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Top 2 Volunteer Opportunities in Nashville

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Want to volunteer or intern at a great Nashville nonprofit? Whether you’re new to the city and want to learn about its charities, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a neighborhood nonprofit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite Nashville charities. Every nonprofit on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on If your favorite Nashville nonprofit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Layman Lessons Church Ministries5-stars

Volunteer preparing donations Layman Lessons Church Ministries

“I have been a part of Layman Lessons for about eight to nine years now and I believe they are the only nonprofit ministry that feeds and clothes the hungry and needy, where 99.9 percent of every dollar donated goes directly to those in need. That is unheard of. There is no paid staff, it’s all volunteers coming together to go out on the front lines meeting the needs of the people who really need it, including praying for them. With the mobile RV unit now available, Layman Lessons are able to provide showers and laundry service for those on the streets, helping restore their dignity. Truly a God-centered church charity.” –jlynmilele

Mercy Multiplied

“I can’t say enough about Mercy Multiplied!! I was in the Nashville home for five and a half months, and it completely changed my life. I entered the program with no Jesus, no hope, no joy, no quality of life. The moment I walked into the building, I knew the staff was sincere in their love for people and that it was a truly safe place. They showed me the real love of Jesus, and helped me to grow and heal from traumas in my past. Rather than band-aiding the pain with coping skills, they took me to the root of the problem to find true freedom. They also kept our time there fun with group games, movie nights, mall trips, and special events like concerts or science museums, most of which were sponsored by incredible donors!! Mercy taught us life skills, which I still am applying to this day! I am so grateful for the way those beautiful people have followed God’s leading to love people unconditionally.” –Christina D.2