Gear up for Nashville Volunteer Week

The event celebrates giving back to the community Saturday, Oct. 21-Friday, Oct. 27.

A volunteer stands smiling with a paintbrush in her hands as other volunteers paint a wall behind her.

If you’re ready to paint a more beautiful Nashville, consider volunteering your time.

Photo via Hands On Nashville

Are you up for a challenge, Music City? Nashville Volunteer Week begins Saturday, Oct. 21, tasking Nashvillians to volunteer once between now and the end of the year.

The week-long initiative by Hands On Nashville connects participants with service opportunities via more than 160 nonprofits, schools, and civic organizations. Volunteers who sign up for a project before Sunday, Dec. 31 will be entered to win a series of prizes.

Interested in taking part? Attend the launch party on Saturday, Oct. 21 at Shelby Park (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) to meet local nonprofits + enjoy food trucks and music from 92Q’s DJ.

Bonus: Put your best foot forward and learn even more about the organizations in which you can volunteer your time using this guide to 40 opportunities based on your interests.

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