Serve Our City
Serve Our City
Below are a few organizations we have served with as a church family — and they have current needs that we can fill! Click the name of each organization to expand, read more, and sign up.
UrbanPromise Nashville exists to help refugee youth heal, learn, and direct their own futures for good. Through our after-school programs and summer camps, we provide opportunities for elementary-age refugee students to improve academic competency, develop mentoring relationships, explore the arts, and nurture their own faith. Through our StreetLeader program, high school refugee students are employed to work as leaders and mentors at these programs. In addition to a job, these high schoolers receive extensive leadership development, job training, academic support, trauma-sensitive counseling, discipleship, and mentoring to support their future success in and outside of the program.
UrbanPromise Nashville’s ultimate goal is to develop refugee youth into leaders who are passionate about serving their communities to advance good and bring glory to God. Our great hope is that refugee youth transform Nashville from the inside out by sharing and showing the love of Jesus throughout the city.
Currently, UPN is in need of volunteers for our fall programming which begins September 20th. Some of our needs include:
Provide Snacks + Waters
Provide Dinner for Weekly StreetLeader Trainings
For more information about UP Nashville, head to urbanpromisenashville.org, or to learn more about specific volunteer needs and times, email shawna.upnashville(at)gmail(dot)com.
Youth Encouragement Services has been a staple in the Napier neighborhood for over 65 years and more recently has expanded into the Woodbine area. They serve kids and families in these areas through after school programs, tutoring and mentoring, summer camps, athletic leagues, and more. Their goal is to provide a safe alternative to the streets for kids and teens during their free time through a Christ-centered community.
If you are interested in getting more involved with any of YES’ programming throughout the year, head to their website to view their volunteer positions and needs.
"Martha O’Bryan Center is Nashville‘s oldest nonprofit, working throughout Nashville for almost 130 years to help families living in poverty. Through our Family Success Network, we help families to leave poverty in one-generation. Our main areas of focus include education, employment, and family supports. While located in East Nashville, we serve families from every zip code in Davidson County.
Throughout the year, we host various events for our community. We are always looking for volunteers to help us for those events, as well as some recurring opportunities. In the Spring, we host a community baby shower and a Mother’s Day celebration. As Fall approaches, we host a Back-2-School event, a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat, and a Thanksgiving celebration. In Winter, we celebrate the holidays with a huge event and toy giveaway. We also highlight our work throughout January for Poverty Awareness Month. Consistently, our K-8 programs are always looking for active and engaged volunteer tutors on weekday afternoons."
If you are interested in volunteering, email Victoria Cumbow at vcumbow(at)marthaobryan.org. *All of our volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated and complete a background check in advance of volunteering for an event.