Volunteer Opportunities

Below are some of many ways you can be involved. If there is another way that you would like to serve that you do not see in this list, please do not hesitate to contact us at (615) 383-1816.

Administrative | Children/Families | Nursery | Congregational Care | Evangelism | Flower
Food Service | Grounds & Facilities | Missions | Music | Worship | Youth


Administrative Ministries

General Administrative Office Help

  • Job Description: Post worship and class attendance, assist with mailings, literature rack inventory, various light office tasks. Some skills in Microsoft Office a plus.
  • Time Commitment: Varies by task. Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
  • Contact: Ginny Barber (615) 298-9509 or gbarber@fpcnashville.org

Hospitality Center­

  • Job Description: Greet people coming into the offices and answer telephone while Hospitality Center Coordinator is away from desk.
  • Time Commitment: Varies from a few hours to half day.
  • Contact: Sabrina Vlahos (615) 383-1815 or hospitalitycenter@fpcnashville.org

Ministry to Children and Their Families

Children’s Sunday School Leader

  • Job Description: Serve on a leadership team with other adults leading children’s Sunday School class for children ages two- 6th grade. Weekly responsibilities include leading prayer, developing a lesson plan to guide children in knowing Jesus more fully, preparing activities that deepen the faith of our children.
  • Time Commitment: Sundays, 9:40-10:45 A.M. (plus one hour a week for preparation, mid-August through the end of May, participation in 3-4 study gatherings spaced through the Sunday School semesters).
  • Contact: Deb O’Brien (615) 298-9582 or dobrien@fpcnashville.org

Sunday School Assistants

  • Job Description: Take pictures; serve as extra hands in the classroom; substitute teacher; write notes for birthdays, joys and concerns; plan and serve for special events; provide music enrichment for classes; organize Simple Connect gatherings.
  • Time Commitment: Varies by task.
  • Contact: Tina Rose (615) 298-9534 or trose@fpcnashville.org

Young Children and Worship Assistant

  • Job Description: Serve as an assistant to the worship leader for this ministry with four and five year olds and their parents during either worship service. Responsibilities include guiding children from the Sanctuary to Worship Center, assisting with art response and feast.
  • Time Commitment: One Sunday per month at either 8:30 or 11:00 A.M. worship.
  • Contact: Deb O’Brien (615) 298-9582 or dobrien@fpcnashville.org

Children’s Sunday Morning Welcome Center Greeter

  • Job Description: Greet , welcome and extend warm hospitality as an ambassador for Christ to people who enter through the main doors of the Children’s Ministry Wing on Sunday mornings. Additionally, place children into Sunday School classes, escort families to proper areas and assist Sunday School teachers with general classroom needs (like copying).
  • Time Commitment: One Sunday a month during either the 8:30 A.M. or 11:00 A.M. worship service, or during the Sunday School hour (9:45-10:00 A.M.).
  • Contact: Tina Rose (615) 298-9534 or trose@fpcnashville.org

Vacation Bible School

  • Job Description: There is a large variety of ways to serve. Planning Team members, activity leader, guide helper, decorations, setup and cleanup.
  • Time Commitment: Varies by task.
  • Contact: Deb O’Brien (615) 298-9582 or dobrien@fpcnashville.org

Buddy for Child with Special Needs

  • Job Description: Participate in training to serve as a buddy for a child with special needs in the Sunday School classroom. Responsibilities include assisting Sunday School teachers and child with modifications or accommodations necessary for the child with special needs to participate fully in lesson and class.
  • Time Commitment: Sunday, 9:40-10:45 A.M.
  • Contact: Deb O’Brien (615) 298-9582 or dobrien@fpcnashville.org

Sunday School Teacher Appreciation

  • Job Description: Provide for monthly teacher appreciation.
  • Time Commitment: One Sunday a month and time for preparation.
  • Contact: Tina Rose (615) 298-9534 or trose@fpcnashville.org

Sunday School Teacher Support

  • Job Description: Provide meals for teachers and their families during times of illness, hospitalization, death in the family, birth of baby, etc.
  • Time Commitment: As needed.
  • Contact: Tina Rose (615) 298-9534 or trose@fpcnashville.org

Costume Preparation

  • Job Description: Sew simple costumes for small children. Repair existing costumes. Fabric provided.
  • Time Commitment: As much or as little as you are willing to share. One-time help appreciated; ongoing help will be welcomed.
  • Contact: Tina Rose (615) 298-9534 or trose@fpcnashville.org

Nursery Ministries

Nursery Volunteer (Ages 0-3)

  • Job Description: Assist the nursery staff worker and teacher in each classroom. Interact with children/ Read a Bible story and do assigned activities.
  • Time Commitment: Can commit as much or as little you want. On Sundays, you may be scheduled monthly, or put on a call list. You can commit to as little as 1 hour (one worship service) or up to 3 hours (two services and Sunday School). We ask that every family who utilizes the nursery to please volunteer for one-two Sundays a year and possibly one holiday a year.
  • Contact: Karen Fitts (615) 298-9519 or kfitts@fpcnashville.org

Sunday School Teacher (Ages Birth-2)

  • Job Description: Teach the young children of our church with a team of teachers. Curriculum is already in place; there is minimal preparation.
  • Time Commitment: Work out schedule with co-teachers (September through May) during the Sunday School hour.
  • Contact: Karen Fitts (615) 298-9519 or kfitts@fpcnashville.org

Mid-Week Volunteers

  • Job Description: Assist staff/teachers with children’s Bible study. Interact with related activities.
  • Time Commitment: Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings (September thru April).
  • Contact: Karen Fitts (615) 298-9519 or kfitts@fpcnashville.org

Congregational Care Ministries

Disability Awareness & Support Committee

  • Job Description: Assist children and adults with disabilities in areas that may include mental and mobility impairments, hearing or vision loss or other personal support.
  • Time Commitment: Sunday mornings.
  • Contact: Andrea Cooper (615) 482-3328 or acooperusa@comcast.net or Tom Groomes (615) 319-2088 or thomas.groomes@comcast.net

Home Repair Assistance to Elderly, Disabled or Single Parents

  • Job Description: Home repair projects (may be as simple as replacing a light bulb).
  • Time Commitment: Varies.
  • Contact: Allen Kennedy (615) 297-8447 or allen.kennedy318@gmail.com

Home Partner

  • Job Description: Visit a church member who is homebound or in a nursing home and unable to attend church. May make calls or send cards. Also may arrange to pick up and deliver flowers put together by the Monday Flower Arranging Committee.
  • Time Commitment: Once a month. Deliver flowers at Easter and Christmas.
  • Contact: Sandra Randleman (615) 298-9502 or srandleman@fpcnashville.org

Meal Preparation

  • Job Description: Prepare meals for Manna Freezer. Take food from freezer to those in need.
  • Time Commitment: As desired.
  • Contact: Betsy Davies (615) 377-3048 or betsysdavies@comcast.net

Monday Flowers

  • Job Description: Arranger — Arrange flowers on Monday mornings. Deliverer — Deliver flowers to homebound.
  • Time Commitment: Arranger — Commit to one Monday morning per month. Deliverer — Commit to one Monday afternoon per month.
  • Contact: Weeza Swain (615) 377-3854 or weeza.swain@gmail.com

Parish Leader

  • Job Description: Serve as contact person from the church to members in your neighborhood. Communicate and coordinate with other parishioners regarding church and parish events and happenings (i.e. illness, new baby, bereavement). Organize parish gatherings if parish members desire.
  • Time Commitment: Varies.
  • Contact: Ginny Barber (615) 298-9509 or gbarber@fpcnashville.org

E-Mail Prayer Ministry

  • Job Description: Prayer through the FPC Email Prayer Ministry. When a prayer request is sent via email, you agree to pray for the person.
  • Time Commitment: 5-10 minutes per week.
  • Contact: Emily Eberle (615) 292-2120 or emilyeberle@comcast.net or Sandra Randleman (615) 298-9502 or srandleman@fpcnashville.org

Stephen Minister

  • Job Description: Long-term care relationships with persons going through difficult circumstances, bereavement, divorce or other personal challenges.
  • Time Commitment: Requires extensive fifty-hour basic training program. Upon course completion, twice-monthly supervisory meetings are held for continuing education and support. One contact hour per week with a care receiver is expected.
  • Contact: Sandra Randleman (615) 298-9502 or srandleman@fpcnashville.org

Evangelism Ministries

Coffee Hour Greeter

  • Job Description: Extend a warm welcome to Sunday morning worshipers between the first service and Sunday School in Courtenay Hall.
  • Time Commitment: Approximately 30 minutes Sunday mornings, once a month.
  • Contact: Martha Davis (615) 297-7365 or marthacdavis@bellsouth.net

Hospitality Center Greeter

  • Job Description: Provide guidance, information and directions on Sunday mornings after the early service. Greeters welcome members and visitors, answer questions and in general provide a personal welcome to all who enter the building through the main office entrance.
  • Time Commitment: Sundays, 9:30-10:00 A.M., 3 months per year.
  • Contact: Sabrina Vlahos (615) 383-1815 or hospitalitycenter@fpcnashville.org

New Babies

  • Job Description: Contact mothers with new babies, sending a gift from the Presbyterian Women (book by Roxie Gibson entitled Talking With God).
  • Time Commitment: Approximately 2 hours, 1 day a month (year round).
  • Contact: Sabrina Vlahos (615) 383-1815 or hospitalitycenter@fpcnashville.org

Flower Ministries

Floral Arranger

  • Job Description: Arrange flowers for seasonal decoration (i.e. Advent and Christmas, Palm Sunday and Easter), primarily in the sanctuary and narthex.
  • Time Commitment: 1-10 hours during Advent; 2 hours on the Friday before Palm Sunday; 3 hours on the Saturday before Easter.
  • Contact: Kelly McMullen (615) 298-1492 or kellymc@comcast.net

Food Service Ministries

Food Service Committee

  • Job Description: Assist with coffee and donut serving on Sunday mornings.
  • Time Commitment: When available.
  • Contact: Kim Rogers (615) 298-9514 or krogers@fpcnashville.org

Wednesday Night Dinner & Kitchen Setup

  • Job Description: Set up silverware, napkins, etc. on tables; prepare water, coffee, tea.
  • Time Commitment: Wednesdays — table setup in the mornings, beverage setup in the late afternoons. Substitute as needed.
  • Contact: Kim Rogers (615) 298-9514 or krogers@fpcnashville.org

Wednesday Night Cashier

  • Job Description: Collect money for Wednesday night dinners.
  • Time Commitment: 1-2 hours weekly. Substitute as needed.
  • Contact: Ginny Barber (615) 298-9509 or gbarber@fpcnashville.org

Grounds & Facilities Maintenance

Biblical Gardens

  • Job Description: Periodic maintenance and plantings.
  • Time Commitment: As needed.
  • Contact: Lee Wheeler (615) 383-1689 or pnlwheeler@comcast.net

Church Carpentry Projects

  • Job Description: Various projects, small repairs and maintenance.
  • Time Commitment: As available.
  • Contact: Mike Crout (615) 298-9593 or missions@fpcnashville.org

Missions Ministries

Green Hills Mobile Meals

  • Job Description: Deliver a commercially-prepared meal to shut-ins in the greater Green Hills area before lunch time.
  • Time Commitment: One day per month (commit to a regular day or substitute when needed). Delivery usually takes 1 to 1.5 hours.
  • Contact: Carolyn Gustafson (615) 373-0455 or bgust1805@aol.com

Habitat For Humanity

  • Job Description: Help build houses for deserving families. Prepare and serve a meal to workers.
  • Time Commitment: Work one day, 6:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. (Four weekends in fall)
  • Contact: Steve Butler (615) 336-2035 or steve.butler32450@gmail.com or Les Coble (615) 473-6659 or les.coble@gmail.com

Mission Trips

  • Job Description: Construction projects, medical services, or relational visits on mission trips to Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Kenya and Rwanda.
  • Time Commitment: Varies depending upon location. Usually one week. Offered throughout the year.
  • Contact: Mike Crout (615) 298-9593 or missions@fpcnashville.org

Safe Haven Family Shelter

  • Job Description: Both overnight and meal preparer volunteers needed — Arrive around 5:45 P.M. to receive orientation and briefing. Responsibilities include overseeing the shelter, answering phones, making sure the rules are being followed by residents, and that they are in their rooms at the appropriate time. Also, make sure door locks at 10:00 P.M. and set the alarm. Volunteer leaves at 6:00 A.M. the next morning. Meal Preparation Volunteers — Two or more individuals are asked to prepare, serve and clean up after dinner, which is an entrée, two vegetable dishes, drinks (milk/tea/juice/soda) and a dessert for 10-25 residents. Volunteer must be comfortable interacting with residents. Dinner is served 6:00-7:00 P.M. More information can be found at safehaven.org/volunteer.
  • Time Commitment: Select a night that FPC has reserved; these nights are the first Monday of the month, every other month, February through December.
  • Contact: Mary Earthman (615) 665-8845 or mearthman@bellsouth.net

Room In The Inn

  • Job Description: One captain is recruited for each Wednesday. The captain then recruits: two hosts to spend the night with our guests; shoppers to provide food for breakfast and sandwiches/fruit for lunch sack; a volunteer to launder bedding and towels.
  • Time Commitment: Every Wednesday night, November through March.
  • Contact: Mike Crout (615) 298-9593 or missions@fpcnashville.org

Serve Lunch to the Homeless

  • Job Description: Serve lunch to the homeless at Downtown Presbyterian Church. You may ride from FPC or meet downtown.
  • Time Commitment: Second Wednesday of every month, 11:15 A.M. to 1:15 P.M.
  • Contact: Mike Crout (615) 298-9593 or missions@fpcnashville.org

Music Ministries

Assist with Choir Meal

  • Job Description: Christmas Eve, after the 8:00 p.m. service.
  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes to 4 hours.
  • Contact: Daphne Garey (615) 298-9517 or dgarey@fpcnashville.org

Children’s Choir Assistant

  • Job Description: Children’s choir parents assist during Wednesday evening rehearsals and on Sundays when the choirs sing in worship. Taking attendance, guiding children in their jobs and activities, robing for worship, giving TLC.
  • Time Commitment: Once a week (September through May)
  • Contact: Daphne Garey (615) 298-9517 or dgarey@fpcnashville.org

Children’s Choir Assistant Substitute

  • Job Description: Children’s choir parents substitute for choir assistants who may need to miss a Wednesday rehearsal or singing dates due to family illness or travel plans.
  • Time Commitment: As needed.
  • Contact: Daphne Garey (615) 298-9517 or dgarey@fpcnashville.org

Children’s Choir Director/Accompanist Substitute

  • Job Description: Persons with musical training and the ability to work with children (director) substitute for directors/accompanists who must miss a Wednesday rehearsal or a singing date due to illness or other conflicts.
  • Time Commitment: As needed.
  • Contact: Daphne Garey (615) 298-9517 or dgarey@fpcnashville.org

Choir Singers

  • Job Description: Sanctuary Choir rehearses Wednesdays from 7:30-8:30 P.M. and Sundays at 10:15 a.m. Sanctuary Chorale rehearses Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 P.M. and on Sundays at 7:50 a.m.
  • Time Commitment: 3 hours weekly for Adult Choir. 6:00-7:15 p.m. on Wednesdays for Children & Youth Choirs.
  • Contact: Daphne Garey (615) 298-9517 or dgarey@fpcnashville.org

Choir Photographer

  • Job Description: Photograph special events and choirs in action.
  • Time Commitment: As needed.
  • Contact: Daphne Garey (615) 298-9517 or dgarey@fpcnashville.org

Cross Bearer

  • Job Description: Youth to carry the cross in worship processional (during both worship services) one or two times per school year.
  • Time Commitment: Sunday Morning Worship (1-2 times per year).
  • Contact: Susan Kirby (615) 298-9540 or skirby@fpcnashville.org

Concert Ushers

  • Job Description: Hand out programs and greet guests 30 minutes prior to concerts.
  • Time Commitment: Up to nine times a year.
  • Contact: Daphne Garey (615) 298-9517 or dgarey@fpcnashville.org

Instrumentalists

  • Job Description: Play an instrument during worship services. Demonstrate instrument to kindergarten choir.
  • Time Commitment: As needed.
  • Contact: Nick Bergin (615) 298-9538 or nbergin@fpcnashville.org

Music Library

  • Job Description: Stamp, sort, set out and put away choir music.
  • Time Commitment: 2 hours weekly.
  • Contact: Daphne Garey (615) 298-9517 or dgarey@fpcnashville.org

Video Organ Concert

  • Job Description: Set up screen, projector and camera.
  • Time Commitment: 3 hours on the day of the event.
  • Contact: Daphne Garey (615) 298-9517 or dgarey@fpcnashville.org

Worship Ministries

Communion Preparation

  • Job Description: Assist with the preparation, set up, and clean up of communion.
  • Time Commitment: Stated communion is served six or seven times per year. Preparation is done on Saturday morning before communion. Set up and clean up is in Sunday morning.
  • Contact: Lip Davis (615) 297-5113 or info@daviscabinetcompany.com

Ushering

  • Job Description: Greet people as they enter the sanctuary; hand out bulletins; collect offering.
  • Time Commitment: During 8:30 A.M. or 11:00 A.M. worship during one month per year.
  • Contact: Hal Collier (615) 377-9343 or halrcollier@comcast.net

Funeral Committee

  • Job Description: Gather 1 hour before funeral service to greet and hand out programs.
  • Time Commitment: Varies depending on length of service.
  • Contact: Dean Reeves (615) 269-9442 or rlreeves@bellsouth.net

Funeral Visitation Committee

  • Job Description: Gather 1 hour before to host and assist with the visitation. Stay after the visitation to clean up.
  • Time Commitment: Varies depending on length of visitation.
  • Contact: Betsy Davies (615) 351-9503 or betsysdavies@comcast.net

Youth Ministries

Major Event Volunteer

  • Job Description: Help with various major youth events (i.e. Fall Kickoff, Prayer Partner Banquet, Crud Day). Teams include: team invitations, team decorations, team food, team tech, team muscles and team photography.
  • Time Commitment: Varies.
  • Contact: youth@fpcnashville.org
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