Get Involved

The Volunteer Experience

Room In The Inn welcomes volunteers in every area of Campus life. They serve in many roles, according to their gifts and talents and our needs.  More than 6,000 people volunteer in our partner congregations during the winter months.  In addition, hundreds of people come to our downtown Campus year-round to share their time. 


How Do I Volunteer?

If you are interested in helping with hosting our winter shelter, contact your congregation to see if it is one of our 180 partners. Each congregational shelter coordinates its own volunteers and hospitality.

If you are interested in volunteering at our downtown Campus, here’s how it works.

1. Take a look at our volunteer opportunity directory to see what interests you. Your top choices may not have any openings, so please be flexible and consider helping with our current areas of need.

2. Complete the online volunteer application.

3. Respond to the e-mail confirmation you get to reserve your spot at the next volunteer orientation. There’s more information about orientation below.

4. A few days after orientation we will contact you about your volunteer placement. We may schedule another training session before you begin your regular schedule.


Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 5:30pm

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 6:30pm

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at noon


Orientations are held at our downtown Campus, at 705 Drexel Street, Nashville TN, 37203.  Parking is available in the Room In The Inn parking lot or on our side of Drexel St.  Other nearby lots and the opposite side of Drexel are towing zones.

Contact our volunteer team if you have questions. Thank you for giving the gift of yourself!


Room In The Inn is a recipient of Mayor Megan Barry’s EVE (Excellence in Volunteer Engagement) certification.