Student Engagement

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for ways to volunteer? Sign up for one of our active projects for one-time or short-term opportunities or check out our community partners for longer-term opportunities!

Active Projects

Active Service Projects are service events going on that require student volunteers to help make the event possible for the public. Partnering agencies request volunteers and all requests are posted here. The benefits of choosing active (random) projects are that you can get quite a few hours in one day or one weekend as well as you will get a very eclectic volunteer experience, networking with multiple nonprofit professionals.

Community Partners

Community Partners are nonprofit organizations and programs the university is partnered with for students to have volunteer opportunities with during their college experiences. The benefits of choosing to volunteer with a community partner is that you can typically have a set schedule for your volunteer work as well as really getting to know about the organization, getting to know the staff, and becoming more invested in their mission.

Active Service Projects and Programs

Community Partner Programs

Interested in finding a long-term volunteer opportunity that suits your skills and interests? Volunteer opportunities are listed by county through Help First. Click “Putnam County” to view local options and browse organizations and programs by the social issues and/or community needs that they support! While searching for the best-fitting option for you, keep your career path in mind and consider choosing something that will enhance your resume.

» View non-profit community partners on help first

Submit A Service Project Request

Non-profit organizations or programs: Do you have an ongoing or upcoming project that you would like us promote? Email us at

Fall Fun Fest

Fall Fun Fest is one of Cookeville's most prominent annual events. Hosted on Courthouse Square in downtown Cookeville, this event features music, food, and fun for all ages. Fall Fun Rest relies on amazing student volunteers to help make this event happen. Use the link below to sign up for a volunteer shift, and visit for more event details.

Fall Fun Fest Volunteer Sign-Up

Habitat for Humanity

You can sign up directly with the Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator!

Maren Bader, Volunteer Coordinator
(931) 528-1711

You can also sign up for volunteer opportunities online. On the Habitat for Humanity website, click “Volunteer” to see current volunteer opportunities available with Habitat for Humanity. Once application has been submitted,  the volunteer coordinator will reach out with further instructions.

Habitat For Humanity Volunteer Opportunities

FUMC Food Pantry

Volunteer at the First United Church’s food pantry and hand out food to those in need. To volunteer, email  

Cookeville Senior Center

Join the Cookeville Senior Center activities for an intergenerational experience at one of their yoga classes, boxing, art, or woodcarving classes.

To sign up please email

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