Community Service: East Tennessee

If you are interested in having students volunteer with your organization, please complete the organization request form.
Organization Description County
Alzheimer's Tennessee

 

Ongoing Opportunity!!

Join Alzheimer's Tennessee to Make Alzheimer's A Memory. Volunteers who offer office support, help with community outreach, assist with events, and serve on committees are essential.

Alzheimer's Tennessee relies on hundreds of volunteers to help host regional Walks in the spring and fall, as well as a golf tournament, Purple Gala and more.

Alzheimer's Tennessee volunteers assist with advocacy and education efforts as well as other community endeavors to make it possible to continue providing help and hope to families touched by Alzheimer's and related dementias.

Contact: Amanda Armstrong at amanda.armstrong@TNalz.org

 

 

All Counties
Caris Healthcare

Care provided for terminally ill patients in their homes and in various care settings, such as nursing homes. Volunteer opportunities include visiting with patients in their home or in long term care facilities to provide companionship by talking with patients, playing board games, reading, music, etc. Other opportunities available for administrative tasks such as helping to file paperwork in our local offices, answer phones, and write cards.

Caris Healthcare Website

Contact: Diana Puckett at dpuckett@carishealthcare.com or 423-929-2044

All Counties
Girl Scouts

Troop volunteers work together to provide a quality Girl Scout Leadership Experience for girls through service to the girls assigned to their troop. Be the troop leader that supports her every week—the one that watches her smile get bigger as she grows more confident. Mentor a Girl Scout Cookie Professional during cookie season so she can earn enough to reach the goals she and her troop set. Or work with other adults to provide the kind of behind-the-scenes support that makes it possible for her to make amazing new memories at Girl Scouts. 

Girl Scouts Website

Contact: 1-800-474-1912 or info@girlscoutcsa.org.

All Counties
Ollie Otter Foundation

Ongoing Opportunity!

The Ollie Otter Program teaches seat belt and booster seat education in elementary schools. Volunteers will work with program leaders, community leaders, members of the law enforcement community, and injury prevention advocates to implement assembly presentations and community events to promote child passenger safety throughout Tennessee. A full list of events can be found at www.ollieotter.org/schedule.

Contact: Julie Brewer- jbrewer@tntech.edu or at 931-372-3318

All Counties
Relay For Life

At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors.

Relay for Life Website.

Click here to sign up.

All Counties
Tennessee State Parks

There are a wide variety of volunteer service projects across the state. Visit their website or click here to find a park near you. You can also click here to view parks that have ongoing projects.

Contact: Nancy Schelin at Nancy.Schelin@tn.gov

All Counties
TN National Guard

Volunteers will have a “hands on” opportunity to share educational experiences and knowledge with soldiers, community leaders, high schools and youth clubs.  The volunteer will be exposed to character and leadership development with a chance to gain communication skills, and marketing skills.  Additionally, volunteers will learn about Tennessee civilian/military career fields as they gain community service hours working with local Tennessee National Guard Career Counselors.

Contact:

Michael Owens at 931-260-0263 or michael.w.owens20.mil@mail.mil

Scott Nation at 865-228-1574 or scott.w.nation.mil@mail.mil

All Counties
Anderson County Humane Society

Anderson County Humane Society Website

Contact: 865-381-1550 or info@andersoncohumane.org.

Anderson
Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley

During the school year (from 3:00-6:00pm), volunteers are needed to help tutor afterschool, play in the gym, do arts and crafts, and positively influence club youth members. Volunteers can choose what age group (k-12) to work with among out 17 clubs within four counties: Knox, Blount, Loudon, and North Anderson.

Please Contact Volunteer Coordinator Christa Hammaker for more information or to get started!

Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley Website

Contact: Christa Hammaker at 865-232-1280 or chammaker@bgctnv.org

Anderson
East Tennessee Technology Access Center

We have volunteer opportunities in Knoxville at our center in a variety of areas:  computer and equipment recycling, literacy, toy adaptation, recreation, art/music, and special events. ETTAC also has volunteer opportunities with the ETTAC Next Chapter Book Club in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Roane, Sevier and the potential to open clubs in our 24 county region. 

ETTAC Website

Contact: 865-219-0130.

Anderson
Emory Valley Center

We need volunteers to help assist with set up, break down and interaction with the individuals we serve at parties.  We have 3 to 4 parties per year. 

Emory Valley Center's website.

Contact: Daisy Mullins at 865-483-4385 or daisy.mullins@emoryvalleycenter.com

Anderson
ETHRA, Nutrition Program

Volunteers needed to help in senior center, serve meals, set up, clean up, etc. Students over 18 can serve as delivery drivers.

Contact: Janice Johnson
865-691-2551 ext. 4210 or JJohnson@ethra.org

Anderson
Explore Oak Ridge

Dates:November 16, 2017 - Packet pickup
November 17, 2017 - Packet Pickup
November 18, 2017 - day of race

Secret City Half Marathon & 5K November 18, 2017 Sign up to volunteer at packet pickups and/or the race!  See website for volunteer positions, times, etc. Visit their website HERE!

Contact: Lisa Kendall at lisa@oakridgevisitor.com 

 

Anderson
Football Tournament

 

We've had a volunteer opportunity pop up for this weekend. We need volunteers to work a football tournament at Blankenship field in Oak Ridge.

-Concessions
-Gate
-Chain movers
-Clean up crew

We'll be there Saturday 9am - 8pm and Sunday​ noon - 7pm (at the latest).

Contact: Jennifer Pettyjohn at 865.244.6073 or JPettyjohn@bgccv.org

 

Anderson
Norris Dam State Park

Volunteers needed to assist the park rangers with park maintenance and events. Camp Kinchen, a 1930’s CCC Camp is located on the park and is an on-going reclamation site. Work days are scheduled throughout the year or volunteers can work independently with instruction. Trail clearing and maintenance is conducted weekly.  

Contact: Mark Morgan at 865-426-7461.

Anderson
ReStore: Habitat for Humanity

Ongoing Opportunity!!

Habitat for Humanity needs help at their ReStore! Click HERE to check out their site!
-->Tuesday- Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM
-->Saturday- 9:00AM- 3:00PM

Contact: Charlotte Bowers at 865-482-7713 or at charlotte@hfhac.org

 

Anderson
Southern Cycling Operations

November 25 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

It will be hosted at Loudon Municipal Park!

Volunteers needed for parking, crossing guards and course maintance. Lunch will be provided. This race helps support The Boys and Girls Club of Loudon County and the Loudon County Animal Shelter. This event will be held rain or shine.

Sign up HERE!

Contact: Sandy Czarnecki at 865-599-6160 with any questions.

Anderson
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning

TCWP welcomes volunteers who will help with trail maintenance.

Contact: Executive Director Sandra K. Gross at 865-583-3967 or Sandra@sandrakgross.com.

Anderson
The Ecumenical Storehouse

 

ONGOING Opportunity!

 We are an organization of churches band together to help people in need in several surrounding counties.  We help people that are getting themselves together after a catastrophe  such as fire or flooding.  We also help people that are getting back on their feet after losing everything to addiction,  there are as many reason as there are days.  They have to come with a referral.  We help with all household items donated from Oakridge and surrounding counties.  We need your people mainly on Saturdays from 9 until noon to help pick up and load furniture that has been donated.  We could also use help any Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9 till noon to help load the furniture and household items onto the clients trucks.  We do not ask women to load, but there are a variety of ways to keep them busy.  We have the smaller items,  towels silverware toasters, etc.  That always need to be taken in and put on shelves.  

Contact: Debbie Jordan 770-377-0670 or you can call the storehouse at 865-481-0274

Address: 134 East Division Road, Oakridge Tennessee

 

 

Anderson
Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Store Greeters: Greeters meet customers at the store entrance and inform them of the day’s specials. Greeters may also assist customers with cart selection and offer coupons. Volunteers can be scheduled for anytime between 9:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Saturday or 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday. Retail Volunteers: Goodwill’s Retail Stores are fundraisers for our Mission Service programs. Retail Volunteers assist in job duties such as cleaning or organizing merchandise at Goodwill’s Retail Store locations. Volunteers can be schedule for anytime between 9:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Saturday or 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday.

Contact: Taryn Balwinski at 423.629.2501 ext. 2920 or taryn.wilson@goodwillchatt.org.

Bledsoe
Sweetwater Public Library

When we have ANY volunteer come in to help out, we try to find what might best suit them.  It could be outside work, discarding/weeding books, straightening shelves, or helping out with library programs. 

Visit their website.

Contact: Tania Rich - trich.spl@gmail.com or call 423-375-5274

Bledsoe
Blount County Humane Society

Volunteers are needed to help with adoption events, walk dogs, and help at the All Creatures thrift store.       
Blount County Human Society Website

Contact: 865-233-3739 or volunteer.coordinator@blountcountyhumanesociety.org.

Blount
Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley

During the school year (from 3:00-6:00pm), volunteers are needed to help tutor afterschool, play in the gym, do arts and crafts, and positively influence club youth members. Volunteers can choose what age group (k-12) to work with among out 17 clubs within four counties: Knox, Blount, Loudon, and North Anderson.

Please Contact Volunteer Coordinator Christa Hammaker for more information or to get started!

Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley Website

Contact: Christa Hammaker at 865-232-1280 or chammaker@bgctnv.org

Blount
Brookdale Senior Living

Volunteers are needed any time throughout the year to help with serving in the dining room, being a lunch buddy for a resident, providing entertainment and activities for activity groups such as music entertainment, dance, crafts-art-pottery, one on one visits for residents needing social stimulation, and reading to those with vision loss


Contact: Lorri Ryan at 865-210-9051

Blount
East Tennessee Technology Access Center

We have volunteer opportunities in Knoxville at our center in a variety of areas:  computer and equipment recycling, literacy, toy adaptation, recreation, art/music, and special events. ETTAC also has volunteer opportunities with the ETTAC Next Chapter Book Club in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Roane, Sevier and the potential to open clubs in our 24 county region. 

ETTAC Website

Contact: 865-219-0130.

Blount
Habitat for Humanity of Blount County

Habitat for Humanity Blount County Website

Contact: 865-982-8717.

Blount
Helen Ross McNabb Center

There are ample volunteer opportunities year-round including special events and ongoing opportunities. For current volunteer opportunities, please click here. 

Contact: Rebecca McKnight at rebecca.mcknight@mcnabb.org or 865-329-9176

Blount
Keep Blount Beautiful

An environmental non-profit that focuses on promoting litter prevention, waste reduction, and beautification. Students would volunteer for litter pickups or beautification planting projects.

Visit Keep Blount Beautiful Website

Contact: kbbamericorps@gmail.com or 865-681-4809

Blount
Mane Support, a Grief Counseling Center

We use horses in the process for clients and have a multitude of ways that individuals can volunteer. From being in the barn with the horses, to helping with fundraisers, to being in the community on behalf of Mane Support, planting flowers, etc.

Mane Support Website

Contact: Kimberly Henry at 865-233-3090 or kkhenry@manesupport.org.

Blount
Southern Cycling Operations

November 25 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

It will be hosted at Loudon Municipal Park!

Volunteers needed for parking, crossing guards and course maintance. Lunch will be provided. This race helps support The Boys and Girls Club of Loudon County and the Loudon County Animal Shelter. This event will be held rain or shine.

Sign up HERE!

Contact: Sandy Czarnecki at 865-599-6160 with any questions.

Blount
The Blount County SPCA in Maryville, TN

An animal cruelty task force team and prosecute those that harm animals. Volunteers needed to help with the barn. We have been given 12 acres and a very large barn that needs a lot of work. We have been working since last summer and have come a long way, all by volunteers. We are a nonprofit and solely thrive by donations from the public. 

Contact: Gino Bachman at 865-405-7752 or blountspca@hotmail.com.

Blount
Walland Elementary School

A rural K-5 school at the foothills of the Smokey Mountains. Our leadership team has developed a plan to increase our student's reading fluency next year by implementing a fluency program that requires weekly fluency reads. We are in need of volunteers to implement this program. The volunteers would be giving students weekly one minute fluency reads to include a second read and a cold read of a fluency piece. We will train all volunteers on how to perform this activity. Also, we would have the volunteers read with small groups and individual students. 

Contact: Principal Jed West at 865-983-2801 or Jed.west@blountk12.org

Blount
Family Cornerstones

 

Family Cornerstones serves the families, youth and children of Bradley County and Cleveland, Tennessee.  They offer four programs to help strengthen families.

Contact: Chrissy Pugh, 1-423-559-1244 cpugh@familycornerstones.org

 

Bradley
Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Store Greeters: Greeters meet customers at the store entrance and inform them of the day’s specials. Greeters may also assist customers with cart selection and offer coupons. Volunteers can be scheduled for anytime between 9:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Saturday or 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday. Retail Volunteers: Goodwill’s Retail Stores are fundraisers for our Mission Service programs. Retail Volunteers assist in job duties such as cleaning or organizing merchandise at Goodwill’s Retail Store locations. Volunteers can be schedule for anytime between 9:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Saturday or 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday.

Contact: Taryn Balwinski at 423.629.2501 ext. 2920 or taryn.wilson@goodwillchatt.org.

Bradley
Life Bridges

 

Life Bridges helps people with intellectual/developmental disabilities to become more self-sufficient; to train them to perform everyday tasks and helps them to gain employment in the community. They are dedicated to improving quality of life for the individuals and helping them to achieve the American dream of Freedom to the greatest extent possible!

Contact: Summer Poteet (423) 506-7657 summerpoteet@lifebridgesonline.com

 

 

Bradley
Park View Elementary

 

Parkview Elementary is looking for volunteers to assist with the Fall Festival. Volunteers will run games and activities for visitors. They are also looking to have a couple of skilled volunteers to participate in face painting. Volunteers should arrive by 4:00 PM on Saturday Sept 23rd at Park View Elementary School and be prepared to stay until 8:00 PM that evening.

Contact: Sheila Voyles 423 715-5242 svoyles@clevelandstatecc.edu

 

Bradley
The Bradley Senior Activity Center

 

The Bradley Senior Activity Center is looking for student volunteers to participate in their inter-generational program and to interact with senior adults in a new exercise & bingo game called “Bingocize.” The senior adults who visit the Center are active, vibrant, and fun -- and love for volunteers to come by for a visit!

 If you enjoy the company of seniors, this will be a great service-learning experience for you!

 Want to sign-up to serve? Please email or call Sharon Westfield, Senior Services Coordinator: shalo9@hotmail.com 423.559.2171

 

Bradley
Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center

 

Tri-State Therapeutic Riding Center is a PATH International facility providing equine assisted therapies and education to the Bradley/Hamilton County Communities. Providing equine assisted therapies for individuals of all ages with physical, mental and emotional disabilities

Contact: Denise Lineberry 423-339-2517 reinbowriders@gmail.com

 

Bradley
United Way of East Tennessee

Year-round Events. Volunteer opportunities in Hamilton, Bradley, McMinn, and Meigs counties.

Visit United Way of East TN's Website.

Bradley
Veterans First Resale Shop

815 S. Lee Highway, Cleveland, TN 37311

Volunteers are needed to help customers bring donations into the store, sorting donations, shelve products on the floor, help keep the sales floor clean and organized, cleaning the store, assist customers and more.

Contact: Sonya Locklin at 865-455-4045 or veteransfirst@gmail.com

Bradley
Campbell County Habitat for Humanity

Contact: 423-566-7316 or mmkile@aol.com.

Campbell
Campbell County Rural Fire Service

We are a volunteer fire department servicing 255 square miles of Campbell County, TN with five fire stations. Opportunities to aid the community via assistance in fire hose testing, fire pump testing, general station maintenance and cleaning, grass mowing, weed pulling, mulching, washing and waxing fire equipment, document filing are some of the activities we could use help with. No firefighting activities will be allowed.

Contact: Don McGuire at dmcguire5781@yahoo.com or 423-912-5944.

Campbell
Indian Mountain State Park

Volunteers needed to assist park staff with maintenance and special events at the park.

Address: 143 State Park Circle, Jellico, TN 37762.

Contact: Jeff Nicholson at jeff.nicholson@tn.gov or 423-290-7091.

Campbell
Norris Dam State Park

Volunteers needed to assist the park rangers with park maintenance and events. Camp Kinchen, a 1930’s CCC Camp is located on the park and is an on-going reclamation site. Work days are scheduled throughout the year or volunteers can work independently with instruction. Trail clearing and maintenance is conducted weekly and help is always appreciated. Please contact the park in advance to schedule your date.

Contact: Park Manager Mark Morgan at 865-426-7461.

Campbell
Assistance Resource Ministries (A.R.M.)

Assistance Resource Ministries distributes food, clothing, and other assistance to residents of Carter County who are in need.

Address: 714 West C Street in Elizabethton

Contact: Nikki Jones at 423-542-0919.

Carter
Carter County Habitat for Humanity

Holston Habitat for Humanity Website

Contact: 423-239-7689.

Carter
Carter County Mayor’s Office of Economic and Community Development 

Volunteers are needed to help with mayoral office economic and community development projects. Students interested in government operations and relations, marketing, economics, business development and administration, human resources management, operations management and quality process improvements are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Susan Robinson at 423.542.1801 or srobinson@cartercountytn.gov.

Carter
Contact Concern of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to answer the helpline, providing free information and referrals to callers in need of health and human services (a.k.a. social services). Volunteers work the helpline Monday through Friday from 9am - 9pm.  We have three shifts during this twelve hour period:  9am - 1pm, 1pm - 5pm, and 5pm - 9pm.  On Saturday and Sunday we have one shift whereby volunteers call shut-ins to make daily wellness checks.  Training is provided. 

Visit their website here.

Contact: Margaret Counts at margaret@contactconcern.org or 423-246-2273

Carter
East TN Spay & Neuter

Volunteers needed to help with low-cost spay and neuter, pet food pantry and education in Elizabethton.

East Tennessee Spay and Neuter Website
Contact: Danika Nadzan at 423-437-3850 or etnspay-neuter@hotmail.com.

Carter
Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce

Volunteers needed to organize several community events throughout the year and operate a visitor center. Students could get first-hand experience with event planning and customer service.

Elizabethton Chamber's Website

Contact: Tonya Stevens at director@elizabethtonchamber.com or 423-547-3850

Carter
Girls on the Run Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed throughout the year as well. Assistant coaches and day race volunteers needed after school hours twice a week at sites throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Get up, get out, and come prepare a group of girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. In between the high fives and energy cheers, these girls will look up to you as a role model of what it means to live confidently.

Strong Girls Run Website

Contact: Becky Dunkelberger at 423-946-2234 or becky.dunkelberger@girlsontherun.org or Ashley Merrill at ashley.merrill@girlsontherun.org.

Carter
Just Serve: Tri-Cities

Type in your zip code at JustServe.org for service opportunities in your area!

Contact: Rick Brewer
runyes1@aol.com or (407) 219-2411

Carter
One Acre Café

Volunteer hours are available M- F from 10 am - 3 pm. Volunteers are needed to assist in operation of a non-profit café with the mission to feed all, regardless of their ability to pay. Volunteer positions include wait staff, drink station, bussers, greeters, dishwashers, and setting up/cleaning the café. No experience necessary. You will be trained.

Address: 603 W. Walnut Street, Johnson City, TN 37604
Contact: Michelle Watts at 423-483-0517 or info@oneacrecafe.org.

Carter
Roan Mountain State Park

1015 Hwy143, Roan Mountain, TN 37687
Volunteers needed to assist park rangers and staff with many outdoor projects such as trail maintenance, Doe River clean-up, invasive plant removal, as well as helping with special events throughout the year.

Contact: 423-772-0190 or J.R. Tinch at james.tinch@tn.gov
                                          Meg Guy at meg.guy@tn.gov.

Carter
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to assist with sorting and categorizing donated food, packing bags for the Food for Kids program, and for special events.

For more information, please complete the “Volunteer Profile” located on our website www.netfoodbank.org

Contact: Tammy Laney 423-279-0430 or volunteers@netfoodbank.org.

Carter
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

1651 W. Elk Ave., Elizabethton, 379643

Volunteers needed throughout the year to assist during special events, help with exotic plant removal, park clean-up, and trail maintenance.
If students would like their volunteer efforts to support their fields of study, Sycamore Shoals will try to plan a project that will help students gain experience with future careers.

Contact: Jennifer Bauer at jennifer.bauer@tn.gov or 423-543-5808.

Carter
Upper East Area 3 Special Olympics

Ongoing opportunities!

Contact: Rachel Keller, rachel.jeanette.keller@gmail.com

Website: www.specialolympicstn-area3.org/

Carter
Goodwill Thrift Store

Contact: Tammy Rains at 423-626-1909 (New Tazewell store).

Contact: 865-828-5663 (Rutledge store).

Claiborne
Upper Room Ministries

Hwy 33S, New Tazewell, TN

Volunteers needed to assist with Hand Up food distribution to whoever is in need in Claiborne County. Individual volunteers and groups work together on Friday to count items, check dates on food items, sort and categorize donated items, and box for the food distribution on Saturday. Saturday volunteers will assist with distribution and if needed, assisting food boxes to vehicles. Hand Up is held on the second Friday and Saturday of each month.

Contact: Joheny Russell at 423-489-7773.

Claiborne
Brookdale Senior Living

Volunteers are needed any time throughout the year to help with serving in the dining room, being a lunch buddy for a resident, providing entertainment and activities for activity groups such as music entertainment, dance, crafts-art-pottery, one on one visits for residents needing social stimulation, and reading to those with vision loss


Contact: Lorri Ryan at 865-210-9051

Cocke
Cocke County Habitat for Humanity

Cocke County Habitat for Humanity Website


Contact: 423-625-9748.

Cocke
Newport Animal Shelter

Newport Animal Shelter Website

Contact: newportas@charter.net or 423-623-1010.

Cocke
State of Tennessee District Public Defender's Office

We would utilize the students to sort, review and file paperwork. Take notes on video and make copies of court documents. All work would be supervised and a confidentiality notice would be signed.

Contact: Jennifer Arms at Jennifer.Arms@tn.gov or 423-625-8353

Cocke
Algood Elementary School

Volunteers needed for general grounds pick up, pressure washing, and playground maintenance. Some office filing/copying, and general upkeep of the school building such as washing windows, disinfecting stairwell rails and door handles is needed as well. Please call ahead to make sure there is work and/or a supervisor on site. Make sure to mention you are a TN Promise student.

Address: 2525 Old Walton Road, Cookeville, TN, 38506

Contact: 931-303-0362.

Cumberland
Art Circle Public Library

There are many tasks in our library that are performed by volunteers. We ask each potential volunteer to fill out an application and a skill and interest survey. This process, along with a brief interview, provides us with information that will allow us to place you in an area in which you will be the most comfortable.

Job examples include:
Assisting patrons with Internet access
Preparing items for library shelves
Working on craft projects for Children's and Youth Services
Creating and maintaining displays and bulleting boards
Filing, copying, and database maintenance
Shelving items and maintaining a neat and orderly collection
Mending library items
Helping to maintain the tax table during tax season

Sign up here.

Cumberland
Clothing Closet - First UMC Crossville

The Clothing Closet is open free to the public every Tuesday from 9:00AM to 1:00PM with the following exceptions:  

  • Clothing Closet closed if it is a fifth Tuesday of the month
  • Clothing Closet closed follows the school on snow days

Volunteers needed to move clothes from the basement up to the Clothing Closet area.  

Location: 
100 Braun St.
Crossville, TN 38555

Contact: Rhonda Phillips
(931) 484-3537

Cumberland
Crossville First Methodist Church

Each first and third Tuesday of the month between 9:00AM and 1:00PM, The Clothing Closet is in need of one or two people to assist in carrying clothes up and down stairs. Also, to help in sorting and hanging clothes.

Contact: Fran Gospodarek at 931-200-0496 or at mfgospodarek@yahoo.com

Cumberland
Crossville First United Methodist Church - The Clothing Closet

 

Ongoing Opportunity!

The Clothing Closet, a clothing ministry at my church, is in need of one or two people the first and/or third Tuesday of each month to help deal with carrying and sorting clothing. 

First and third Tuesday of each month. Hours of operation 9:00am to 1:00pm. Volunteer would be appreciated 1 or 2 hours within that timeframe.

Contact: Fran Gospodarek  mfgospodarek@yahoo.com or at 931-200-0496

 

 

Cumberland
Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity

Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity Website

Contact: 931-484-4656.

Cumberland
Friends of the Trails

Volunteers will build, maintain and promote the use of trails throughout Cumberland County. Students will assist with the construction of a new trail or perform maintenance work on an existing trail. No experience is necessary but the work consists of cutting, pruning, sawing and some digging as we clear obstructions from the trail corridor. We will provide training, supervision and tools for all activities. We have many work days so there are multiple opportunities to participate. It is outdoor work so work sessions are rescheduled if the weather does not cooperate. Work sessions are typically 3 - 5 hours of physical work at various locations around the Crossville area.

Visit their website.

Contact: John Conrad at john@time2meet.com or 978-604-4968

 

Cumberland
Tennessee Wesleyan College

There is a community orchard that is used to get fresh fruit in the hands and homes of the needy in the Athens area. The best hours are M-F 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

Contact: Mike Ingram at mingram@twcnet.edu

Cumberland
Cherokee Lake Users Association

November Annual Lakeshore/Island Cleanup - Volunteers needed to help maintain Cherokee Lake.

Cherokee Lakes Users Association Website.

Contact: Donna Dunn at donnadunn@aol.com or 631-495-0031

Grainger
Hope Reins

Volunteers needed to work with rescue horses. Opportunities include horse care, grounds maintenance, landscaping, help with riding lessons for at-risk children, and more.

Address: 645 Wachtel Road, Bean Station, TN, 37708

Hope Reins Website
Contact: cindy@hopereinsyouthranch.org or 423-921-4525.

Grainger
Lakeway Area Habitat for Humanity

Lakeway Area Habitat for Humanity Website


Contact: 423-586-9431.

Grainger
State of Tennessee District Public Defender's Office

We would utilize the students to sort, review and file paperwork.  Take notes on video and make copies of court documents.  All work would be supervised and a confidentiality notice would be signed.

Contact: Jennifer Arms at Jennifer.Arms@tn.gov or 423-625-8353

Grainger
Contact Concern of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to answer the helpline, providing free information and referrals to callers in need of health and human services (a.k.a. social services). Volunteers work the helpline Monday through Friday from 9am - 9pm.  We have three shifts during this twelve hour period:  9am - 1pm, 1pm - 5pm, and 5pm - 9pm.  On Saturday and Sunday we have one shift whereby volunteers call shut-ins to make daily wellness checks.  Training is provided. 

Visit their website here.

Contact: Margaret Counts at margaret@contactconcern.org or 423-246-2273

Greene
Davy Crockett State Park

Volunteers needed for trail construction and maintenance in an attempt to meet a state park initiative of having the nation’s best trail system. Trail work would consist of brush and vegetation removal, weed eating, leveling trails with shovels and other hand tools, adding signage, shorter distance hiking and more. 

Contact: Bill Knapp at 423-257-2167.

Greene
Greene Animal League

Volunteers needed to be canine handlers for huskies to continue the work as "Canine Good Citizens", on rescue, therapy, and sledding. Volunteers will visit the nursing homes & assisted living facilities with the huskies.

Visit their website.

Contact: Mary Murray-Vitrano at 423-798-9977 or greeneanimalleague@gmail.com

Greene
Just Serve: Tri-Cities

Type in your zip code at JustServe.org for service opportunities in your area!

Contact: Rick Brewer
runyes1@aol.com or (407) 219-2411

Greene
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to assist with sorting and categorizing donated food, packing bags for the Food for Kids program, and for special events.

For more information, please complete the “Volunteer Profile” located on our website www.netfoodbank.org

Contact: Tammy Laney 423-279-0430 or volunteers@netfoodbank.org.

Greene
Brookdale Senior Living

Volunteers are needed any time throughout the year to help with serving in the dining room, being a lunch buddy for a resident, providing entertainment and activities for activity groups such as music entertainment, dance, crafts-art-pottery, one on one visits for residents needing social stimulation, and reading to those with vision loss.

Contact: Lorri Ryan at 865-210-9051

Hamblen
Cherokee Lake Users Association

November Annual Lakeshore/Island Cleanup - Volunteers needed to help maintain Cherokee Lake.

Cherokee Lakes Users Association Website.

Contact: Donna Dunn at donnadunn@aol.com or 631-495-0031

Hamblen
Contact Concern of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to answer the helpline, providing free information and referrals to callers in need of health and human services (a.k.a. social services). Volunteers work the helpline Monday through Friday from 9am - 9pm.  We have three shifts during this twelve hour period:  9am - 1pm, 1pm - 5pm, and 5pm - 9pm.  On Saturday and Sunday we have one shift whereby volunteers call shut-ins to make daily wellness checks.  Training is provided. 

Visit their website here.

Contact: Margaret Counts at margaret@contactconcern.org or 423-246-2273

Hamblen
Douglas Cherokee Economic Authority and Hamblen Interagency Coalition

Hamblen Interagency Coalition Website and Douglas Cherokee Website

Contact: Cassandra “KC” Curberson-Alvarado at 423-318-6912 or calvarado@douglascherokee.org.

Hamblen
Dumplin Valley Boys and Girls Club, White Pine, TN.

Volunteers are needed in the education room to tutor students from kindergarten to fifth grade in the afternoons, Mondays through Thursdays. 

Contact: Melissa Johnson at 865-761-0146 or mjohnson@bgcdumplinvalley.org.

Hamblen
Lakeway Area Habitat for Humanity

Lakeway Area Habitat for Humanity Website

Contact: Greg Hoffa at 423-581-1661 or 423-586-9431 or events@lakewayareahabitat.org.

Hamblen
Lakeway Area Habitat for Humanity

 

Ongoing opportunity!!

Lakeway Area Habitat for Humanity is a faith based, nonprofit housing ministry that works to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter in Hamblen and Grainger Counties. We welcome individuals from any faith — or from no faith — who are willing to pick up a hammer to help improve the lives of families needing decent shelter.

Contact: Amanda Rathbun at events@lakewayareahabitat.org or by phone at 423-581-1661

 

 

Hamblen
Morristown Parks and Recreation

 

Ongoing Opportunity!!

We currently have an ongoing need for students to help in the athletic office to file, process applications, and help register participants for youth basketball. They would be working with our athletic staff at our office located at 415 West Louise Street. We are open from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. and would appreciate held anytime during those hours.

Contact:Casey Smith at 423-586-026 or by email at casey.smith@mymorristown.com

 

 

 

Hamblen
Morristown-Hamblen Library

Ongoing Opportunity!

Assist with shelving or moving material, help patrons use public computers, complete other library- related tasks, and/ lend a hand with the program.

Contact: Steve Parrott at 423-586-6410 or at mhldirector@gmail.com

Hamblen
Panther Creek State Park

Volunteers needed for maintenance and janitorial work, exotic plant and litter removal, administrative tasks and assistance with programs and special events. Please call ahead to schedule a volunteer day.

Address: 2010 Panther Creek Road, Morristown, TN 37814

Contact: Tara Wethington at tara.l.wethington@tn.gov or 423-587-7046.

Hamblen
Paws & Claws Animal Rescue TN

Preparing for annual fundraiser, Amateur Dog Show Oct 7...9-5 opportunity available day of the show. Month of September we need volunteers to collect silent auction items and deliver donation requests. You can visit their website HERE!

Contact: Wendy Ford at Pawsandclawsanimalrescuetn@gmail.com or at 423-312-7400. 

Hamblen
Angel Tree Mall Tables

November 10- December 23 | everyday, besides Thanksgiving.

Volunteers are needed to work the Angel Tree mall tables at both Hamilton Place and Northgate Malls. Volunteers will help shoppers pick out the angel they would like to adopt and make sure that angels are checked in and out in our log books.

Shifts will run from November 10 - December 23, every day but Thanksgiving, from 10 am - 2 pm, 2-5 pm, and 5 - 8 (Northgate) or 5-8:30 (Hamilton Place).

To sign up, contact Alissa Best at alissa.best@uss.salvationarmy.org or 423-308-7704.

Hamilton
Causeway Challenge: Avondale Project

Contact: Dr. Everlena Holmes at emholmes@epbfi.com or 423-622-0974.

Hamilton
Chattanooga Community Based Outpatient Clinic (VA)

The Chattanooga Clinic is part of the VA's Tennessee Valley Healthcare System. Opportunities exist throughout the Clinic for students to obtain their community service time.  Placement will be determined after speaking with the student.

Visit their website.

Contact: Bo Cox at claudia.cox@va.gov or 4233267054

Hamilton
Chattanooga Community Kitchen

Chattanooga Community Kitchen Website

Contact: Michelle Callahan at michellec@homelesschattanooga.org or (423) 756-4222 ext. 3508.

 

Hamilton
DAV (Disabled American Veterans)

We are a non-profit organization designed to help veterans in various ways, including free help in filing veterans benefits claims through federal veteran benefits programs, providing meals at the Veterans Administration Out-Patient Clinic in Chattanooga; providing transportation to the VA in Murfreesboro and Nashville; assisting homeless veterans with clothing, and other items are a few of the ways we serve disabled veterans. We raise money to support our projects through private contributions, and fund raisers at local stores such as Wal-Mart, and the Golden Corral, plus an annual golf tournament.

Address: 619 Memorial Drive, Chattanooga, TN, 37415-5501

Contact: Frank Creswell at hixsonwhitehouse@comcast.net or 423-421-2849.

Hamilton
Empower Chattanooga

Empower Chattanooga is an energy efficiency program for low income residents in Chattanooga with a further emphasis on quality of life. We host and teach a range of energy efficiency workshops to teach low cost and no cost upgrades to their homes to save money on their utility bills. We view utility bills, and the ability to pay them, as a key component to financial stability in people's lives. We also work with neighborhood residents further on issues of affordable housing, neighborhood connectivity, schools, jobs, and other aspects that create and maintain strong communities. Volunteers are trained to teach our basic energy efficiency workshops, our one hour workshop with an overview on easy, low and no cost upgrades to houses renters and homeowners alike to implement to start saving on utility costs. Volunteers also help us coordinate and set up community events such as outdoor movie nights, neighborhood clean up's, group bike rides, etc. Volunteers will get valuable experience in not only learning more about residential energy consumption but in community outreach and organizing, teaching, and event coordination.

Empower Chattanooga Website

Contact: Sam Fulbright at 423-619-4680 or 423-648-0963 or sam@greenspaceschattanooga.com.

 

Hamilton
Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Medical Equipment Cleaner/Organizer: Goodwill’s Health Equipment Link Program (HELPs) collects, cleans and refurbishes donated medical equipment before linking it to someone in need in the community. The walkers, crutches, bath benches, wheelchairs and other pieces of durable medical equipment provided through Goodwill HELPs are free of charge to people of all walks of life who are unable to purchase for themselves the equipment they need to live independent lives. HELPs Volunteers assist in job duties such as cleaning, refurbishing and organizing durable medical equipment at Goodwill’s main office at 3500 Dodds Ave. Volunteers can be schedule for anytime between 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday - Friday.

Office Assistant: Volunteer Office Assistants assist with various office duties, such as, but not limited to filing, shredding, and copying documents. They also accurately enter data into a database from handwritten documents. The schedule is anytime between 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday- Friday.

Store Greeters: Greeters meet customers at the store entrance and inform them of the day’s specials. Greeters may also assist customers with cart selection and offer coupons. Volunteers can be scheduled for anytime between 9:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Saturday or 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday.

Retail Volunteers: Goodwill’s Retail Stores are fundraisers for our Mission Service programs. Retail Volunteers assist in job duties such as cleaning or organizing merchandise at Goodwill’s Retail Store locations. Volunteers can be schedule for anytime between 9:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Saturday or 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday.

Contact: Taryn Balwinski at 423-629-2501 ext. 2920 or taryn.wilson@goodwillchatt.org.

Hamilton
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Chattanooga

Volunteers needed to join us as we build simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. New Home Construction: Opportunities vary and are generally available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00am to 4:00pm. No specific construction skills are required. Tools, materials and instruction are provided. Neighborhood Revitalization Volunteers ReStore: Have an eye for displaying merchandise? Like to sort and arrange knick-knacks? Willing to stock shelves? If so, then Habitat’s home-improvement thrift store has a place for you. Volunteer opportunities are available Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Office: Office volunteers assist with general clerical work such as data entry, filing and mailing at Habitat’s corporate office. Volunteers may also assist in more specialized areas such as grant research and writing. Opportunities are available Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Habitat for Humanity Chattanooga Website

Contact: 423-756-0507.

Hamilton
Lakeside Academy

Volunteers needed to help kindergarten students with recognizing letters/sounds and learning to write them. Volunteers are also needed to assist with homework at tutor kindergarten through fifth grade students.

Address: 4850 Jersey Pike, Chattanooga, TN

Contact: Demeka Garner at 423-855-2605 or garner_demeka@hcde.org.

Hamilton
The Alton Park Development Corporation

The Alton Park Development Corporation is in need of volunteers to serve at Chattanooga Civic Center at Mountainside. 

Volunteers needed in the area of recreation and play to monitor the playground and play with the community children at play. We have a Computer Technology Center that needs someone to monitor the room as well as provide instruction on how to use the computers. We need a Librarian, and someone to work with our Early Childhood Education Enrichment Program. We also need someone to help with our Performing Arts Program as well as our Sewing and Arts and Crafts Program. We need volunteers to serve as receptionists and work with our Civic Engagement Voter's Registration Information Desk. 

Contact: Dr. Elenora Woods at (423) 331-8878 or ewfamilydentistry@yahoo.com

Hamilton
United Way of East Tennessee

Year-round Events. Volunteer opportunities in Hamilton, Bradley, McMinn, and Meigs counties.

Visit United Way of East TN's Website.

Hamilton
World Restoration Center Church

Volunteers needed year-round for ongoing events.

Click here for more information.

Contact: LaToya Stevenson at info@wrcministries.org or 423-756-3327

Hamilton
Hope 4 Hancock County

The HOPE Fund has been able to help more than 100 cancer patients and their families since it began in 2011. The HOPE Fund does fundraisers throughout the year and can always use volunteers.


Contact: 423-733-1505.

Hancock
Jubilee Project, Inc.

Jubilee Water Project: The water program for low income to no income families has multiple ramifications to make a working water system for a household. Jubilee will continue to endeavor to work at collecting applications from families/households in need, evaluate the needs, work to connect resources to families and to resolve/improve the water quality in the homes in Hancock County.

Bread of Life Program: This program provides hot and healthy meals for our youth on Friday nights. Thanks to a partnership with Second Harvest and USDA foods we are providing monthly boxes for families in need.

Mobile Food Pantry: Food is distributed by Second Harvest the third Tuesday of each month at the Old Flat Gap School in Treadway. We also distribute emergency food boxes as needed at the Jubilee Center in Sneedville, TN.


Contact: Jubilee Project at 423-733-4195 or Linda Stransky at jubileedirector@gmail.com.

Hancock
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to assist with sorting and categorizing donated food, packing bags for the Food for Kids program, and for special events.

For more information, please complete the “Volunteer Profile” located on our website www.netfoodbank.org

Contact: Tammy Laney 423-279-0430 or volunteers@netfoodbank.org.

Hancock
Cherokee Lake Users Association

November Annual Lakeshore/Island Cleanup - Volunteers needed to help maintain Cherokee Lake.

Cherokee Lakes Users Association Website.

Contact: Donna Dunn at donnadunn@aol.com or 631-495-0031

Hawkins
Church Hill Senior Center Garden

The senior center lunch program and the local food pantry run by Of One Accord.  We raise over 4000 pounds of produce each year and would need help harvesting as well as garden clean up chores. 

Monday and Wednesday mornings from 8:00 am until tasks are finished (usually by noon). We are there all summer long. 

Contact: Marcia Vandermause at chscgarden@yahoo.com

Hawkins
Contact Concern of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to answer the helpline, providing free information and referrals to callers in need of health and human services (a.k.a. social services). Volunteers work the helpline Monday through Friday from 9am - 9pm.  We have three shifts during this twelve hour period:  9am - 1pm, 1pm - 5pm, and 5pm - 9pm.  On Saturday and Sunday we have one shift whereby volunteers call shut-ins to make daily wellness checks.  Training is provided. 

Visit their website here.

Contact: Margaret Counts at margaret@contactconcern.org or 423-246-2273

Hawkins
Feline Rescue And No Kill, F.R.A.N.K

Volunteers needed for: Adoption events, cleaning up Adoption Center at PetSmart (must be 18 years old), socializing cats and kittens, cleaning for Foster Homes, and all duties assigned from leader at special events (adoption/fundraising). Located in Kingsport.


Contact: Mary Randolph at 423-914-0052.

Hawkins
Just Serve: Tri-Cities

Type in your zip code at JustServe.org for service opportunities in your area!

Contact: Rick Brewer
runyes1@aol.com or (407) 219-2411

Hawkins
Of One Accord Ministry

Volunteers needed to help with the food pantry, sort clothes at the thrift store, assist in home repairs, deliver meals to the elderly, and more.

Of One Accord Ministry Website
Contact: ofoneaccord@gmail.com or 423-272-4626.

Hawkins
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to assist with sorting and categorizing donated food, packing bags for the Food for Kids program, and for special events.

For more information, please complete the “Volunteer Profile” located on our website www.netfoodbank.org

Contact: Tammy Laney 423-279-0430 or volunteers@netfoodbank.org.

Hawkins
Appalachian Outreach

A poverty relief ministry in partnership with the community providing home repairs, food baskets, clothing, firewood, and shelter. Volunteers are needed on an on-going basis but must serve in a minimum of two-hour increments.

Appalachian Outreach Ministry Website

Contact: aoutreach@cn.edu or 865-475-5611.

Jefferson
Boys and Girls Club of Dumplin Valley

Volunteers needed to serve youth of Jefferson County. Three locations available - Jefferson City, White Pine, and Strawberry Plains. 

Learn more and sign up at bgcdumplinvalley.org 

Contact: jpage@bgcdumplinvalley.org

Jefferson
Boys and Girls Club of White Pine

Volunteers needed throughout the year.

Contact: Dustin Drake at 865-761-0143 or ddrake@bgcdumplinvalley.org.

Jefferson
Cherokee Lake Users Association

November Annual Lakeshore/Island Cleanup - Volunteers needed to help maintain Cherokee Lake.

Cherokee Lakes Users Association Website.

Contact: Donna Dunn at donnadunn@aol.com or 631-495-0031

Jefferson
Hope Reins

East Dumplin Valley: Volunteers needed to work with rescue horses. Opportunities include horse care, grounds maintenance, landscaping, help with riding lessons for at-risk children, and more.

Hope Reins Website
Contact: cindy@hopereinsyouthranch.org or 423-921-4525.

Jefferson
Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity

Contact: jeffersoncountytnhabitat@gmail.com or call 865-741-0069.

Jefferson
State of Tennessee District Public Defender's Office

We would utilize the students to sort, review and file paperwork. Take notes on video and make copies of court documents. All work would be supervised and a confidentiality notice would be signed.

Contact: Jennifer Arms at Jennifer.Arms@tn.gov or 423-625-8353

Jefferson
Action Coalition – Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber of Commerce’s leadership program, Action Coalition has multiple community service opportunities.

Contact: Georgia Crowell at 423-727-0708 or Georgia.a.crowell@tn.gov.

Johnson
Contact Concern of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to answer the helpline, providing free information and referrals to callers in need of health and human services (a.k.a. social services). Volunteers work the helpline Monday through Friday from 9am - 9pm.  We have three shifts during this twelve hour period:  9am - 1pm, 1pm - 5pm, and 5pm - 9pm.  On Saturday and Sunday we have one shift whereby volunteers call shut-ins to make daily wellness checks.  Training is provided. 

Visit their website here.

Contact: Margaret Counts at margaret@contactconcern.org or 423-246-2273

Johnson
Girls on the Run Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed throughout the year as well. Assistant coaches and day race volunteers needed after school hours twice a week at sites throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Get up, get out, and come prepare a group of girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. In between the high fives and energy cheers, these girls will look up to you as a role model of what it means to live confidently.

Strong Girls Run Website

Contact: Becky Dunkelberger at 423-946-2234 or becky.dunkelberger@girlsontherun.org or Ashley Merrill at ashley.merrill@girlsontherun.org.

Johnson
Johnson County Humane Society

Contact: jcsigm@gmail.com.

Johnson
Just Serve: Tri-Cities

Type in your zip code at JustServe.org for service opportunities in your area!

Contact: Rick Brewer
runyes1@aol.com or (407) 219-2411

Johnson
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to assist with sorting and categorizing donated food, packing bags for the Food for Kids program, and for special events.

For more information, please complete the “Volunteer Profile” located on our website www.netfoodbank.org

Contact: Tammy Laney 423-279-0430 or volunteers@netfoodbank.org.

Johnson
Upper East Area 3 Special Olympics

Ongoing opportunities!

Contact: Rachel Keller, rachel.jeanette.keller@gmail.com

Website: www.specialolympicstn-area3.org/

Johnson
Boy Scouts of America - Great Smoky Mountain Council

Both males and females are invited to serve in a variety of fun and meaningful ways that make a significant impact on the inner-city youth.

Contact: Anthony Ingram at Anthony.Ingram@scouting.org or 865-566-0644.

Knox
Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley

During the school year (from 3:00-6:00pm), volunteers are needed to help tutor afterschool, play in the gym, do arts and crafts, and positively influence club youth members. Volunteers can choose what age group (k-12) to work with among out 17 clubs within four counties: Knox, Blount, Loudon, and North Anderson.

Please Contact Volunteer Coordinator Christa Hammaker for more information or to get started!

Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley Website

Contact: Christa Hammaker at 865-232-1280 or chammaker@bgctnv.org

Knox
Brookdale Senior Living

Volunteers are needed any time throughout the year to help with serving in the dining room, being a lunch buddy for a resident, providing entertainment and activities for activity groups such as music entertainment, dance, crafts-art-pottery, one on one visits for residents needing social stimulation, and reading to those with vision loss.

Contact: Lorri Ryan at 865-210-9051

Knox
Byington Solway CTCE

Students will have opportunities to work as volunteers in promoting the school through various career fairs, parent nights, and open house events. Students will be able to work as ushers, support staff, speakers, or custodial staff.

Contact: Callie Echols at callie.echols@knoxschools.org or 865-693-3511

 

Knox
Centro Hispano de East TN

Ongoing 2017 opportunities!

Centro Hispano is a non-profit that focuses on education and social services for multicultural families in East Tennessee in order to improve their quality of life and successful integration into the community.

Volunteers can work with our children's programs, with our adult ESL classes, or help in the office or with special projects. Spanish fluency is NOT necessary for most volunteering.

Contact: Megan Barolet-Fogarty
megan@centrohispanotn.org or 336-430-7788

Visit their website.

Knox
Chilhowee Park

 

We will do a clean-up Saturday Nov. 18th from 9-5 at the Park.
3301 E. Magnolia Ave.
Wear work clothes and covered shoes (no flip-flops, etc.)
Gloves and tools provided.
Meet at the Picnic Shelter near Beaman Street and 5th Ave.

Contact: Greg Mackay, 865-215-1454 office 865-556-1276 cell
GMackay@SMGKnoxville.com

 

 

 

Knox
DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Thrift Store

Volunteers are needed to help customers bring donations into the store, sorting donations, shelve products on the floor, help keep the sales floor clean and organized, cleaning the store, assist customers, and more.

Address: 5308 Washington Pike, Knoxville, TN
Contact: Sonya Locklin at 865-455-4045.

Knox
East Tennessee Technology Access Center

We have volunteer opportunities in Knoxville at our center in a variety of areas:  computer and equipment recycling, literacy, toy adaptation, recreation, art/music, and special events. ETTAC also has volunteer opportunities with the ETTAC Next Chapter Book Club in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Roane, Sevier and the potential to open clubs in our 24 county region. 

ETTAC Website

Contact: 865-219-0130.

Knox
East TN Human Resource Agency

ETHRA and the Nutrition program needs volunteers to help with the senior center; serving meals, meal prep, cleaning, etc.  Also with delivery drivers. This would be on a volunteer basis and if any of the students (18 and older) could do some of the delivering for their volunteer hours they will also receive a mileage reimbursement.  

Contact: Janice Johnson 865-691-2551 ext.4210 or JJohnson@ethra.org  

Knox
Gulf Park Recreation Association

Summer service hours at the pool! Volunteers needed for pool cleanup days, leading children's activities, helping with swim meets, and more.

Visit their website here.

Contact: Lori White
loriwhitetn@gmail.com or (865) 621-2894

Website:

Knox
Habitat for Humanity

November 18, 2017

We are looking for volunteers who can help on Nov 18th for a house build project. Volunteers can read about the tasks for that day and sign up below.

I am looking to fill about 50 more spots that day, so this is a great opportunity for students who are looking to get in some last minute service hours.

Sign up HERE!!

Contact: Trinity Edgar 865-523-3539 ext. 108  edgar@khfh.com

Knox
Hardin Valley Academy Athletic Council

Supports, promotes, and encourages all athletic programs at Hardin Valley Academy through assisting with capital expenditures for equipment and facility maintenance/upgrades and other needs as determined by each sport.

Volunteers needed to assist with our events and this also include hanging banners, installing stadium seats, working concessions and more.

Contact: Lisa Masters at  lgmasters@comcast.net or 865-621-1354

 

 

Knox
Ijams Nature Center – South Knoxville

Ijams Website


Contact: Sarah Brobst at 865-577-4717 ext. 110.

Knox
Keep Knoxville Beautiful

Our mission is to promote litter eradication, recycling, and beautification efforts in Knox County communities using education, events, and volunteer engagement. We have some events coming up that would be a good fit for TN achieves students preparing to turn in volunteer hours in December. Our upcoming public events are:


Fort Sanders Clean-up: 11/5/17 from 2-4 p.m.
Urban Orchards planting: 11/11/17 from 9-noon
Bus Stop Trash Hop: 12/2/17 from 9-11 a.m.

For more information and to register, check out their website here!

Contact: Kelli Coleman (programs@keepknoxvillebeautiful.org

Knox
Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum Center for Urban Agriculture

Learn helpful skills in sustainable urban agriculture by assisting KBGA with its urban garden, serving East Knoxville families who want to eat healthily on a budget.

Address: 2743 Wimpole Avenue, Knoxville
Knoxville Botanical Garden Website 
Contact: CUA@knoxgarden.org or 865-591-8677.

Knox
Knoxville Dream Center

The Knoxville Dream Center’s desire is to meet the needs of the homeless and low-income in East Tennessee. Many community service opportunities are available:
-Food Trucks: Dream Center Food Trucks go to where the need is greatest and help families put food on their table. There are currently 7 sites that provide food to over 500 people a week. Each site accounts for one hour of volunteer time. Volunteers needed to do light lifting to unload the truck and assist clients choose/carry groceries.

Tuesdays - 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm, Wednesdays - 11:00am and 12:00 pm,
Thursdays - 11:00am, 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm and 4:00 pm

Food Trucks Website

-Adopt-A-Block: Every Saturday morning from 9:30-12 the Dream Center returns to areas served throughout the week to do things like pick up trash or do property maintenance. Our goal is to serve the community.

Adopt-A-Block Website

-Lost Sheep Ministry: Takes place every Wednesday night from 6:00-8:00 pm at 500 McGhee Avenue in Knoxville (under the I-40 bridge). Volunteers will be feeding hot meals and distributing clothes to 200-300 homeless.

Lost Sheep Ministry Website

Knoxville Dream Center Website


Contact: Beth Speed at volunteer@knoxvilledreamcenter.org or 865-688-9636.

Knox
Knoxville Leadership Foundation

We target five specific areas of need: homes for the working poor, home repair for those who can't afford it, help for non-profit groups, mentoring for children with parents in prison, and KnoxWorx a workforce development program to prepare teens and adults for their careers. We are looking for people in our community who are willing to invest in the life of a young person through our mentoring program.

For more information, visit their website here.

Contact: Kathryn Compeau at kcompeau@klf.org or 8655242774

Knox
Knoxville Track Club

The Knoxville Track Club encourages life-long physical well-being through running and walking.We host running/walking events around town and need volunteers to work registration, water stops, serve as course monitors, hand out cold towels, prep food for post race, and clean up after the event. Visit their website here!

Contact: David Black at knoxvilletrackclub@gmail.com
865-368-5110

 

Knox
Mobile Meals Program

Help deliver meals to homebound seniors in your community.  Mobile Meals is the home-delivered meal program for senior citizens in Knox County (called Meals-On-Wheels in other areas).  Nutritious lunch meals are delivered (Monday - Friday) to elderly clients who are unable to cook for themselves, and who have no one to cook for them. Volunteers are always needed. Many students volunteer during school breaks and their service and time is very appreciated by the seniors they visit. On the first day you are scheduled we would have a brief orientation at the Mobile Meals kitchen at 9:45 am.  We will review your route sheet and directions, and general procedures before you leave for your delivery.  We suggest you deliver in pairs if possible. TN Promise Scholars can log 4 hours of volunteer time per route delivery.  You will reach your requirement by delivering two Mobile Meals routes per semester, although we welcome more frequency.

Contact: Shelly Woodrick at 865-524-2786 ext. 1547 or shelly.woodrick@knoxseniors.org

Knox
Pellissippi State Community College Libraries

The Pellissippi State Community College Library located on the Hardin Valley campus has volunteer opportunities assisting with various work within the library.  No experience required, training provided by our friendly library staff.  Work may entail scanning of library material barcodes in shelving area for annual physical inventory (in early May), shelf reading to ensure that materials are in proper order, shifting of library materials on shelves as collection expands/contracts, dusting of library materials/shelving, seed sorting for our seed catalog, and various other projects that may arise.  Volunteer hours are flexible (1-8 hours per day) and can be performed M-F usually between the hours of 8:30am-5:00pm.  Please note that the library is also open between semesters, so feel free to inquire about volunteer opportunities at any time of the year.  

Please complete the form by clicking here regarding your availability and we will reply ASAP.

Contact: Susan Martel
smartel@pstcc.edu or 865-539-7047

Knox
Pond Gap Elementary and Inskip Elementary

University-assisted schools at Pond Gap Elementary and Inskip Elementary schools are welcoming volunteers to work with students in grades K-5 during reading, math, art, music, PE, and other classes after school, typically 3-6 pm. There is also an educational school garden connecting low-income kids with greater food access.

Contact: Brendan Hanover at e_bhanover@pstcc.edu or 901.338.2656 or Mark Benson at 865-306-4119 or  mbenson8@utk.edu

Knox
Prohealth Rural health Service

Provides basic primary and preventive care services, referrals to other medical providers and health related services and agencies, patient case management services and eligibility assistance, enabling services, education regarding availability and use of health services. 

Careers shadowing is also available in the following fields: Medical doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Physician assistants, Nursing (CNA, MA, LPN, RN) Med Tech, Pharmacy, Dental, IT, Administration, Personnel, Receptionist, Marketing, and Community outreach.

Contact: Jane White at janewhite55@gmail.com

Knox
Random Acts of Flowers

Random Acts of Flowers collects, recycles, and delivers flowers to hospitals and nursing homes. Volunteer opportunities available.

Visit their website.

Contact: Lorraine Burns at 865-633-9082

Knox
Salvation Army

Volunteers needed to help serve lunch to shelter residents.

Sign up here.  

 

Knox
Second Harvest Food Bank of East TN Farmers Market and Warehouse Assistance

136 Harvest Lane, Maryville, TN

Help is needed to distribute flyers and collect, pack, and transport produce.

Contact: Greg LaRose at 865-243-8239 or greg@secondharvest.org

Knox
SEEED (Socially Equal Energy Efficient Development)

Volunteers needed for cleaning and maintenance as well as working in the community garden. Other volunteers needed for data entry and office work. SEEED trains volunteers in life skills, job skills and placement skills.

Contact: Lee Owen at 865-766-5185 or seeedknox@gmail.com

Knox
Southern Cycling Operations

November 25 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

It will be hosted at Loudon Municipal Park!

Volunteers needed for parking, crossing guards and course maintance. Lunch will be provided. This race helps support The Boys and Girls Club of Loudon County and the Loudon County Animal Shelter. This event will be held rain or shine.

Sign up HERE!

Contact: Sandy Czarnecki at 865-599-6160 with any questions.

Knox
Special Spaces

Special Spaces creates dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical illnesses, giving them a space of hope, inspiration, peace, and comfort while addressing their medical needs. Special Spaces needs volunteers to help in the office stuffing, addressing, and sealing envelopes.

Contact: Jennifer Swain at jennifer@specialspaces.org
Chris Lamberson at chris@specialspaces.org

Knox
Team Depot

 

November 18, 2017 | 8:00AM | Knoxville, TN

Team Depot will be at Sharps Ridge on Saturday November 18 at 8:00AM. We will need help mixing concrete, building forms, assembling and installing trail kiosks, landscaping, litter pick-up and cutting overgrowth/general clean-up at the picnic areas and the overlook. This is an excellent opportunity for those needing community service credits for TN Achieves and Eagle Scouts! Lunch will be provided!

-Contact: Jessica King at tnjunebug@gmail.com to sign up or with questions.

 

 

Knox
Tennessee Valley Theatre

Opportunities to get involved in community theatre productions, backstage work, props/costume management, box office and concession workers needed as well as ushers and maintenance related opportunities.

Contact: Karen Hilleary at 423-618-4046

Knox
UTK Gameday Volunteering 2017

If you are interested in volunteering with UT Recycling on any of the following dates, please click on the game you want to sign up for to be transferred to our sign up list.  If you have any questions regarding volunteering on gameday, please feel free to email us at recycle@utk.edu!

Check out their website HERE for all the TBA times.

09/09- UT vs. INDIANA STATE (4:00 pm)

09/23- UT vs. MASSACHUSETTS (Time TBA)

09/30- UT vs. GEORGIA (Time TBA)

10/14- UT vs. SOUTH CAROLINA (Time TBA)

11/04- UT vs. SOUTHERN MISS (Time TBA)

11/18- UT vs. LSU (Time TBA)

11/25- UT vs. VANDERBILT (Time TBA)

Knox
Visit Knoxville

Ongoing opportunities!

Volunteers needed for 2017 events designed for visitors and locals of Knoxville, TN.

Website here.

Contact: Heather Fawver
hfawver@knoxville.org or 865-342-9144

Knox
Wesley House

Wesley House currently provides academic, emotional, and spiritual support to at-risk inner city students, and fellowship and support to inner-city senior citizens.
Volunteers are needed to help with various activities: tutoring students, sponsoring and serving lunch, accompanying students on field trips, and working on projects at the new Reynolds Street location. Volunteers are needed in the mornings between 8:00am-1:00pm.

Wesley House Website.

Contact: Anderson Olds at 865-524-5494 or Anderson@wesleyhouse.com
Kelsey Anito at 865-524-5494 or kanito@wesleyhouse.com

Knox
YMCA

Volunteers needed at 5 branches in Knoxville. To see the different locations, click here.

Visit YMCA's Website.

Contact: 865-522-9625

Knox
Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley

During the school year (from 3:00-6:00pm), volunteers are needed to help tutor afterschool, play in the gym, do arts and crafts, and positively influence club youth members. Volunteers can choose what age group (k-12) to work with among out 17 clubs within four counties: Knox, Blount, Loudon, and North Anderson.

Please Contact Volunteer Coordinator Christa Hammaker for more information or to get started!

Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley Website

Contact: Christa Hammaker at 865-232-1280 or chammaker@bgctnv.org

Loudon
East Roane County Vol Fire Department

Volunteers needed to help with all aspects of the fire service!

East Roane Fire Website
Contact: David Maupin at 865-376-417 or Ercvfd801@gmail.com.

Loudon
Loudon County Habitat for Humanity

Loudon County Habitat for Humanity Website


Contact: 865-458-0704.

Loudon
Michael Dunn Center

Kingston, TN: we provide services to adults and children with disabilities. We have 24 group homes and other work sites to maintain. We are always looking for volunteers to help out with projects, mostly grounds keeping and painting.

Contact: Cynthia Plemens at 865-376-3416 or Cynthia.plemens@michaeldunncenter.org

Loudon
Southern Cycling Operations

November 25 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

It will be hosted at Loudon Municipal Park!

Volunteers needed for parking, crossing guards and course maintance. Lunch will be provided. This race helps support The Boys and Girls Club of Loudon County and the Loudon County Animal Shelter. This event will be held rain or shine.

Sign up HERE!

Contact: Sandy Czarnecki at 865-599-6160 with any questions.

Loudon
STAR (Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding)

11800 Highway 11E
Lenoir City, TN 37772

Volunteers needed to work alongside riders during their horseback riding lessons.

Visit: www.rideatstar.org

Contact: Brittany Ferrell at 865-988-4711 or volunteer@rideatstar.org

Loudon
Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Store Greeters: Greeters meet customers at the store entrance and inform them of the day’s specials. Greeters may also assist customers with cart selection and offer coupons. Volunteers can be scheduled for anytime between 9:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Saturday or 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday. Retail Volunteers: Goodwill’s Retail Stores are fundraisers for our Mission Service programs. Retail Volunteers assist in job duties such as cleaning or organizing merchandise at Goodwill’s Retail Store locations. Volunteers can be schedule for anytime between 9:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Saturday or 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday.

Contact: Taryn Balwinski at 423.629.2501 ext. 2920 or taryn.wilson@goodwillchatt.org.

Marion
Marion County School Nutrition Program

Volunteers needed to distribute information for the Summer Feeding Program.  This will include posting signs, passing out flyers, and hanging signs at all serving site areas.  

Contact: Danita Taylor
dtaylor@mctns.net 423-942-3434

Marion
Brookdale Senior Living

Volunteers are needed any time throughout the year to help with serving in the dining room, being a lunch buddy for a resident, providing entertainment and activities for activity groups such as music entertainment, dance, crafts-art-pottery, one on one visits for residents needing social stimulation, and reading to those with vision loss


Contact: Lorri Ryan at 865-210-9051

McMinn
Community Pride Initiative

The City of Etowah is beginning a Community Pride Initiative and we are looking for volunteers. Several city departments (library, parks & recreation, public works, etc.) would be possible sites for students to volunteer. Duties could include assisting with the library's summer reading program, assisting with an event with parks & recreation, painting, landscaping, mowing, cleanup, etc.


Contact: Lara Crockett at etowahcarnegielibrary@gmail.com or 423-263-9475.

McMinn
Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Store Greeters: Greeters meet customers at the store entrance and inform them of the day’s specials. Greeters may also assist customers with cart selection and offer coupons. Volunteers can be scheduled for anytime between 9:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Saturday or 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday. Retail Volunteers: Goodwill’s Retail Stores are fundraisers for our Mission Service programs. Retail Volunteers assist in job duties such as cleaning or organizing merchandise at Goodwill’s Retail Store locations. Volunteers can be schedule for anytime between 9:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Saturday or 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday.

Contact: Taryn Balwinski at 423.629.2501 ext. 2920 or taryn.wilson@goodwillchatt.org.

McMinn
Southern Cycling Operations

November 25 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

It will be hosted at Loudon Municipal Park!

Volunteers needed for parking, crossing guards and course maintance. Lunch will be provided. This race helps support The Boys and Girls Club of Loudon County and the Loudon County Animal Shelter. This event will be held rain or shine.

Sign up HERE!

Contact: Sandy Czarnecki at 865-599-6160 with any questions.

McMinn
Sweetwater Public Library

When we have ANY volunteer come in to help out, we try to find what might best suit them.  It could be outside work, discarding/weeding books, straightening shelves, or helping out with library programs. 

Visit their website.

Contact: Tania Rich - trich.spl@gmail.com or call 423-375-5274

McMinn
United Way of East Tennessee

Year-round Events. Volunteer opportunities in Hamilton, Bradley, McMinn, and Meigs counties.

Visit United Way of East TN's Website.

McMinn
Southern Cycling Operations

November 25 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

It will be hosted at Loudon Municipal Park!

Volunteers needed for parking, crossing guards and course maintance. Lunch will be provided. This race helps support The Boys and Girls Club of Loudon County and the Loudon County Animal Shelter. This event will be held rain or shine.

Sign up HERE!

Contact: Sandy Czarnecki at 865-599-6160 with any questions.

Meigs
United Way of East Tennessee

Year-round Events. Volunteer opportunities in Hamilton, Bradley, McMinn, and Meigs counties.

Visit United Way of East TN's Website.

Meigs
Boys and Girls Club or the Monroe Area

Volunteers needed to read with the children, help with homework, or perform an educational presentation or educational experiment. Lots of program material for volunteers to choose from if needed. 

Visit their website.

Contact: Staci Dean or Danny Gardner
sself@bgcmonroearea.org or dgardner@bgcmonroearea.org, 423-442-6770

Monroe
DCEA Head Start

Our Head Start program is a federally funded, community based, comprehensive, individualized preschool program. It offers high quality services to 3 and 4 year old children and their families. We have 3 locations that serve a combined total of 71 children.

Just some of the things a volunteer can do: Reading and telling stories, playing games, or leading music or songs with the children. Assist with preparing home activity assignments for the children.  Help recruit children by posting flyers in the community.  Cleaning and sanitizing toys in the center.  Sharing talents by teaching classes to Head Start families or children. 

Visit their website here.

Contact: Sheila Graham at sgraham@dceaheadstart.org or 423-442-8567

 

Monroe
Southern Cycling Operations

November 25 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

It will be hosted at Loudon Municipal Park!

Volunteers needed for parking, crossing guards and course maintance. Lunch will be provided. This race helps support The Boys and Girls Club of Loudon County and the Loudon County Animal Shelter. This event will be held rain or shine.

Sign up HERE!

Contact: Sandy Czarnecki at 865-599-6160 with any questions.

Monroe
Sweetwater Public Library

 

Need to complete community service hours? Sweetwater Public Library can help!

You can pick what you want to do- wherever you are most comfortable is where we will put you! - Artistic? Help decorate one of the many bulletin boards! - Like the outdoors? Help us maintain our flowerbeds by pulling the weeds! - Computer pro? Help us offer tech assistance! - Like books? Help keep the library organized by shelving books! - Like working with children? Help out with Storytime, our Summer Reading Program, Wiggle-Bots & Lego Club on Tuesdays, or Game Day or Pokémon League on Thursdays!

Contact: Tania Rich. trich.spl@gmail.com (423) 337-5274
 

 

Monroe
United Way of Monroe County

Volunteers needed for any of the United Way's 21 agencies, office projects, or Project R.E.D. (Repairs for Elderly and Disabled)

Visit their website.

Contact: Caylen Matoy
caylengibson@gmail.com or 423-337-7690

Monroe
Coalfield Public Library

 

Ongoing Opportunity!!

We are a public library in the Coalfield community of Morgan County, Tennessee. We could use volunteers to help with reshelving books, straightening our collections (books, etc.), cleaning around the library, helping library patrons with questions, and other duties as needed.

Contact: Angie Hunter, Library Director
at 865-435-4275 or coalfieldlibrary@yahoo.com

Or visit their website here

 

 

Morgan
Emory Valley Center

We need volunteers to help assist with set up, break down and interaction with the individuals we serve at parties.  We have 3 to 4 parties per year. 

Emory Valley Center's website.

Contact: Daisy Mullins at 865-483-4385 or daisy.mullins@emoryvalleycenter.com

Morgan
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP) Obed Wild and Scenic River, Wartburg area

TCWP welcomes volunteers who will help with trail maintenance and river clean ups. Carpooling is available from Oak Ridge.

Contact: Sandra K. Gross at 865-583-3967 or Sandra@sandrakgross.co

Morgan
First Baptist Church - Happy Hearts Program

First Baptist Church hosts an event called Happy Hearts for adults 55 or older. It is offered one Wednesday every month. Volunteers are needed for help setting up and taking down tables and helping serve the group.

Contact: Daphne Milen at  423-338-2561 or 423-715-3115 or daphnemilen@gmail.com

Polk
American Red Cross

There are frequent opportunities to deep clean chapter building and fleet vehicles as well as assist in the warehouse. There are many long term positions that deal with disaster relief, data work, communications, and administration that are available if you would like to do regular hours per week or month.
Contact: Amanda Bisgaard at 423-591-6879 or Amanda.bisgaard@redcross.org.

Rhea
Goodwill Industries, Inc.

Store Greeters: Greeters meet customers at the store entrance and inform them of the day’s specials. Greeters may also assist customers with cart selection and offer coupons. Volunteers can be scheduled for anytime between 9:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Saturday or 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday. Retail Volunteers: Goodwill’s Retail Stores are fundraisers for our Mission Service programs. Retail Volunteers assist in job duties such as cleaning or organizing merchandise at Goodwill’s Retail Store locations. Volunteers can be schedule for anytime between 9:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Saturday or 12:00pm - 6:00pm, Sunday.

Contact: Taryn Balwinski at 423.629.2501 ext. 2920 or taryn.wilson@goodwillchatt.org.

Rhea
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning (TCWP) TVA Whites Creek Small Wild Area

TCWP welcomes volunteers who will help with trail maintenance. Workdays are scheduled in January. Carpooling is available from Oak Ridge.

Contact: Sandra K. Gross at 865-583-3967 or Sandra@sandrakgross.com

Rhea
Tennessee Valley Theatre

Tennessee Valley Theatre is looking for volunteers to help keep the theater sound and solvent.

TN Valley Theatre's Website.

Contact: Kathy Soja at Kathy@kayak2u.com or 423-365-7529

Rhea
East Roane County Vol Fire Department

Volunteers needed to help with all aspects of the fire service!


Visit: East Roane Fire Website
Contact: David Maupin at 865-376-417 or Ercvfd801@gmail.com.

Roane
East Tennessee Technology Access Center

We have volunteer opportunities in Knoxville at our center in a variety of areas:  computer and equipment recycling, literacy, toy adaptation, recreation, art/music, and special events. ETTAC also has volunteer opportunities with the ETTAC Next Chapter Book Club in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Roane, Sevier and the potential to open clubs in our 24 county region. 

ETTAC Website

Contact: 865-219-0130.

Roane
ETHRA, Nutrition Program

Volunteers needed to help in senior center, serve meals, set up, clean up, etc. Students over 18 can serve as delivery drivers.

Contact: Janice Johnson
865-691-2551 ext. 4210 or JJohnson@ethra.org

Roane
Michael Dunn Center

Kingston, TN: we provide services to adults and children with disabilities. We have 24 group homes and other work sites to maintain. We are always looking for volunteers to help out with projects, mostly grounds keeping and painting.


Contact: Cynthia Plemens at 865-376-3416 or Cynthia.plemens@michaeldunncenter.org

Roane
Roane Choral Society

Hosts at concert events, greeting patrons, handing out concert programs, and assisting with setting and striking stage.  

Specific dates to be determined - most likely 1 event in November 2017, 1 event in March 2018, 1 event in May 2018

Visit their website here.

Contact: Louanne Bennett at info.roanechoralsociety@gmail.com

Roane
Southern Cycling Operations

November 25 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

It will be hosted at Loudon Municipal Park!

Volunteers needed for parking, crossing guards and course maintance. Lunch will be provided. This race helps support The Boys and Girls Club of Loudon County and the Loudon County Animal Shelter. This event will be held rain or shine.

Sign up HERE!

Contact: Sandy Czarnecki at 865-599-6160 with any questions.

Roane
United Way of Roane County

The Born Learning trail promotes learning activities/experiences for pre schoolers along with the caregivers. The trails will be in a park location in each city and needs some painting activities such as shapes, letters and hop scotch areas. Student volunteers will be able to get at least 2 hours of community service per location.

 

Contact: Dina Jackson at djackson@unitedwayroane.org

or 865-882-7711

 

Visit their website here!

 

Roane
For the Love of Paws

Volunteers needed to help with administrative assistance, fundraising events, and working with their rescue animals.

For the Love of Paws Website
Contact: LaDawn Anderson at 423-663-8284.
*Students must volunteer at the organization or the organization’s events. Donating money or supplies will not count for community service hours.

Scott
American Red Cross

There are frequent opportunities to deep clean chapter building and fleet vehicles as well as assist in the warehouse. There are many long term positions that deal with disaster relief, data work, communications, and administration that are available if you would like to do regular hours per week or month.


Contact: Amanda Bisgaard at 423-591-6879 or Amanda.bisgaard@redcross.org.

Sequatchie
Sequatchie/Dunlap Chamber of Commerce

Many Sequatchie County businesses have expressed interest in having volunteers help them with various activities. These businesses include Benchmark, Citizen’s Tri-County Bank, Health Education Resources – Charles Cleveland, NHC, Sam Hudson – Attorney, Sequatchie County/Dunlap Food Bank, Sequatchie County Public Library, SETHRA, and Wheeler’s Orchard.

Contact: Marlene Basham at Sequatchie@bledsoe.net

Sequatchie
Boys and Girls Club Sevier County

Volunteer opportunities available any time Monday through Friday.
Contact: Karen Robinette at 685-428-6550.

Sevier
Brookdale Senior Living

Volunteers are needed any time throughout the year to help with serving in the dining room, being a lunch buddy for a resident, providing entertainment and activities for activity groups such as music entertainment, dance, crafts-art-pottery, one on one visits for residents needing social stimulation, and reading to those with vision loss


Contact: Lorri Ryan at 865-210-9051

Sevier
Butterfly Hearts Children's Foundation

Volunteers needed to help sort goods, make and hand out care packages, and call families when packages are ready for pick up. 

Contact: Claudia Castro
butterflyheartstn@gmail.com or 865-414-3956

Facebook: @butterflyheartstn

Sevier
East Tennessee Technology Access Center

We have volunteer opportunities in Knoxville at our center in a variety of areas:  computer and equipment recycling, literacy, toy adaptation, recreation, art/music, and special events. ETTAC also has volunteer opportunities with the ETTAC Next Chapter Book Club in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Roane, Sevier and the potential to open clubs in our 24 county region. 

ETTAC Website

Contact: 865-219-0130.

Sevier
Gatlinburg's Festival of Trees

 

 

5 day festival, which is open to the public, that exhibits beautifully decorated Christmas trees sponsored by area businesses and organizations. Festival also features a kids' crafts and play area, as well as photos with Santa. Proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains

**WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING AS A VOLUNTEER!
-Greeter
-Floor help
-Sales
-Decoration

Contact: Stacy Champagne at 865.277.7747 or sska2419@gmail.com

 

 

 

Sevier
Goodwill Industries Retail

Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Saturday 9:00 am-7:00 pm and Sunday at 1:00pm.

Contact: Pauline or Linda at 865-453-0007.

Sevier
Pets Without Parents

Volunteer opportunities available. Volunteers must complete orientation at Barker Lounge on Monday nights.

Contact: 865-774-3140.

Sevier
Seven Islands State Birding Park

2809 Kelly Ln, Kodak, TN

Volunteers needed to assist Park Rangers with park maintenance and special events. Please contact the park in advance to schedule dates.

Contact: Justine Cucchiara at justine.cucchiara@tn.gov or 865-407-8335

Sevier
Sevier County High School

Job shadowing opportunities available for any student in the guidance department.  Opportunities also available to job shadowing with faculty members in the building.

Sevier County High School Website

Contact: Amy Daniels at amydaniels@sevier.org or 865-453-5525 

Sevier
Sevier County Humane Society

Ongoing volunteer opportunities are available.

Contact: Jayne Vaughn at 865-453-7000

Sevier
Sevier County Public Library

The Sevier County Public Library’s branches (King Family branch, Kodak branch, Seymour branch) have various volunteer opportunities available. Volunteers are needed to shelve books, assist with various children’s, teen, and adult programs, to clip and archive publicity articles and accolades, and clip coupons for US Troops.

Contact: John Alexander at 865-696-8448 or jalexander@sevierlibrary.org

Sevier
State of Tennessee District Public Defender's Office

We would utilize the students to sort, review and file paperwork. Take notes on video and make copies of court documents. All work would be supervised and a confidentiality notice would be signed.

Contact: Jennifer Arms at Jennifer.Arms@tn.gov or 423-625-8353

Sevier
Art in the Heart Gallery

Art in the Heart Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery that represents over 40 artists who all live or work within a 40 mile radius. We offer fine art and handmade items, in a variety of price ranges, along with many classes, event rentals, and make-it take-it projects.

We would like to have student volunteers to help us maintain our large inventory, assist with administrative tasks, monitor our children's space, and other various tasks.

Hours: 
Wednesday, Thursday: 11:00AM-5:00PM
Friday: 11:00AM-7:00PM
Saturday: 11:00AM-3:00PM

Contact: Katie Carrico
Info@artintheheartgallery.com or 423-480-9702

Website: artintheheartgallery.com

Sullivan
Avalon Hospice

Volunteers needed in to assist in patient/family and administrative support. Volunteers can provide direct patient support in their home or a nursing facility with the purpose of companionship and a caregiver relief. Administrative volunteers work in the hospice office filing and assisting with mailings. 

Contact: Carey Tullock at ctullock@avalon-hospice.com or 423-239-6003

Sullivan
Bellafina Chocolates Company

Bellafina is a gourmet chocolate company based in Kingsport that is all-volunteer driven and donates 100% of profits to children’s charities. Volunteers are needed to help in various areas. Any time – interview a representative of a local children’s charity and write a blog piece highlighting their work, how they use Bellafina Chocolates’ donations, and what other community support they need. Must have recommendations from English teacher and submit a writing sample.
Anytime – sew clothing for underprivileged children and orphans using denim donated by a local company. Must have access to a sewing machine.
Bellafina Chocolates Website
Contact: Brenda Barnicki at admin@bellafinachocolates.com or 423-292-2271.

Sullivan
Blessing Bag Ministry, Inc

Volunteers needed to help package donations in individual ziplock bags that are given away free of charge to the homeless, shelters, government agencies, churches, national disaster relief programs, and community groups. Packing events are held at least quarterly and they last from 2-4 hours. Other ways volunteers are needed is for promotional/fundraisers at festivals, etc. Volunteers are needed year-round. 

Packing events in Jonesborough, Johnson City, and Kingsport, TN.

Visit Blessing Bag Ministry Website

Contact: Christy Konnick at BlessingBagMinistry@yahoo.com or 423-773-2924

Sullivan
Bridge Home No Kill Rescue

Ongoing 2017 opportunities!

Volunteers needed to walk dogs, work in the cat room,  do laundry, wash dishes, clean the kennels, and the shelter floors.  

Contact: Regina Isenburg
bridgehomerescue@gmail.com or 423-239-5237

 

Sullivan
Bristol Ballet

A 501(c)(3) not for profit, is currently seeking volunteers to work an upcoming BMS race booth. Every shift is supervised by a Bristol Ballet parent. The booth is located inside the track. Each shift is six hours long, but flexible and parking passes are provided.

Sign up here!

Contact: Ivy Ritchie at admin@bristolballet.org 

Sullivan
Contact Concern of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to answer the helpline, providing free information and referrals to callers in need of health and human services (a.k.a. social services). Volunteers work the helpline Monday through Friday from 9am - 9pm.  We have three shifts during this twelve hour period:  9am - 1pm, 1pm - 5pm, and 5pm - 9pm.  On Saturday and Sunday we have one shift whereby volunteers call shut-ins to make daily wellness checks.  Training is provided. 

Visit their website here.

Contact: Margaret Counts at margaret@contactconcern.org or 423-246-2273

Sullivan
Exchange Place Living History Farm in Kingsport, TN

A non-profit, volunteer-run organization that is always looking for a little extra help throughout the year. They are an educational facility that endeavors to demonstrate the resourcefulness of mid-19th century agrarian life; a viable working farm that continues to maintain the heritage breeds of animals and heirloom plantings essential to life of this antebellum period; and a regional attraction that offers tours, traditional period demonstrations and other public events designed to increase community awareness and showcase heritage arts, crafts, and skills of the Appalachian region. They are always in need of people to help with maintenance; or to help with five public events; or to help with the educational programs offered every spring and fall to area elementary school children; or to provide informative historic tours to the general public.


Contact: Marshall Adesman at msadesman@gmail.com or 423-357-5352.

Sullivan
Feline Rescue And No Kill, F.R.A.N.K

Volunteers needed for: Adoption events, cleaning up Adoption Center at PetSmart (must be 18 years old), socializing cats and kittens, cleaning for Foster Homes, and all duties assigned from leader at special events (adoption/fundraising). Located in Kingsport.


Contact: Mary Randolph at 423-914-0052.

Sullivan
Girls on the Run Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed throughout the year as well. Assistant coaches and day race volunteers needed after school hours twice a week at sites throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Get up, get out, and come prepare a group of girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. In between the high fives and energy cheers, these girls will look up to you as a role model of what it means to live confidently.

Strong Girls Run Website

Contact: Becky Dunkelberger at 423-946-2234 or becky.dunkelberger@girlsontherun.org or Ashley Merrill at ashley.merrill@girlsontherun.org.

Sullivan
Haven of Rest Rescue Mission of Bristol, Inc.

 

The Haven of Rest gives shelter and support to the homeless in the Bristol TN/VA area. We offer men's and women's dorms along with family housing. We operate a food pantry, daily free meals, and a thrift store in which all proceeds go to support the residents and mission. Volunteers could be used to assist in office work, grounds keeping, the food pantry, the thrift store, and many other areas. We are in continuous need for volunteers.

Click here to visit their website

Contact: Michelle Surratt
at 423-968-2011

 

Sullivan
Holston Habitat for Humanity ReStore

 

Regular hours of opportunity include: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Varied hours of opportunity are available on Monday and Friday. 

750 East Main Street in downtown Kingsport. Please park in the lot across from the store on the East side of Unicoi.  

Dress Code: Tennis Shoes, work boots or steel toed shoes must be worn when working in the ReStore.  No sandals or heels, slip on or slippery type shoes are allowed. No apparel that advertises drugs, alcohol, sex or violence may be worn.  Apparel with spaghetti straps or exposing bare midriffs may not be worn.  Pants must be worn at the waist. 

Visit their website here.

Contact: Milburn Lane at restore@holstonhabitat.org or 423-765-5190

Sullivan
Just Serve: Tri-Cities

Type in your zip code at JustServe.org for service opportunities in your area!

Contact: Rick Brewer
runyes1@aol.com or (407) 219-2411

Sullivan
Kingsport Theatre Guild

Located in the Renaissance Center at 1200 East Center Street in Kingsport.

Volunteers needed for ushering, helping backstage, in the box office, concessions. There are also internships available.

Contact: Tina Radtke at ktg.exec@gmail.com or 423-741-3282

Sullivan
Meals-on-Wheels

Volunteers needed to deliver food to its clients in the Kingsport area.

Contact: Brenda Overbey at boverbey@uwaykpt.org  or (423) 378-3409 ext. 10

 

Sullivan
Mountain States Hospice

Mountain States Hospice is seeking compassionate, caring individuals who have a heart for working with the terminally ill. No medical background required. There are multiple ways to serve: Office assistance – clerical work, computer work, filing, and copying; Companionship – visit patients, light housekeeping, providing transportation, or running errands; Respite – sit with patients in their home to allow caregivers/family members rest or time for errands, etc.; Handyman – mowing, raking leaves, gardening, or watering; Special Events – birthday cake bakers, crafts, etc.

Contact: Crystal Chatman at 423-431-7699

Sullivan
One Acre Café

Volunteer hours are available M- F from 10 am - 3 pm. Volunteers are needed to assist in operation of a non-profit café with the mission to feed all, regardless of their ability to pay. Volunteer positions include wait staff, drink station, bussers, greeters, dishwashers, and setting up/cleaning the café. No experience necessary. You will be trained.

Address: 603 W. Walnut Street, Johnson City, TN 37604
Contact: Michelle Watts at 423-483-0517 or info@oneacrecafe.org.

Sullivan
Online Learning Lab at Dobyns-Bennett High School

The students in the Online Learning Lab are completing courses in a completely online format and do not always have access to in-person instructors to help them with coursework. Volunteers needed to tutor students in Math and Science, but we would welcome tutors in all areas.

Contact: Rebecca Osborne at rosborne@k12k.com or 423-378-8507
Kari Enix at kenix@k12k.com or 423-378-8492

Sullivan
Preston Place

2001 N. John B. Dennis Hwy.
Kingsport, TN 37660

The Village at Allandale
100 Strickland Court
Kingsport, TN 37660

Volunteers needed to help residents enjoy cooking classes, crafts, sing-a-longs, and simple chair exercises, while forming friendships and learning life lessons from elders.

Preston Place's Website.

Contact: Deborah Mullins at 423-378-6623 or deborah@prestonplacesuites.com

Sullivan
Second Harvest Food Bank

We have ongoing projects every day; backpack for kids program, packing dry goods for our mobile food pantry and agencies, labeling and packing cans, and checking and sorting items from our food drives.

Ongoing dates to volunteer include:
Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 12:00 or 1:00 - 3:30
The 2nd Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 – 12:00

Visit their website.

Contact: Tina at 423-279-0430 ext. 225 or volunteers@netfoodbank.org

Sullivan
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to assist with sorting and categorizing donated food, packing bags for the Food for Kids program, and for special events.

For more information, please complete the “Volunteer Profile” located on our website www.netfoodbank.org

Contact: Tammy Laney 423-279-0430 or volunteers@netfoodbank.org.

Sullivan
Sullivan West Volunteer Fire Department

Volunteers needed 24/7!

Contact: Drew Deakins at drewdeakins@chartertn.net or 423-349-7771

Sullivan
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

1651 W. Elk Ave., Elizabethton, 379643

Volunteers needed throughout the year to assist during special events, help with exotic plant removal, park clean-up, and trail maintenance. If students would like their volunteer efforts to support their major/minor fields of study, Sycamore Shoals will try to plan a project that will help them gain experience in their future careers.

Please contact SSSHA at least two weeks in advance to schedule service times.

Contact; Jennifer Bauer, Park Manager, at jennifer.bauer@tn.gov or 423-543-5808

Sullivan
The Fire Escape Performing Arts Program

Volunteers needed to instruct  middle school and elementary school students in the arts. Guitar teachers, bass guitar, wind instruments, piano, vocals, art clothing design, modeling and any other art form.

1433 E.center Street
Kingsport, Tennessee 37664

Contact: Kathy Christian at Kathythefireescape@yahoo.com or 423-612-2592

Sullivan
The Haven of Rest Rescue Mission - Bristol, TN

Ongoing opportunities available for 2017!

The Haven of Rest Rescue Mission is a homeless shelter in Bristol, TN that offers many possibilities for volunteering.  The food pantry needs volunteers to sort, categorize, and check dates on donated food.  The thrift store needs volunteers to accept and sort donations, price items and place them for sale in the store.  Other areas may include kitchen servers and office assistants.  Volunteers must be 18 years old.  Students under the age of 18 must volunteer with a parent.  Volunteers must complete an application.  

Contact: Alice Beck, Executive Assistant
abeck@havenofrestbristol.org or 423-968-2011

Website: havenofrestbristol.org

Sullivan
Warriors Path State Park

490 Hemlock Rd. Kingsport, TN

Volunteers needed to assist maintenance staff in picking up trash, wiping the equipment at Boundless Playground, and stocking bathrooms. Volunteers are welcome every day between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. Please call ahead of time to schedule your hours.

Contact: Pam Fraysier at pam.frayzier@tn.gov or 423-239-8531

Sullivan
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to assist with sorting and categorizing donated food, packing bags for the Food for Kids program, and for special events.

For more information, please complete the “Volunteer Profile” located on our website www.netfoodbank.org

Contact: Tammy Laney 423-279-0430 or volunteers@netfoodbank.org.

Unicoi
Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

1651 W. Elk Ave., Elizabethton, 379643

Volunteers needed throughout the year to assist during special events, help with exotic plant removal, park clean-up, and trail maintenance. If students would like their volunteer efforts to support their major/minor fields of study, Sycamore Shoals will try to plan a project that will help them gain experience in their future careers. Please contact SSSHA at least two weeks in advance to schedule service times.

Contact: Jennifer Bauer, Park Manager, at jennifer.bauer@tn.gov or 423-543-5808.

Unicoi
Unicoi County Humane Society

UCHS is looking for volunteers to help with animal care and exercise, office work, adoption events, maintenance, and more.

Contact: unicoicountyanimalshelter@gmail.com or 423-743-3071

Unicoi
Upper East Area 3 Special Olympics

Ongoing opportunities!

Contact: Rachel Keller, rachel.jeanette.keller@gmail.com

Website: www.specialolympicstn-area3.org/

Unicoi
Luttrell Public Library

Luttrell Library Website

Contact: Kimberly Todd at toddk106@yahoo.com or 865-206-1788.

Union
Maynardville Public Library

Volunteer opportunities are available at the public library.


Visit: Maynardville Public Library Website
Contact: Chantay Collins at mayna2bk@comcast.net or 865-992-7106.

Union
Middle East Tennessee Tourism Council

 

Ongoing Opportunity!!

METTC is a member based organization serving the 16 counties surrounding Knoxville. The mission of the group is to regionally promote the region to build the tourism sector. 

Looking for student to assist with promotional activities (social, digital, and print) and campaigns for the a regional tourism non profit.  

Contact: Julie Graham at 9lakes.easttn@gmail.com
or by phone: 865-585-0811

For more information, visit their website HERE!

 

Union
Blessing Bag Ministry, Inc

Volunteers needed to help package donations in individual ziplock bags that are given away free of charge to the homeless, shelters, government agencies, churches, national disaster relief programs, and community groups. Packing events are held at least quarterly and they last from 2-4 hours. Other ways volunteers are needed is for promotional/fundraisers at festivals, etc. Volunteers are needed year-round. 

Packing events in Jonesborough, Johnson City, and Kingsport, TN.

Visit Blessing Bag Ministry Website

Contact: Christy Konnick at BlessingBagMinistry@yahoo.com or 423-773-2924

Washington
Bristol Ballet

A 501(c)(3) not for profit, is currently seeking volunteers to work an upcoming BMS race booth. Every shift is supervised by a Bristol Ballet parent. The booth is located inside the track. Each shift is six hours long, but flexible and parking passes are provided.

Sign up here!

Contact: Ivy Ritchie at admin@bristolballet.org 

Washington
Contact Concern of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to answer the helpline, providing free information and referrals to callers in need of health and human services (a.k.a. social services). Volunteers work the helpline Monday through Friday from 9am - 9pm.  We have three shifts during this twelve hour period:  9am - 1pm, 1pm - 5pm, and 5pm - 9pm.  On Saturday and Sunday we have one shift whereby volunteers call shut-ins to make daily wellness checks.  Training is provided. 

Visit their website here.

Contact: Margaret Counts at margaret@contactconcern.org or 423-246-2273

Washington
Feline Rescue And No Kill, F.R.A.N.K

Volunteers needed for: Adoption events, cleaning up Adoption Center at PetSmart (must be 18 years old), socializing cats and kittens, cleaning for Foster Homes, and all duties assigned from leader at special events (adoption/fundraising). Located in Kingsport.


Contact: Mary Randolph at 423-914-0052.

Washington
Girls on the Run Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed throughout the year as well. Assistant coaches and day race volunteers needed after school hours twice a week at sites throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Get up, get out, and come prepare a group of girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. In between the high fives and energy cheers, these girls will look up to you as a role model of what it means to live confidently.

Strong Girls Run Website

Contact: Becky Dunkelberger at 423-946-2234 or becky.dunkelberger@girlsontherun.org or Ashley Merrill at ashley.merrill@girlsontherun.org.

Washington
Just Serve: Tri-Cities

Type in your zip code at JustServe.org for service opportunities in your area!

Contact: Rick Brewer
runyes1@aol.com or (407) 219-2411

Washington
Meals-on-Wheels

Volunteers needed to deliver food to its clients in the Kingsport area.

Contact: Brenda Overbey at boverbey@uwaykpt.org  or (423) 378-3409 ext. 10

 

Washington
One Acre Café

Volunteer hours are available M- F from 10 am - 3 pm. Volunteers are needed to assist in operation of a non-profit café with the mission to feed all, regardless of their ability to pay. Volunteer positions include wait staff, drink station, bussers, greeters, dishwashers, and setting up/cleaning the café. No experience necessary. You will be trained.

Address: 603 W. Walnut Street, Johnson City, TN 37604
Contact: Michelle Watts at 423-483-0517 or info@oneacrecafe.org.

Washington
Second Harvest Food Bank

We have ongoing projects every day; backpack for kids program, packing dry goods for our mobile food pantry and agencies, labeling and packing cans, and checking and sorting items from our food drives.

Ongoing dates to volunteer include:
Monday - Friday from 9:00 - 12:00 or 1:00 - 3:30
The 2nd Tuesday and Thursday of each month from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 – 12:00

Visit their website.

Contact: Tina at 423-279-0430 ext. 225 or volunteers@netfoodbank.org

Washington
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

Volunteers needed to assist with sorting and categorizing donated food, packing bags for the Food for Kids program, and for special events.

For more information, please complete the “Volunteer Profile” located on our website www.netfoodbank.org

Contact: Tammy Laney 423-279-0430 or volunteers@netfoodbank.org.

Washington
Sullivan West Volunteer Fire Department

Volunteers needed 24/7!

Contact: Drew Deakins at drewdeakins@chartertn.net or 423-349-7771

Washington
The Haven of Rest Rescue Mission - Bristol, TN

Ongoing opportunities available for 2017!

The Haven of Rest Rescue Mission is a homeless shelter in Bristol, TN that offers many possibilities for volunteering.  The food pantry needs volunteers to sort, categorize, and check dates on donated food.  The thrift store needs volunteers to accept and sort donations, price items and place them for sale in the store.  Other areas may include kitchen servers and office assistants.  Volunteers must be 18 years old.  Students under the age of 18 must volunteer with a parent.  Volunteers must complete an application.  

Contact: Alice Beck, Executive Assistant
abeck@havenofrestbristol.org or 423-968-2011

Website: havenofrestbristol.org

Washington
Upper East Area 3 Special Olympics

Ongoing opportunities!

Contact: Rachel Keller, rachel.jeanette.keller@gmail.com

Website: www.specialolympicstn-area3.org/

Washington