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Volunteer Tennessee
Jim Snell, Executive Director


Volunteer Tennessee

Report: Volunteering in America Remains Strong

The new Volunteering and Civic Life in America research report shows that service to others continues to be a priority for millions of Americans. The findings from the annual study were released today by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC).

This year’s study found that 1.28 million Tennesseans (25.0 percent) volunteered through an organization in 2013. Altogether, Tennesseans volunteered nearly 149.5 million hours last year and the estimated value of that service is $3.4 billion.

Learn more about the results at the links below.

Volunteering and Civic Life in America website

Volunteering and Civic Life in America press release


2015-2016 AmeriCorps Funding Process

The Operation AmeriCorps Notice of Funding Opportunity is now available and can be found on our Funding Opportunities page.

Please visit our Funding Opportunities page for all grant related documents.


Volunteer Tennessee Seal of Approval

Volunteer Tennessee is pleased to launch the Volunteer Tennessee Seal of Approval program. This program is intended to provide recognition for schools (both private and public) engaged in volunteerism and service. The seal of approval program provides an opportunity for schools to be recognized for outstanding work in the area of service, service-learning and volunteerism. To apply for this recognition, please follow the 4-step process below. Schools that are selected will be recognized at the Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning. For more information on applying for this seal of approval, please visit the page for more information.


                                AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary Logo 

                          AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary

AmeriCorps celebrated its 20th anniversary in on September 12, 2014.  Visit our webpage to see information from the event. Visit the Corporation for National and Community Service's AmeriCorps 20th anniversary web page for national event information.


                                Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards

2013 Governor's Volunteer Stars Award Businesss honoree Eastman Chemical


The Fifth Annual Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards, held March 4, recognized outstanding volunteers from across the state. Click here to see photos from the event.


Serve InDEED Volume 2, Issue 1

Tennessee Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement.

To have your submission considered for the next edition of Serve InDEED, please click here for instructions.


Volunteer Tennessee Certifies Expert Service-Learning Trainers!

With funding from State Farm, Volunteer Tennessee recently provided training that resulted in 25 certified Service-Learning Trainers. Click here to find a service-learning trainer.


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Getting Things Done in Tennessee

Through national service, more than 11,000 people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to solve problems and build stronger communities in 66 projects across Tennessee. Serving through local non-profits and schools, national service members and volunteers tutor children, coordinate service-learning and after-school programs, build homes, organize neighborhood watch groups, clean streams, recruit volunteers, and do other things to improve and strengthen communities.

Whether serving full- or half-time, as a part of AmeriCorps or Senior Corps, citizens of Tennessee are making schools better, children healthier, streets safer, and the environment cleaner.


Volunteer to support medical or public health emergency response in Tennessee

Please click here to find volunteer opportunities in response to medical, public health or other emergencies.






The mission of Volunteer Tennessee is to encourage volunteerism and community service.

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