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ORGANIZATION: Tennessee Respite Coalition



My name is Annisha Bell. I am the Volunteer Coordinator for the Tennessee Respite Coalition. The TRC is a nonprofit organization located in Nashville that serves caregivers across the state of Tennessee. We provide volunteer services for caregivers that have elderly family members. To learn more about us, please visit our website at

I am currently recruiting for volunteers aged 55 and over to join our volunteer group. We have volunteer opportunities available in Davidson County, Rutherford County, and Sumner County!

Typical Volunteer Duties:

  • Provide companionship to a fellow senior in your community
  • Complete regular home visits/ visits to an assisted living facility
  • Provide light housekeeping/meal preparation (as needed)
  • Allow caregivers to have a break while you are with the senior
  • Participate in recreational activities (arts & crafts, playing cards, watching the news, etc.)

Volunteer Requirements
  • Must reside in Davidson, Rutherford, or Sumner County
  • Must have access to the bus system or other form of reliable transportation
  • Must be age 55 or older
  • Successfully complete a background check
  • Attend volunteer training
  • Attend monthly volunteer meetings

Volunteer Benefits
  • Flexible Schedule (work as few or as many hours as you like)
  • No weekends
  • Monthly breakfast
  • Free Google Chromebook (upon completion of Tech Training)
  • Yearly Volunteer Recognition events
  • Monthly TAX-FREE stipend ($250-$700 depending on number of hours served)
  • Stipend only available in Davidson/Rutherford County
  • Socialize with other seniors serving in the community

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact me by phone at 615-219-5379 or by email at

More opportunities with Tennessee Respite Coalition

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Tennessee Respite Coalition


P.O. Box 331337, United States, NASHVILLE, TN 37203, US

Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life for family caregivers through respite.


The Tennessee Respite Coalition was formed in the early 1990s by a group of professionals that were interested in Respite for families that had children with special needs, especially those with children that had mental health diagnoses. Many of these professionals were in the state department of Mental Health and other state departments. As the group grew and became more organized, others that were involved directly with families joined. This group did a tremendous job of advocacy and getting the buzz about Respite started in Tennessee. As time went on, this group decided that it was important to get a full time coordinator to focus on the coalition and grow it to cover the state and to cover all caregiving families across age and disability.

The primary services that the Tennessee Respite Coalition provides:

  • Statewide Respite Helpline
  • Family Directed Respite
  • Advocacy and Awareness
  • Volunteer and Senior Companions Program

Over the past year the Tennessee Respite Coalition has provided access to respite to over 200 families across the state of Tennessee. The services that these families have been provided have enabled them to continue to care for their loved ones in their homes as well as get a much needed break from the everyday stresses associated with being a primary caregiver for someone in need and in a vulnerable state.


People with Disabilities
Veterans & Military Families
People with Disabilities, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families


We'll work with your schedule.


2603 Elm Hill PikeSuite ANashville, TN 37214



  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible Schedule. Volunteers may work any hours between 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.
  • May be required to attend additional trainings as they arise.

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