Community Service: East Tennessee

If you are interested in having students volunteer with your organization, please complete the organization request form. If you need to edit a community service opportunity, please email MATTHEW@TNACHIEVES.ORG
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
Americans For Prosperity

Americans For Prosperity is a national non-profit, non-partisan, political organization that support free-market principles. The state chapter for Americans For Prosperity will have ample opportunities for students in East and Middle Tennessee to be involved in a fun and upbeat atmosphere as they learn about different issues and see the work they do have an impact on our society. Volunteer opportunities will include phone banking, door knocking, and event set up. This is a great opportunity for all students interested in, and/or looking to know more about issues in the state of Tennessee. Click HERE to view their website!

Contact: Sam Nienow snienow@afphq.orgor 615-210-9725

All Counties
BABE Breastfeeding Coalition

My organization provides a baby rest stop at area festivals and events, offering a shady place for moms to feed and change babies. Tennessee promise students would be valuable to staffing this initiative. We also utilize student volunteers for helping with childcare at events like Triple P parenting classes so moms are able to participate and receive education around parenting and health related topics.

Contact: Jilian Reece Reecejh@goldmail.etsu.edu 423-342-8008

 

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
Contact Care Line, Inc.

CONTACT Reassurance is a program of CONTACT Care Line, Inc., East Tennessee’s oldest crisis hotline. Safety concerns and social isolation threaten the ability for seniors to live independently. CONTACT Reassurance provides trained volunteers to make daily calls, to seniors who live alone, and have little to no caregiver support. Volunteers are needed to help with our mission to help older adults maintain an independent living status and reduce their social isolation.

This volunteer opportunity is for those interested in checking on senior citizens by giving them a daily social call or by giving them a safety check call (1-2 times a day). Medication reminders may also be included in the calls.

Requirements:

  • Reassurance volunteers must be 18 years or older

  • Complete an online training program before volunteering

  • Must be in or able to drive to Oak Ridge, TN to make calls from our Oak Ridge office

  • Must sign a pledge of confidentiality

  • Comply with the policies and procedures of Contact Care Line, Inc.

  • **Contact Care Line will allow student volunteers to complete an online training webinar and then come in to our Oak Ridge office to complete their 8 hours of calling our Reassurance clients. The 8 hours can be completed in one day or can be split up throughout the week/month. Schedules can vary depending on the student volunteer. 

Please contact Lindsey at  lmcelvy@contactlistens.org for more information or if you have any questions.

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
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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
Norris Lake Project

Annual Public Lands Day Event - 9/29/18

Volunteers are needed to help assist the Norris Lake Project Team in picking up shorelines from the Waterside Marina to Big Ridge State Park. Registration will be at 8:30am, boats will launch promptly at 9am, and lunch will be provided. Students will have the chance to be able to receive up to 8 hours of community service.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stephanie Wells at info@norrislakeproject.com or (865) 457-4547 for more information.

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
Rotary Club of Oak Ridge

The Rotary Club of Oak Ridge’s Street Painting Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Jackson Square in Oak Ridge. Chalking begins at 8 am., and volunteers are needed throughout the day. The event is a great way to support arts in the community and for Tennessee Promise students to earn required service hours in one day. Volunteers will report to the check-in table to receive their assignments. Jobs will include monitoring the Children's Area, helping artists label their work, helping artists with supplies, cleanup and more.

If you have any questions or want to learn more about the event, please contact Owen Driskill at
(865) 354-3000, ext. 2301 or driskillo@roanestate.edu. If you are interested in any of the available time slots below, please sign up here!

  • 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
  • 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
  • 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
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
UTK Consessions

They are given us our own stand and they said we could bring as many as we want. To make it flow good we need at least 15 people. And this volunteering date is a single date as you are there 8-10 hours.

UTK Football Game Schedule:
Saturday Septemeber 8th  ETSU
Saturday September 15th UTEP
Saturday September 22nd Gators
Saturday October 20th Alabama
Saturday November 3rd Charlotte 49er’s
Saturday Nov 10th Kentucky
Saturday Nov 17th Missouri Tigers

There are requirements and papers that need to be filled out!

Contact: Sandra Aragon-Murphy sandimsn2015@gmail.com

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
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

Bledsoe
Big BBQ Bash

The Big BBQ Bash is an amateur barbecue cook-off fundraiser for the Helen Ross McNabb Center, created by the Leadership Blount Class of 2007. Volunteers will assist with registration, refreshments, VIP tent and dinner, prepping food for judging and of course event set-up/clean-up.

Volunteers will receive a T-shirt for volunteering their time, and lunch will be provided to volunteers who sign up for the entire day.

Sign up here!

Blount
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
Blount County Library

I will have opportunities for students to volunteer at the Blount County Public Library throughout the year. Check out the website here!

Sherry Crisp:  BCFOLvolunteers@gmail.com

Blount
Blount County Records Management & Archives

Ongoing Opportunity!

We are a repository for records created by Blount County. Our collection includes records from 1795-2016. Student volunteers would be doing a variety of tasks, such as filing, indexing, scanning, processing records, inventory and occasionally moving collections.

Interested students may call (865-380-4295) or email (jglenn@blounttn.org) Jackie Glenn, Blount County Records Manager & Archivist for more information.

Blount
Blue Ribbon County Fair

The Great Smokey Mountains Heritage Center are seeking volunteers for the Blue Ribbon County Fair on Saturday, September 29th from either 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm. Lunch will be provided to volunteers.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Logan Hull at gsmhcevents@yahoo.com or (865) 448-0044 for more information.

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

September Litter Committee
Join us for Litter Committee on September 12th. Litter Committee is a monthly litter pick up that just lasts an hour. This month we will be meeting at Richard Williams Park at the Pavilion. It is at the corner of Lincoln St. and Aluminum Ave. in Alcoa

Sept. 22nd 8am-1pm Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Blount County Convenience Center, 331 Levi St. Maryville
This is a drive-through event for residents to drop off a variety of HHW materials. Volunteers are needed to unload cars and handout information to cars. Visit the Upcoming Events tab at KeepBlountBeautiful.org for more information on this event. Interested volunteers should contact the KBB office. It is not required to volunteer the whole duration of the event. 

Sept. 29th 8:30am-12pm
Town of Lousiville Cleanup, Town of Louisville Town Hall, 3623 Louisville Rd.
Volunteers will meet at Town of Louisville Town Hall at 8:30am to gather supplies and receive instruction. The cleanup will go from 9-11:30am. Lunch will be provided by the Town of Louisville. All litter pickup supplies will be provided by KBB. Please be sure to register for this event. Registration is not required but strongly preferred. ttps://goo.gl/forms/RHTxilW3vkUihty43. For questions, contact the KBB office, or the Town of Louisville at 865-681-1983 or 865-898-5309. 

October 3rd, Litter Committee
The Litter Committee meets once a month from 4:00-5:00pm to clean an area of Blount County.  KBB will provide all supplies. Dress comfortably and bring water. You can check the Upcoming Events tab at KeepBlountBeautiful.org or follow the Litter Committee event page on our Facebook for event updates and location. Registration is not required, volunteers can simply show up. 

October 13th, DASH for TRASH
Vienna Coffee House - 10am-12pm
Our DASH for TRASH is a family friendly litter fun run. Participants can sign up on our websites under the events page. Again, all supplies are provided.

 

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
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
Turkey Trot- Benefiting BCEF

November 18th, 2018
Volunteer check-in: 10:30AM

Turkey Trot 5k/1 mile fun run benefiting BCEF. Volunteers will be helping check in pre registered runners or registering runners that have yet to sign up. Volunteers may also be placed on the course to cheer on runners or pass out water.

Contact info: Nicole Human Nicole.human15@gmail.com
865-742-6342

 

Blount
UTK Consessions

They are given us our own stand and they said we could bring as many as we want. To make it flow good we need at least 15 people. And this volunteering date is a single date as you are there 8-10 hours.

UTK Football Game Schedule:
Saturday Septemeber 8th  ETSU
Saturday September 15th UTEP
Saturday September 22nd Gators
Saturday October 20th Alabama
Saturday November 3rd Charlotte 49er’s
Saturday Nov 10th Kentucky
Saturday Nov 17th Missouri Tigers

There are requirements and papers that need to be filled out!

Contact: Sandra Aragon-Murphy sandimsn2015@gmail.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
Chattanooga VA Outpatient

Chattanooga VA Outpatient Clinic is seeking volunteers to assist Veterans and families in the clinic during the work week. Currently, there are openings on certain weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The volunteer work environment is mainly in two lobby areas and/or an office setting, but volunteers may be asked to assist Veterans with appointment check in and escort Veterans to other areas of the clinic.

Contact: Claudia (Bo) Cox, VA Voluntary Services Specialist
Office: 423-893-6500, Ext: 27093

Bradley
Cleveland State Community College- Summer Youth STEAM Camp

Cleveland State Community College offers Summer Youth STEAM Camps. Youth from the ages of 8 to 16 are able to choose from LEGO Robotics, Musical Theater, Balsa Bridge Building, Rocket, and Forensic Science Camp. All camps except Forensic Science are from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. Forensic Science camp is from 9am-12pm.

We have several opportunities for volunteers to help at each of our 3 locations (Cleveland Main, Athens Center, Monore Center. The opportunities include, check in and check out each day, assist during camp activities, lunch and recess break each day. We also have opportunities for help to setup and clean up at the beginning and end of the camp. These opportunities range from 8:30-3:30 each day.

Contact is Keri Eyler @ 423-473-2270 or keyler@clevelandstatecc.edu

Bradley
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
Hearth Hospice

 

We are a Hospice Company with offices in Chattanooga, Cleveland and Ft. Oglethorpe.   Our patients reside in their homes or at facilities.  We have several volunteer opportunities.  For students who prefer, we have opportunities to assist in our offices with things like filing, organizing, making copies, creating admission packets, making treats or crafts, etc. For students who enjoy getting out and meeting people, we have opportunities for visiting our patients either in their homes or the facilities in which they reside, delivering flowers or other treats to patients, making things for patients, singing to or reading to patients, helping our organization with community events, etc.  There is an application process that includes some paper work, a background check, and a short online training.  Check out their website here!

Contact: Kristi Born kborn@hearthhospice.com 423-531-6555

 

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
Museum Fundraiser at Deli Boys Restaurant

The Museum Center needs volunteers to stand at the entrance of Deli Boys and tell customers to mention the Museum Center at 5ive Points when they order, allowing a percentage of the sales to go back to support the Museum.

We need volunteers to work 3 1/2 hour shifts from 10:30am - 9:00pm.

By volunteering, the Museum will pay for your meal while you are there.

Contact: Mitch Mizell, mmizell@museumcenter.org 423.339.5745

 

Bradley
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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
Campbell County Habitat for Humanity

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

Campbell
Campbell County Litter Control

Volunteers will be cleaning up on the shoreline and on nearby islands near launch points listed for Campbell County. Boat transportation will be provided but if you have a boat, you are welcome to bring it. You are also encouraged to bring a life jacket it you have one.

Contact: Olivia Robbins orobbins@campbellcountygov.com
423-562-2526

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
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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
Betsy Crafts and Drafts Festival

The Betsy Crafts and Drafts Festival is looking for volunteers on October 13th &14th from 8:00am-6:00pm. Volunteers will assist with helping to park cars, set up and take down of the event, and with assisting vendors.

The event is taking place at Joe O'Brien Field, 801 Ash St, Elizabethton, TN. If you are interested please contact Chris Little at (423) 213-9262 or Batallion9@yahoo.com

Carter
Carter County Drug Prevention

My organization hosts a board of youth who work in the community doing peer lead strategies for drug production. We would love to have Tennessee promise students as part of these initiatives. Check out their website here!

Contact: Jilian Reece  Ccdpdirector@outlook.com  423-342-8008

 

 

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
Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation

Ongoing Opportunity!

Volunteers needed to join us as we build affordable homes. No specific construction skills are required. Tools, materials and instruction are provided. Check their website out here!

Contact: Jessica Taylor jtaylor@e8cdc.org 423-232-2045

 

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
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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
Red Legacy Recovery

Red Legacy Recovery is a non-profit organization that specializes in women's recovery from substance abuse. They are seeking volunteers to assist with opportunities that would include transportation, working one-on-one with a case manager, and helping with group attendance along with a variety of other related recovery programs.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Samantha Loveday at  Redlegacyrecovery@gmail.com or at (423) 342-6493 for more information!

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.

**It is important that students sign-up in advance to ensure that there will be enough spots for all students to participate in events.

Contact: communityrelations@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
The Yoga Farm

Ongoing Opportunity

The Yoga Farm in Elizabethton, TN is looking for volunteers to assist them with classes and other activities. They are located at 265 Slagle Road in Elizabethton, TN. If you are interested in volunteering or if you have any question, please contact Carrie Maggard at mcmaggard@hotmail.com or (423) 542-6922 for more information.

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
Norris Lake Project

Annual Public Lands Day Event - 3 Dates Available (9/22, 9/29, 10/6)

Volunteers are needed to help assist the Norris Lake Project Team in picking up shorelines in the Norris Lake Watershed. 

9/22- Cleaning areas between Lone Mountain Shores and Norris Landing Marina (Starts at 9am)

9/29- Cleaning islands and shorelines between Waterside Marina and Big Ridge (Starts at 8:30am)

10/6- Cleaning areas between Twin Cove Marina and Oak Grove Public Boat Launch (Starts at 8:30am)

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stephanie Wells at info@norrislakeproject.com or (865) 457-4547 for more information.

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
Ball Corporation

 

We will be selling canned drinks and doing community outreach on recycling.  We will be giving out can lids as well.  The participants would help in can collection, handing out flyers and lids and manning the Ball booth.

This would be available from 11-8 on Saturday and 1-6 on Sunday, October 6&7 in Newport at the Street Festival.

Contact: Mechelle Robinson MLROBINS@BALL.COM

 

 

Cocke
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
Crossville Parks & Recreation

We are a municipal parks and recreation department with 3 facilities to serve our citizens. We have volunteer opportunities available for various events and try to accommodate specific scheduling requests.
-->Check out their website here!

Contact: Tammie French, tammie.french@crossvilletn.gov
931-456-6632

Cumberland
Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity

Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity Website

Contact: 931-484-4656.

Cumberland
Elks Lodge

Students would review/follow management aspects, watch how the restaurant functions, aid in setting up for meals and shadowing events.  I would be the contact: Hours would be the student, to arrange as we are open from noon until 9 PM Monday through Saturday and 1 - 5 PM on Sundays.  

Contact:  Robert Daumiller @ imlawguy@gmail.com

 

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
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee

The Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee host a cookie drop in all of our 39 counties for our 1400+ troops. We would appreciate any help to load cases of cookies into our troop leaders cars to help our girls to achieve their entrepreneurial skills.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Lanny Brown by email (productprograms@gsmidtn.org) or by phone 615-460-0226 to schedule a time and location.

Cumberland
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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
UCHRA

Ongoing Opportunity!!

-Warehouse - Bagging commodities for distribution. Monday thru Friday, some Tuesday and Thursday are not available due to Commodities Distribution- PUTNAM COUNTY ONLY

-Commodities Distribution - Distribute commodities to each county every 2 month. Distributions hours are 2 to 3 hours depending on county size- Clay, Cannon, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, White and Warren

Click HERE to visit their website!

Contact: Danny Hill, 931-265-9229, dhill@uchra.com

Cumberland
Cherokee Lake Fall Clean Up

The Cherokee Lake Users Association purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. CLUA is seeking volunteers for the Cherokee Lake Fall Clean Up Event. The event takes place on September 29, 2018 at 9:30am rain or shine at these locations:

  • Black Oak Marina
  • Gilmore Dock
  • Huffs German Creek Marina
  • Possibly Dave Millers Dock Side Builders, Morristown

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Donna Dunn at cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com or 631-495-0031.

Grainger
Cherokee Lake Uses Association

Single Day Opportunity:

The Cherokee Lake Users Association purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. The CLUA is seeking volunteers for the Cherokee Lake Fall Clean Up Event on November 3rd, 2018 at 10am. This event is rain or shine and will take place at the Hamblen Marina, next to Cherokee Park.

If you have any questions or are interested, please contact Donna Dunn at cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com or (631) 495-0031.

Ongoing Opportunity!!

Our purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. CLUA is specifically interested in keeping the lake clean. CLUA has held annual lake clean-ups with TVA in Spring and Fall. See our web site and like us on Facebook. All year we can use your help in maintaining our Garbage Barrels we have placed on many islands along the lake. Take a boat ride with us and invite a few friends. Visit their website here!

Contact: Donna Dunn cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com
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
Rutledge Head Start

Rutledge Head Start is seeking volunteers for their program who can assist with activities such as helping children with reading books, assisting with crafts and other playtime activities.

If you are interested, please contact Roxanne Reed at reedroxane@gmail.com or (865) 828-3002 for more information.

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.

**It is important that students sign-up in advance to ensure that there will be enough spots for all students to participate in events.

Contact: communityrelations@netfoodbank.org

Greene
Special Olympics - Bocce Tournament

Volunteers are needed soon for the local bocce tournament event that is taking place on Friday, October 5th at between 9:00am -11:30am at the Sports Complex on Hal Henard Road. A pizza lunch will be provided for all volunteers.

If  you are interested in volunteering, please contact Carol Hall at (423) 329-6761 to sign up.

Greene
The Greeneville Greene County History Museum

 

Ongoing Opportunity!

We are governed by a Board of Directors and Officers.

We meet the third wed. of every month.  We are open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11am to 4pm and other times by appointment.  We do not charge admission, but ask for donations. We operate with a membership base, fundraisers and grants.

We would like the Tennessee Promise prospects to assist the Staff and Board with maintaining our exhibits, making photos of our collections and helping to apply these to our museum computer program.  We might ask them to assist with tours especially with school children. We would also like help cleaning!

Contact: Betty Fletcher Betty@TheMuseum.us 424-636-1558

Greene
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

Grundy
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 Fall Clean Up

The Cherokee Lake Users Association purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. CLUA is seeking volunteers for the Cherokee Lake Fall Clean Up Event. The event takes place on September 29, 2018 at 9:30am rain or shine at these locations:

  • Black Oak Marina
  • Gilmore Dock
  • Huffs German Creek Marina
  • Possibly Dave Millers Dock Side Builders, Morristown

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Donna Dunn at cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com or 631-495-0031.

Hamblen
Cherokee Lake Uses Association

Single Day Opportunity:

The Cherokee Lake Users Association purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. The CLUA is seeking volunteers for the Cherokee Lake Fall Clean Up Event on November 3rd, 2018 at 10am. This event is rain or shine and will take place at the Hamblen Marina, next to Cherokee Park.

If you have any questions or are interested, please contact Donna Dunn at cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com or (631) 495-0031.

Ongoing Opportunity!!

Our purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. CLUA is specifically interested in keeping the lake clean. CLUA has held annual lake clean-ups with TVA in Spring and Fall. See our web site and like us on Facebook. All year we can use your help in maintaining our Garbage Barrels we have placed on many islands along the lake. Take a boat ride with us and invite a few friends. Visit their website here!

Contact: Donna Dunn cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com
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

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
Morristown-Hamblen Library

Ongoing Opportunity!

General Library work - cleaning, sorting books etc.

Contact: Shelly Shropshire 423-641-0219
Shelly.shropshire@morristownhamblenlibrary.com

Hamblen
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Paws in the Park Dog Show Fundraiser on October 27th, 2018. The event will take place at Fred Miller Park in Morristown, TN from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Wendy Ford at (423) 312-7400. 

Hamblen
Southern Orthocare

Southern Orthocare is a prosthetic, orthotic and pedorthic clinic specializing in helping and keeping people mobile. They are looking to expand their current annual amputee support group from an annual program to a monthly program. At the monthly amputee support group, volunteers will get the chance to interact with patients and assist staff with these monthly support groups that will give back to the community. Tasks will vary from month to month depending on who the speaker for that month.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact April Price at april@sorcaop.com or (423) 307-1890.

Hamblen
Vietnam War Memorial Moving Wall

Walters State Community College is hosting the Vietnam War Memorial Moving Wall on October 11-14, 2018. The wall will be open 24 hours a day and volunteers are needed to assist visitors in finding names on the wall and to do daily readings of Tennesseans who are memorialized on the wall. The local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America will host two short training sessions. Volunteers are asked to volunteer in two- or four-hour shifts.

If interested, please contact Debra Williams at Debra.Williams@ws.edu or 423-585-6824 for more information and on how to sign up.

Hamblen
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
Christ United Methodist Church - G4G

Ongoing!

At our garden the students will be doing everything from helping maintain the structure of the garden to planting, caring for, and harvesting the crops and delivering them to the different homeless shelters in town.  We have specific workdays at the beginning of the year and then it gets to be close to weekly as we get into May and April.  We don't have the dates set for this year just yet so they can contact me at this email address or my cell phone if they would like more information.  

Contact: Kory Keenan christchurchg4g@gmail.com, or you may reach him by cell phone: (706) 671-0438

Hamilton
City of Collegedale Parks & Recreation

Ongoing Opportunity!!

Volunteer opportunities with Collegedale’s Parks and Recreation department is diversified. Volunteers may assist with anything from a kids educational activity to a senior hiking trip. There are occasional needs for extra hands at special events or to help with a bike rental program in the summer. Please contact Traci for more information. Students make great teachers- if you have a hobby or talent that others might enjoy, you have a volunteer program in the making! Check out their website here!

Contact: Traci Bennett-Hobek thobek@collegedaletn.gov
423-468-1971

 

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
Enterprise South Nature Park Hamilton County Parks and Recreation

Enterprise South Nature Park is seeking volunteers for the 4th Annual Haunted Trail. This year’s theme, “Undead Madness” will take place from 7:00-10:00p.m. on Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th at Enterprise South Nature Park.

Volunteer opportunities include serving as parking attendants, face painters, and trail actors for the event.

Volunteers with a positive attitude and love to have FUN can sign up for one or both nights here.

Have questions? Call or email Allison Harr, Park Superintendent at (423) 893-3500 or Allisonh@hamiltontn.gov for more information.

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
Hamilton County Parks and Recreation

Hamilton County Parks and Recreation invites students to volunteer at the annual Hamilton County Fair, located at Chester Frost Park. Dates for the fair are Sat. Sept. 29th and Sun. Sept. 30th. Shifts have been divided into three hours, 9:30am -12:00pm, 12-3pm and 3-6pm on Saturday and Sunday. We hope you’ll come out and reap the benefits of being a County Fair volunteer as well as enjoy the Fair. All volunteers receive a parking pass, two wristbands, a t-shirt, and one free meal voucher to use at the fair.

If interested, please contact Allison Harr at allisonh@hamiltontn.gov or 423-893-3500 for more information and to sign up.

Hamilton
Hearth Hospice

 

We are a Hospice Company with offices in Chattanooga, Cleveland and Ft. Oglethorpe.   Our patients reside in their homes or at facilities.  We have several volunteer opportunities.  For students who prefer, we have opportunities to assist in our offices with things like filing, organizing, making copies, creating admission packets, making treats or crafts, etc. For students who enjoy getting out and meeting people, we have opportunities for visiting our patients either in their homes or the facilities in which they reside, delivering flowers or other treats to patients, making things for patients, singing to or reading to patients, helping our organization with community events, etc.  There is an application process that includes some paper work, a background check, and a short online training.  Check out their website here!

Contact: Kristi Born kborn@hearthhospice.com 423-531-6555

 

Hamilton
IRONMAN Chattanooga

September 27- 30, 2018

Volunteering for IRONMAN is an incredible, fulfilling experience. IRONMAN Chattanooga volunteers have the amazing opportunity to be a part of helping athletes achieve a dream. 

Email chattanooga@ironmanvolunteers.com for more information!

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
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

Hamilton
One Warm Coat

Volunteers are needed on Sunday, October 21st from 12-5pm to help collect and organize donated coats by size, inform those around about our cause, and hand out food and drinks.

The purpose of this event is to donate coats and donations to The Nextdoor Chattanooga, which will distribute these items to those who can't afford to buy warm clothes in the winter.

The Next Door Chattanooga is a continuum of evidence based services for women and their families impacted by addiction, mental illness, trauma, and incarceration with Christ-centered compassionate care-people. This event was assigned to a group of students who are hoping to get a real word experience in managing events by planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Sydney at  shx987@mocs.utc.edu or (423) 415-5064 for more information!

Hamilton
Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center

Fall Native Plant Sale - September 20th - 22nd, 2018

Volunteers are needed to sign up for a general shift that allows us some flexibility when helping out during our Fall Native Plant Sale.

TN River Rescue + Privet Pull - October 6th, 2018

Volunteers are needed to  help use grabbers to remove plastic bottles, metal scraps, and other trash from the embankments. There are 8 canoes for volunteers to use, though every year, they fill up quickly. So instead of turning people away, we added a privet pulling shift for any overflow volunteers. Though it's not strictly water-quality related, removing invasive exotic plants (and putting natives in their place) helps protect biodiversity and create habitat for native pollinators and other animals. Our Invasive Species Expert Byron Brooks will be on-site to educate and work with our land-dwelling volunteers.

If you are interested in either event, please fill out the application at each link above. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Martha at martha@reflectionriding.org.

Hamilton
Sequoyah high School

Ongoing | 12:15PM- 2:15PM

Students can peer tutor in pre algebra class with current freshmen as well as help in classroom activities. this is at Sequoyah High School in Soddy- Daisy.

Contact:Kathleen Majoras 423-394-0152
kmmajoras@comcast.net

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.

**It is important that students sign-up in advance to ensure that there will be enough spots for all students to participate in events.

Contact: communityrelations@netfoodbank.org

Hancock
Cherokee Lake Fall Clean Up

The Cherokee Lake Users Association purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. CLUA is seeking volunteers for the Cherokee Lake Fall Clean Up Event. The event takes place on September 29, 2018 at 9:30am rain or shine at these locations:

  • Black Oak Marina
  • Gilmore Dock
  • Huffs German Creek Marina
  • Possibly Dave Millers Dock Side Builders, Morristown

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Donna Dunn at cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com or 631-495-0031.

Hawkins
Cherokee Lake Uses Association

Single Day Opportunity:

The Cherokee Lake Users Association purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. The CLUA is seeking volunteers for the Cherokee Lake Fall Clean Up Event on November 3rd, 2018 at 10am. This event is rain or shine and will take place at the Hamblen Marina, next to Cherokee Park.

If you have any questions or are interested, please contact Donna Dunn at cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com or (631) 495-0031.

Ongoing Opportunity!!

Our purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. CLUA is specifically interested in keeping the lake clean. CLUA has held annual lake clean-ups with TVA in Spring and Fall. See our web site and like us on Facebook. All year we can use your help in maintaining our Garbage Barrels we have placed on many islands along the lake. Take a boat ride with us and invite a few friends. Visit their website here!

Contact: Donna Dunn cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com
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
Friends of Warriors' Path State Park

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 27th from 8:30am-1:00pm to help clean up and fix the equipment at Darrell's Dream "Boundless" Playground that provides a place where children of all abilities can play and learn.

Lunch, Refreshments, and supplies will be provided for volunteers but they are encouraged to dress in older clothes, in layers, and to bring gloves and a rake or wheel barrel if they have their own.

To RSVP or receive more information, please contact Mary Steadman at Mary.Steadman@MilesPartnership.com or by phone at (423) 956-4330. 

Hawkins
Joseph Rogers Primary School

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Volunteers are needed on 9/29/18 at Joseph Rogers Primary School to assist with landscaping around campus.

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Nikki Manning at (423) 272-9110 or nikki.manning@hck12.net

 

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.

**It is important that students sign-up in advance to ensure that there will be enough spots for all students to participate in events.

Contact: communityrelations@netfoodbank.org

Hawkins
Walk to End Alzheimer's

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Kingsport Greenbelt (Behind HMG Med Plaza) - October 6th 6am-12:30pm

We have volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups who are interested in supporting operations on event day. Opportunities include: Registration and check-in, Greeters, Tent/booth attendants, Setup and cleanup, Water stations, Start and finish lines,Thank You Brigade, Floaters, Route Monitors, and Parking Lot Volunteers. 

To learn more or request a volunteer application, please contact: Michaela Bishop at mibishop@alz.org or 423-928-4080.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

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 Fall Clean Up

The Cherokee Lake Users Association purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. CLUA is seeking volunteers for the Cherokee Lake Fall Clean Up Event. The event takes place on September 29, 2018 at 9:30am rain or shine at these locations:

  • Black Oak Marina
  • Gilmore Dock
  • Huffs German Creek Marina
  • Possibly Dave Millers Dock Side Builders, Morristown

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Donna Dunn at cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com or 631-495-0031.

Jefferson
Cherokee Lake Uses Association

Single Day Opportunity:

The Cherokee Lake Users Association purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. The CLUA is seeking volunteers for the Cherokee Lake Fall Clean Up Event on November 3rd, 2018 at 10am. This event is rain or shine and will take place at the Hamblen Marina, next to Cherokee Park.

If you have any questions or are interested, please contact Donna Dunn at cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com or (631) 495-0031.

Ongoing Opportunity!!

Our purpose is to maintain, protect and enhance the quality of Lake Cherokee and its surroundings for the collective interests of its members. CLUA is specifically interested in keeping the lake clean. CLUA has held annual lake clean-ups with TVA in Spring and Fall. See our web site and like us on Facebook. All year we can use your help in maintaining our Garbage Barrels we have placed on many islands along the lake. Take a boat ride with us and invite a few friends. Visit their website here!

Contact: Donna Dunn cherokeelakeusers@gmail.com
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
Paws & Claws Animal Rescue TN

Volunteers are needed to assist with the Paws in the Park Dog Show Fundraiser on October 27th, 2018. The event will take place at Fred Miller Park in Morristown, TN from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Wendy Ford at (423) 312-7400. 

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
Red Legacy Recovery

Red Legacy Recovery is a non-profit organization that specializes in women's recovery from substance abuse. They are seeking volunteers to assist with opportunities that would include transportation, working one-on-one with a case manager, and helping with group attendance along with a variety of other related recovery programs.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Samantha Loveday at  Redlegacyrecovery@gmail.com or at (423) 342-6493 for more information!

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.

**It is important that students sign-up in advance to ensure that there will be enough spots for all students to participate in events.

Contact: communityrelations@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
Air1 Positive Hits Tour

Volunteers are needed for the Air1 Positive Hits tour this Saturday, October 6 at The Tennessee Theater.
Volunteers would assist in rotating at the event and helping sell artist merchandise. you can sign up here if you're interested and the timeframe would be between 5-10pm.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact Molly at (612) 708-9289 or molly@loopevents.org for more information.

Knox
Beacon of Hope

Ongoing Opportunity!

Beacon of Hope is a ministry located in Vestal United Methodist Church that provides a benevolence team, a Sharing Shop (provides toiletries, clothing and household goods), a food co-op and seeks to work with the underserved of South Knoxville. We have been in existence for 4 years and are planning to do some rearranging of our clothing from one floor to another where we have heat and air. And we could use some help!

Contact: Pat Bellingrath patbellingrath@gmail.com
865.591.6274

 

Knox
Boo At The Zoo

Boo At The Zoo is back is and is looking for volunteers on:

  • Oct 11 - 14
  • Oct 18 - 21
  • Oct 25 - 28

This a GREAT opportunity for tnAchieves students to meet their community service requirement. Hours are from 4:30pm to 9:30pm each night. Students can go to the Zoo Knoxville website to sign up!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jessica Hurley at JLHurley@zooknoxville.org or (865) 281-1382.

Knox
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
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 Knox Youth Sports

We are looking for students to help this ball season in the concessions stands. They will be needed on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and/ or Friday’s from 6-8:30. 

Contact: Carolyn Fellhoelter cafellhoelter@pstcc.edu or Sonya King at eastknoxyouthsports@gmail.com

 

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
Emerald Youth Foundation

Part-time, paid position
Volunteer Opportunities

Contact:  Kayleen (865-637-3227 x117, kweaver@emeraldyouth.org) or Rachel (637-3227 x112, rdavis@emeraldyouth.org).

 

Knox
Farragut High School Band Boosters

Farragut High School Band Boosters run the concessions stand on the visitors side of the football stadium and is seeking volunteers to help on October 26, 2018 and November 2, 218. Volunteers would be there from 6:30pm to the end of the game (typically 10:00pm). 

Volunteers will assist in selling concessions and helping stock the various stands throughout the game. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Diane Brakovec at jdbrak@charter.net or by phone at (865) 556-6287.

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

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
Horse Haven of Tennessee, Inc.

Ongoing Opportunity!

Horse Haven of Tennessee, Inc. is a horse rescue organization. We have volunteers who come for shifts throughout the week to help feed and water horses, clean stalls, groom, and all manner of equine operations.  We could use help with one time service projects or ongoing commitments.  Check out their website here!

Contact: Kinzee Stroud volunteer@horsehaventn.org  865-609-4030

Knox
Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley

Hiking Hounds - Volunteers take animals out to local parks and hiking trails to enjoy some much needed time out of the shelter.

Kennel Assistant - Volunteers help us with the daily care of all the animals in the facility. This includes walking, feeding, and cleaning.

Clinic Assistant - Volunteers assist our clinic staff in caring for the animals while they are in the clinic for surgery.

Front Desk Assistant - Volunteers assist us with directing and greeting the people who come to visit our organization.

Education assistant - Volunteers help us to teach children's classes to educate them on humane education. This often includes animal visits!  Click here for their website!

Contact: Cera Smith
Phone: 865-573-9675 Ext. 110
Email: Volunteers@humanesocietytennessee.com

 

Knox
Ijams Nature Center – South Knoxville

Ijams Website


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

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 Marathon Race Weekend

Volunteers can choose to stuff goodie bags, give out shirts, give out medals, help on the finish line, help on the course, help at food and water stations, etc.  Click here to sign- up!

Contact: Coleen Martinez 865-567-0569

 

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
Knoxville Youth Athletics

Knoxville Youth Athletics works with over 10000 athletes a year in 40+ events and programs. There are opportunities year round and are currently looking for help with these upcoming events:

  • 10/20/18 - Tennessee State ES/MS XC Championships - Victor Ashe Park
  • 11/30-12/1/18 - AAU Cross Country Nationals - Victor Ashe Park

If you are interested or have questions, please contact Chris Kane at knoxvilleyouthathletics1@gmail.com or (865) 385-6237.

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
Mount Olive Elementary

Sign up to volunteer at the Mount Olive Elementary School for their annual carnival from 5:30 - 8:30 PM.

Contact: Alan Fishmoore at 865-851-4907.

Knox
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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
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
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
The Muse Knoxville

The Muse Knoxville is a nonprofit institution committed to inspiring and empowering generations at the intersection of science and art. We cannot make the impacts we are making in the Knoxville community and beyond without the talent and time of our Volunteers. Click here to see the current opportunities!

If you have any questions, please contact Bicki Rudd at bicki@themuseknoxville.org or
(865) 594-1494 for more information.

Knox
UTK Consessions

They are given us our own stand and they said we could bring as many as we want. To make it flow good we need at least 15 people. And this volunteering date is a single date as you are there 8-10 hours.

UTK Football Game Schedule:
Saturday Septemeber 8th  ETSU
Saturday September 15th UTEP
Saturday September 22nd Gators
Saturday October 20th Alabama
Saturday November 3rd Charlotte 49er’s
Saturday Nov 10th Kentucky
Saturday Nov 17th Missouri Tigers

There are requirements and papers that need to be filled out!

Contact: Sandra Aragon-Murphy sandimsn2015@gmail.com

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
Wesley House Community Center

tnAchieves students can support our after-school and summer programs by working with students on math and reading skills, participating in recreational activities, and serving as mentors. They can also do clean up and maintenance projects in our building and on our property. These tasks might include painting, cleaning windows, washing buses, picking up litter and branches, or mulching flower beds. Visit their website here!

Contact: Sharon Earl sharon@wesleyhouse.com
(865) 524-5494

Knox
World Vision Concert/Loop Events

World Vision is looking for a few volunteers to help with the concert they sponsor on October 24,2018. Volunteers will be needed at 5PM for a brief training and then are free to watch the event up until intermission. At intermission, you will be helping pass out child sponsorship cards to audience members, answering questions and aiding in the sign up process of sponsoring a child through WV! Then you will head back to the sponsor table at the end of the event to help pack up. No heavy lifting or hard labor is needed, just simply putting packets back into boxes.

The event will take place at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium on 10/24/18 from 5:00pm - end of show (around 10:30pm). If you are interested in participating or have questions, feel free to contact Cora at (615) 933-9584 or cora@loopevents.org for more information. If you'd like to sign up, you can do so HERE.

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
Young-Williams Animal Center

Ongoing opportunity!!

We're looking for individuals who are dog savvy. Maybe you've had dogs all your life, worked with dogs professionally, are a dog sitter....if so, you'd be a great fit for this program! If you haven't had much experience, that's okay, too! You can still join us at Young-Williams and can get some experience by walking dogs with us first.

Contact: Jenifer Reed at jreed@young-williams.org

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
Little TN Valley Educational Cooperative

Ongoing Opportunity!

We are in need of ongoing volunteer support within these programs for materials fabrication (printing, laminating, etc.), toy adaptations for students with disabilities, and 1:1 tutoring in the after-school programs. At this time, we have just completed remodeling of our Loudon office and are in need of assistance with painting and reorganizing. Check out their website here!

Contact: Stephanie Glass, littletnvalley@bellsouth.net 865-458-8900

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
Run LoCo Marathon

The Run LoCo Marathon is in need of volunteers on Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st to assist with making the races a success. If you are interested, please check out the positions available and sign-up  HERE.

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
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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
Tutor

Third grade student who attends Mountain View Elementary needs some tutoring and help with organization skills! Student has ADHD, but mom is open for help from students! Please consider this for some community service hours!

Contact: Mrs. Williams 423-747-1131 (cell)

 

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
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
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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:  librarydirector.spl@gmail.com

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
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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.com

Morgan
Ducktown Basin Museum

Ducktown Basin Museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the cultural and industrial heritage of this copper mining region of Southern Appalachia, along with the history of the environmental impact of the operations and the remediation efforts.

We can use students during various events, for picking up trash and brush from the property (17 acres), and for the occasional special project.

Contact: Ken Rush burrahill@gmail.com  423-496-5778

 

Polk
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
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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
Eternal Life Support Group

Ongoing Opportunity!

We volunteer at Laurelbrook nursing home in Dayton Tn. The residents love to see young people. We do things such as visit,  play games, manicures, take them outside or on outings or fish in private stocked pond on premises. Visit their website here!

Contact: Gina Hooker Elsgministry@gmail.com  423-315-7199

 

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
MainSteet Dayton

MainStreet Dayton Farm to Table Dinner - 9/13/18 & 9/14/18

MainStreet Dayton along with the Rhea County Community Center (formerly the YMCA of Dayton) will host a Farm to Table Dinner on Sept 15, 2018. Volunteers are needed to work with a local farm to cut wild flowers and arrange them in mason jars for table decorations for the dinner. Shifts are available all day on 9/13/18 and possibly on 9/14/18. Comfortable sneakers or boots are recommended.

If you are interested, please contact Rachel at mainstreet@volstate.net or (423) 775-9847 by Wednesday 09/12/18 to coordinate available time and location of the farm.

Rhea
Office of the District Attorney General

J. Michael Taylor is the District Attorney General of the Twelfth Judicial District. Our office represents the state government in investigating and prosecuting individuals alleged to have committed a crime. 

Volunteers would be assisting with general filing of paperwork, along with other general office tasks.

Contact: Allyson Walker anwalker@tndagc.org

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

TCWP welcomes volunteers who will help with trail maintenance. 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
Contact Care Line, Inc.

CONTACT Reassurance is a program of CONTACT Care Line, Inc., East Tennessee’s oldest crisis hotline. Safety concerns and social isolation threaten the ability for seniors to live independently. CONTACT Reassurance provides trained volunteers to make daily calls, to seniors who live alone, and have little to no caregiver support. Volunteers are needed to help with our mission to help older adults maintain an independent living status and reduce their social isolation.

This volunteer opportunity is for those interested in checking on senior citizens by giving them a daily social call or by giving them a safety check call (1-2 times a day). Medication reminders may also be included in the calls.

Requirements:

  • Reassurance volunteers must be 18 years or older

  • Complete an online training program before volunteering

  • Must be in or able to drive to Oak Ridge, TN to make calls from our Oak Ridge office

  • Must sign a pledge of confidentiality

  • Comply with the policies and procedures of Contact Care Line, Inc.

  • **Contact Care Line will allow student volunteers to complete an online training webinar and then come in to our Oak Ridge office to complete their 8 hours of calling our Reassurance clients. The 8 hours can be completed in one day or can be split up throughout the week/month. Schedules can vary depending on the student volunteer. 

Please contact Lindsey at  lmcelvy@contactlistens.org for more information or if you have any questions.

Roane
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 County Anti-Drug Coalition

 

The mission of the Roane County Anti-Drug Coalition (RCADC) is to reduce youth substance use; to educate and raise awareness of alcohol, tobacco and other drug issues; to promote community involvement and to strengthen community partnerships and prevention strategies in Roane County. Students would volunteer in our office in a variety of ways.  Examples include: folding brochures, filling lock boxes with supplies, filling bags with supplies, checking inventory, etc.  Check out their website here!

Contact: Jeanna Steele-Mack jsmack@roaneantidrug.org
865-248-1552

 

 

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
UTK Consessions

They are given us our own stand and they said we could bring as many as we want. To make it flow good we need at least 15 people. And this volunteering date is a single date as you are there 8-10 hours.

UTK Football Game Schedule:
Saturday Septemeber 8th  ETSU
Saturday September 15th UTEP
Saturday September 22nd Gators
Saturday October 20th Alabama
Saturday November 3rd Charlotte 49er’s
Saturday Nov 10th Kentucky
Saturday Nov 17th Missouri Tigers

There are requirements and papers that need to be filled out!

Contact: Sandra Aragon-Murphy sandimsn2015@gmail.com

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
Blue Ribbon County Fair

The Great Smokey Mountains Heritage Center are seeking volunteers for the Blue Ribbon County Fair on Saturday, September 29th from either 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm. Lunch will be provided to volunteers.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Logan Hull at gsmhcevents@yahoo.com or (865) 448-0044 for more information.

Sevier
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
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
Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center is always looking for volunteers! Please look here to see what events they have going on!

Contact: Whitney Erickson ericksonwd@comcast.net  865-518-3339

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 Humane Society

Ongoing Opportunity!

Whether it is pet enrichment at the shelter ( walking dogs, playing with cats, etc) or assisting at Adoption Events, helping at our fundraising events or assisting with housekeeping and maintenance chores at the shelter, there are so many ways you can help! You can come and go at your leisure, no set time schedule (except for Adoption Events). Sign up today to become a volunteer for the needy animals! A one hour orientation must be completed before volunteers may begin. These are scheduled at least twice a month and special times can be scheduled

Contact: Bridgette McCarter 865-453-7000 volunteerwithschs@gmail.com

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
American Cancer Society

There are a few events in the Bristol area for students to sign up for! Click here to see what events are going on!

Sullivan
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
Believe in Bristol

 

Believe in Bristol’s mission is to foster the collaborative vibrant nature of both Bristols by building a community of culture, lifestyle, heritage, music, and economy. Believe in Bristol strives to strengthen the heart and soul of our Historic Downtown and facilitate its future growth by implementing the Main Street Four Point Approach focusing on Organization, Design, Promotion and Economic Restructuring.

Volunteers are needed throughout the year for various events ranging from Believe in Bristol’s summer concert series, to October’s PUSH! Film Festival, to the annual spring fundraiser, and everything in between throughout the year up and down State Street.

Please contact Maggie Bishop at maggie@believeinbristol.org or 423-573-2201

 

Sullivan
Bellafina Chocolates Company

Bellafina Chocolates is a gourmet chocolate social enterprise in downtown Kingsport that donates 100% of profits to children's charities. The company is staffed almost entirely by volunteers, plus a few positions for single mothers and women in recovery. Student community service opportunities include making and packaging chocolate, building renovation and other outdoor projects, writing a blog piece about an aspect of the business or the charities we support, sewing clothing for orphans and underprivileged children, or painting rocks (to help spread the word about our mission outside of East Tennessee!). And if you have another talent or special interest, let us know and we'll see how we can use it!


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
Bristol YMCA

Ongoing Opportunity!!

Always looking for volunteers and can have students come in to job shadow!

Contact: Joe Carrier at 423 968 3133  or joe@bristolymca.net

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
East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park

I am inquiring as to the community service that students participate in. We are a large cemetery and put on an annual event of lighting and displaying luminaries on the graves of deceased. We put out about 12,500 candles and this does take a lot of effort.  We would appreciate any volunteer help we could receive.  Hours are 8-8 and they could work anytime.

Cleta Patrick: contact info is : cleta.patrick@dignitymemorial.com

423-288-2081

Sullivan
Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation

Ongoing Opportunity!

Volunteers needed to join us as we build affordable homes. No specific construction skills are required. Tools, materials and instruction are provided. Check their website out here!

Contact: Jessica Taylor jtaylor@e8cdc.org 423-232-2045

 

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
Friends of Warriors' Path State Park

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, October 27th from 8:30am-1:00pm to help clean up and fix the equipment at Darrell's Dream "Boundless" Playground that provides a place where children of all abilities can play and learn.

Lunch, Refreshments, and supplies will be provided for volunteers but they are encouraged to dress in older clothes, in layers, and to bring gloves and a rake or wheel barrel if they have their own.

To RSVP or receive more information, please contact Mary Steadman at Mary.Steadman@MilesPartnership.com or by phone at (423) 956-4330. 

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
LampLight Theatre

Ongoing Opportunity!

We have several volunteer opportunities at LampLight Theatre. We have the following volunteer jobs available.  Ushers, Greeters, Concession workers, Gift Shop Workers, Box office, janitorial , spotlight and stagehands.

Contact: Terry Jones  terry@billywayne.net  4233840991

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
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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
Red Legacy Recovery

Red Legacy Recovery is a non-profit organization that specializes in women's recovery from substance abuse. They are seeking volunteers to assist with opportunities that would include transportation, working one-on-one with a case manager, and helping with group attendance along with a variety of other related recovery programs.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Samantha Loveday at  Redlegacyrecovery@gmail.com or at (423) 342-6493 for more information!

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.

**It is important that students sign-up in advance to ensure that there will be enough spots for all students to participate in events.

Contact: communityrelations@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
Walk to End Alzheimer's

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Kingsport Greenbelt (Behind HMG Med Plaza) - October 6th 6am-12:30pm

We have volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups who are interested in supporting operations on event day. Opportunities include: Registration and check-in, Greeters, Tent/booth attendants, Setup and cleanup, Water stations, Start and finish lines,Thank You Brigade, Floaters, Route Monitors, and Parking Lot Volunteers. 

To learn more or request a volunteer application, please contact: Michaela Bishop at mibishop@alz.org or 423-928-4080.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Sullivan
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

Unicoi
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.

**It is important that students sign-up in advance to ensure that there will be enough spots for all students to participate in events.

Contact: communityrelations@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
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

Union
Norris Lake Project

Annual Public Lands Day Event - 9/29/18

Volunteers are needed to help assist the Norris Lake Project Team in picking up shorelines from the Waterside Marina to Big Ridge State Park. Registration will be at 8:30am, boats will launch promptly at 9am, and lunch will be provided. Students will have the chance to be able to receive up to 8 hours of community service.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Stephanie Wells at info@norrislakeproject.com or (865) 457-4547 for more information.

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
Boone Street Market

The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month 11-2, Thursdays 11-2, and Monday through Saturday 2-5.

Our mission is to connect farmers, local foods, and the community. We do this by creating and sustaining community-supported markets for producers and consumers of locally grown food, building community through participatory events and volunteer opportunities that strengthen community interactions, and educating the public about local food systems. Jonesborough Locally Grown operates the seasonal Jonesborough Famers Market and the year-round Boone Street Market as well as many special events and classes featuring local foods throughout the year.

Contact: Kyra Tedford kyra@jonesboroughlocallygrown.org
423-753-4722

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
Eastern Eight Community Development Corporation

Ongoing Opportunity!

Volunteers needed to join us as we build affordable homes. No specific construction skills are required. Tools, materials and instruction are provided. Check their website out here!

Contact: Jessica Taylor jtaylor@e8cdc.org 423-232-2045

 

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
Johnson City Community Theatre

 

Ongoing Opportunity!

We are Tennessee's longest running community theatre, now in our 106th year. We produce plays and musicals featuring performers from our own community. We are totally a volunteer organization. Come help us continue to achieve our 100-year mission of enriching the lives of the community through live theatre, help backstage on a show, build costumes or props, paint a show, help us clean or organize the theatre, usher or run concession for a show, the opportunities are endless.

Contact: David Hyde info@jccommunitytheatre.org
423-741-1029

 

 

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
National Public Lands Day Hikes

In honor of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks, Friends Groups and Tennessee State Natural Areas are hosting a variety of volunteer stewardship projects, hikes and interpretive programs for all ages.This year, we have a variety of events and service projects planned, including litter clean-ups, trail maintenance, hikes and even a few canoe floats. Events are being held at different times throughout the day and some parks are having multiple events.

If you are interested in volunteering, please click HERE to find an opportunity in your area and register.

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
Red Legacy Recovery

Red Legacy Recovery is a non-profit organization that specializes in women's recovery from substance abuse. They are seeking volunteers to assist with opportunities that would include transportation, working one-on-one with a case manager, and helping with group attendance along with a variety of other related recovery programs.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Samantha Loveday at  Redlegacyrecovery@gmail.com or at (423) 342-6493 for more information!

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

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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.

**It is important that students sign-up in advance to ensure that there will be enough spots for all students to participate in events.

Contact: communityrelations@netfoodbank.org

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Sullivan West Volunteer Fire Department

Volunteers needed 24/7!

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

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The Goose Chase

Ongoing Opportunity!

The Goose Chase has been in operation since 2013 and provides a full menu of event services. It has produced over 30 area events and has a special focus on outdoor races. The Goose Chase is the region's leader in providing outdoor events with a unique and creative flair.

We are looking for students to volunteer in a variety of areas such as, course preparation, post race activities and course marshals that get to cheer on the runners and help keep them safe during the race. Check out their website here!

Contact: Marsha Ferguson info@thegoosechase.org 4239460519

 

 

 

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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

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Upper East Area 3 Special Olympics

Ongoing opportunities!

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

Website: www.specialolympicstn-area3.org/

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