The children and staff at Fannie Battle love our volunteers, who make what we do possible!

Being a volunteer is extremely rewarding, educational, exciting and just plain fun. You can have a huge impact on the lives of the children and families served by Fannie Battle Day Home for Children.

Numerous volunteer opportunities are available where you can interact with a child. You can help a teacher in a classroom, assist with art or help a child with homework. If you would rather volunteer for tasks that do not directly involve children, that’s great too! We always need help with classroom prep, library organization, fundraising, lawn-care, special events and more…no task is too small!

Hands on Nashville Excellence in Volunteer Engagement Certification

On October 24, 2017, Hands On Nashville and the Center for Nonprofit Management, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, celebrated 6 nonprofits, including Fannie Battle Day Home, achieving Excellence in Volunteer Engagement (EVE) certification.

Founded in 2011 by Mayor Dean, Hands On Nashville and the Center for Nonprofit Management, EVE recognizes high-quality volunteer management by nonprofits and aims to increase volunteers in Davidson County.

To read more about this special certification, visit Hands on Nashville.

Our volunteers are a valuable asset to our organization and to the 100+ children in our care. We hope you consider joining us!

Below are ongoing volunteer opportunities:

  • TEACHER’S AIDE: assist classroom teachers with creating materials, organizing classrooms and centers.
  • GARDENING/LANDSCAPING: plant, maintain yard, gardens, planters, and natural play-scape.
  • READING VOLUNTEER: 1-on-1 or small group reading in classroom.
  • HOMEWORK HELPER: with School Age children, ages 5-12, help with reading and homework.
  • LIBRARIAN AIDE: assist Literacy Coach in organizing books, repairing damaged books, or helping with reading and family program.
  • SEASONAL PROJECTS: assemble Thanksgiving baskets, adopt a child/family at Christmas, or support our Back-to-School supply drive.
  • SKILL-BASED: IT support, marketing, painting, general maintenance, etc. are always needed and appreciated services!
  • LEADERSHIP & EVENTS: volunteers committed to the mission of Fannie Battle are always needed to serve on the Board of Directors, as part of our annual Caroling, or towards our newest event, Yum!East.
  • GROUP / CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING: We offer groups of all kinds the opportunity to work together in a positive, team environment.


Fannie Battle Wish List

We have compiled an Amazon Wish List filled with items that benefit our center greatly. 


Children & Classrooms
Laundry Detergent Pods
Kleenex & Paper Towels
Diapers & Wipes
Bibs & Sippy Cups
Wash Cloths
School Supplies (Crayons, Glue, Markers)
Books (new and gently used)
Writing Paper & Pencils
Toy Cars, Dolls & Stuffed Animals (new)
Art Supplies (Paint/Brushes, Colored Pencils, Construction Paper)
Board Games (Trouble, UNO, Connect Four)

Family Support
Tuition Assistance
School Uniforms, Coats, Shoes & Clothes
Thanksgiving Baskets & Christmas Angel Tree Gifts

Additional Needed Supplies
Teacher Incentives (movie pass, bath goodies, candles)
Gift Cards (Target/Wal-Mart/Kroger/Teacher Parent Store)
opy Paper, Colored Copy Paper & Photo Paper
Pens, Highlighters, Dry Erase Markers & Sharpie Markers


Get Involved:

Contact Melissa McWilliams, Development Director, at (615) 228-6745 x.117 or email

Volunteer Files for Download:

2017 Fannie Battle Volunteer Handbook
Fannie Battle Volunteer Service Log
Fannie Battle Volunteer Information Sheet & Waiver

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