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Volunteer Tennessee

The mission of Volunteer Tennessee is to encourage volunteerism and community service. Volunteer Tennessee is the 25-member bipartisan citizen board appointed by the Governor to oversee AmeriCorps programs, manage the Tennessee Serves Network, promote service-learning opportunities and foster community service initiatives and partnerships in which people of all ages and backgrounds engage in addressing the educational, public safety, environmental and other human needs in the Volunteer State. 

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Tennessee Serves

Tennessee Serves

Volunteer Tennessee and Tennessee First Lady Maria Lee have announced the official launch of the Tennessee Serves Network, the statewide volunteer opportunities portal. The Tennessee Serves Network is a statewide collaboration of volunteer centers dedicated to bringing people and community together through an easily accessible online portal. The portal launch also marks the second anniversary of the first lady’s volunteer initiative, Tennessee Serves

Click here to register your organization or search for volunteer opportunities in your community.



Tennessee CERT Resource Guide 

Would you like to establish a local CERT program for your community, workplace, or organization and need additional information about CERT emergency preparedness training? If so, download the Resource Guide to Starting or Revitalizing a Local CERT Program in Tennessee.


Friends of Volunteer Tennessee

Friends of Volunteer Tennessee

Are you interested in helping strengthen volunteerism and community involvement in Tennessee?  Donate to Friends of Volunteer Tennessee! Friends of Volunteer Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created to support the programs and services of Volunteer Tennessee. Your donation will help with fundraising and managing donations, overseeing grants, training services, and supporting the Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism and Service-Learning and the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards



Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards
2024 Tennessee Conference on Volunteerism & Service-Learning
Josh Cunningham AmeriCorps testimony


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Volunteer Tennessee is an AmeriCorps grantee. AmeriCorps is the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation's most pressing challenges.