Community Service: West 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
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

All Counties
Discover Connections: Supporting Senior Living Communities

Discover Connections is partnering with senior living communities to allow TN Promise students to video chat with senior living community residents as a form of community service hours! This is an especially timely opportunity to support senior citizens safely and responsibly in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

If you are interested in volunteering to chat with senior citizens, please visit their website to sign up! 

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
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
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Tennessee

Two clubs are offering tutoring and homework help, character and leadership development, arts and crafts, sports, fitness and recreation, education and career development and health and life skills.


The Union City Club
1015 College Street, Union City, TN 38261
Open Monday-Friday, 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm (731-885-0883)

The Humboldt Club
1503 Osborne Street, Humboldt, TN 38343
Open Monday-Friday, 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm (731-562-0067)

Contact: Tracy Boucher at 731-885-0883

All Counties
The Earth Team- Natural Resource Conservation Services

NRCS’ volunteer workforce that is making a difference in every county in the nation. NRCS works with private landowners to improve soil quality, conserve water, improve air quality and enhance wildlife habitat. Earth Team volunteers work side-by-side with conservation professionals and are an integral part of the conservation partnership. Earth Team offers many opportunities for people who are interested in volunteering to improve the nation’s natural resources. People who are 14-years-old and older can volunteer. Volunteers can work part-time or full-time, work outdoors or inside a local NRCS office, individually or as a group.

State Website

National Website

Contact: Justin Howard at justin.Howard@tn.usda.gov or 423-626-3811 ext.110

All Counties
TN BASS Nation

Tennessee BASS Nation has partnered with the TWRA Fisheries Division on multiple lakes across Tennessee on a Rehabilitation Projects. They are looking for volunteers that can assist with their work outside creating and placing fish habitat in lakes, while cleaning up trash from lakes and streams across Tennessee. Volunteer work is done with oversight from TWRA and TN BASS Nation Conservation Leadership.

To volunteer please contact Capt Jake Davis by email at msbassguide@comcast.net  or by phone at (615) 613-2382 for available dates and times.

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: Kathy Brown at 731-355-6082 or kathy.e.brown5.mil@mail.mil
             Robert Hopper at 731-499-0954 or Robert.w.hopper4.mil@mail.mil

All Counties
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.

Benton
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Volunteers are needed to assist Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN with sorting and packing donated food in our warehouse which helps to provide millions of meals each month to our hungry neighbors in middle and west Tennessee.

Volunteers must create an account HERE to sign up for shifts. Unless you are volunteering at our Nashville location, do NOT click “I am a Tennessee Promise student” when creating your account. Students volunteering at the Ray Smith Family Distribution Center in Camden are welcome to sign up for any available Food Sorting shifts at this location to receive credit for service hours.

Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and clothes appropriate to work in a warehouse environment. It is also recommended to bring a sweatshirt and long pants in case you are needed to work in the 40-degree cooler.

When submitting your TN Promise community service hours, please list Jennifer Barker as your supervisor. She can be reached at (731) 438-7233 or volunteercamden@secondharvestmidtn.org.

Benton
The Benton County Public Library

Volunteers needed to maintain its grounds so it looks beautiful to the public.

Contact: 731-584-4772

Benton
TN Quality Hospice

Volunteers needed to visit patients and families, share a specific talent or assist in the administrative needs of the office. Volunteers share the calling to bring comfort and help others when they need it most.


Contact: Jenny Anderson at 731-584-9500 or 731-441-2963.

Benton
Carroll County Library

Volunteers needed to assist during Children’s Programs by taking pictures, helping with crafts, tutoring and providing story times as well as organizing books. High school students can join the Teen Advisory Board and attend meetings for community service also.

Address: 625 High Street 102 Huntingdon, TN

Contact: Nikki Cunningham at 731-986-1919 or nikki.cunningham@carrollcountylibrary.net.

Carroll
Long Heights Baptist Church in McKenzie

Contact: Andrea Cottrill at 731-352-2372.

Carroll
McKenzie Industrial Development

The IDB has vacant Industrial Property in the Airport Industrial Park, would like to have these buildings swept and cleaned up around the inside and outside.

Visit their website.

Contact: Monica Heath at mckenzieindustry@gmail.com or 731-352-2004 

Carroll
Natchez Trace State Park

Volunteers for most services performed at the park, including trail maintenance, sign construction and establishment, litter pick-up, bridge building, trail marking, shelter construction, flight cage construction, and bird house building and placement. Management is also open to new ideas for park improvement!

Address:4845 Natchez Trace Road, Wildersville, TN, 38388

Contact: Natchez Trace park office at 731-968-3742.

Carroll
Dyersburg/Dyer County Chamber of Commerce

Ongoing Opportunity!

The Farmers Market provides numerous opportunities for community work hours during Market hours, festivals and special events. The Main Street Program offers practical experience in economic and community development through historic preservation in downtown Dyersburg. 

Contact: Steve Guttery sguttery@dyerchamber.com 731-285-3433

 

Dyer
McIver's Grant Public Library

Volunteers needed to assist with keeping the library neat and clean, file the items in the library in an organized system and special programming at varied times of the year.

Visit their website!

Contact: Kathryn McBride kathryn@mciversgrantpubliclibrary.org

 

Dyer
Board of Education

Contact: Steven Gibson

Hardeman County Board of Education 

  • Bus Garage, 731-658-3444
  • IT Department, 731-658-3228

Ongoing opportunities available!

Hardeman
Bolivar First United Methodist Church

Ongoing Opportunity!!

We are located at 218 West Market Street in Bolivar, TN. We have ongoing opportunities available in the areas of cleaning, organization and light handy-man work. Our office hours are Sunday mornings, and Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00pm. Please contact us by email, or call in advance to set up volunteer times that work for your schedule and the church’s needs. Arrangements can be made for times outside of office hours, please give as much advance notice as possible.

Contact: Dawn Cody at bolivarfirstumc@bellsouth.net or at 731-658-5114

Hardeman
Bolivar-Hardeman Co Library

Volunteers needed for reading, craft times, setting up, etc. We need assistance with taking pictures, helping children with crafts or passing out snacks, assisting parents sign in/make sure they have Social Media Waivers signed and up to date.

Also looking for volunteers for: cooking, computer, children' games/safe internet for children, or lead a coloring/stress relieving group, scrabble & board games night, etc.

Visit their website here.

Contact: Shana Mehr at smehr.bhcl@gmail.com or 731-658-3436

Hardeman
Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

Always need help preparing food for our support groups, help with fundraisers and marketing and for those wanting more hands on after training and background checks we can use help with family support, super-friend/mentor situations and victim advocacy.


Contact: Carly Wheat at 731-642-8455 or cwheat@carlperkinscenter.org.

Hardeman
City of Bolivar Community Garden

If you are interested in volunteering for the City of Bolivar Community Garden, please contact: Brittney Willis at 731-609-5765.

Hardeman
Hardeman Adoptable Animals

Volunteers needed around the shelter. Whether it is cleaning out the kennels, giving the dogs a bath, taking them on walks, or helping at various adoption events, we need your help! Take the time to make a difference in a local animals’ life and make a new furry friend that is sure to reward you with lots of doggy kisses.


Visit: Hardeman Adoptable Animals Website or Hardeman Adoptable Animals Facebook Page


Contact: haa.shelter@yahoo.com or text Jennifer Smallwood at 731-609-0408.

Hardeman
Hardeman County Arts Council

If you are interested in volunteering for the Hardeman County Arts Council to help with plays, set design, cleaning, or ushering, please contact Jennifer Smelter at 510-931-8314.

Hardeman
Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce

Ongoing Opportunity!!

Volunteers are needed to perform tasks like answering the phones, filing paperwork, cleaning the office, taking photographs of community events, distributing flyers about events, creating graphic designs, and assisting with document preparation and distribution at board meetings. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm.  Please email or call us to schedule your volunteer hours. Check out our website here!

Contact: Laura Hall info@hardemancountychamber.com
(731)658-6554

 

Hardeman
Hardeman County Master Gardeners

If you are interested in volunteering for the Hardeman County Master Gardeners for various projects, including planting and working at the farmers market, please contact Gary at 731-472-2003.

Hardeman
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.

Hardeman
Pine Meadows Nursing Home

If you are interested in volunteering for Pine Meadows Nursing Home in Bolivar, TN, please contact them directly at (731) 658-4707.

Hardeman
Savannah Main Street

Savannah Main Street promotes events and economic and community development for Main Street Savannah. Students would be volunteering at pre-event work sessions, events and post event clean up.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact LaRae Smiley-Sliger at lsliger@cityofsavannah.org or 731-925-3300.

Hardin
Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse

Always need help preparing food for our support groups, help with fundraisers and marketing and for those wanting more hands on after training and background checks we can use help with family support, super-friend/mentor situations and victim advocacy.


Contact: Carly Wheat at 731-642-8455 or cwheat@carlperkinscenter.org.

Henry
Heritage Center

Need volunteers to work shifts answering the phone and doing house tours, also people to work on collection review and organization, periodic yard work, special events.


Contact: Norma Steele at 731-642-1030 or director@phchc.com.

Henry
REAL Hope Youth Center

3:00-5:30 pm daily responsibilities include working one-on-one with students and assisting the club leaders with their group activities.


Contact: Linley White at 731-333-1320 or linley.white@gmail.com 

Henry
Rhea Public Library

Volunteers needed to assist the Youth Librarian with children's programs, projects, displays, and other various tasks like re-shelving and organizing books. 

Address: 400 W. Washington St., Paris, TN 38242

Contact: Kayla Nation at kayla.nation@rheapubliclibrary.org or 731-642-1702 ext. 105

 

Henry
Salvation Army

Hang clothes daily, straighten up the store, and generally help employees.

Contact: Tina Matthews at 731-642-4105 or saparistn@yahoo.com

Henry
Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center

Volunteers need to greet the public. Visitor Center hours are Monday-Saturday from 8:00 am-4:00pm. Volunteers work a 4 hour shift from 8-12 or 12-4.


Contact: Joan Stevens at 731-642-2091 exit 302 or joan_stevens@fws.gov

Henry
Tennessee Valley Authority

TVA's Adopt a Trail and Adopt a Spot opportunities are available across the state. Volunteers are needed in both areas to assist with picking up litter, light trail maintenance, and monitoring some of our amazing public lands. Please visit HERE or the above links to learn more about the opportunities and how to volunteer. Times are flexible and dependent upon the particular location.

If you have any questions, please email volunteer@tva.gov.

Henry
Tomorrow's Hope

Volunteers needed to run cash register, sort donations, launder clothing, wash items for yard sale room and help stock store.


Contact: Cheryl Conner at 731-642-0600 or cherylconnered@tomorrowshopephc.net

Henry
UT Extension Office

Occasional volunteer needed to answer phones at office when short staffed. Periodically need volunteers to put together handbooks and other resources.


Contact: Michele Atkinis at 731-642-2941 or matkins@utk.edu

Henry
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.

Lake
Reelfoot Lake State Park

Volunteers needed at the Visitor’s Center year round. Volunteers will help with birds of prey rehabilitation, feeding the birds, general upkeep, and programming with the animals. Volunteers are needed 7 days a week, 8:00am to 4:30pm for ongoing projects, special events, eagle tours, and summer programs.

Address: 2595 Hwy 21 E, Tiptonville, TN 38709

Contact: Vanessa Henson at 731-253-9652 or vanessa.henson@tn.gov

Lake
Fort Pillow State Historic Park

Volunteers needed to assist with trash pick-up, park clean up, and special events.

Address: 3122 Park Road, Henning, TN

Tennessee State Parks Fort Pillow Website
Contact: 731-738-5581 or Robby Tidwell at robby.tidwell@tn.gov or Tyson Weller at Tyson.weller@tn.gov.

Lauderdale
Friends of the Tipton County Animal Shelter

Friends of the Tipton County Animal Shelter is dedicated to helping the animals at the Tipton County Animal shelter. They are seeking volunteers who can walk/play with dogs, play with cats, do kennel clean up, or perform general maintenance around the shelter.

If you are interested in this opportunity or have any additional questions, please contact Caitlin Metz by email at volunteertcas@gmail.com.

Lauderdale
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.

Lauderdale
Nelson Resource Center

A local community learning and activity center in Ripley, TN. The mission is to build a better community by supporting programs and events that help bring families and community together in a positive way, and to help provide programs and resources that help improve education throughout the county.

Volunteers needed to help tutor local elementary and middle school students during the After School Program. The hours of operation are from 3:00pm - 6:00pm Monday - Thursday each week.

Visit Nelson Resource Center's Website.

Contact: Johnny Nelson at nelsonresource.edu@gmail.com or 731-612-9402

Lauderdale
Veterans Museum

In 1942, the Army Air Corps built the largest WWII training base in Tennessee, the Dyersburg Army Air Base (DAAB), near Halls, Tennessee.  It was at this base where 7,700 B-17 Crewmen received their last stateside training.  Men came from all over the United States to become a part of a 10-man crew and learn to rely on the Norden Bombsite to accurately bomb the target as they practiced high altitude bombing on ranges on each side of the Mississippi River.

Seventy-one B-17s were domiciled at Halls and fifty training missions were flown daily, which included day and night sorties.  As lumbering B-17s filled the sky, area farmers reported that hens quit laying eggs and cows quit giving milk.  One hundred fifteen crewmen lost their lives in air crashes.  According to records, not one resident was killed or injured as a result of the tragedies, but area residents tell of helping the injured and driving them to the Base.

The Base was closed at the end of 1945. 

We are dedicated to preserving the memories of the Dyersburg Army Air Base and the impact it had on Dyer, Lauderdale, Tipton, and Lake Counties. 

We would use volunteers to help with general clean up, events, and even if they wanted to volunteer on the weekends to be docents would be beneficial. We usually have an event each Spring for children and volunteers are really necessary during this event.

If you are interested in the ongoing opportunity, please email vetmuseumhalls03@gmail.com or call (731) 836-7400 for more information.

Lauderdale
Alexander Elementary School

We welcome volunteers at our school to read with students, assist teachers in the classrooms, work in the copy room, and assist preparing students work.

Address: 900 N. Highland Avenue, Jackson, TN, 38301
Contact: Deborah Frey at 731-422-1841 or dafrey@jmcss.org.

Madison
Boys and Girls Club of Jackson Virtual or On-Site Tutoring

Want to serve your community?  Be a Volunteer Tutor for the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson!

Tennessee Promise students please consider volunteering as a Virtual or On-Site Tutor to help Jackson-Madison County students attending the Boys and Girls Club of Jackson with virtual learning assignments.  Help a student be successful while completing your community service hours to maintain your Tennessee Promise eligibility.  See the Volunteer Tutoring opportunities below:

  • Virtual Tutoring
    • Opportunities to Tutor Monday – Friday
    • 3-5 pm (30-minute, 45-minute, or 1-hour sessions)
    • Each tutor will be assigned to tutor up to 5 students as small group tutoring is preferred; a BGC staff member with monitor student-tutor interaction in accordance with the Club’s safety policy
    • Tutors will work with students ages 5-12 years old
  • On-site Tutoring/Room Assisting
    • Opportunities to Tutor Monday - Friday
    • 8am-2:30pm (varying schedules can be made based on Tutor availability)
    • Volunteer tutors will assist up to 9 students who will have individual questions; a BGC staff member with monitor student-tutor interactions in accordance with the Club’s safety policy
    • Tutors will work with students ages 5-12 years old

Requirements for Tutoring at the Boys & Girls Club of Jackson

Madison
Caris Healthcare

Caris Healthcare is a Hospice company that deal with terminally ill patients. We are committed to being a World Class Hospice Mission. Our values are Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Integrity, and Service.

Depending on the career path of a volunteer, they can assist in an office setting or do ride along with Nurses, Social Workers, and Chaplains to get the outlook of what they do daily.Volunteering is rewarding and has the possibility of being able to make a terminally ill patient happy. We cover 12 counties and are flexible with schedules.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Danielle by email at dbecker@carishealthcare.com to sign up and for more information.

Madison
Chickasaw State Park

Volunteers needed to help park rangers with park maintenance and special events. Special volunteer opportunities are also posted on our Facebook page.

Address: 20 Cabin Lane, Henderson, TN 38340

Contact: Scott Easley at scott.easley@tn.gov or 731-989-5141.

Madison
Hands Up!

Seasonal volunteer opportunities include: yard work and building maintenance. Ongoing volunteer opportunities include: serving meals, working in the library, helping with janitorial duties and helping raise money.

Hands Up Website
Contact: dagnew@investors.com or handsup2011@gmail.com or at 731-300-4263.

Madison
Jackson-Madison County Library

Public library needs volunteers to help with a variety of things including but not limited to the following: sort books, file books, tidying areas, assist with special programs and projects, read to children, and miscellaneous other tasks as needs arise.

Visit the Library's Website

Contact: Whitney Norwood at wnorwood@madisoncountytn.gov or 731-425-8600

 

Madison
Madison County Parks and Recreation

Whether it is athletics or programs, volunteers are always needed.


Madison County Parks and Recreation Website

Contact: 731-988-3850.

Madison
MyRide

Ongoing Opportunity!

We are a volunteer senior transportation program connecting volunteer drivers with older adults age 60 and over.These drivers assist their "rider" to essential appointments around town in Madison County.  Currently we are seeking volunteers to driver our riders to their appointments. We only ask for 1 ride (3 hours) per month.

Contact: Keita Cole at kcole@swtdd.org OR (731)-668-6420

Click HERE to visit their website!

Madison
Natchez Trace State Park

 

Volunteers needed for most services performed at the park, including trail maintenance, sign construction and establishment, litter pick-up, bridge building, trail marking, shelter construction, flight cage construction, and bird house building and placement. Management is also open to new ideas for park improvement!

Address: 24845 Natchez Trace Road, Wildersville, TN, 38388

Contact: Natchez Trace park office at 731-968-3742.

Madison
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.

Madison
Regional Inter-Faith Association (RIFA)

RIFA stands for Regional Inter-Faith Association and relies on volunteers for its soup kitchen, thrift store, and snack backpack program so that children have food on the weekends. To volunteer, fill out this application online or in person.

RIFA is located at 133 Airways Blvd, Jackson, TN 38301.

Volunteers are needed each week at the following times:

Soup Kitchen
Monday – Friday, lunch: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Thursday, dinner: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Saturday, lunch: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Sunday, lunch: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Thrift Store
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Snack Backpack Program
Tuesdays at 10:00 AM until finished

Visit their website.

Madison
S.T.A.T. (Saving the Animals Together)

Volunteers needed for their monthly food distributions

Visit STAT Website.

Contact: (731) 503-0364

Madison
Salvation Army

Volunteers needed to pick up donations, assemble food box to be given out weekly, help sort through donations, and clean up the building.

Contact: Sandra at 731-422-1271 or Sandra.McIntee@uss.salvationarmy.org

Madison
The STAR Center

The mission of the STAR Center is to help any person with any disability to realize their potential. The STAR Center provides services for education, employment, and quality of life for all ages and needs.

We will help a child learn to read, help a person get their first job, and help the elderly stay in their homes. Volunteers are needed year-round.

Address: 1119 Old Humboldt Rd. Jackson, TN 38305

STAR Center's Website.

Sign up here

Contact: Lindsay Reams at lindsay.reams@star-center.org or (731) 668-3888

Madison
McNairy County 4-H

A youth development organization for youth in grades 4-12.  Different volunteer opportunities occur at different times of year.  Supervision of youth requires screening and training.  Other opportunities to help with office or grounds work are also available at times.

Contact: Julie Harstin at jharstin@utk.edu 731-645-3598

McNairy
McNairy County Historical Society

Ongoing Opportunity!

I would like students to volunteer at the McNairy County Museum to participate in museum events, cleaning of the museum, and other duties assigned.

Contact: Emily Harris emilyimjlibrary@gmail.com 

McNairy
McNairy County Libraries

Volunteers needed to assist with programming,organizing books, and janitorial duties.

Irving Meek Jr. Memorial Library
204 W. Main St. Adamsville,TN 38310 

Jack McConnico Memorial Library
225 Oak Grove Rd. Selmer,TN 38375

Visit McNairy County Library's Website

Contact: Robbie Harris at mcnairycountylibrary@gmail.com or 731-645-5571

McNairy
McNairy County Thrift Store

Ongoing Opportunity!

Our organization is a ministry which reaches out to help people in need in McNairy County. I am in charge of running our two thrift stores. We are always in need of more volunteers to help bring in donations, sort through the donations, clean and straighten the store up, and many other things associated with running a retail facility. The thrift store uses the money raised in the thrift stores to help fund the financial help we provide for those in need in our community. The thrift stores also provide clothing and other household items to people for free when the need arises as well as keeping prices low so people with low income can have an affordable place to shop.

Contact: Laura Keeton jesuscaresmcnairy@gmail.com
731.926.5281

McNairy
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.

McNairy
Pickwick Landing State Park

Any volunteer is welcome that wants to help make the park more beautiful and enjoyable for the guests. Volunteers are needed to help with exotic plant removal and hiking trail repairs.

Contact: Ranger John Ball at john.ball@tn.gov or 731-689-3135.

McNairy
Habitat for Humanity Obion County

Obion County Habitat for Humanity is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.

Volunteers are needed for building projects especially on Saturdays. 

Visit their website.

Contact: 731-885-7126

Obion
Obion County 4-H

In need of volunteers for a range of activities including office work, leading workshops, or other needs based on student's interest and/or skills.

Contact: Brianna Anderson at 731-885-3742 or bander48@utk.edu.

Obion
Reelfoot Lake State Park

Volunteers needed at the Visitor’s Center year round. Volunteers will help with birds of prey rehabilitation, feeding the birds, general upkeep, and programming with the animals. Volunteers are needed 7 days a week, 8:00am to 4:30pm for ongoing projects, special events, eagle tours, and summer programs.

Address: 2595 Hwy 21 E, Tiptonville, TN 38709

Contact: Vanessa Henson at 731-253-9652.

Obion
Trudys Kids Café

Trudys Kids Café has a mission to feed children ages 0-18 regardless of race, religion, or economic status. They want to give each kid a wholesome meal Monday through Friday and aim to serve children in a positive environment that supports education and acceptance. Trudy's Cafe encourages health in all aspects of life.

They are looking for volunteers that can help with their mission. If you are interested, please call (731) 446-2722 to find out out how you can sign up! Their address is 500 South 1st Street, Union City, TN 38261.

Obion
Clean Memphis

Spruce up the Line every 3rd Sunday
More information here.

Contact: Kristine Jacobs
kristine@cleanmemphis.org 

Shelby
Crosstown Arts

Crosstown Arts is a contemporary arts organization dedicated to further cultivating the creative community in Memphis.

Located in the heart of the Crosstown Concourse building, Crosstown Arts offers Memphians the opportunity to experience multidisciplinary arts programming. tnAchieves volunteers can help by acting as docents in our galleries, by greeting guests in our theater, by helping to prepare art experiences for visitors, and more.

We hope you will join us! Please contact Laura Daum by emailing volunteer@crosstownarts.org for more information.

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Elmcroft--Assisted Living Community

Elmcroft of Bartlett has approximately 80 Seniors that reside in our community.  Volunteers are very much needed to give to our beloved residents of their time, talents, knowledge and energy.  Elmcroft is a Senior Living Community that fulfills the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents each day.  We know that volunteers play a key role in providing life-enriching ties between our residents and their community.  Each time volunteers give their time to our residents, they receive love, wisdom, joy and smiles from our residents.  Typically, our volunteers help each day by performing, entertaining, educating, participating, reading, leading, loving, and learning.  However, we are open to new and creative ideas to enrich the lives of our seniors.  Flexible hours are available every day of the week.

Contact: Karen Wickham at 901-383-6901.

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Friends of the Tipton County Animal Shelter

Friends of the Tipton County Animal Shelter is dedicated to helping the animals at the Tipton County Animal shelter. They are seeking volunteers who can walk/play with dogs, play with cats, do kennel clean up, or perform general maintenance around the shelter.

If you are interested in this opportunity or have any additional questions, please contact Caitlin Metz by email at volunteertcas@gmail.com.

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Greater Harvest Church of God in Christ Food Pantry

Greater Harvest Church of God in Christ needs weekly volunteers from Tuesday-Thursday from 9:00 AM to noon in their food pantry. The church is located at 3509 Boxdale Street, Memphis, TN 38118. Please contact the church directly at 901-794-5683 if you are interested in volunteering!

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis

Volunteer at the Habitat ReStore and assist with inventory and cashier responsibilities. You can even become one of their appliance specialists! Ongoing opportunities are available.

Habitat for Humanity Memphis Website.

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Japan-America Society of Tennessee

The Japan-America Society of Tennessee is our state’s flagship, not-for-profit membership organization charged with facilitating prosperous business relationships with Japan. Memberships and sponsorship's drive our work to create mutual economic benefit by increasing connections to and support for Japan’s vital contributions in our state.

There are volunteer opportunities at the Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival. It is a one-day, family-friendly celebrations of Japanese culture. There are many different jobs available for volunteers at both festivals. The details and application links are on the website's volunteers page.
- Nashville Cherry Blossom Festival

If you have any questions, please contact Ginger by emailing gbyrn@comcast.net for more information.

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Kitty City, Inc.

The mission of Kitty City, Inc. is to reduce tax payer cost of animals going to animal shelters while educating the public on animal cruelty/abuse. Volunteers are needed to write grants for public funding, create animal profiles in software programs, create and administer educational programs. Kitty City, Inc. will train volunteers. If you want to gain experience with real life and business skills while helping animals, volunteer with Kitty City.


Contact: info@kittycityinc.org or 901-849-5328.

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Libertarian party of TN

 

The Libertarian party is a political organization with a need for students to assist in a number of realms such as collecting petition signatures, outreach, marketing and data entry.  These are things you can do easily among your group of friends and family, or go out in the community with members from our organization.  Signatures collection is an especially great opportunity for students who cannot do much physical work.    www.lptn.org

Contact: Kenna Porter  (615) 482-6482 KennaLeaP@gmail.com

 

 

 

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Libertas School of Memphis

Libertas is a public charter school offering private school quality education. We serve children in early childhood through lower elementary and are expanding annually through early adolescence. Volunteers have a wide variety of opportunities from office work, reading to the children, cleaning materials, cutting laminated materials, library work, gardening and permaculture.

Visit their website!

Contact: Yukita Manuel at 9016093611 or  yukita.manuel@libertasmemphis.org

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Libertas School of Memphis

Ongoing Opportunity! Check them out HERE!

Libertas, located in Frayser, is a non-profit charter school organization operated as a neighborhood-based school of choice. We are serving Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade, and will grow eventually to serve children from 3 to 12 years old. We offer the Montessori approach to learning which is normally only available in private schools, but now it is available as a free public school. We believe a great neighborhood like Frayser deserves excellent options. Public Montessori school students must take the same standardized tests as students in traditional public schools. Volunteer opportunities: Office Assistant, Lunch/Recess Monitor, Breakfast Monitor, Field Trip Chaperone, Special Event Assistant, Classroom Assistance, Garden Helper and Clothes Closet/Laundry Helper.

Contact: Ms. Wilson or Ms. Ferguson at volunteers@libertasmemphis.org

901-881-2204 or 901-609-3611

 

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Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park

Volunteers are always welcome to assist the Park Rangers with park maintenance and special events.

Address: 910 Riddick Road, Millington, TN 

Contact: James Wilkinson at james.wilkinson@tn.gov and 901-876-5201.

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Memphis Botanical Garden

Ongoing opportunities!

Contact: Mary Cooper
lina.malave@memphisbotanicgarden.com or (901) 636-4102

Register here.

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Memphis Rox

Memphis Rox is a state of the art rock climbing gym with the mission to exclude no one, regardless of ability to pay. This is an organization where you come to rock climb and have fun. They are seeking volunteers who want to assist with serving people while also with helping people rock climb.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Terrica at info@memphisrox.com or by calling (901) 401-6140 for more information.

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Memphis Zoo

Ongoing Opportunities!

Become a Special Events volunteer! Special Event Volunteers—volunteers age 14 and older who work various seasonal exhibits and during special events.  Level of commitment: low.   Click here to get more information about Volunteering for Special Events.

Contact: Find out specific event dates by calling the Volunteer office at (901) 333-6653. Get your email address added to our Event Volunteers Email distribution list by emailing our volunteer office.  Put “Event Volunteer Email List” in the subject line.

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Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association

Volunteers need to assist delivering hot, frozen, or shelf-stable meals to homebound seniors through MIFA's Meals on Wheels program!

Requirements: Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Volunteers must provide their own transportation and provide proof of driver's license and auto insurance.

Check out their website.

Contact: Isaiah Swanson at 901-529-4521 or iswanson@mifa.org

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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.

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Platinum Brain Foundation

Ongoing opportunities!

Contact: Sharon Norwood
theplatinumbrain@outlook.com or 901-628-5796

Website: theplatinumbrainfoundation.org

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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

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Schilling Gardens Assisted Living in Collierville

Volunteers are needed to serve seniors in the assisted living and memory care communities. Students are invited to sit and talk or play games.

Contact: Suzanne Walker, Activities Director, at 901-850-2409.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Ongoing Opportunity!!

The hospital is taking applications for the Clinical Observer in Clinical Settings Program. Participants will be able to shadow St. Jude nurses during their rounds and can see up close what clinical care at St. Jude looks like over the course of a 1-3 day observation. 

Check out the application on the St. Jude website

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T.O. Fuller State Park

Volunteers are always welcome to assist the Park Rangers with park maintenance and special events. 

Volunteer Day at T.O. Fuller State Park is every 2nd Saturday of the month.

Address: 1500 W. Mitchell Road, Memphis, TN

Contact: Calvin Robinson at calvin.robinson@tn.gov or 901-543-7581.

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The Cordova Y

Volunteers needed in child watch, member engagement along with the aquatics area.

Address: 7950 Club Center Cove
Cordova, TN 38016

Visit their website.

 Contact: James Corrigan at jcorrigan@ymcamemphis.org or 901-755-2123.

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Theatre Memphis

There is often a need for student volunteers, almost monthly.

Theatre Memphis Website

Contact: Amy Salerno Hale at 901.682.0518 or ashale@theatrememphis.org

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University of Memphis Department of Biological Sciences

Ongoing Opportunity!

I am a laboratory coordinator and could use a student this summer to assist with organizing the labs.

Contact: Lyndsay Saunders lesaunde@memphis.edu
901-678-4098

 

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Volunteer Memphis

Volunteers needed for several events. For more information, contact Andrea Hill, Director at 901-278-0016 or ahillleadershipmemphis.org

Taste of College event - VolunteerMemphis.org

Let's Breathe Campaign

Summer of Service to Seniors Meal Pack Challenge

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West Tennessee Homes

West Tennessee Homes has twelve four-person ICF/ID (intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities) homes. Volunteers are needed to assist with keeping the flower beds beautiful.


Contact: Lisa Guy at lisa.guy@tn.gov or 901-745-7193.

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Atoka Parks and Recreation

Ongoing opportunities are available at the Atoka Parks and Recreation! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Maggie Johnson at 901-837-5313 

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Boys and Girls Club of the Hatchie River Region

The Boys and Girls Club of the Hatchie River Region hosts two large fundraisers every year and has weekly needs for volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Felisha Mason at 901-476-0180.

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Bread of Life Food Pantry

The Bread of Life Food Pantry hosts volunteers on two Saturdays every month! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the First United Methodist Covington church office at 901-476-9694.

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Covington Economic Development Corporation (CEDC)

The Covington Economic Development Corporation (CEDC) needs volunteers for several events throughout the year, including ongoing opportunities at the Farmer’s Market and seasonal upkeep on the historic square. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Covington Tipton County Chamber of Commerce at 901-476-9727.

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Covington Parks and Recreation

Covington Parks and Recreation is hosting events throughout the year and has weekly needs for volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Joe Mack at 901-476-3734.

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Covington Tipton County Chamber of Commerce

The Covington Tipton County Chamber of Commerce is hosting several events throughout the year and is in need of volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Lauren Fletcher at 901-476-9727.

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Drug Free Tipton

Drug Free Tipton is hosting events throughout the year and is in need of volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robin Racine at 901-378-0164.

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Munford Parks and Recreation

Ongoing opportunities are availalble at Munford Parks and Recreation! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Cori Yarbrough at 901-837-5965 or cyarbrough@munford.com

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South Tipton Chamber of Commerce

There are several events being held throughout the year at the South Tipton Chamber of Commerce that are in need of volunteers! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rosemary Bridges at 901-837-4600

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Tipton County Animal Shelter

There are ongoing volunteer opportunities available at the Tipton County Animal Shelter! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact them 901-837-5919.

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Tipton County Public Library

The Tipton County Public Library accepts student volunteers on a scheduled basis, during certain times. Duties include dusting, craft preparation, program set-up, minor cleaning, etc. For more information on days volunteer hours may be completed, please call the library at 901-476-8289 or email Sharon Timbs at tiptonpl@tiptonco.com.

 

 

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Tipton County Veteran’s Museum and Nature Trail

The Tipton County Veteran’s Museum and Nature Trail is hosting events throughout the year and has weekly needs for volunteers! If you are interested in participating, please contact Barrie Foster at 901-476-0242

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Tipton County Veteran’s Services

Ongoing volunteer opportunities are available at Tipton County Veteran's Services! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Guy Critelli at 901-476-2456.

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Gleason Memorial Library

A library that is supported by donations. Volunteers needed to help with things such as bulletin boards, checking in /out books and helping younger children with computer-based learning.

Contact: Judy Paschall at director@gleasonlibrary.com or 731-648-9020

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Karin’4 Kritters K9 Rescue and Shelter

Karin’4 Kritters is a non-profit dog shelter in Greenfield, TN.  We rely on volunteers to help us with caring for our animals.  Students would help us with bathing dogs, walking dogs, socializing them, and perhaps some cleaning or maintenance of the kennels. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Robin at robinlapre@comcast.net or 731-487-5813.

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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.

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