Employment Opportunities


Volunteer Coordinator

Job Summary

This full-time position coordinates our Senior Volunteer Program.  These senior volunteers provide companionship and support to older adults within Davidson and Sumner counties. To be successful in this position, a candidate must have experience with volunteer coordination, be detail-oriented, reliable, collaborative, extremely organized, patient, and self-motivated.  This is a hybrid position—the Volunteer Coordinator will work from home 3 days per week and in our Nashville office two days per week.  They will also meet with volunteers and care recipients in Davidson and Sumner counties.

The Tennessee Caregiver Coalition is committed to actively cultivating and preserving a culture of equity, inclusion and connectedness. We strive to create a space that enables everyone to bring their full self to the work and that embraces the full spectrum of humanity.  These values permeate all aspects of our work.

We are committed to equitable hiring, training, promotional practices, and policies. We value the unique contributions people bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, marital status, religion, ability, sexual orientation, and beliefs. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.


Job Responsibilities include:

  • Research facilities where volunteers will serve. For example, assisted living, nursing homes and hospice.
  • Engage with facilities to become partner stations with TCC.
  • Recruit volunteers.
  • Train volunteers – orientation/background checks.
  • Conduct home assessments and match placements.
  • Communication with stations.
  • Organize and plan monthly in-service trainings, including arranging for guest speakers.
  • Plan and facilitate volunteer appreciation events.
  • Collect monthly timesheets from volunteers and track all information.
  • Securing placements for volunteers.
  • Follow up with volunteers and clients, including drop-in visits to the placement site.
  • Attend weekly one-on-one and staff meetings.
  • Day-to-day interaction with volunteers and or caregivers/recipients.
  • Answering calls and emails that come into the TCC office inquiring about the Senior Volunteer Program.
  • Coordinate a Caregiver Appreciation event annually in November.
  • Educate and increase awareness of TCC services through presentations, networking and other opportunities.
  • Complete required reports on program activities.
  • Assist with off-site events.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Volunteer coordination experience
  • Experience working with families involved in caregiving/parenting situations (personal involvement in caregiving considered)
  • Extremely organized
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to empathize with families in stressful situations
  • Effective time management skills
  • Promptness and dependability
  • Ability to follow oral or written directions


How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to megan.schwalm@tncaregiver.org



  • Health and dental insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Opportunities for professional growth
  • Office culture that supports and encourages wellness and work/life balance



Salary $45,000


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Tennessee Respite Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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