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Knox & Blount County - Volunteer Opportunities

Knox & Blount 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.

 

Organization: Contact: Organizational Needs:
     

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. 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

http://www.redcross.org/
local/tennessee/
local-chapters/east-tennessee

Kristin Manuel, Volunteer Specialist
(865) 584-2999
kristin.manuel@redcross.org

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. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
318 North Gay Street, Suite 100
Knoxville, TN 37917

http://www.
tennesseebig.org/

Jennifer Davis
(865) 512-9911
jdavis@TennesseeBig.org

Volunteers in our program provide children with friendship, guidance, support and fun by matching them with positive adult mentors - "Big Brothers" and "Big Sisters". Our Bigs are expected to spend time sharing their favorite activities and hobbies with a child at the child's school or in the community. There are two programs to choose from: Community Based and Site Based. A Community Based Big must be at least 23 years of age and spend time with their Little 2-3 times a month for at least two hours and continue with this commitment for at least 12-18 months. Site based Bigs meet with their Little one time per week every week for one hour at the child's school and requires a one year commitment. Please note that we are unable to verify volunteer hours for scholarships, sororities, fraternities, or community service requirements.

Blount County Habitat for Humanity
1017 Hampshire Drive
Maryville, TN 37801

https://www.blounthabitat.org

Vanessa Sparks
865-233-9102 vanessa@blounthabitat.org

Blount County Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Blount County Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

We have volunteer positions for all skill areas.

Bridge Refugee Services
3839 Buffat Mill Rd
Knoxville, TN 37909

https://www.
bridgerefugees.org

Volunteer Coordinator
865-540-1311
volunteerknox
@bridgerefugees.org
 

Our mission is to provide opportunities for refugees to rebuild lives, after suffering persecution, so that they become productive, contributing members of the community. 

Volunteers are needed for various tasks, from ESL classes to office work, to moving furniture, Please contact us for more details.

Volunteers must submit to background check, sign waivers, and attend orientation. 

Caris Healthcare
10651 Coward Mill Road
Knoxville, TN 37931

http://www.
carishealthcare.com/

Patty McGrew, Volunteer Coordinator
(865) 694-4988
pmcgrew@
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.

Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS)
319 Highway 92 South
Dandridge, TN 37725

LINK

Natalie Freeman
865-397-3151, ext. 106
natalie.freeman
@tn.usda.gov

We are looking for new Earth Team Volunteers to work on natural resource/wildlife type projects. Volunteer responsibilities vary depending on the project. Those interested should contact Natalie Freeman or Charles Kitts (865-671-3830 ext 109 or charles.kitts@tn.usda.gov.

Florence Crittenton Agency, Inc.
1531 Dick Lonas Rd
Knoxville, TN 37909

http://www.fcaknox.org/

Cynthia Walker
865-602-2920
cwalker@fcaknox.org

Our mission is to strengthen communities through effective prevention and treatment services to children and families.

We need volunteers to work in landscaping, cleaning, and assist in the kitchen. Volunteers must be at least 25 years of age. 

Light Mission English & Integration Program
1210 Heiskell Ave
Knoxville, TN 37921

https://www.
lightmissionesl.com

Sandra Fugate
865-776-4251
 

Remote Area Medical (RAM)
2200 Stock Creek Blvd
Rockford, TN 37853

https://ramusa.org/

Emily Garretson
Volunteer Coordinator
865-579-2555
volunteers@ramusa.org

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a 501c non-profit that hosts mobile pop up clinics all over the United States and overseas. At our clinics we provide free medical, vision, and dental to patients at no cost. We do not charge the communities that we go to. All the supplies, volunteers, and equipment is provided by Remote Area Medical. We have hundreds of volunteers at our clinic, but are in need of volunteers at our headquarters located in Rockford, TN just south of Knoxville.

At our headquarters Roane State students would learn valuable skills. They would have the opportunity to make glasses, learn about dental and vision equipment, help load trucks, and work in many other areas of RAM. We would not have them just filing paperwork. Without the help of volunteers at headquarters these clinics would not happen.

Subway Race Against Cancer
1915 White Ave
Knoxville, TN 37916

http://www.
raceagainstcancer.org

Sharon Bogaty Sanders
865-335-9833
Srbogaty@gmail.com

The Race Against Cancer allows Thompson Cancer Survival Center to deliver cancer awareness programs and early detection and prevention strategies to the medically-underserved or underinsured individuals across East Tennessee. Volunteers are needed for the Nov. 12, 2017 event. 

Volunteer Ministry Center
511 N Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917

https://www.vmcinc.org

Gabrielle Cline, LCSW
Chief Clinical Services Officer
865-524-3926 x224
gcline@vmcinc.org

We are a social services organization in Knoxville that provides services to end and prevent homelessness. In particular, we have a need for interviewers in our Bush Family Refuge. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in human services/social services, because they have the opportunity to gain interviewing and assessment skills in addition to learning about referral sources in the community.

     

 

Contact: 

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

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