Established in 1996


Hands On Nashville (HON) volunteers meet critical needs facing the Middle Tennessee community like hunger, homelessness, and environmental protection. Each year, HON connects more than 100,000 volunteers to service, making it one of the largest volunteer resource centers of its kind in the world. Offering more than 300 volunteer opportunities to the community every month at, Hands On Nashville invites everyone to Be the Change … Volunteer. As a way of recognizing founder Hal Cato’s invaluable leadership in creating Hands On Nashville, the board of directors established this Fund in his name.