Supporting our immigrant community one bite at a time

New American


Latin American



Volunteer Opportunities

One on One

Childcare Assistant // Nashville Center for Empowerment (N.I.C.E.)

Work with children of all ages as their parents attend English classes on site. Volunteers are welcome to bring their own children. Opportunities are available Monday through Thursday, morning (9 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m.) and evenings (6 ‐ 8 p.m.), according to our class offerings. We ask for 2 ‐ 4 hour commitment each week.

Friend to a refugee elder // Catholic Charities

As a part of Catholic Charities's Refugee Elders Program, an American Friend partners one-on-one with a refugee senior to reduce the clients' social isolation, to provide much-needed companionship, and to help our refugee elders explore their new community safely.

Kindergarten Program // Legacy Mission Village

Legacy Mission Village teachers help prepare refugee children and their parents to enroll in local schools by reducing the culture and readiness gap that exists between refugee children and their American peers.

Literary Tutor // Nashville Literacy Council

One-on-One tutors meet with learners two to three hours per week. We suggest meeting two times a week for one and a half hours per session.


Move in teams // Catholic Charities

Assists with moving in furniture and setting up apartments and houses for newly arrived refugees.

Family mentor // Legacy Mission Village

As a Family Mentor, you (and your family) will be matched with a refugee family to provide them basic instruction of American living, help orient them to the Nashville community, and develop a trusting relationship. Understanding "the basics" is an indispensable component of successful resettlement and can go a long way toward making families feel safer, happier, and more confident in their new home.



$70: One term of English class for a student

Catholic Charities

$25 Provides one week of supplies, snacks, homework assistance and hands-on activities to a refugee youth in our after-school program.