Welcome School Volunteers!

Thank you for your interest in helping students in Metro Nashville Public Schools! There are three ways to register:

Individual Volunteer: Click the Volunteer Sign Up tab to complete a short sign-up form. This will create your individual account where you will then be able to track your volunteer hours. 

NOTE: If you will be reporting hours for other individuals in addition to yourself, please see the Group Coordinator section below.

Group Coordinator: This role is for someone who will be reporting the hours for a group of volunteers from a business, university, faith community or other organization. Click the Group Coordinator Sign Up tab and choose the group you will be reporting for.

School Leader: This role is only for MNPS principals or school staff who serve as the volunteer coordinator at their schools. Click the School Leader Sign Up tab to register. After your application is approved by PENCIL (usually a quick turn-around), you'll be able to post volunteer opportunities, log the hours provided by your volunteers, or produce reports on volunteer impact.

Please remember to report all volunteer hours. This is very important because this site is used by schools and the school district to tally the incredible impact of Nashville community resources helping Metro Nashville Public Schools.

Upcoming Volunteer Activities

Reading Partners - 08/25/2014

District Wide (No Specific School)

Volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with elementary and middle school children who need individual support in reading. Volunteers work with their student once a week for 30-minute sessions for at least 12 weeks. Volunteering takes place in a Metro Nashville Public School within school hours 8am-3:45 pm.

Tutor - 01/12/2015

District Wide (No Specific School)

There is great need for volunteers in Metro Nashville schools. And there is renewed focus on closing the achievement gap within grade levels. In their continuing efforts to encourage student success, Metro schools are implementing Response to Instruction and Intervention, or RTI2, a teaching system that uses data to identify students'...

College-Career Mentors - 01/12/2015

District Wide (No Specific School)

PENCIL's College-Career Mentors Program matches adult professionals with Metro Nashville high school students to provide information and advice in regards to different industries and career options. This is an opportunity for students to better prepare for their future by exploring careers, understanding what education is needed, and how best to...

Math Partners - 01/19/2015

Madison Middle

PENCIL’s Math Partners program is aligned with Metropolitan Nashville Public School district fluency standards for Math. During 30-minute, weekly sessions, volunteers are paired with two students who need extra support and who are not meeting grade level standards for math fluency.