You don’t have to take a 24-hour plane trip to serve Africans...join us in serving the Africans who are living right in your backyard. The state of Tennessee is home to over 17,000 African immigrants and refugees, and more than 60% of this population lives here in Middle Tennessee. Come join us in serving the kingdom!
Our ministry runs on the support of volunteers. We are constantly in need of outgoing, energetic and flexible people to work with the African refugees living here in Nashville and help keep our programs running. We are looking for reliable, motivated volunteers who enjoy working with and serving others
General Volunteers: Volunteers are the backbone of the refugee ministry. Most of our volunteers for both educational and life skills programs are friendly, responsible, and ready to assist both children and adults. Please come join us. The volunteer form gives you an opportunity to list your strengths and skills as well as your desired time commitment so that we can connect you with the right group. There is a place for everyone and we need you especially.
High School Students: We are the perfect place to fulfill your community service hour requirements! We have several programs for you to be involved in, giving just two hours of your time each week. We require a semester-long commitment, though we understand that you have other priorities that you may have to take care of from time to time as you are a student too! We simply ask for an early notice if there is a day that you are scheduled to volunteer when you will be unable to make it.
Church Youth Groups: We would love to work with you to plan a Vacation Bible School for our refugee children, or take a trip together to a park, a museum or the zoo. We invite church leaders to contact us so that we can plan a way to work together!
College Students: We would love to provide you with a rewarding internship opportunity that will allow you to utilize your organizational and communication skills to serve our community's refugees. We offer unpaid internships with a semester-long commitment of 10 to 15 hours per week. Fall/Spring interns will work in conjunction with the Volunteer/Program Coordinator and the Director to help recruit, train and maintain volunteers. These interns will also assist in the organization of the after-school program and other educational efforts. Summer interns will work in conjunction with the Volunteer/Program Coordinator and the Director to create and maintain summer programs, including VBS, recreational and educational programs. Summer interns will also help with the annual Back-To-School Drive. The responsibilities will be flexible depending on your strengths. This is an ideal opportunity for a student majoring in the social sciences or one who is interested in international studies.
>> click here to download our 2011 Internship Application
SPRING 2012 Internship (starts January 25, 2012 - ends May 6, 2012)
> application deadline: November 25, 2011
Do you have other ideas or other ways that you would like to serve Nashville's refugee community? Please let us know! We welcome all ideas because we know that there is power though partnerships.
If you are interested in volunteering with our ministry, please tell us a little about yourself by filling out our Volunteer Contact Form below. Once we receive the form, we'll be in touch with you within a week's time. If you have any questions, please call Aimee Abizera at (615) 477-0639.