Our Volunteers

​ To volunteer for any of our programs, please click, download and complete our FGRS Volunteer Application Packet.  You may download the application here or obtain one at the FGRS office. Then contact  Connie Sopha, FGRS H.R. Manager,  Phone: 931-202-2175, Email: fgrshrconnie@yahoo.com to enroll in an upcoming Volunteer Orientation Session. Bring your completed paperwork to the orientation. ​​You can view upcoming orientation opportunities on our events calendar by clicking here.

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.

Need a reason to volunteer? We have plenty! 

  • Give something back to an organization that has impacted you either directly or indirectly.
  • Make a difference to the lives of others.
  • Help your neighbors.
  • Help others less fortunate.
  • Feel valued and part of a team.
  • Gain confidence and self-esteem.
  • Gain new skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Develop existing skills and knowledge.
  • Use your professional skills and knowledge to benefit others.
  • Meet new people and make new friends.
  • A chance to socialize.
  • Get to know your local community.


Transportation Dispatcher Volunteer Needed ONE DAY per WEEK
The Way To Go! program is in need of Dispatching assistance.  This volunteer position typically requires one day a week to monitor the Way To Go! cell phone, schedule client rides in a leased software computer system, help with program administration assigned by the General Manager, and conduct interviews of new prospective client riders (as required) that make application.  A day of volunteering is from 8 am to 5 pm with the morning only at the desk in the FGRS office.  It is expected that the selected person will join the program as a driver to act as a back-up should the need arise.
To volunteer, contact Way To Go! Transportation at 931-200-4580 between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm on weekdays only (non-holiday).

Way To Go Program:  Drivers Wanted

Are you interested in helping FG residents who need transportation? Become a volunteer driver in our Way To Go program.  To become a driver, you must:

  • Be a Fairfield Glade resident and at least 21 years old.
  • Submit a formal application.   
  • Provide your own car, which must be in safe operating condition.
  • Have a valid TN driver’s license and have proof of auto insurance (FGRS will supply necessary excess liability insurance).
  • Participate in an FGRS-required evaluation interview and “vetting” Process.
  • Complete a series of training courses (prescribed & paid for by FGRS) to prepare for safe & caring transportation of Riders.
  • Be willing to drive a minimum of three (3) three hour trips per month.
  • Have a computer at home, and have a cell phone.
  • Be willing to not accept tips, gratuities or gifts of any kind from the Riders.

Home Delivered Meals: Dispatchers Wanted

Currently, the HDM program needs 2 Dispatch Managers to work 1 week a month.  This is a job share approach as each manager works one week per month with responsibility for the overall dispatch operation during their scheduled week.  
  • Coordinate the overall meal delivery system effort provide client/driver/ kitchen and HDM support function interface
  • Manage the “On Duty” daily dispatcher operation
  • Participate in an FGRS-required evaluation interview and “vetting” Process.
  • Complete training provided by FGRS
  • Comfortable using a computer program to coordinate meal delivery
  • Be willing to work one week per month (15 hours)

Volunteers to work as Consultants with Fairfield Glade residents to identify services needed so that residents can continue living in their homes. Consultants provide resources and contacts to companies, programs, and support groups that can provide services and care needed. Consultants will receive training and a nursing background is not necessary. 

Friendly Volunteers to deliver Welcome bags and chat with new Fairfield Glade home owners so that they feel welcome and become acclimated to Fairfield Glade.

Help apply the music and memory program to remedy the impact of deterioration or aging in Seniors with dementia and other chronic cognitive and physical impairments  The roles needed include Case Management, research, data collection, meeting with and interviewing potential candidates, and behavior analysis. 

Need volunteers to make phone calls to homebound Fairfield Glade Residents.

FGRS occasionally has the need for volunteers to help with a one-time special project or event, such as manning a table at the Village Green Mall to distribute the new FGRS phone book.  Time involved is usually a few hours.  If you are a current FGRS volunteer and would be willing to occasionally help out with a special project or event, please contact the FGRS HR Manager, Connie Sopha.

To volunteer, please contact:

Connie Sopha
FGRS H.R. Manager
By Phone: 931-202-2175
By Email: fgrshrconnie@yahoo.com