Volunteer

Mission Trips

Our Little Roses, Honduras

St. George's makes two annual trips to Our Little Roses (OLR): one in February for adults, and one in June for adults and youth. The mission trips focus on building relationships, repairing OLR facilities, and sharing the Gospel. You do not have to know Spanish to travel to OLR! Many St. George's members have not known Spanish and have still been able to serve the girls at OLR in meaningful ways.

Questions? Contact Patsy Curry, Coordinator | 615-385-2078 or

Sadie Zoradi, Associate Director of Youth Ministries | 615-385-2150 x 233 or sadie.zoradi@stgeorgesnashville.org

Opportunities with Outreach Partners

St. George’s makes annual grants to offer financial support for organizations in our community and around the world. The following organizations will receive grants in the 2017 funding year, and we would be pleased for anyone interested to contact them about possible volunteer opportunities.

View our 2017 Outreach Brochure with information about all grant recipients.

Learn more about the grant funding process.

Volunteer Opportunities

We would love to talk with you about finding a place to best use your God-given gifts and talents.  If you have an interest in getting involved but don't know where to start, please contact Joe King, Director of Lay Ministry Engagement | 615-385-2150 x 249 or joe.king@stgeorgesnashville.org

 

Birthday Calls

Calls are made monthly to our parishioners over the age of 75 to send birthday wishes.

Questions? Contact Lynn Ragland, Pastoral Care Coordinator | 615-385-2150 x 247 or lynn.ragland@stgeorgesnashville.org

Bookstore Volunteers

One or two volunteers are needed in the St. George’s Bookstore each Sunday morning from 9:00 to 11:15am, especially during the program year (August – May). Volunteers will receive a brief training to be familiarized with the bookstore inventory and credit card machine. In addition, volunteers are often needed during special events including holiday services and special programs.

Questions? Contact Claudia Taylor | 615-385-2150 x 218 or claudia.taylor@stgeorgesnashville.org or Katy Valesky | 615-385-2150 x 241 or katy.valesky@stgeorgesnashville.org

Boulevard Bolt

The Boulevard Bolt is a collaborative effort of Immanuel Baptist Church, St. George’s Episcopal Church, and The Temple in Nashville. The Bolt ranks among the largest 5-mile races in the country with over 8,500 participants and has donated $2,750,000 to the homeless community in Nashville. The efforts of many people make the annual race possible. Volunteers are needed for registration, set-up, tear-down, and many other tasks.

Questions? Contact Dru Anderson, Coordinator for St. George’s | dru.anderson@cci-ir.com

Caring Connections

We care for and connect with those in our parish family who are unable to be with us for worship and other weekly activities. These men and women are often homebound or in nursing facilities. Connecting could be as simple as a visit, a phone call, or a card each month.

Questions? Contact Gayle Vance, Coordinator | 615-383-5613 or gaylevance@gmail.com or Karen Lackey, Coordinator | 615-352-6263 or lackeyjk@comcast.net

Chefs on Call

This ministry meets in the church kitchen the first Saturday of every month to prepare a choice of casseroles that are frozen for the urgent or chronic needs of our church family and friends.

Questions? Contact Sally Miller, Coordinator | sallycmiller1@gmail.com

Children's Ministry

There are countless volunteer opportunities for parents and other adults in our Children's Ministries. Volunteers may serve on a parent commitee, participate in a Mom's in Prayer group, take photographs, make materials, assist or lead a Sunday School class (called Catechesis of the Good Shepherd), lead Children's Chapel, coordinate art projects, and coordinate annual special events.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Nash, Director of Children's Ministries | 615-385-2150 x 268 or elizabeth.nash@stgeorgesnashville.org

Church Bus Drivers

Drivers needed to take small groups to and from events, services, etc. Some training required.

Questions? Contact Laura Zabaski, Parish Administrative Officer | 615-385-2150 x 242 or laura.zabaski@stgeorgesnashville.org

Farmers Market Hosts

St. George’s Farmers Market runs from May through October on Thursday afternoons, 3:30 – 6:30pm. This “producers only” market features up to 20 vendors each week. Volunteers are needed to coordinate vendors, assist with communications around Nashville, and manage the market on Thursday afternoons.

Questions? Contact the Rev. Sam Adams | 615-385-2150 x 216 or sam.adams@stgeorgesnashville.org

Flower Ministry

Volunteers deliver special flowers to stay-at-home parishioners before Christmas.

Questions? Contact Lynn Ragland, Pastoral Care Coordinator | 615-385-2150 x 247 or lynn.ragland@stgeorgesnashville.org

Inreach Shepherds

Shepherd help care for church members by offering rides to appointments, errands or church, occasional meals, and small household tasks.

Questions? Contact Jeanne Gore, Coordinator | 615-371-9078 or jengalan@comcast.net

Lemonade & Cookies Hosts

Volunteers provide homemade or purchased cookies and host a short time of fellowship after church services in the summer.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Reavis, Coordinator | 615-385-2150 x 220 or elizabeth.reavis@stgeorgesnashville.org

Littlest Angels

Volunteers provide a delivered meal for church members with new babies soon after the birth of their child.

Questions? Contact Amy Greathouse, Coordinator | amywgreathouse@gmail.com or Stephanie Gillmor, Coordinator | StephLTidwell@gmail.com

The Nashville Fellows Program

The Fellows Program seeks to help young adults prepare to integrate their faith with their calling in the workplace. Adults can volunteer to mentor a fellow, host a fellow in their home, help find intership placements for the fellows in a variety of careers, or help with the application process as we discern who God is calling to be a fellow at our church.

Questions? Contact The Rev. Clint Wilson | 615-385-2150 x 215 or clint.wilson@stgeorgesnashville.org

Phoebe’s Meals

Based on Romans 16:12, this ministry arranges up to 6 meals for parishioners who, for whatever reason, would be blessed by a hot meal delivered to their home. Volunteers always needed to occasionally provide a meal or help arrange deliveries?

Questions? Contact Kate Meriwether, Coordinator | katetarleton@gmail.com

Reception Committee

This Committee hosts many of the lovely receptions where we celebrate being together as one body of Christ, including All Saint’s Day, Lessons & Carols, Confirmation, and special music events.

Questions? Contact Alice Essary, Co-Chair | amessary@comcast.net or Robin Puryear, Co-Chair | robin.puryear@comcast.net

Room in the Inn

Room in the Inn is a non-profit organization that coordinates housing and meals for homeless people in Nashville during the winter months. St. George’s participates in this initiative by hosting 12 guests on Tuesday nights November through March. A tremendous number of volunteers are needed to help coordinate transportation, meals, overnight hosting, and behind-the-scenes support for these guests.

Questions? Contact Elizabeth Cox, Coordinator | aenashville@yahoo.com

Seniors Helping Others

This group offers one-time volunteer opportunities through the year that benefit various ministries of St. George’s or outside organizations. As a volunteer, you can select the type of project and time that fits your schedule. In the past, we have put together bags of items for Room in the Inn guests, made card for the girls at Our Little Roses in Honduras, and created palm crosses for Palm Sunday worship.

Questions? Contact Karen Lackey, Coordinator | lackeyjk@comcast.net

St. George's Enterprise Ministry (SGEM)

The St. George's Enterprise Ministry (SGEM) was formed as an expression of St. George's successful Living Waters Campaign in response to the devastating 2010 flood. Ten percent of the funds raised weredesignated "to invest in a new mission inititiative that would bless the Nashville community and seve as a catalyst for future St. George's ministry opportunities and relationships outside the parish." Read more about SGEM here.

Questions? Contact the Rev. Sam Adams | 615-385-2150 x 216 or sam.adams@stgeorgesnashville.org

Worship

Our worship services could not happen the way they do without the assistance of capable volunteers. Church members serve in a variety of ways - with the altar guild, flower guild, greeters, ushers, lectors, acolytes, lay eucharistic ministers, and more. 

Questions? Contact the Rev. Michael Blaess | 615-385-2150 x 212 or michael.blaess@stgeorgesnashville.org

Youth Ministry

Adults play a vital role in our youth ministries, and there are many ways for volunteers to serve in leadership roles or behind the scenes. Volunteers serve on our prayer team, coordinate or assist with events, support the staff with administrative tasks, lead small groups, and teach Sunday school.

Questions? Contact Sadie Zoradi, Associate Director of Youth Ministry | 615-385-2150 x 233 or sadie.zoradi@stgeorgesnashville.org