Volunteer

There are many ways to serve others even while we cannot meet together as a church family. 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 the Martha Rodes, Director of Lay Ministry Engagement at 615-385-2150 x 249.

Immediate Needs

The following volunteer initiatives needing help right now.

Pantry Day at Buena Vista Elementary School

Books & Non-perishable food donations requested before Saturday, June 20.

We are hosting Pantry Day at the school on Saturday, June 20 from 10:00am to noon.  We are replenishing the school pantry and we will also hand out children’s books to the students.  Please bring your donations of gently used books and non-perishable food to the church for delivery. Drop off donations at the back of the Chapel (open 24 hours a day; enter through the side entrance). We hope to make this a very special day for the students and their families.

Email the Rev. David Barr with any questions at david.barr@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Room in the Inn Donations

Room in the Inn is in need of men’s socks and underwear in all sizes. Please drop your donations off at the back of the Chapel (open 24 hours a day; enter through the side entrance) if you’d like to help.

Email the Rev. David Barr with any questions at david.barr@stgeorgesnashville.org.

Farmers Market 

St. George’s Farmers Market begins Thursday May 14, 2020 and will continue each Thursday through August. We will need volunteers to serve as hosts each market day. For the 2020 season, we will be imposing new guidelines to protect our vendors and shoppers. Read more about our market here

Interested in volunteering? Contact Catherine Grace for more information.

Care + Connect

Along with staying safe and healthy, we hope everyone will reach out within the community to offer help and support as you are able. Clergy, staff, parish leaders, and volunteers have been calling  and writing to check in and stay connected with our families. Please contact us if you or anyone you know is in need. We'd also love to hear from you if you want to help with meeting some of those needs.

Contact Martha Rodes, Director of Lay Ministry Engagement, at 615-385-2150 x 249 or martha.rodes@stgeorgesnashville.org

Ongoing Opportunities

The opportunities listed below are ways for church members to help one another. These are ongoing needs in our community, and we welcome new volunteers at any time. 

Caring Connections

We care for and connect with seniors 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 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 

Inreach Shepherds

The Shepherds are a volunteer team ready to answer short term needs of St. George’s parishioners—from rides to the doctor or church, to errands, to small household tasks. They "reach in" to smooth out temporary rough spots in times of need.

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

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 

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 

Opportunities with Enterprise Ministry Partners

St. George's Enterprise Ministry invests in new mission initiatives through funding and relationships for the purpose of blessing the Nashville community. The organizations listed below are current partners with St. George's and may have volunteer opportunities. Learn more about the SGEM funding process here.

BRANDED Collective

BRANDED Collective exists to empower survivors of human trafficking through meaningful employment producing jewelry and economic independence. Their hope is that each employee will be inspired to rediscover the dreams she has lost and be motivated to go forth and pursue them. They also seek to unite a collective of survivors and patrons who work together to advance the abolition of human trafficking.

To learn more about BRANDED Collective, please visit brandedcollective.com.

Corner to Corner 

Corner to Corner exists to extend the hope of Christ through gospel word and loving deed. 

To learn more about Corner to Corner, please visit cornertocorner.org.

Humphreys Street Coffee

Born out of a desire to create jobs in their neighborhood,
provide mentoring opportunities that empower youth, and train teenagers in job skills such as customer service, marketing, and craftsmanship, Humphreys Street Coffee was created. They are a social enterprise within their parent non-profit, Harvest Hands Community Development, and employ 16 teens per year. One hundred percent of their profits are reinvested into programs and scholarships that support their students.

To learn more about Humphreys Street Coffee, please visit humphreysstreet.com.

Justice Industries

Justice Industries focuses on hiring valuable contributors who have been seen as “unemployable.” Their staff and employees come from a variety of backgrounds and are all survivors of trauma such as homelessness, addiction, incarceration, mental illness and domestic violence. They seek to provide a clear track of upward mobility—maximizing each person’s personal growth, professional development, and overall opportunity for expanded income and self-sustainability. Their largest industry to date is Just.Glass, which offers glass recycling services in Nashville.

To learn more about Justice Industries, please visit justiceindustries.org.

Poverty & the Arts

Poverty & the Arts is a social enterprise nonprofit that provides opportunities for artists overcoming homelessness to engage in creative outlets, learn income through selling artwork and merchandise, develop entrepreneurial and professional skills, and build community relationships. In their Artist Collective program, artists utilize the provided art supplies and studio space to create artwork in partnership with mentors from the local art community.

To learn more about Poverty & the Arts, please visit povertyandthearts.org.