Volunteers make an extraordinary impact on Nashville OIC's students and their families.


Working with Students

  • Tutor students. To gain a HiSET, students must pass tests in 5 subjects. Some students need extra support in specific areas.
  • Mentoring. Almost all OIC students face daunting barriers to achieving a better life for themselves and their families. Mentors guide students through challenging times in their lives and offer advice.
  • Assist teachers in class instruction.

Working with Staff

  • Help maintain OIC records, such as its aggregation report and Performance Statistics and maintain student files.
  • Assist with receptionist duties, such as welcoming visitors and answering calls – often OIC’s first contact with students and partners.
  • Help staff enhance relationships with OIC’s partners.

Developing Resources

  • Assist in activity related to the Annual Awards Banquet, OIC’s premier public relations event and fundraiser.
  • Assist in preparing grant proposals and in making solicitations.
  • Recommend new board members and assist in board recruitment.

Special Opportunities

  • Support OIC’s Summer Youth Basketball and Cheerleading Camp at Watkins Park Community Center by being a guest speaker, assisting coaches, providing meals and snacks, and telling parents about OIC’s programs and classes.
  • Graduation takes place the last Sunday in June of each year at Clark Memorial UMC. Help iron and prepare graduation robes and prepare refreshments for the graduates and their families.
  • Plant flowers and improve the outside appearance of Nashville OIC’s facility. Area needing attention is small and maintenance is a small time-commitment.

Wish List

  • We would like a reception desk for our front lobby.  Please contact Helena Farrow if you are interested in donating. All contributions to Nashville OIC are tax-deductible.


Nashville OIC estimates the value of volunteer services donated to be $72,000 per year. Volunteers make donor dollars go further. Please contact Helena Farrow, 615-248-2906, with questions about volunteering.