Please email to learn about current in person volunteer opportunities, as well as virtual opportunities.

Also, check out our Education Series with lesson plans and activities for families and small groups to learn more about the circumstances surrounding homelessness and how you can help!

Room In The Inn welcomes volunteers in every area of our community life. They serve in many roles, according to their gifts and talents and our needs. More than 7,000 people volunteer in our partner congregations during the winter months. In addition, roughly 400 people visit our downtown campus each month to share their time.

How Do I Volunteer?

If you are interested in helping with hosting participants through our Winter Shelter program, contact your congregation to see if it is one of our nearly 200 partners. Each congregation 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.

5. Interested in group opportunities? Email for more details.

Volunteer Orientations

Individuals interested in volunteering are required to attend a volunteer orientation session. 
Please contact with questions.

Volunteer Orientations are currently on hold.

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.