Volunteering with Open Table Nashville


“It is a privilege to be a part of Open Table. I have gained so much in serving with OTN staff and the other volunteers. They all create such an amazing environment where everyone feels comfortable sharing their stories—and that, to me, is priceless.” – Resource Shelter Volunteer

There are four main ways to get involved with Open Table Nashville:

Resource Shelter Volunteering

Resource Shelter Volunteering

Resource Shelters allow for a consistent place to connect our un-housed friends with needed services and resources.

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Financial Support

Financial Support

Open Table Nashville’s incredible work in the community happens because of the financial support of individuals, congregations, organizations, and foundations.

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Seasonal Initiatives And Advocacy

Seasonal Initiatives and Advocacy

New opportunities to get involved with Open Table Nashville seasonally arise all the time!

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Group Education Opportunities

Group Education Opportunities

In order to break cycles of poverty and homelessness, we must first understand these cycles.

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To start the process of volunteering with Open Table Nashville, download and fill out the appropriate form below online!

Individual volunteer form

Group volunteer form


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The typical public cost for residents in supportive housing is $605 a month. The typical public cost for those experiencing homelessness is $2,897 — five times greater than their counterparts who are housed. This remarkable finding shows that practical, tangible public benefits result from providing supportive housing for those vulnerable persons experiencing homelessness. The stabilizing effect of housing coupled with supportive care is demonstrated by a 79 percent reduction in public costs for these residents.

Below are two documents that help illustrate the need for supportive housing. Please read and share widely.

The 100,000 Homes Campaign: Cost Savings Assessment Summary
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Analysis by Liana Downey & Associates suggests Community Solutions’ 100,000 Homes Campaign will save the US Federal Government approximately $1.3 billion dollars a year. This equates to an average savings of $13,000 per person housed. For every year these people stay housed, the government saves another $1.3 billion.

Where We Sleep: Costs When Homeless and Housed in Los Angeles
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Underwritten through the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority by the County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles, Corporation for Supportive Housing, The California Endowment, and the Economic Roundtable

























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