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FreeStore Community Resource Leader - AmeriCorps Member

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Recruiting Organization: Hands On Nashville

FreeStore Community Resource Leader

Term Commitment

Half Time, August 15,2022 - July 28, 2023

Summary Statement

Do you wake up every day passionate about helping your neighbors? Do you enjoy building relationships? Help us create partnerships throughout the city to serve our most vulnerable neighbors by becoming an AmeriCorps member with Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership.

Position Description

This role is perfect for a member interested in equity, justice, and liberation who values building and maintaining relationships. The FreeStore Community Resource Leader will help neighbors access food, toiletry, and essential household items. This role involves a lot of communication with people from a variety of backgrounds, so someone confident in this skillset is essential.

This AmeriCorps Member will build the capacity of our FreeStore and expand FreeStore locations to high-need neighborhoods throughout the city. As Edgehill Neighborhood Partnership works to meet the overwhelming and growing needs of our neighbors, this AmeriCorps member will be vital to reaching our goals.

You will gain skills in program design, project management, volunteer recruitment and management, evaluation design, communications, and capacity building.

Nashville is powered by people of all ages, races, ethnicities, skin tones, sexes, genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, and socioeconomic statuses engaging in service together. This is a city where YOU matter and YOU make a difference. Join us as we tackle the community’s most pressing challenges through service by becoming a Hands On Nashville AmeriCorps Program member.

The HON AmeriCorps Program is made possible through generous support from Volunteer Tennessee, The Dan and Margaret Maddox Fund, and AmeriCorps, the federal agency connecting individuals and organizations through service and volunteering to tackle the nation’s most pressing challenges. 


  • Recruit and communicate with potential community partners
  • Organize logistics of new FreeStore locations
  • Coordinate community partnerships in high-priority communities
  • Establish program model for mobile FreeStore

Typical Day In This Position

Each day brings something new as you seek the best way to meet the needs of our neighbors. You will be coordinating with and meeting neighbors and community partners daily.

Service Schedule

Standard hours are Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. with some flexiblility permitted when communicated in advance.


Members should have experience with or the willingness to develop competencies in these areas:

(1) Working with individuals from diverse backgrounds

(2) Utilizing interpersonal, organizational and conflict resolution skills

(3) Calendar and time management

Key abilities include:

(1) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

(2) Using good judgement and maintaining professional behavior.

(3) Willingness to solve problems and overcome challenges.

Other Skills

Bilingual skills that can benefit partnership development and member services are a plus


High School Diploma/GED

Can professional experience be substituted for formal education: Yes

Physical Requirements

Lift and carry up to 20-30lbs; Responsibilities in the position may entail sitting for extended periods of time; Responsibilities in this position may entail standing for extended periods of time; Responsibilities in the position may entail serving in the outdoors and potentially in inclement weather; Office or service environment may include noisy environments; Service responsibilities require moving about to accomplish tasks or moving from one worksite to another; Service responsibilities require member to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; Service responsibilities require the member to drive a cargo van, truck, and/or trailer; Service responsibilities require the member to communicate verbally via the telephone and/or computer;

Required Driver’s License: Yes

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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Sun Aug 14, 2022 - Fri Jul 28, 2023
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM


Nashville, TN 37210







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