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Volunteer Generation Fund


The Tennessee Volunteer Generation Fund Coalition

 The Tennessee Volunteer Generation Fund Coalition will increase volunteer recruitment and expand the use of volunteers to increase educational attainment for Tennessee's youth, improve economic outcomes for individuals, and better prepare communities for disasters.

 Using high-quality volunteer recruitment, training and management practices, the Tennessee Volunteer Generation Fund Coalition will engage 525 volunteers to address education issues, 750 volunteers to address disaster services issues and 420 volunteers to address economic opportunity issues.  The Coalition will provide capacity building services to 60 organizations across Tennessee.

2018 Program Descriptions

Hands On Nashville: Nashville
HON increases accessibility to volunteer opportunities that engage individuals in meaningful service, directed toward improving economic opportunities and educational outcomes for youth. Working within its membership of 115+ nonprofit partners, HON will build the volunteer management capacity of 25 organizations, who address needs of education and economically disadvantaged people, by offering Service Enterprise Certification, a volunteer management training series, and providing volunteer recruitment technology.

Contact: Jann Seymour                        Email:  

Phone: 615-298-1108 ext. x419          Website:

United Way of Greater Chattanooga: Chattanooga
The Chattanooga Literacy Initiative Mentor Volunteer Program (MVP) gives students across Hamilton County access to free reading and mentoring services at 9 different locations in neighborhoods with the greatest need for additional educational services.

Contact: Justin Whitaker                                  Email:   

Phone: 423-752-0351                                      Website:

United Way of Williamson County: Franklin
 Through the United Way of Williamson County’s education program, 100% of the students in the program will increase their Standardized Testing and Reporting Scores after one year. Additionally, 77% will read at grade level by the time they have completed one year in the Raise Your Hand after-school tutoring program.

Contact: Debby Rainey                                    Email:

Phone: 615-771-2312                                      Website:

Volunteer East Tennessee: Knoxville
VGF funding will support the Sevier County Volunteer Coordinator role and its efforts to recruit and coordinate volunteers to disaster-related needs in the community, as well as connect key organizations as the central recruitment and management of disaster volunteers and volunteer management expertise.

Contact: Melanie Vincent                                Email:   

Phone: 865-582-4085                                      Website:

Volunteer Memphis: Memphis
Volunteer Memphis will dramatically increase the contribution of volunteerism and service to address the CNCS Education focus area through the alignment of community resources and service to improve the rates of post-secondary enrollment for residents of Memphis and Shelby County who have historically faced structural barriers to understanding and completing the steps necessary to enroll in post-secondary institutions, primarily through FAFSA completion.

Contact: Andrea Hill                            Email:

Phone: 901-278-0016                        Website: