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Hands On Nashville Day (Team Lightning)
Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 8:00 AM - Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 12:00 PM
Participate in the largest city wide volunteer day benefiting Metro Nashville Public Schools! Team Green Adventures will lend a helping hand in making a school a greener, cleaner place to learn. Join our team!

Members & Non-Members: FREE
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Grab your gloves and lend a helping hand for the 26th Annual Hands On Nashville Day! Rally your friends and family to become part of Nashville’s largest day of service benefiting Metro Nashville Public Schools! As a volunteer, you’ll complete “done-in-a-day” improvement projects including painting and landscaping that help make the places where our children learn and play a little brighter. Form your own team or join an existing team like Lightning 100's Team Green Adventures!

Hands On Nashville Day engages hundreds of Nashvillians at school sites across the city in an inspiring and fun day of volunteerism that make Metro schools a greener and more sustainable place to learn and grow. During this family-friendly day of service, volunteers will build school gardens, create vibrant murals, weatherstrip classroom windows, complete large-scale painting and landscaping projects and more!

When: Saturday, September 23rd from 8am-12pm
Where: Jones Paideia Magnet Elementary

Cost: FREE for Members & Non-Members

Trip Leader: Lee Fowler

Difficulty: It’s easy to help out! Tools and gloves are provided. There are various tasks available for differing ability levels.
Registration Deadline: Participants must register no later than September 15th at 12pm to secure a spot on our Team. After September 15th, any open volunteer spots will go back to HON for the general public. Let's try to fill up our school with an ALL TEAM GREEN/LIGHTNING 100 Volunteer Force!
Group Size Limits: Team Green can accommodate up to 25 volunteers at our site. If you register and need to cancel, it is VERY important that you let your trip leader know in advance, so that we can recruit a replacement volunteer. A waiting list will be available.

Parking: Parking will be available at the school.


Children Policy: This event welcomes children ages 13 and older accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Children must sign volunteer waivers, also!
Dog Policy: Dogs are not permitted at the site
Weather Policy: This is a rain or shine event.
Cancellation Policy: PLEASE email TeamGreen@Lightning100.com if you need to cancel, so that your volunteer slot can be re-filled.


Over the past seven years, Team Green Adventures has landscaped a school entrance flower bed, planted trees in a school courtyard, cleaned and freshened up paint in a school hallway, built a "math garden" to help children to visually learn fractions and shapes via flowers and rocks, cleaned school desks, installed a rain garden, and dug out an irrigation trench to prevent the playground from flooding during heavy rains. Each time has been a memorable and rewarding experience, and we've always managed to get an outdoor themed project! We typically work alongside fellow Teachers, Principals, and parents of the the schools. Be a part of the change. Lend a hand!

All tools are provided. Participants are welcome to bring your own pair of work gloves. Bring a snack and plenty of hydration.


Hands On Nashville (HON) works to address critical issues facing the Middle Tennessee community through volunteer-centric programming. Annually, HON connects thousands of volunteers to service opportunities supporting area nonprofits as well as its programs in urban agriculture, home energy savings, youth leadership development and support of public education.

Hands On Nashville challenges everyone to find a way to make a difference. For more information, visit www.HON.org or call (615) 298-1108.

Hands On Nashville Day is not just a day of service to our community. It is also a fundraising event to support the year-round volunteer programming HON offers to the community, including the ReCYCLE for KidsUrban Farm, Waterways Clean Up & Restoration Project, and the Home Energy Savings Program! These projects would not have been made possible without the funds raised from previous HON Volunteer Days. Volunteers are asked to make a $25 donation at the time of registration.

Team Green Members and Non-Members may register for FREE for our Team (below), but we encourage everyone to make a donation to Hands On Nashville to continue its mission for years to come.


To register for Lightning 100's Team Green Team, simply indicate the number of volunteers you will be arriving with for this volunteer event. Please specify the number of adults and children (ages 13-17) who will accompany you. This information will help determine the type of volunteer work we'll be able to accomplish during the day.