Following God’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves, Nashville Rescue Mission seeks to help the hurting of Middle Tennessee by offering food, clothing and shelter to the homeless and recovery programs to those enslaved in life-degrading problems. The Mission’s goal is to help people know the saving grace of Jesus, and through Him gain wisdom for living, find fulfillment in life, and become a positive part of the community.

Throughout this year, The Village Chapel joined the Mission in serving others and providing hope to the homeless and hurting of Middle Tennessee. TVCers served lunch in the men’s campus kitchen, assisting with light food prep, food service, dining room assistance and cleanup. Volunteers made a positive impact on others through their faithful service and encouragement. The Village Chapel has also been a faithful financial partner, helping Nashville Rescue Mission provide men, women and children with essential needs and services as well as access to recovery programs for close to 10 years now.

Want to experience this local ministry for yourself? Nashville Rescue Mission hosts a monthly graduation for Life Recovery Program participants on the last Friday of the month at both the men’s and women’s campuses. In addition, tours are given on a regular basis. See firsthand the impact this organization makes by visiting and learning more about it. (Potential volunteers and donors are encouraged to call ahead to confirm graduation times or schedule tours.)

Since 1954, volunteers have helped change lives in every capacity imaginable at Nashville Rescue Mission. Volunteers help every time they cook, serve and enjoy meals with homeless guests, assist in the education department to help a man or woman gain a basic education or obtain their high school equivalency diploma, mentor an addicted man or woman through recovery, sort donated clothing or food in the warehouse, reduce overhead costs by assisting with mailing and administrative projects or paint, trim, clean and help maintain the facilities and grounds.

Contact volunteer services at 615-312-1544 or visit