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How to Get Involved

Park Center welcomes compassionate volunteers (ages 18 and older) who want to make a difference in the lives of people who have mental illness and substance use disorders, and those experiencing homelessness.

How can you help?

Volunteer opportunities at Park Center include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Tutoring
  • Lunch Buddies - Eating lunch with a member
  • Offering your expertise in areas such as yoga, choir, art, music, etc.
  • Gathering a group of your friends or co-workers (up to 15 people) to assist with larger tasks - Group volunteer opportunities are scheduled at least one month in advance; please contact Lauren Roberts for more information, by email: or by phone: 615.242.3576, ext. 217

How do I sign up?

  • Contact Lauren Roberts, by email: or by phone: 615.242.3576, ext. 217.  
  • Complete a brief orientation, which includes a tour of the facility where you will be volunteering, introduction to the staff, completion of a volunteer application, and HIPAA training

What else do I need to know?

You will receive training to fulfill your volunteer commitment and will be assisted by Park Center staff every step of the way.  Each week, you will log your volunteer hours.  When your commitment has ended, you will be asked to complete a Volunteer Satisfaction Survey to tell us more about your experience with us.

*** Volunteer opportunities are only offered during program hours (Monday-Friday, 9:00-1:30). ***


Park Center empowers people who have mental illness and substance use disorders to live and work in their communities.


We believe individuals can be active and contributing members of their community by defining their lives apart from their mental illness


We believe that individual recovery is possible through loving care, educated choices and support services


We believe that active and ongoing advocacy, education about mental illness and the recovery process are necessary in order to empower members and reduce stigma in our community


We believe that services should be continuously improved to align with current and emerging best practices