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Anderson County - Volunteer Opportunities

Anderson County - Volunteer Opportunities

If you are a nonprofit organization or agency involved in charity work and wish to be added to this list, contact John Brown at


Organization: Contact: Organizational Needs:

Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP)
101 S. Main St., Suite 465
Clinton, TN 37716

Stacey Pratt
865-457-3007 or

ASAP's mission is to to prevent and reduce youth substance abuse in Anderson County by collaborating with community partners to implement effective intervention strategies.

Volunteers are needed for office work, volunteers for ASAP events (fairs, etc.); volunteers for college focus groups, and in other capacities. 

Amedisys Hospice 
665 Highway 68 Suite B
Sweetwater, TN 37874

Martha Dodge, Volunteer Coordinator
(423) 435-2226

We are a hospice agency operating in all nine counties of RSCC's service area. Some volunteer opportunities include:

 * Visiting patients to provide companionship – at home, in a nursing home or assisted living.
 * Bereavement services, visits and projects with families after the death of a loved one.
 * Providing music or other entertainment choices for a patient.
 * Spiritual support and interaction– scripture, music, prayer, etc.
 * Photographic projects – DVD’s or picture’s.
 * Veteran to Veteran Volunteers.
 * Recording life stories or writing life stories for patients.
 * Oral history projects.
 * Craft Projects with patients or for patients 
 * Helping plan celebrations – birthday, anniversary, etc.
 * Community education and outreach.
 * Opportunities to use sign language.
 * Reading to patients who have poor vision or no vision.
 * Games and other activities with patients. 
 * Handyman or woman projects.
 * Writing letters and other correspondence for patients.
 * Scrapbooking and memory books.
 * Specialized projects for patients with Dementia and Alzheimer’s
 * Art projects for patients and families.
 * Errands, caregiver respite and caregiver support.

American Red Cross (East TN)
6921 Middlebrook Pike,
Knoxville, TN 37909

Kristin Manuel, Volunteer Specialist
(865) 584-2999

The American Red Cross of East Tennessee serves Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties in Tennessee.

We have various volunteer opportunities, including office and indoor work, outdoor work, and manual labor. 

Anderson County Community Action Commission
149 N. Main St.,
Clinton, TN 37716

Angie Simons
Volunteers mostly needed for mornings; volunteers needed for events (usually held every couple months), loading, unloading trucks, and packing food. 

The ARC of Anderson County
320 Robertsville Rd, Suite 101
Oak Ridge, Tn 37830

Dargie Arwood
We serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Anderson, Roane, and Morgan Counties. We need volunteers who are comfortable around people with disabilities to focus on social skills for children. Some volunteer duties may include: working with kids, arranging things, planning for kids, fundraising, and summer/afterschool programs. 

Blossom Center for Childhood Excellence
280 Royce Cir
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Creed Mushimbo

The Blossom Center needs volunteers for a variety of roles, including tutors, office workers, early childhood educators, and more. Please contact us for more details. 

Caris Healthcare
10651 Coward Mill Road
Knoxville, TN 37931

Patty McGrew, Volunteer Coordinator
(865) 694-4988

Caris Healthcare Volunteers make a difference in the lives of Hospice patients and families. Caris needs volunteers in the following areas:

1) Patient and family care volunteers: provide support in the final moments of life, reading and writing letters for the patient, help with Legacy projects such as "Hands of Grace" and scrapbooking, spiritual care and prayer, and bereavement care.

2) Administrative volunteers: work in each local Caris office completing tasks such as filing, making and answering phone calls, or assisting the Volunteer Coordinator.

3) Special project and event volunteers: offer your own talents, expertise, and gifts to patients and families without committing to patient and family contact. For example: Threads of Grace Volunteers make blankets, stuffed animals and other items for comfort of the patient; Youth and Children's groups make crafts or provide acts of service in community such as mowing lawns; clowning or singing groups, memorial services, and health fairs.

CASA of the Tennessee Heartland
12 Van Hicks Dr., 
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Kesha Waters

The core purpose of CASA of the Tennessee Heartland is to provide a voice for abused and neglected children in our community. As a non-profit, volunteer-based agency, our mission is to empower CASA volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in juvenile court. Our vision is to provide a court-appointed volunteer advocate for every child who needs one.

CASA of the Tennessee Heartland serves Anderson, Scott, and Blount Counties. We are currently looking for office volunteers and for volunteers to assist us with short-term fundraising. 

Child Advocacy Center of Anderson Co. 
752 N. Main St.,
Clinton, TN 37716

Margaret Durgin

The Child Advocacy Center's mission is to combat severe physical and sexual abuse and resulting trauma by coordinating and providing services in a child friendly, safe and nurturing environment. Volunteer should be aware of confidentiality laws and aware of the difficulty of some of the cases. 

Volunteers are needed for cleaning, painting, conducting follow up phone surveys, special projects, and fundraising. 

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge
461 West Outer Drive
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Loraine Bower
(865) 482-1074 ext. 106

Children's Museum of Oak Ridge provides educational programs and exhibits with an emphasis on play and hands-on learning for all ages and backgrounds in the arts, environmental studies, history, and world cultures that inspire, enrich, and improve the lives of East Tennessee children and their families.

Volunteers are needed for the following:

1) We are looking for artists, teachers, landscapers, special events organizers, graphic artists, technical assistants, and office aids.

2) We are looking for volunteers to work with our education coordinator during preschool classes, to come up with lesson plans, work during summer camps, do daily projects with campers, do fitness activities, and volunteer at events.

3) We need volunteers to assist in our garden, performing such tasks as planting, weeding, and deadheading of flowers, vegetables, trees, etc.; and to assist in fall cleanups and spring preparation.

4) Volunteers are needed to serve as greeters at front desk, oversee birthday parties, general office duties, special events, mass mailings, marketing, graphic design, etc.

5) We are in need of volunteers for our annual Gala, held on December 1, 2017 this year. We are in need of volunteers to help with set up, food serving etc. 

Choices Resource Center
170 Raleigh Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Myra Mansfield
Director of Client Services
(865) 483-0099

Choices Resource Center provides pregnancy tests, limited ultrasounds, and STD tests free of charge. 

Those interested in volunteering should visit this link

Community Mediation Services
Anderson County Courthouse
100 N. Main St., Room 115
Clinton, TN 37716

Abigail Jones
Volunteers needed to work as mediators (requires training and a longterm commitment), as well as for office work, fundraisers, and peroidic golf tournaments (no training and short-term commitment). 

Contact Care Line
P.O. Box 4641
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-4641

Bruce Marshall

Crisis line volunteers needed for long-term service (requires 16 hours of training, plus apprenticeship). Agency answers calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Reassurance line volunteers make calls to elderly adults with little or no caregiver support to confirm safety and provide social interaction. (6 hours training)

CoParenting Solutions
320 Robertsville Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37831

James Karney

CoParenting Solutions helps families and family courts resolve parenting issues via a legal clinic, mediation, parenting classes, and other services. Volunteers are needed to help with marketing, videos, statistical study support, website and database design, and fundraising. 

Ecumenical Storehouse
134 E. Division Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Debbie Jordan

The Ecumenical Storehouse operates from 9-12 on MWF and Saturday and needs volunteers with strong backs to load and pick up donations and to assist clients with needs for furniture.

Emory Valley Center
715 Emory Valley Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Tiffany Rose

The Emory Valley Center needs two types of volunteers: indirect and direct. Direct volunteers work with individuals served by EVC and require 25-30 hours of online training. Indirect volunteers assist with tasks such as printing, planning, and moving furniture. All volunteers must pass a background check. 

Girls Incorporated of the Tenn. Valley
1798 Oak Ridge Turnpike
(P.O. Box 7040)
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Alanna Hunsaker

Volunteers assist instructors who deliver Girls, Inc. curriculum to girls in grades K-8 and gain experience in assisting program development, working with specific target youth populations, opportunities for personal growth and creativity, and promoting diverse learning experiences. 

697 Emory Valley Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Terri Gunter
Goodwill is need of volunteers at our Oak Ridge store. 

Habitat for Humanity of Anderson Co.
111 Randolph Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Jonus Forst

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers for our store (T-F, 9-5 and Sat., 9-3). Volunteers need only to show up at our Oak Ridge store during store hours ready to work. 

We also need volunteers for construction projects. Email for more details. 

Healthy Families Tennessee
702 S. Illinois Ave
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Susan Moore

Healthy Families Tennessee provides parenting support for new families serving Anderson and Scott Counties. Our services are voluntary and free of charge. 

Volunteers are needed to for HIPPA-regulated office work, fundraising, hosting baby showers, and providing support for new families. 

Holiday Bureau 
728B Emory Rd. 
P.O. Box 7120
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Ron Langley

The Holiday Bureau provides toys, books, games, homegoods, food, etc. to low income families of Anderson County. All of these items are received through donations from the community, and are then prepared and recycled for give-out by non-paid volunteers. Volunteers work year-round in order to create the best possible holiday experience for families in need. 

Our work days are Tuesday and Sat. 9AM-Noon both days. We could also work out other times if necessary. 

Keystone Adult Day Program
1350 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Phylis Spangler, Exec. Dir.
Volunteers needed for lunch preparation, serving, activities preparation, and spending time with participants. 

Methodist Medical Center
990 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Volunteer Services
Information available here.
Methodist Medical Center Volunteers serve throughout the hospital. There are a variety of areas where volunteers are needed, so it’s easy to find a place that suits your skills. See here for more details.

Trinity Out-reach Center of Hope (TORCH)
320 Robertsville Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Andy O'Quinn

TORCH aims to assist individuals and families who are homeless. We want to connect them with resources available and help them overcome barriers in accessing these resources. Once emergency needs are met, we can assist them in creating a clear path to self-sufficiency.

Volunteers are needed to help with computers, community outreach, the annual homeless headcount, and office work. 




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