Thank You!

Some of the many opportunities to volunteer at University School can be explored from this page and completing the form below.

The ways of becoming involved and helping USN are as diverse as the families here at our school.


Throughout the school year, USNA will be in touch with the USN community about a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, some of which are described on this page.  We encourage you to participate and look forward to seeing you at USNA events

Please join the fun!

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  • Lower School Helping Hands

    A Helping Hands classroom coordinator is needed for each classroom to recruit and train parents to assist teachers with copying, binding, and preparing instructional materials.
  • Lower School Room Parent

    Room parents serve as liaisons between the teachers and parents, assisting as needed with classroom communication, parties, field trips, collection and distribution of faculty gifts in May and December, and other special activities.
  • Middle School Advisory Parent

    Advisory parents serve as liaisons between the teachers and parents, assisting as needed with classroom communication, class projects, class parties, collecting and distributing faculty gifts in May and December, and other special projects on an as-needed basis.  Four times a year, help is needed with providing breakfast for the Middle School Faculty and Staff.
  • Middle School Helping Hands

    Parents assist the Middle School faculty with copying, binding, cutting out items, and hanging displays of student work.  Hours and days are flexible and volunteers are asked to check in every 6-8 weeks to see if they are needed.  Training is provided.

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  • Artclectic

    In October (typically the weekend after Fall Break), USN invites a host of working artists to campus for Artclectic, our highly-acclaimed, three-day art show and sale.  USN students, faculty, and families welcome hundreds of visitors to our gymnasium-turned-gallery, a remarkable aesthetic transformation. The weekend includes fabulous parties, student tours and demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and a pop-up market.
     BENEFITS THE ARTCLECTIC ENDOWMENT FOR INNOVATIVE TEACHING.
  • Evening Classes

    These unique, useful, and universally praised classes brighten up winter evenings from January through March and are open to the entire Nashville community.  Evening Classes are presented by professionals including renowned chefs and artists as well as USN parents and alumni.  All leaders in their respective fields, these volunteer instructors lend their expertise to classes on cooking, gardening, writing, home renovation, technology, arts and hobbies, and so much more.  Volunteer needs include Catalog Writing (Oct-Nov) and/or Social Media Posting (Dec-Mar), Evening Classes Greeter (welcome students and teachers to USN), Host a Cooking Class in Your Home (must have large kitchen to accommodate 15-20 people, preferably with an island), Teach a Class and/or Offer a One-on-One Consultancy in Your Area of Expertise (e.g. architect, interior designer, stylist, landscape designer, etc.)  ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT USN’S K-12 NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT. 
  • Fall Book Frenzy

    Each fall. the USN community comes together each fall for a huge three-day celebration of reading, highlighted by a phenonomal book sale benefiting the Hassenfeld Library. Come and shop the thousands of used books for adults and kids, as well as many DVD’s, CD’s, games, and puzzles. The sale is open to the USN community Thursday afternoon, Friday afternoon and Friday evening during Fall Fest. It opens to the public on Saturday, including a bag sale later in the day. Get involved by donating your gently used books and media, volunteering to sort and organize beforehand and work during the sale. Most importantly, come and shop for yourself and your family. BENEFITS THE HASSENFELD LIBRARY.
  • Fall Fest

    At the end of Septmber, this fun USN community event happens in conjunction with Fall Book Frenzy on the Friday evening of the sale.  A movie, food, and many other fun activities at the main campus attract USN students, families, faculty and staff.  Volunteers are needed to help with set-up and to work shifts during the evening.
  • Music Night

    This intimate evening of music, typically held in February on the Sunday prior to Presidents' Day, features some of Nashville's best musicians and showcases the enormous talent of USN parents, faculty and alumni.  Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, check-in and clean up the day of the event. BENEFITS THE  RIVER CAMPUS.

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  • Art Department Assistants

    K-12 parent volunteers work with the art department hanging student artwork in the USN galleries and on bulletin boards. In addition, lower school volunteers assist in preparing Grandparents' Day invitations.
  • As-Needed Volunteers

    For those who are interested in volunteering, but find that your schedule makes it hard to plan ahead. Check this box and we'll call you when we need extra hands.
  • Caring and Concern

    USN families help other USN families in times of need, such as the arrival of a new baby or the illness or death of a close family member. There are Caring and Concern representatives for each class in Lower School and committees for the Middle School and High School divisions.
  • Cultural Diversity Volunteers

    Volunteers assist the Director of Diversity & Community Life with events, marketing and programming to support and highlight the rich diversity of our USN community.
  • Dads' Alliance

    This group of fathers and guardians of USN students seeks to support and strengthen the relationship between children, fathers, and families by engaging in school events and the local community.  Meetings are usually held monthly with topics ranging from those relevant to our academic and social environment to issues of specific interest to our group.  All are welcome!
  • Faculty and Staff Appreciation

    Lunches are hosted at the beginning and end of the school year to express gratitude to the faculty and staff for all they do at USN. Volunteers coordinate, order/provide food, decorate, serve, and clean up at both lunches.
  • Grandparents' Day

    This performance for lower school grandparents and special friends is held the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Volunteers are needed to provide baked goods, assist with reception set-up, and then host the reception following the performance.
  • Hospitality

    In Lower School, volunteers provide simple refreshments for Parents' Night and coordinate with USN staff to manage refreshments, decorations, and volunteers for Grandparents' Day.  In High School, volunteers assist with refreshment set-up and clean-up for Parents' Night.  Once per semester, help is needed with providing a breakfast for both the Lower School and High School Faculty and Staff.
  • Host a Parent Social or Evening Class in your home

    Every fall, USNA sponsors parent social gatherings, held in parent homes, for each grade.  Parents are also needed to host Evening Classes in their homes from January through March.  If you are willing to host either of these events, please let us know.
  • Library Volunteers

    Volunteers provide help to the librarians in the Hassenfeld Library, including shelving books and assisting with activities as needed.  No experience is necessary and training is provided.
  • TAP

    This group helps promote and support arts programming at USN by selling TAP memberships.  Membership is open to all USN families and offers benefits such as free or reduced admission prices to most USN arts events. Parents also have an opportunity to serve as volunteers in various areas, including staffing the box office for USN productions and helping with refreshments at arts events.  
  • Tiger Club

    Tiger Club promotes school spirit and provides financial support to USN's athletic program, including athletic facility enhancements.  In conjunction with USN's Athletic Directors and team coaches, Tiger Club works to provide funds and recruit volunteer assistance for tournaments and meets and oversees the concessions programs at the Sperling and Cheek Gyms, as well as the River Campus.  The club also plans and funds six sports recognition evenings - three for high school and three for middle school. Membership is open to all USN families.  Volunteers are needed to serve as team parents, to help with recognition events, and staff the concessions stands.

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