Job Details

Volunteer Project AmeriCorps Member
Hands On Nashville(HON)

Date Posted: Monday, October 02, 2017  

Current Posting Expires: 12/1/2017  
Position Description - Responsibilities and Requirements:


Hands On Nashville (HON) meets community needs through volunteerism.

Since 2015, HON’s AmeriCorps Program has been creating engaged communities where members, volunteers, and partners collaboratively solve social issues. Members are instrumental in building capacity to enhance the ability of our community partners to carry out their missions; eliminating barriers to employment for refugees; improving public lands, streams, and greenways; offering food access through urban agriculture; supporting low-income homeowners; impacting youth education; and much more.

HON is a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. We care for our city, our team, and our volunteers. We recognize the value of each individual and the power of collaboration. We listen, learn, and act to affect change.


We are seeking a full-time AmeriCorps Member to support the agency’s Corporate Partner Program, which engages corporations of all sizes to meet Middle Tennessee's pressing needs through strategic volunteerism. We specialize in the management of customized corporate volunteer projects that address a business's philanthropic focus. From Nashville-based companies to inbound conference groups, HON’s Corporate Partner Program works to connect community-minded businesses with opportunities to give back. 


HON recognizes the opportunity to maximize the use of community volunteers–specifically corporate – to benefit the needs of Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) and partnering nonprofits in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The Corporate Partner Program AmeriCorps Members will support this mission by developing, planning, and implementing projects that will maximize the impact of corporate volunteerism on target populations.

Service activities, which will take place both indoors and outdoors, include:

·        Representing HON to Nashville-area businesses and partner organizations.

·        General project preparation tasks associated with large “event-style” service opportunities including tool and material procurement, set up, and tear down.

·        Volunteer leadership and customer service during service opportunities

·        Creating and administering surveys enabling HON to: 1) Accurately assess the needs of partner organizations and 2) Gauge the impact of projects.

·        Coordinating with corporate partners to develop volunteer opportunities and events.

·        Coordinating with MNPS and partner-organization leaders to create and facilitate corporate volunteer opportunities and events.

·        Creating templates and content for associated communication and marketing materials.

·        Devising and implementing strategies to grow corporate volunteerism through new partnerships/increased commitments by existing corporate partners.

Training for any technical skills required to perform successfully in this position will be provided, including training for how to drive and park a truck and tow-behind trailer. The Corporate Partner Program AmeriCorps Members will report directly to HON’s Corporate Partner Program Senior Manager. Some evenings and weekends are required.


·        Skills and enthusiasm for operations and business development.

·        Understanding of corporate sector and corporate social responsibility.

·        Excited about engaging adult volunteers in service.

·        Works well independently and as part of a team.

·        Excellent written and oral communication skills.

·        Ability to schedule and carry out tasks independently.

·        Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).


·        Service Term: November 6, 2017 - November 3, 2018

·        Bachelor’s Degree

·        Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable access to a vehicle. Members will be reimbursed for service-related mileage.

·        Criminal history background check clearance is required.

·        Ability to lift a minimum of 40 lbs.


As a full-time AmeriCorps Member, you will engage in a 12-month service term (minimum 1,700 hours), during which time benefits will include:

·        A living allowance of $12,530, paid in bi-weekly (every 2 weeks) installments.

·        An education award of $5,815, applicable to student loans and/or future education expenses at accredited institution.

·        Healthcare coverage, if elected.

·        Child care benefits, if eligible.

·        Training in volunteer management and program/project-specific training.

·        Professional development, additional life skills, and educational enrichment.

For additional information about HON’s Corporate Partner Program, visit:

For additional information about AmeriCorpsvisit:
Job Type: VISTA/AmeriCorps
Contact Information and Procedure:

Please submit an application through My AmeriCorps Portal, which can be accessed here: Position’s Listing ID: 74707. Applications are being accepted through October 16, 2017.

Breanna Rack