Needs from: Belmont University Office of Service-Learning

Volunteer: Youth and Family Programs Volunteers

Youth and Family Programs provide museum guests of all ages with the opportunity to learn instrument basics, make costume designs, write songs, and so much more! Programs are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, and are available daily throughout the summer and on certain holidays. Volunteers are needed to help facilitate programs. 

Agency: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 37203
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Musical Petting Zoo Volunteers

Help a child bang a drum, strum an autoharp, or play a banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, or dulcimer! The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Musical Petting Zoo offers budding musicians a chance to try both new and familiar instruments. Instructors will be on site to offer guidance and volunteers are needed to assist.

This family program occurs throughout the year as an in-house activity at the museum and as an outreach program at local festivals, public libraries, and arts venues.

Agency: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 37203
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Internships

Internships are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Internships are available in the following areas: Communications, Youth and Family Programs, Client Services Marketing, Digital Marketing, Graphic Design, Public Programs, School Programs, Development, Print Collection, Events, Museum Sales and Guest Relations, Moving Images, Photo Collection, and Information Technologies (IT). 

Please visit http://countrymusichalloffame.org/ContentPages/internship-opportunities to learn more or to apply. 

 

Agency: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 37203
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Nashville Zoo Animal Care Internships

Nashville Zoo is offering opportunities to participate in unpaid internships in the following animal care departments: 


AVIAN 
The Avian Department is offering an internship focusing on the day to day care of the avian collection across the zoo. The intern will rotate through multiple areas from large exhibits like flamingo and lorikeet to smaller behind the scenes breeding areas. 

BEHAVIORAL HUSBANDRY 
The Behavioral Husbandry Intern assists in the care and maintenance of the Ambassador Animal collection and in the presentation of educational animal shows and programs both on and off zoo grounds. This collection includes a wide variety of arthropods, mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians. 

CONTACT AREAS 
The Contact Area intern assists in the care and maintenance of the contact area animal collection. The contact areas include Critter Encounters, Kangaroo Kickabout, and the Shell Station. Each of these exhibits allows for a unique animal interaction, providing guests with one-of-a kind experiences. Much of the day is spent interacting with the public, educating and answering questions. 

COMMISSARY 
The Commissary Intern assists in the dietary preparation and general cleaning of the kitchen, coolers and grain room. The intern will gain an understanding of animal nutrition and what it takes to support the animal operation of the Nashville Zoo 


GRASSMERE HISTORIC FARM 
The Historic Farm intern assists in the care, maintenance, enrichment and observation of animals in the farm collection. 

HOOFSTOCK 
The hoofstock intern assists in the care, maintenance, enrichment and observation of animals in the hoofstock collection. 

PRIMATE 
The Primate Intern assists in the care and maintenance of the primate animal collection. 


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES 
- Assist the keepers during the opening and closing of animal areas 
- Assist with cleaning of animal areas 
- Assist the keepers in maintaining the landscape in and around the exhibit areas 
- Assist the keepers in creating, implementing and/or researching animal enrichment 
- Assistance with all other projects and duties as assigned 

QUALIFICATIONS
- Must be an undergraduate enrolled in an accredited college pursuing a degree Zoology, Wildlife Management, Biology or a related major 
- Internship requires a minimum commitment of 30 hours OR 3 full work days per week 
- Must be willing to study and learn facts, provided by the Zoo, to interact with guests during Zoo operating hours 
- Applicants for this position must submit an Application Packet, and are required to submit to a criminal background check as well as show recent proof of a current TB test. 

DESIRED SKILLS 
- Ability to perform duties without direct supervision 
- Ability to function as team with both paid and volunteer staff 
- Ability to follow both oral and written direction 
- Ability to responsibly use and maintain zoo equipment and tools 
- Ability to handle multiple tasks 
- Ability to lift 50 lbs. repeatedly 
- Ability to perform tasks outdoors in adverse weather conditions 
- Public speaking skills 

Note: Nashville Zoo Internships are unpaid. We are unable to provide housing or reimbursement for travel expenses. Academic requirements for institution credit are the responsibility of the student intern to fulfill. Nashville Zoo will make every effort to support the student in their academic goals as they relate to the internship position outlined in the provided position description. 

Due to strict animal husbandry guidelines and safety issues, there is no animal contact or inside exhibit work with the animals in the Zoo. Remember, this is for their safety and well-being as well as yours. 

Submission Details:

*Internship Application and questions

*Resume
*Cover letter explaining:

Applicant’s career goals and how this internship will help achieve those goals Relevant skills, activities, experience and/or classes School requirements for internship credit (if applicable) Start and end dates, and days of availability.

*Two letters of recommendation

*College or University requirements

Information on the Internship program and application can be found here: https://www.nashvillezoo.org/jobsinternships

 Please indicate in your cover letter if you have an interest in a specific animal care area, or if you have previous experience that is relevant to a particular area.

You can scan/email or mail your application materials. 

_______________________________________________________________________________

Contact:

Please send submission paperwork by  MARCH 15TH  

 

Thaisa Bell, Internship Coordinator

Nashville Zoo

3777 Nolensville Pike

Nashville, TN  37211 

intern@nashvillezoo.org

 

Agency: Nashville Zoo
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 07/15/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 37211
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Summer is for Kids

It's hard to believe the school year is almost done! But that just means #summerisforkids is on its way! In everything we do at the West Nashville Dream Center, we’re always building community. What better way to do that with kids than during Summer break! Because many of the kids who come to our center rely on free meals at school, Tuesdays-Thursdays, during the months of June and July, we serve lunch to children 18 and under to supplement some of the meals they are missing. We also provide events/activities following lunch. We need volunteers! Interested in volunteering for one or multiple weeks? Click on the following link to fill out our volunteer form and choose "Summer is for Kids" (background check required for 18+) https://goo.gl/forms/jSI841ICNIadNC4v2 #lunchandfun #bepartofthedream

Agency: West Nashville Dream Center
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: 1 years old
Zip Code: 37209
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Urban Farm: Preparation & Maintenance

Join us as we care for the Hands On Nashville Urban Farm, a 5-acre teaching and learning hub for volunteers, students, and community partners!
 
Project Details:
Whether you're curious about gardening, or an expert green thumb, this Urban Agriculture project is for you! As a volunteer, you will help:

Sow and harvest plants as needed Water and weed existing garden rows Prepare garden beds for planting And more!

No experience necessary (but if you've got it, we'll certainly put it to use!)
 
What to Bring/Wear:

Sturdy closed-toed shoes like old sneakers or boots are required Be sure to wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty Water will be provided, but please bring your own water bottle in efforts to reduce the amount of waste we generate on the farm

We'll have all the tools you'll need right on site.

For specific dates and times and to complete your registration, please click here

Agency: Hands On Nashville
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 11/11/2017
Zip Code: 37211
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Math Tutor

Do you love math? Can you help a high school refugee with their math homework? We'd love to have your help after school.

Agency: Legacy Mission Village
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 37211
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Assistant to Directors

Are you interested in learning more about how a refugee agency runs? Do you like jumping in and helping? Are you good at general office work? Come help us during the day from 9-4p! 

Agency: Legacy Mission Village
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 37211
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Events, Party and Social Butterfly!

Are you a social butterfly that wants to change the world? Do you love organizing events and volunteers? Come help us! The position is flexible and as needed. 

Agency: Legacy Mission Village
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 37211
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Book'em MeetUp and Process Books

Would you like to volunteer for Book'em? Join in the effort to educate and inspire more children to enjoy reading! Volunteers are needed to process donated books to be distributed to low income children throughout Davidson County.

In addition to signing up here on Get Connected, be sure to sign up for your shift here as well!

Agency: Book'em
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 37203
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Summer Ministry Intern

Come serve with our Nashville-based staff! Every semester we have one unpaid internship opportunity. We are currently accepting applications for Summer, Fall and Spring interns. Check out our listing on Career Connector for more information about the position and how to apply. 

Agency: Freedom's Promise
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 37205
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Farm Gleaning at The Nashville Food Project, Cul2vate

Gleaning is a centuries old term which refers to the gathering of grain or produce left behind in a field after harvest. Instead of picking their fields clean, farmers would leave behind a portion for travelers and those in need. The concept of gleaning has made a comeback in the modern day, now having more to do with the prevention of food waste.
 
The Nashville Food Project’s farm gleaning program serves to bring in fresh, locally grown produce to be utilized in our organization’s 3000+ healthy meals shared weekly within the Nashville community. These farm visits also provide an opportunity to connect with local growers in and around the Nashville area in an attempt to help support our local foodshed.
 
Cul2vate Farm is a local nonprofit committed to feeding the hungry in Nashville. As part of that mission Cul2vate donates 50% of all the food they grow to organizations like TNFP to share with our community.
 
While on the farm you will have the chance to get your hands (and clothes) dirty, so dress for the occasion! Gleaning at Cul2vate entails both harvesting produce as well as helping out with any other needed farm tasks. You’ll need to be able to comfortably lift and move at least 20 pounds as well as harvest produce from the fields and load them into our truck.

Sack lunches will be provided by TNFP. Transportation to farm not provided.

In addition to responding in Get Connected, please complete your volunteer registration through The Nashville Food Projects's Hands On Nashville site by clicking here.

Agency: The Nashville Food Project
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 37220
Allow Groups: No