event volunteers, food box delivery, furniture delivery, van/bus driver

Donation Needs: They are always in need of toilet paper, paper towels, plastic silverware, paper plates,  disposable cups, garbage bags from kitchen size to outdoor size, contractor bags, rolling suitcases, laundry supplies (washing powder, fabric softener, bleach, dryer sheets) office supplies (for our resource center), body wash, shampoo, conditioner, towels, washcloths, cleaning supplies and womens’ sanitary supplies all kinds.

Event Volunteers: N/A

How to volunteer: Contact Brad at 615-653-8027.

Brad Blomgren
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The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System is committed to improving the health of Veterans through a comprehensive and high quality system, which focuses on each patient’s special needs. The integrated system provides an environment that fosters healthcare research and encourages learning and growth for veterans, family and staff.

TVHS provides ambulatory care, primary care and secondary care in acute medicine and surgery, specialized tertiary care, transplant services, spinal cord injury, outpatient care and a full range of extended care and mental health services. The Nashville Campus is the only VA facility that supports all solid organ transplant programs, including total in-house kidney and bone marrow transplants. The Alvin C. York Campus is a network referral center for mental health services, geriatrics, and extended care. TVHS provides a full range of specialized medical services.

 

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  

Volunteer Shuttle Drivers- Volunteer shuttle drivers transport Veterans, family members, visitors and staff from the parking lot to buildings on campus. Shuttle drivers must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid Tennessee driver’s license, provide proof of insurance and complete driver training annually. Volunteers must possess excellent communication and people skills. They request that volunteer drivers commit to at least one 4 to 8 hour shift per week between 7:30 a.m. and 4p.m.
 

Voluntary Service Office Receptionist- Duties include answering phones, greeting customers, filing, copying and taking messages. A volunteer is needed Tuesdays and Thursdays for a 4 to 8 hour shift between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Excellent communication and people skills are a must.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE:

N/A

Donation Needs:  

Needed items include:

New or gently used men’s and women’s clothing

Assorted personal hygiene items (examples include: shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, etc.)

Audio books on CD (cannot accept cassette tapes)

Movies (DVDs only)

Gift Cards to gas stations and grocery stores

Paperback Books

Current Magazines (within 4 months)

Event Volunteers:   

N/A

How to volunteer: 

Interested volunteers should contact the Voluntary Service Office at 615-225-4533 to obtain an application packet. Volunteers will be required to have a tuberculosis skin test, background check (if 18 or older) and attend a new volunteer orientation session.

Danielle Hester
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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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Their mission is to provide new donated toys to needy children in our community at Christmas time. To “bring the joy of Christmas to needy children”. TFTs was originally started in Los Angeles in 1947 by a retired Marine Majors wife. The national program was adopted locally in 1983 by Rose Yost. Murfreesboro Fire Department & the Marines have been involved since its inception in Rutherford County. Many community volunteers assist each year to make this worthy cause successful.

 SPONSOR

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  Toy sorting, displaying, decorating the distribution site, registering the families requesting services & distributing toys on pick up day.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: N/A

Donation Needs:  New, unwrapped toys

Event Volunteers: N/A

How to volunteer: E-mail toysfortotsrc@gmail.com 

Monica Bowman
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Their goal is that every interaction with a resident or family member reflects the philosophy of Sunnington. They want their residents to be as comfortable as possible in their new home, while ensuring their privacy and their optimum level of independence.

Located in the heart of the community is the living room where seniors can visit with family and friends. Feel like a treat, the ice cream parlor or the Café is the place to be. Or take a stroll along the beautifully landscaped grounds and stop for a rest in the gazebo.

It is a community where residents can learn, grow, relax and enjoy their new home. It may be something as simple as enjoying a cup of coffee on one of the patios with a friend or reading a book in the library. Or you may select to dine with a group in the beautiful dining room or enjoy a special dinner with family in their private dining room.

Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  Volunteers are needed to teach classes to the residents.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: NA

Donation Needs:  NA

Event Volunteers: NA

How to volunteer: Complete an application at the location.  You will be contacted by the activity director for an interview.

Kimberly Honeycutt
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Stones River Manor was Murfreesboro’s first assisted living facility and remains Rutherford County’s only faith-based, not-for-profit senior living community. They provide independent living apartments and five levels of assisted living care. Their Assured Care Center, a 22-bed Alzheimer’s and dementia care facility, was the first licensed Alzheimer’s care facility in an assisted living center in the state of Tennessee. The Manor also offers a full slate of on-campus clinical and therapy services.

 SPONSOR

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Opportunities to serve ON SITE:

Their activities department and maintenance department are the two most commonly associated with volunteer work, but scouts have taken on special projects, groups often visit to provide entertainment programs and individuals may visit one-on-one with residents. Adult women are invited to join their Ladies Auxiliary Program.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: N/A

Donation Needs:  N/A

Event Volunteers:

They have an annual homecoming week, men’s picnic, ladies tea, yard sale, crafts fair and a number of other events each year.

How to volunteer: Contact them by phone or email to discuss the type of volunteer work you desire. Volunteer applications may be obtained at their front desk.

Kandie Smith
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