Volunteer with The Battle of Franklin Trust

There are a number of opportunities throughout the year to volunteer with The Battle of Franklin Trust.

Please use the form at the bottom of this page to sign up or express interest in volunteering.

Illumination - Saturday, November 30, 2019

On November 30 each year we recognize the anniversary of the Battle of Franklin with luminaries. Volunteers are needed in the fall prior to the event to help test lights and also the day-of to set up the luminaries and take them down. We will make sure we have refreshments to keep you fed and hydrated during your shift on the day of Illumination.

Tea light testing - Join us a Carnton, or if you have a group of people, we can bring them to you. Up to two months before November 30 we will be testing 10,000 lights to make sure they are ready to shine bright for Illumination. 

Summer Camp Internships

Carter House and Carnton Summer Camp internships take place annually in July. You will gain hands-on experience planning programs and running the camp. If you are interested in education and history this is the internship for you. Please contact Sarah Falck at sarah@boft.org for an application.

Sunset Concert Series - Sundays, June 28 & July 26, 2019

Help is needed in the following areas:

  • Parking attendants (2-4) Directing cars to the correct parking areas at the historic property to maximize available space

  • Concert Greeters/Ushers (2-4) Helping direct guests to the ticket desk and concert entrances

  • Will Call Attendants (2-4) Checking in and distributing wristbands to concert attendees with pre-purchased tickets

  • Clean-up (2-4) While concert attendees know they should take their trash with them, to make sure Carnton is ready for guests Monday morning, we walk the property immediately at the end of the concert to pick up anything that happen to be left behind.

Complimentary tickets to the concert will be given to each volunteer. Volunteer positions fill up fast. Get on the list now.

Events Internship

Job Description

Under the direction of the BOFT Event Coordinator, the intern will observe and assist with various projects assigned by the Event department. For more details, please contact Hannah Jacobs at (615) 905-0687 or hannah@boft.org.


  • Maintain and manage event the day of

  • Assist with in-house events and wedding the day of, as needed

  • Assisting in communications around event management including timelines, calendars, reports, diagrams

  • Assisting with onsite event management and set up

Volunteer Sign-Up

Prior to signing up, please click here to review the Volunteer Handbook and Waiver. You will be asked to acknowledge and agree to the policies outlined in this document in the form below.

The Battle of Franklin Trust staff member in charge of the opportunity or opportunities you indicate below will be in contact to confirm details and make assignments.

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