Tutor students in reading

Accelerate the learning of Metro students by tutoring for a semester through the Connected Literacy grant

Claim a volunteer opportunity for a Metro School or classroom

Browse volunteer opportunities and in-kind needs for individual Metro Nashville Public Schools through PENCIL Connect

Assist teachers while they shop at PENCIL's free supply store

Ensure teachers have the supplies they need by sorting, stocking, and distributing school supplies at the DG PENCIL Box

Looking for a volunteer opportunity for your civic or corporate group? Let us know!

Through PENCIL, you can volunteer as a group at PENCIL’s free teacher supply store, the DG PENCIL Box, or within a Metro Nashville Public School.

Interested in a long-term partnership with a school?
Become a PENCIL Partner.

Invest time and talent into a Metro school, providing teacher appreciation, caring adult mentors, exposure to workforce opportunities, and more. Each partnership is unique and designed to serve the individual needs of the school and the partner.

Background Checks

PENCIL facilitates background checks for all volunteers that fill certain roles for MNPS

Contact Us

If you have any questions about volunteering with PENCIL, contact us via email