“If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” – Lilla Watson (Aboriginal educator, artist, and activist)
Open Table Nashville (OTN) is an inter-faith nonprofit that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized, and provides education about issues of homelessness. OTN is active in homeless outreach and runs bi-monthly resource shelters and emergency warming shelters in the winter when temperatures drop below 25 degrees. For more information, visit http://www.opentablenashville.org/ and for volunteer opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Contributor is Nashville’s street paper on homelessness. If you are interested in learning how you can volunteer or get involved, visit their website at www.thecontributor.org or e-mail the staff at email@example.com.
Room In The Inn’s Campus for Human Development
The Campus has a ton of wonderful volunteer opportunities that include teaching classes, helping with the foot clinic, helping with Room in the Inn (from November–March), and a million other things. Visit www.roomintheinn.org for more information.
Park Center’s Homeless Outreach Program
Park Center is a mental health agency with a stellar street outreach program in Nashville. They always need help sorting donations in their clothing closet. Visit http://www.parkcenternashville.org/programs/homeless-outreach for more information.
Oasis serves at risk youth as well as individuals under the age of 21 who are experiencing homelessness. They have a number of great volunteer opportunities as well as a great street outreach program. Visit http://www.oasiscenter.org for more information.