Employment Opportunities

Board of Directors (General Member)

About the Organization

  • The Tennessee Caregiver Coalition (TCC) was formed in 1996 for the purpose of enhancing
    the quality of life for family caregivers with aging and disabled loved ones through respite.
    Respite provides short-term relief from the ongoing, and often unpaid, responsibility of caring
    for a loved one. It is a highly demanding and challenging responsibility that leaves little time
    for the caregiver to take care of their own physical and mental health. Respite is a great
    solution to give families the resources they need to free up time for themselves while
    ensuring their loved one is cared for by a trustworthy and experienced professional.
  • Since its inception, the TCC has expanded programming beyond respite services to support
    caregivers and care recipients through companionship and education. The program currently
    serves 53 of Tennessee’s 95 counties through its Respite Voucher Program, Senior
    Companion Program, Touch Program, Outreach Program and Respite Helpline. In 2023,
    TCC awarded 840 vouchers that provided 39,770 hours of respite to caregivers and provided
    companionship to 37 home-bound seniors for a total of 22,055 hours.

Position Details

  • Employment Type: Volunteer
  • Location: Must reside in Tennessee
  • Commitment: 5-10 hours per month for a duration of two years

Position Overview

  • We are seeking general members for our Board of Directors, with a specific focus on
    recruiting a Treasurer. Board members will have the opportunity to advance into other roles
    within the organization, such as: President, Vice President, or certain committee chairs.


  • Governance and Oversight: Ensure the organization complies with legal obligations, ethical
    standards, and internal bylaws. Oversee the organization’s activities and financial
    performance to ensure it meets its strategic goals and mission.
  • Strategic Planning: Participate in the development of the organization’s long-term strategy,
    including setting goals, defining objectives, and monitoring progress. Ensure the
    organization’s strategic plan aligns with its mission and the interests of its stakeholders.
  • Financial Oversight: Oversee the organization’s financial health, including approving
    annual budgets, setting financial priorities, and monitoring financial reports. Ensure
    resources are allocated efficiently and transparently.
  • Fundraising and Resource Development: Assist in fundraising efforts and the
    development of other resources necessary for the organization to fulfill its mission. Leverage
    personal networks to support the organization’s goals. Annual personal contribution of
    $5,000 or annual commitment of 20 hours towards approved fundraising efforts with the
    expectation of $5,000 raised.
  • Advocacy and Ambassadorship: Serve as an ambassador for the organization, promoting its mission, programs, and achievements to the public and potential donors. Advocate for the organization’s interests and values in the broader community.
  • Actively participate in six (6) board meetings per year, with occasional attendance at special meetings as determined by the Executive Director and/or President of the Board


  • Experience in finance or fundraising required.
  • Broad circle of influence with potential donors is desired, but not required.
  • A person from a diverse background is highly preferred.
  • Must have a passion for serving family caregivers.


  • Opportunity to Make a Difference: Board members have a direct impact on shaping the
    organization’s mission, vision, and strategic direction, allowing them to contribute
    meaningfully to their community.
  • Professional Development: Serving on the board provides valuable experience in
    governance, leadership, and decision-making, which can enhance skills and expand
  • Networking Opportunities: Board members have the chance to connect with other
    professionals, community leaders, and stakeholders, fostering valuable relationships that can
    lead to new opportunities and collaborations.
  • Personal Fulfillment: Board service offers the satisfaction of knowing that you are part of
    something larger than yourself, making a positive difference in the lives of others and the
    community as a whole.
  • Visibility and Recognition: Board members are often recognized as leaders in their field or
    community, which can enhance their professional reputation and credibility.
  • Contribution to Organizational Growth: By lending their expertise, perspectives, and
    resources, board members play a crucial role in guiding the organization’s growth,
    sustainability, and success.
  • Learning Opportunities: Serving on the board provides opportunities to learn about various
    aspects of nonprofit management, governance best practices, financial oversight, and more.
  • Personal Satisfaction: Being part of a team that achieves goals, overcomes challenges,
    and celebrates successes can be personally rewarding and fulfilling.
  • Community Engagement: Board members have the chance to engage with and give back
    to their community in a meaningful and impactful way, helping to address important issues
    and create positive change.

How to Apply:
Email you resume to Erika Thomas, Board President, at erika.thomas.pr@gmail.com


Join a Committee

Help shepherd the TCC into the future and positively change the lives of family caregivers across the state. The Tennessee Caregiver Coalition (TCC) is looking for volunteers for its committees and board of directors to support our mission. This is a great time to lend your energy and expertise to the TCC as it is growing and positively changing the lives of family caregivers. We need your skills to steer the organization into its next phase.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Megan Schwalm, Executive Director
(615) 269-8687


Become a Senior Companion

  • Are you over 55 years of age?
  • Can you volunteer 5-40 hours per week?
  • Do you have a limited income?
  • Do you live in Davidson, Sumner, or Rutherford Counties?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, you may be able to become a Senior Companion Volunteer. You would be volunteering in someone’s home to be a companion to a senior while providing respite to a family caregiver.

Contact Annisha Bell

Volunteer Coordinator