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UPDATED: Summer 2020 Volunteer Opportunities

Create a “summer camp in a bag” to be distributed to children at our Project Transformation site churches. Now more than ever, children need resources to nurture their mind, body, and spirit while they are out of school and at home during this public health emergency. Sign up to create a bag here.

Volunteer at a distribution site, where Project Transformation will distribute a grab-and-go meal daily, as well as program supplies to students in our program. A few in-person volunteers are needed to sanitize, organize, and distribute supplies. Local health guidelines will be followed. Volunteers must sign a waiver and be willing to have their temperature taken at arrival in order to serve. (Monday-Thursday, 10:30am-2pm, June 1 – July 23). Register as a volunteer by clicking the site below where you’d like to serve. Please register for NEEDED shifts.

Antioch United Methodist Church (Antioch)

Matthews Memorial United Methodist Church (Madison)

Trinity Community Commons (East Nashville)

LaVergne First United Methodist Church (La Vergne)

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Murfreesboro)

New Providence United Methodist Church (Clarksville)

Centenary United Methodist Church (South Memphis)

Longstreet United Methodist Church (White Haven)

Scenic Hills United Methodist Church (Raleigh/Frayser)

Serve as a Pen Pal, writing back and forth with a PT student throughout the summer. This is a great opportunity to help our students grow in their literacy and writing skills from home! Letters will be mailed to the Project Transformation office where they will be reviewed and sent to the connected Pen Pal. A cleared background check is required. Register as a Pen Pal here.

Pray with Project Transformation Tennessee! Whether or not you are able to serve directly with PT, we invite you to join us in surrounding our children, families, churches, staff, and volunteers in prayer. Prayer guide coming soon.


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There are numerous ways to connect and get involved with Project Transformation Tennessee!

Wonderful, wonderful program! As an educator it encourages me to know that this program is here and helping kids succeed on their education journey.
- Reading Volunteer

To sign up as a volunteer, visit our online volunteer platform and click “Become Member”.

  • “Sign Up” for a GivePulse account if you do not already have one, and complete the membership application questions to join the PT Tennessee volunteer group.
  • Then, search by location or opportunity name to find and register for specific volunteer events.

Afterschool Opportunities

Project Transformation offers afterschool programming for elementary students at three of our Nashville area site churches Monday through Thursday (Antioch UMC, Matthews Memorial UMC, and Trinity Community Commons). There are numerous ways to serve:

Help with homework! Project Transformation is looking for caring volunteers to offer one-on-one homework and reading tutoring. We ask volunteers to consider committing to one day per week. All volunteers are asked to participate in a one-hour orientation session prior to service. Read our Afterschool Homework Buddy Volunteer Description(Sept-May, Mon-Thurs, 4-5:15p)

Click here to register for a Homework Buddy orientation session. All orientations are held at the Project Transformation office on the campus of Scarritt Bennett. (Park at 1027 18th Avenue S, Nashville)

Serve a meal at a Family Fun Night! Family Fun Nights are a great volunteer opportunity for groups! They happen twice a semester during the school year and each month during the summer at each of our sites. This is an evening of fun for the children and parents in our programs. Volunteers are needed to provide meals and assist with activities. (Sept-May, Thursday evenings, 5:30-7p)

Summer Opportunities

Our program for elementary and middle school youth operates at ten site churches in the Middle and West Tennessee areas. The summer program alone requires over 1,500 volunteers to operate! You can get involved in the following ways:

Read one-on-one with children at our summer program sites. Both individuals and groups are welcome! (June-July, Mon-Thurs, 9:15a-12:15p)

Provide dinner for our young adult interns living on college campuses (Belmont, MTSU, Lemoyne Owen, Austin Peay); Stay and fellowship! (June-July, Sun-Thurs, 5:40-7p)

Provide an Attendance Celebration to celebrate children with exceptional attendance at PT. (June-July, Wednesday afternoons)

Provide a Family Fun Night Meal for our children and families! (June-July, Thursday nights)

Year-Round Opportunities

Collect new books and supplies! Click here for our wish list.

Pray with Project Transformation Tennessee! Whether or not you are able to serve directly with PT, we invite you to join us in surrounding our children, interns, families, churches, and volunteers in prayer.

The opportunities to get involved are limited only by your interests!

Contact Taylor Davenport if there are other ways you might be interested in volunteering your time with our kids and young adults: 615-810-9620,

We’ll look forward to hearing from you!