Interested in volunteering? We would love to have you!
To help achieve our mission to strengthen literacy of at-risk children in East Nashville, volunteers are needed! Please download and complete our volunteer application (Microsoft Word format or Acrobat PDF) and contact Ameshica Linsey at A.Linsey@enhopeexchange.org with any questions you may have. The 2017 summer program locations were Warner Enhanced Option Elementary (626 Russell St., 37206) and Ross Early Learning Center (601 McFerrin Ave., 37206). 2018 locations will be finalized soon.
Summer Program Volunteer Needs
Reading Buddies: Reading Buddies tutor students 1-on-1 daily from 11:30am-1:00pm. Buddies are needed Monday through Thursday and are asked to commit to at least two days a week, but are encouraged to come all four days. Buddies must attend a few hours of training and have a successful background check performed. No prior teaching or tutoring experience is required!
Food set-up and break down: Volunteers are needed to prepare and set-up light dinner for weekly Family Events during the 6-week summer program. Some volunteers are needed at 3 pm and 4 pm to set-up and until 7:00 to clean up.
Field Trip Chaperones: Field trip chaperones are needed every Friday during the 6-week program. Chaperones must have a successful background check and commit to at least 2 of the 6 field trips.
Activity Teachers: If you have a special talent or hobby you would like to teach, please let us know. Activities happen in the afternoon. Ideally, we look for Activity Teachers who would like to do a one-week project or can commit to a regular schedule of two days a week for the whole program.
We are looking for volunteers who can commit approximately 5 hours a week to helping with ongoing clerical needs in the ENHE office. This includes filing, organizing books/learning materials, and copying.
We also have opportunities for volunteering on our Development Committee, Finance Committee, Program Committee, Communications Committee and Community Partnership Committee for experienced individuals who are looking for leadership roles, as well as individuals who want to gain experience.
Please download and fill out our volunteer form, available either in Microsoft Word format or Acrobat PDF. You can return the form by email, mail, or fax to Executive Director Ameshica Linsey.
Ameshica Linsey, Executive Director
East Nashville Hope Exchange
419 Woodland Street
Nashville, TN 37206
School Year Program Needs
Food set-up and break down: A team of three people is needed for the year. Duties include setting-up food table with lunch, snacks, drinks, etc. and cleaning up afterwards. We ask that volunteers attend a training and then serve for as many of the workshops as possible (at least 3).
Teacher Assistants: Teacher Assistants can help with the student program for children or the adult family instruction program. Some help may be needed for childcare of smaller children. Working with the students requires a background check and a commitment of at least 3 workshops.
Upcoming Workshop dates: March 10, April 14, May 12
Days/Times: Saturdays, 10:30am-1:30pm
Reading Buddies - reading and sight word games
Working in the garden at Ross ELC with Plant the Seed
Reading Buddies working together
Field trip chaperones