As integral members of our community, volunteers play a hands-on role in Dismas House's operations - and in helping our residents become productive citizens. There are as many ways to be involved with Dismas as there are facets to any community. You may wish to participate in one of our established, traditionally popular service opportunities - such as serving dinner or tutoring - or suggest an experience based on your own personal skills and abilities. At Dismas House, volunteers:

  • Welcome returning citizens back into the community
  • Provide support to residents by offering their time and attention
  • Set an example of how to live a healthy, productive life as an active member of community
  • Bring a caring and positive spirit to the house

Community Dinners

Community members and former offenders come together by breaking bread. Monday through Thursday, volunteers plan and prepare a meal to share with Dismas residents. This powerful act of fellowship builds a support system that empowers change and relationships that last a lifetime.


Help Dismas residents develop or improve upon skills needed to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. Specific opportunities include teaching a Financial Empowerment class, computer literacy, assisting with reading and writing skills, mentoring, and assisting with workforce development and job seeking skills. 

Apply to Volunteer


  • Capital Campaign: help raise funds for "brick and mortar projects
  • Community Relations: help recruit program partners and participate in projects to benefit our organization and clients
  • Corporate, Government, and Foundations: help develop relationships to acquire alternative funding
  • Corrections: help develop contacts for potential residents
  • Endowment: help create a fund and cultivate partners for participation
  • Legal: help residents and the organization determine best course of action when faced with litigation
  • Religious: help develop an outreach or aftercare program for residents
  • Steering: recruit sponsors and table hosts for events
  • Young Professionals: recruit young professionals to participate in volunteer opportunities

For more details call (615) 297-4511 or email info@dismas.org

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1513 16th Ave S | Nashville, Tennessee | 615-297-9287

Dismas, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501.c.3 organization. All Donations are tax deductible.

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