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Scott County - Volunteer Opportunities

Scott 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

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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.

Appalachian Life Quality Initiative (ALQI)
202 Chester St
Oneida, TN 37841

Kathy West
423-569-2677 x 21

ALQI's mission is to promote healthcare and education to the underserved children of Scott County. We could use volunteers in various areas, including helping sort items, organizing for events, answering phones, filing, assembling goody bags for teachers, assisting with dental and health screenings in schools, reading to children; ringing the bell for The Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign; helping with toy giveaways.

Boys and Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau 
17025 Alberta St
Oneida, TN 37841

Christin Neal

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Cumberland Plateau is an organization dedicated to positive youth development through afterschool and summer programming. A member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, our local Club seeks to serve the youth of Scott County.

We are always looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed for special events (such as our marathon), to man tables, help with children, read to children, and to clean.

CASA of the Tennessee Heartland
2845 Baker Hwy
Huntsville, TN 37755

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. 

Food Pantry - First United Methodist Church
234 N. Main St
Oneida, TN 37841

Mike Farr or Dave Gass
423-569-8829; or
The food pantry is open every Thursday morning from 9:00am-12:00pm and the first Thursday evening of the month from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Morgan Scott Project
1022 Old Deer Lodge Pike
PO Box 8
Deer Lodge, TN 37726

Ella Smith
(423) 965-3131
(423) 965-5118

The Morgan Scott Project's mission is to provide a common cooperative base for churches, agencies, and individuals to identify the problems of and provide the solutions for people in peril in Morgan and Scott Counties.

We are looking for volunteers to help with work groups, taking pictures and sharing the stories of those we help, and to help with accounting.

Scott County Homeless Shelter (SCHS)
1513 Jeffers Road
PO Box 164
Huntsville, TN 37756

Ray Perry, Executive Director
(423) 663-3333

The Scott County Homeless Shelter provides comprehensive shelter program to combat homelessness. The organization provides clean, safe Shelter, clothing, food, and hygiene. A weekly food pantry is open to the community. SCHS also offers a Supportive Housing program which provides financial aid to prevent homelessness or rehouse a homeless family.

Volunteer opportunities exist in helping during weekly food pantry distribution or assist with receiving and organizing donations of all types. We also need assistance with sorting items and other daily tasks. Please call for details. 

Scott County Libraries 
Huntsville, Oneida, Winfield, TN

Andy Anderson
865-354-3000 x 4790
Scott County has three libraries in Onedia, Huntsville, and Winfield. We need volunteers for a variety of roles. Please contact us for more information. 

STAND Coalition
115 Sheppard Rd
Oneida, TN 37841

Vickie Jones

STAND is a coalition of community organizations, businesses, and individuals focused on the health and well-being of the youth in Scott County, Tennessee. School drug testing is just one of the functions we serve under the larger umbrella of alcohol and drug prevention.

Part of what we do includes sponsoring prescription drug take-back events, advocate for policy changes related to drug and alcohol ordinances, work with local law-enforcement agencies, and meet with community leaders and citizens to shape drug and alcohol policies.

We are looking for volunteers to assist in preparing for and staffing our events, work with other local nonprofits, and work with youth to bring positive outcomes. There are volunteer opportunities throughout the year; contact us for more information. 




John N Brown • (865) 354-3000 ext. 5050 • Click name for email address

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