Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Vol State Community Garden

Volunteers are needed to help with spring planting in the Vol State community garden. Dates :TBA on Saturdays. The garden is behind the parking lot between the Mattox and Wallace Buildings. All tools will be provided. Contact: Chelsea Hawkins at (615) 230 - 3315 or contact Jeff Kent at jeff.kent@volstate.edu.

Volunteer Instructors/Tutors at Children are People

We need volunteers for the Kindergarten through eighth grade classrooms. Volunteer instructors work within the classrooms to help students with homework, mentoring and challenging them to do their best and set goals for their education and their futures. Our classrooms are broken up by the following grades: K/1, 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th, Middle School (6th-8th) and High School (9th-12th). Our class sizes range from seven students to 17 students. Our operating hours are Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from approximately 2:30 until 5:30. Volunteers can choose to work one, two or all three days or can opt to be substitute teachers. Volunteering at CAP in Gallatin is a very rewarding way to contribute to the community and enrich the lives of at-risk children. More information about CAP can be found at www.childrenarepeopletn.org. Interested parties can contact Susan at (615) 230 - 5702 or via email at childreninc@bellsouth.net.

Achievement in the Making

Achievement in the Making (AIM) is an afterschool program of the Gallatin Shalom Zone. College-age volunteers play a vital role in nurturing at-risk students, grades 1 - 5, toward academic and life skills success by assisting with homework, tutoring in core subjects of Language Arts, Math and Science and leading activities/games for academic enrichment and character development. The program takes place Monday - Thursday 3:30 - 5:00 PM. Volunteers may contact the Gallatin Shalom Zone at (615) 442 - 7575.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer income tax assistance is a program provided by volunteers to individuals and families who are eligible for free income tax preparation. These volunteers are college students, retired persons, currently employed or unemployed business professionals, homemakers etc. Training is free and former tax prep experience is not required. It's an excellent opportunity for business students to get some real world experience. Other majors and disciplines are welcome also! Contact Belita Howard at belita.howard2008@comcast.net.

Giving a Voice to the Elderly

We are actively recruiting Volunteer Ombudsman Representatives to provide advocacy services to the elderly residing in long-term care facilities in Sumner, Wilson, and Robertson counties. Working as a volunteer Ombudsman would provide good experience for students who may be considering a career working with the elderly population. We offer certification training and we can offer the training at times that would be convenient for students - evenings or weekends. Contact Sally Pitt at the Mid-Cumberland Human Resource Agency in Gallatin, (615) 452 - 5259 or spitt@mchra.com.

Student Tutors Needed in Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services at Vol State is recruiting student tutors in all subject areas to tutor students with disabilities as well as the student population at large. All tutoring is done on campus, during the day. The essential requirement is for the tutor candidate to have completed the course which he/she will tutor with a grade of A. Contact Kathy Sowell in 108 Wood Campus Center, (615) 230 - 3472 or kathy.sowell@volstate.edu.

Tutors for Sudanese students

Three volunteers are needed to help 1st - 8th graders with math and reading homework and general studies. It would also be helpful to have a volunteer to lead students in activities that promote health and wellness. The afterschool program is located at the Sudanese Presbyterian Church in Gallatin, and program days are Mondays and Tuesdays, 3:30 - 5:30PM when Sumner County Schools are in session. Contact Tut Rut at (615) 593-2164.

Area community agencies: To submit a volunteer opportunity, please email the service learning coordinator with the name and description of the project. Include the name of the agency and a representative's name, along with contact information. Please list the dates (i.e. year round, October thru December, March 25th etc.) and location of the project, the number of students needed and any special requirements for volunteers. The Office of Career Placement, Cooperative Education & Service Learning reserves the right to screen projects and may not post those that would be inappropriate for our students.

Service Learning at Volunteer State Community College
1480 Nashville Pike Gallatin, TN 37066
(615) 230 - 3315 | Building 100, Ste. 102