Hands On Nashville looks to fill more volunteer positions amid pandemic

Posted at 6:33 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 07:33:41-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The need for volunteers to help continues to grow in Metro Nashville as hundreds of organizations are counting on them to fill many positions.

Hands On Nashville says there are several community needs due to the effects of COVID-19. The organization knows some may be a little concerned to volunteer right now, but leaders say they are following health safety guidelines.

Organizations are supplying personal protective equipment, hosting opportunities outside and practicing social distancing.

Volunteer Engagement Leader A.T. Branch said Tennesseans have been great stepping up to volunteer - but it’s been a slight struggle to fill spots.

He said last week they had about a 40% volunteer fill rate, so the need for help is greatly needed.

"These nonprofits have, especially in a time like COVID, have such limited budgets and they don't have the staff or the resources to always meet the demand of the work that they want to do," Branch said. "So volunteers give their time and that enhances their capacity to really meet their mission each and every day."

Hands On Nashville makes it easy to sign up to volunteer. If you go to its website, you can see all the opportunities listed with dates and times.