Through the power of spirituality and the practice of love, Room In the Inn provides hospitality with a respect that offers hope in a community of non-violence. Since 1986, Room In the Inn’s mission has been to provide programs that emphasize human development and recovery through education, self-help and work, centered in community and long-term support for those who call the streets of Nashville home.

Additionally, through Room In the Inn’s winter shelter program, thousands of Middle Tennesseans come together to serve their homeless neighbors by providing emergency winter shelter in partnership with nearly 200 area congregations. For more than a decade now, the Village Chapel has partnered with First Baptist Church in downtown Nashville to host guests. FBC Nashville hosts homeless guests from Room In the Inn every Sunday night from November to March.

TVC usually takes its turn hosting on Super Bowl Sunday, throwing a low-key viewing party at FBC Nashville, making it a special evening for the guests. We’ll be doing the same this year, serving on Sunday, February 4. We need general volunteers, laundry help, overnight and morning hosts and people willing to prepare meals and snacks. Go to to sign up to host during or prepare food beforehand.

There are many other opportunities at Room In the Inn’s downtown campus as well. They are currently looking for volunteers in their Foot Clinic on Mondays from 9-11 am, Education Class Instructors at various times throughout the week and on Saturdays and volunteers to serve a meal to their more than 90 residents or serve coffee and pastries in Clancey’s Cafe. Musicians are also needed to perform in the cafe each morning and in their monthly singer/songwriter series.To find out more, visit or contact [email protected].