Tutor a student one-to-one in literacy or math

Accelerate the learning of a Metro student by tutoring for a semester through the MNPS Accelerating Scholars program
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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
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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
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Interested in a long-term partnership with a school?
Become a PENCIL Partners.

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.

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Volunteer Virtually

Create a 5-20-minute video reading a book, facilitating a STEAM activity or sharing your professional expertise for the Proudly PENCIL Virtual Learning Series, a video series created to help bolster Metro Schools online resources for students.

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Background Checks

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

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

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