Youth Villages stories

Youth Villages stories

Volunteer Sara Fox from Fox 17

Middle Tennessee Volunteer Spotlight

Jul 9, 2020 | Blog, Community Engagement

When COVID-19 forced everyone to make dramatic changes and in-person activities were suspended, Youth Villages’ volunteers remained committed to helping in any way they could. With the help of our established Friend In Need volunteer group, former Backpack Heroes and Holiday Heroes, and current group home volunteers, staff was able to immediately jump into action. Volunteers provided cash and gift cards for families who were running out of food and shopped an Amazon wish list for items to support group home youth’s mental well-being and continued progress toward placement in a foster home.

When asked about why he chose to volunteer with Youth Villages, Kevin Lynch, a stand-out volunteer at the Binkley House said, “I get more out of volunteering with Youth Villages than I give. They provide opportunities to have meaningful connections with the boys and girls in their care. Volunteering with Youth Villages is a win for everyone involved.”

Stay tuned for more volunteer opportunities as we begin to restart in-person activities.

We would like to thank these businesses and groups that offered discounts or in-kind donations over the past few months:

Hugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop and Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint

Dell EMC

The Goo Goo Shop

Cross Point Church


US Bank

Penne Pazze Italian Restaurant

Hampton Inn Nashville-I-24 Hickory Hollow

Vision Software

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