In these unprecedented times, you might find yourself with extra time on your hands and looking for ways to serve others. Currently, there are two agencies asking for help in staffing projects during this time.

Army National Guard Base

Individuals (21 & up) are needed to work out of the Army National Guard Base here in Nashville to answer phone calls from people who have questions about COVID-19. Training provided; no medical knowledge is necessary.

  • Shifts go from 10 am to 4 pm and from 4 pm to 10 pm 7 days a week in the “Drill Hall” also known as the “Hall of the Flags” at the National Guard Base.
  • Social distancing and proper disinfecting precautions are being taken
    • Each operator will have their own table, computer and phone provided.
    • Stations will be cleaned at least 3 times a day and there will be wipes available as well as hand sanitizer.
    • You will have your temperature taken and need to answer some health questions.
    • If you are there over a mealtime, the lunch or supper will be provided by TEMA, as well as water and other drinks
  • There will be two public health officials in the room, as well as two uniformed servicemen/women in the room at all times
  • A valid driver’s license will be required to get on base.

If you want to volunteer for this need, please email Elizabeth Holmes at eholmes@tnbaptist.org and copy Wes Jones at wjones@tnbaptist.org. In the email, please include: name, phone number, email address, and what days of the week/shift you would be willing to work. They will then give them to the person coordinating the scheduling and he will contact you back.

 

The Salvation Army

Individuals (ages 21-40) are needed to help deliver food to encampments, serve up the food and assist in cleaning up the canteens when it comes back in.

  • Currently they are feeding one meal a day (2 pm-5pm) but would like to move this up to two meals a day (adding 10 am-2pm) if they can get enough assistance. They want to cover the evening meal fully before adding the second.
  • Specific Requirements Include:
    • Are able to do some lifting/loading (cases of water, food cambros – similar to coolers)
    • Have not been outside Middle TN in the last 2 weeks
    • Are not showing signs of illness: Cough, Fever, etc. (Take the CDC Self-Checker)
    • Have no health issues that would qualify you as high risk
    • Have not lived, or knowingly interacted, with anyone experiencing fever, cough, etc. in the last 2 weeks.
  • There will be two public health officials in the room, as well as two uniformed servicemen/women in the room at all times
  • A valid driver’s license will be required to get on base.

If you want to volunteer for this need, please email Wes Jones at wjones@tnbaptist.org and copy Elizabeth Holmes at eholmes@tnbaptist.org. They will send you the link to sign up at.