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 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. Learn More ›
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. Learn More ›
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.
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Community Partner Verification
Non-profit organizations or programs needing to provide verification can do so using the form below. If you have any questions, please contact us for assistance!
West End Connection Easter Egg Hunt
When: April 8, 2023, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: West End Park
The West End Connection’s goal is to preserve the history of the historically Black West End area of Cookeville. They also aim to connect with the community and create events for the West End area. They are hosting their annual Easter Egg hunt for the kids in the community on April 8th at 2 p.m. They need volunteers to help set up the Easter Egg hunt and hide the eggs. Sign up now!
Overton County Habitat for Humanity’s Race to Build Hope 2023
When: April 15, 2023, at 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Where: 140 S. Spring Street Central Park Livingston, TN US 38570
Saturday April 15th 2023-Overton County (UCHFH) is presenting our second 5K run/walk, Race to Build Hope!! This chip-timed race will attract runners of all ages throughout our region.
Proceeds from this year's race will benefit our Senior Aging in Place Repair Program. This fast-growing program is focused on assisting in keeping Seniors in their homes longer by creating an accessible home and repairing any urgent needs in the home. Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers to help pass out water bottles, check in runners, and be stationed throughout the course. To volunteer, please sign up here!
Habitat for Humanity
Help build houses during the summer with Habitat for Humanity every Saturday. For more information contact Maren Bader at (931)528-1711 or firstname.lastname@example.org
West End Connection
When: 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Where: West End Park on West End St. 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m
Help out at the 2nd Annual Darwin Dash with West End Connection. The 5k and 1 mile family fun run start at 8:00 a.m. Volunteers can help set up the race and also pass out water to runners. To volunteer please contact Natalie at 317-250-5669 or Monica at email@example.com
FUMC Food Pantry
Volunteer at the First United Church’s food pantry and hand out food to those in need. To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food to the Rescue
Help deliver food to families in need in the Upper Cumberland on May 18th, June 22nd, and July 13th. For more information, please contact Lisa Pahl at 714-585-5472.
Upper Cumberland Development District
"During the months of May-August, TN SHIP/SMP of the Upper Cumberland partners with local County Fair boards to set up an informational booth at their Senior Day events. For these events, TN SHIP/SMP is looking for volunteers who are great coordinators to help with getting the days scheduled and materials put together as well as volunteers to attend the events and disseminate outreach material to attendees. If you would like more information or are interested in helping out this summer, please contact Erin Perdue, TN SHIP/SMP Volunteer Coordinator, by calling 931-476-4147 or emailing email@example.com."
Volunteer with the Imagine Foundry, a creative space designed for kids and families in mind. Help with their summer programs from June 5-August 4th during the week. The volunteers would work with youth in our summer programs. They could also help with cleaning and organizing tasks.
To volunteer please contact Jessa Hershner at 931.280.1515 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
› SIGNING UP TO VOLUNTEER
You can sign up directly with the Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator!
Maren Bader, Volunteer Coordinator
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.