FiftyForward RSVP is a volunteer program that engages adults age 55 and over in select service opportunities in Davidson and Williamson Counties.  RSVP is a division of AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP, a federal agency dedicated to engaging older adults in service to their community. Learn more below about FiftyForward RSVP opportunities for volunteer service.

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FiftyForward Friends Learning in Pairs (FLIP)

FiftyForward Friends Learning in Pairs (FLIP) matches adult tutors age 55+ with students in partnering Davidson and Williamson County elementary schools for one-on-one academic support in reading or math.  FLIP tutors are required to take part in an interview, complete a criminal history check, and attend a full day training session prior to service.  Volunteers are provided with ongoing guidance and support, high-quality tutoring materials, and recognition for their service.

 

FLIP Volunteers Gain National Recognition Learn More

In the school year 2019/20, 128 FLIP tutors served 422 students in 30 partner schools with the following results:

  • 86% of students served either achieved grade level proficiency or increased their academic grade level by at least ½ grade.
  • 96% of teachers referring a child to FLIP indicated the program helped them achieve their goals for student improvement
  • 93% of volunteer tutors indicated that they were able to make a positive difference in a child’s life as result of volunteering with the FLIP program

For more information about becoming a FiftyForward Friends Learning in Pairs (FLIP) volunteer or partner school please contact:

Davidson County
Lisa Hill, FLIP Coordinator
lhill@fiftyforward.org

Williamson County
Shannon Freeman, FLIP Coordinator
sfreeman@fiftyforward.org

The FiftyForward Friends Learning In Pairs Program is a proud member of the AmeriCorps family of programs.  AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.

FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels

The volunteer corps for FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels is largely comprised of age 55+ adults who serve as meal prep and delivery volunteers for this popular program that serves nutrient-rich, healthy meals to older adults who are not able to prepare meals on their own.  Kitchen meal prep volunteers are needed each weekday morning from 9–11 a.m.  Volunteers are able to view an on-line sign-up list and preschedule their service based on their availability.  Delivery drivers are asked to make a commitment to regular meal delivery.  Meals are delivered each weekday with pick up beginning at 10:30 am from the FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels location at 174 Rains Avenue, Nashville 37203.

For more information about becoming a FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels volunteer please contact:

Georgina Dench
Volunteer Coordinator at FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels
615-463-2264
gdench@fiftyforward.org

The FiftyForward Fresh/Meals on Wheels is a proud member of the AmeriCorps family of programs. AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges, through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps members and AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers serve with organizations dedicated to the improvement of communities. AmeriCorps helps make service to others a cornerstone of our national culture. Learn more at AmeriCorps.gov.