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Loudon County - Volunteer Opportunities

Loudon 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 brownjn2@roanestate.edu.

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A Home 4 Heroes
311 Tarwater Rd
Greenback, TN 37742

https://www.facebook.com/
ahome4heros/

Willie Franklin
865-518-1012
ahome4heros@gmail.com
A Home 4 Heroes builds homes for homeless and disabled veterans. We need volunteers for various tasks depending on skill level. Everything from fundraising to office work to construction projects. 

Amedisys Hospice 
665 Highway 68 Suite B
Sweetwater, TN 37874

http://www.amedisys.com/

Martha Dodge, Volunteer Coordinator
(423) 435-2226
martha.dodge@amedisys.com

We are a hospice agency operating in all nine counties of RSCC's service area. We work with service learning programs to provide students with opportunities to get out of their confort zone, and use their gifts to help others. We won the DEYTA Honors Elite Award in 2014 and 2015.

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, devotions or other activities.
 * Photographic projects – DVD’s or picture’s.
 * Veteran to Veteran Volunteers
 * Recording life stories or writing life stories for patients to be given to the families.
 * Oral history projects.
 * Craft Projects with patients or for patients (woodworking, quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet…)
 * Helping plan celebrations – birthday, anniversary, family reunions, memorial services…
 * Community education and outreach. Health Fairs, Helping facilitate Support Groups.
 * Translation or interaction with a person whose native language is not English.
 * Opportunities to use sign language to communicate with someone who is unable to hear.
 * 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.

Caris Healthcare
501 Adesa Blvd, Suite 130
Lenoir City, 37771

http://wwww.carishealthcare.com

Jennifer Wilson
(865) 988-8034
jwilson@carishealthcare.com

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 9th Judicial District
12680 Highway 11W
Lenoir City, TN 37771

https://www.casa9thtn.org

Heather Francis-Moore, Executive Director
865-717-4186
heather@casaninth.org

CASA's mission is to provide a powerful voice for abused and neglected children by advocating for each child, within the court's jurisdiction, by recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers in order to ensure safety, permanency and an opportunity to thrive.

CASA needs eager volunteers, who are open, willing to learn, and enjoy being with people and serving the public. Volunteers are needed to work the hospitality desk, interact with volunteers, design marketing strategies, enter data, create literature and handouts, and manage social media (including Facebook).

Crazy Faith Youth Program at Denjo Stables
15342 Hotchkiss Valley Rd E
Loudon, TN, 37774

https://denjostables.weebly.com/
crazy-faith-youth-program.html

Denny or Joanie Sosa
865-591-0551
denjostables@gmail.com

Is an equestrian program designed to empower individuals to overcome and become world changers. We believe that the relationship between horse and human can change lives in unlimited ways. We want to help individuals of all ages overcome personal, emotional, physical and spiritual issues through the power of partnership of horse and rider.

We need experienced horse people to help teach youth all aspects of horse care and handling.

Crisis Center for Women - IVA's
P.O. Box 71
Lenoir City, TN 37771

http://www.ccw-ivas.org/

Courtney Chrestman
865-816-3481
courtney@ccw-ivas.org

CCW-IVA's is dedicated to making a significant impact on ending Domestic Violence to women and women with children in Loudon County and surrounding areas by providing comprehensive services for over 20 years by way of safe haven transitional housing and long-term based housing. 

We are looking for volunteers for various tasks, including office work, landscaping, and projects we are working on. Contact us for more information. 

Kids First Child Advocacy Center
887 US-70
Lenoir City, TN 37771

http://www.kidsfirsttn.org/

Christine Evans-Longmire, Executive Director
865-986-1505
cevans@cac9jd.org

Kids First Child Advocacy Center of the Ninth Judicial District is the state mandated provider of services to victims of child abuse and their non-offending caregivers. Our mission "to heal the pain of child abuse" is accomplished by providing the following services: Forensic Interviews, Forensic Medical Examinations, Therapy, Court Prep, Sexual Assault Advocacy, Services to Drug-endangered children, Adult Survivor Therapy, Education and Support Group for Non-offending Caregivers and Parenting Classes. We offer the evidence-based prevention program "Stewards of Children" to youth serving organizations and other agencies whose service area may include children. Also, we deliver a school-based intervention/prevention program, SCAN, to students enrolled in kindergarten, first, third, fifth and seventh grades. Lastly, we provide school-based parenting classes to two local high schools.

We are in need of volunteers who would like to engage the children we serve in a child-friendly setting as they await the delivery of various services. Volunteers are needed to assist in clerical duties, PR and Marketing ideas and execution, fundraising or Board membership. There is no charge for any service or training provided by the Child Advocacy Center.

Little Tennessee Valley Educational Cooperative
1432 E. Lee Hwy
Loudon, TN 37774

http://www.ltvec.org/

Stephanie Glass
865-458-8900
stephanieglass@ltec.org

LTVEC's mission is to provide high quality, evidenced-based educational services to the school systems and the local communities in Tennessee without interrupting their local autonomy.

To promote excellence in education with emphasis on the achievement of each child's/youth's potential while empowering families in the interest of their child's education and promoting community involvement in the education of its children and youth.

To support the educators with opportunities for continuing education/training and mentoring.

We are looking for volunteers for various tasks. Please contact us for information. 

Loudon County Habitat for Humanity
238 Highway 70 W 
Lenoir City, TN 37771 
(865) 458-0704, option 2 

http://loudoncountyhabitat.org/

Sammie Shanks, Volunteer Coordinator
865-640-5578
sammie
@loudoncountyhabitat.org

Volunteers partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With the help of many, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Volunteers work alongside future Habitat homeowners doing everything from framing, electrical, roof sheathing, flooring and even final cleaning. As part of a repair program for elderly and disabled, the scope of work can be anything from ramps to repairing and replacing decks, kitchens, bathrooms, windows and doors.

No experience is needed. Task leaders provide onsite guidance.

Loudon Co. Habitat for Humanity Home Store
303 Simpson Road, E. 
Lenoir City, TN 37771 
(865) 988-7427, option 1 

http://loudoncountyhabitat.org/

Christy Callahan, Store Manager
865-816-0656
christy
@loudoncountyhabitat.org

Volunteers at the Home Store could do anything from sorting donations, helping to unload donations, perhaps help customers carry purchases to their car, sweep, or even weed the landscaped area. One never knows what might need to be done at the store.

Loudon County Schools
4380 Harrison Road
Lenoir City, TN 37771

LINK

Kathy Proaps
865-986-2036 ext. 4609
proapsk@loudoncounty.org

 

During the school year, Loudon Co. Schools has extended learning programs (LAUNCH) at all six of our schools. Volunteers can serve as mentors, help with homework and tutoring, assist with various activities. They would be under the supervision of the site coordinator and we can document their time. Our LAUNCH Extended Learning programs will begin either the last week of August or the first week of September. The hours are 3-5:30.

Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding (STAR)
11800 Hwy 11E
Lenoir City, TN 37772

http://www.rideatstar.org/

Brittany Ferrell, Volunteer Coordinator
865-988-4711
volunteer@rideatstar.org

The mission of STAR is to foster personal achievement by providing therapeutic experiences using horse related activities for persons with disabilities or other special challenges.

STAR is always looking for volunteers; please contact us or see our website for more information. Most require orientation. 

     
     
     

Contact: 

John N Brown • (865) 354-3000 ext. 5050 • brownjn2@roanestate.edu

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