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Community Partner Program AmeriCorps Member

Hands On Nashville
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HON recognizes the opportunity to maximize the use of community volunteers to benefit the needs of partnering nonprofits in the greater Nashville area. The Community Partner Program AmeriCorps Member will support this endeavor by strengthening relationships with constituents in the community.

Orientation, volunteer management, project management, and technical skills training will be provided. AmeriCorps Member will receive additional life skills, educational enrichment, and professional development training opportunities, including: 1) Membership in Nashville's Center for Nonprofit Management’s Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (if elected); 2) Quarterly AmeriCorps social networking sessions; and 3) Regularly scheduled Hands On Nashville staff and supervisor meetings. The successful candidate will report directly to Hands On Nashville's Corporate Partner Program Senior Manager. A criminal history background check is required for this position.

Service Activities

Service activities include:conduct proactive outreach with HON’s existing Community Partners, including phone calls, site visits, and website investigations; research and outreach to potential new partners; assist with conducting workshops/training sessions; provide reports to Community Partners; answer questions and serve as a resource to HON’s Community Partners; work alongside HON staff to develop new trainings and initiatives; volunteer and Community Partner database upkeep and maintenance. Additionally: work with stakeholders around Youth/Education volunteer engagement in designated neighborhood, including helping to identify needs, creating volunteer-focused solutions, and implementing project management of those solutions.

Community Need Addressed

The Community Partner Program builds capacity for nonprofits, schools, government agencies, etc. by providing volunteer solutions through management strategy, consulting and training, technology, and volunteer recruitment.

Position Outcomes

Through strategic, diverse community partnerships and collective volunteerism, the Community Partner Program at HON fosters and promotes strategic volunteer engagement that creates viable and valuable solutions to complex social issues facing the community.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Training

The Hands On Nashville (HON) AmeriCorps Program builds stronger communities through service. Members are instrumental in: building capacity to enhance the ability of our community partners to carry out their missions; improving public lands, streams, and greenways; offering food access through urban agriculture; supporting low-income homeowners; impacting youth education; and much more.

Skills you will gain

Training for uplifting organizations while maintaining a high level of customer service; enthusiasm for community outreach, relationship building, and project management; engaging volunteers in service; volunteer project management; good interpersonal skills; working independently and as part of a team; written and oral communication skills; ability to schedule and carry out tasks independently; proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Volunteer Placement Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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