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Cumberland County - Volunteer Opportunities

Cumberland 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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A Time 4 Paws
594 Cook Rd
Crossville, TN 38557

Karen McMeekin, President
931-456-6906 (adoption center)
931-787-0610 (thrift store)

A Time 4 Paws is a no-kill nonprofit animal welfare organization based in Crossville, Tennessee. Our mission is to provide and promote the education and programs necessary to eliminate the killing of homeless dogs and cats and to prevent cruelty to animals.

We are in need of volunteers both for our adoption center and thrift store (located at 1201 West Ave). Our greatest needs are at the thrift store, where we need volunteers to help with processing and cleaning. We also need volunteers at the adoption center for cleaning, animal care, building and yard maintenance, and for special events. 

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. 

ARC of Cumberland Co. Special Olympics

Josh Hudgins
We need volunteers to work our events with emotionally and physically challened students and adults.

Bread of Life Rescue Mission
281 Fourth St.
Crossville, TN 38555

Connie Reagan

The Mission's purpose is glorifying God through the salvation of souls and rehabilitation of individuals, providing temporary shelter, medical attention, and food for the homeless and transient, conducting interdenominational services daily and educating and rehabilitating those seeking help out of life on the streets. 

We need volunteers to distribute food and clothing to clients, provide worship services, and to take information from clients. We need volunteers to sort clothes, price items, cashier, move furniture and other items, receive donated items, cleaning, sorting clothes, and pricing items at our newly re-located 45 Neecham St. Thrift Store (931-337-0555; Mon - Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., closed Sunday).

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.

Christian Womens' Job Corp
Crossville, TN 38555

Louise Goodman

We need volunteers to work with clients who are in a welfare-to-work program, and to develop job skills 

Cumberland Business Incubator (CBI)
2569 Cook Road
Crossville, TN 38571

Holly Hanson, Director
931-456-4910 x 4866

CBI needs volunteers with a variety of skills of interests. Among volunteer needs are:

1) We have workshops and trainings almost every week. We can always use host/hostesses to help greet our guests, help the presenter with last minute preparations including hooking up the projector, making last minute copies, etc.

2) We also plan a Maker-Camp over the summer where students will be doing STEM type projects. We could always use a few extra helpers that are comfortable around soldering and wiring boards and debugging electronic systems.

Cumberland Co. Habitat for Humanity
329 McCarty Lane
Crossville, TN 38555

Sherry Chesson

Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Working together to achieve strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in our community.

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on the construction site. Framing, setting trusses, building porches, hanging vinyl siding, and finish carpentry.

Volunteers are needed also in the Restore sorting, cleaning and pricing donations, loading and moving merchandise, helping on the truck with donation pick-ups and answering the phone.

Cumberland Co. Hispanic Festival

Betsy Navarro

Our mission is to celebrate the growing diversity of the Hispanic population of Upper Cumberland region while providing a platform for Hispanic artists to share their art, music, poetry, food, and cultural heritage.

We need volunteers for our annual September festival to help with development and implementation. 

Cumberland County Playhouse
221 Tennessee Ave.
Crossville, TN 38555

Bryce McDonald
Cumberland County Playhouse needs volunteers to help with plays by assisting with casts and productions, as well as volunteers to assist in cleaning and sorting. 

Cumberland Good Samaritans
281 10th St.
Crossville, TN 38555

Melanie Phillips
We are looking for volunteers to work in our store, to organize and sort items. 
Exchange Club at Tansi
Crossville, TN 38555

Betty Quast

The Exchange Club of Lake Tansi is a group of men and women working to meet the changing needs of our community through service projects. We sponsor a wide variety of activities primarily focused around Child Abuse Prevention, Community Service, Youth and Americanism.

We are looking for volunteers to help with fundraisers, to assist the community in dealing with and preventing child abuse, substantial abuse prevention, and supporting the Avalon Center, Stephens Center, and the House of Hope.

Helping Hands Knit & Crochet
Crossville, TN 38555
Denny Smith

We need volunteers to help distribute items to people in need. 

151 Sweeney Dr.
Crosville, TN 38555

Jessica Beard

Hilltoppers, Inc. is a non-profit agency that provides support and services to adults with intellectual disabilities promoting health, independence and employment. 

We need volunteers to work with clients on cases, senior living assistance, arts and crafts with residents, helping with gardening, music, and reading opportunities. 

Horizon Initiative
116 Rector Ave
Crossville, TN 38555
Nancy Burns

We need volunteers for a variety of tasks, depending on the season. 

House of Hope
165 Bob Tollett Loop
Crossville, TN 38555


Cheryl Derrick

The House of Hope is dedicated to assist law enforcement and child welfare agencies of the State of Tennessee, as well as educate and inform the public on how to recognize, prevent, protect and provide aid to children who have become victims of child abuse,neglect, drug endangerment and any other collateral activity affecting the welfare, health, safety and protection of children.

We need volunteers to work in our ministry and in our store. 

Obed Watershed Community Association
405 4th St.
Crossville, TN 38555

Dennis Gregg, Executive Director

Obed Watershed Community Association (OWCA) is a Crossville, TN-based nonprofit with the mission to protect and enhance the watersheds of the Obed River and tributaries within Cumberland County, TN through community education, creating opportunities for community research and service projects, and promoting conservation, recreation, and best management practices. It also supports activities in other nearby watersheds both within Cumberland County and surrounding counties.

We have many opportunities throughout the year for half day or two hour volunteer opportunities as well as project-oriented opportunities that might last longer.

We use the most people with our physical and outdoor activities: stream clean-ups, invasive removal, native plant plantings, and assisting with special events like WaterFest (in July) or our Keep it Clean 5K (October). We also do periodic stream restoration projects and have a couple lined up for the next few months where assistance could be used.

On a more independent basis, students can earn hours doing stream monitoring and/or water sampling, or helping with our website or social media.

Roane State Cumberland County Campus
2567 Cook Rd
Crossville, TN 38571
Holly Hanson, Director

The Cumberland County campus is looking for volunteers to help with RSCC booths at marketing events and/or career fairs; to help with group tours of our campus; to help set up/clean up events on campus. Please contact us for more information. 

Second Chance Thrift Store
228 Interstate Dr
Crossville, TN 38555

Margarette Connor,


Mary Coates, Volunteer Coordinator

Second Chance is the thrift store that supports the Avalon Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence which serves Bledsoe, Cumberland, Fentriss, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, and Vanburen counties. The Avalon Center provides comprehensive support to adult & child victims of domestic & sexual violence as well as community/prevention education. We strive to build and support a community that stands against violence. We provide the following services: Emergency Shelter, Advocacy, Community Education, Prevention Education, 24 hour Crisis Line, Professional Counseling, Children's Program, Support Groups and Crisis Intervention.

We always need help with: online marketing/social media presence and help with our etsy and ebay stores; running register; donation pickups; deliveries; sorting and processing donations; and cleaning

Not only will you get “real world” experience in customer service and retail, you will also get the warm glow inside that comes from helping people in need in our community.

Southern Stars Symphonic Brass
Crossville, TN 37855

Dwight Wages
We need volunteers to help with the promotion of our organization. 

United Fund
348 Taylor St,
Crossville, TN 38555


Holly Neal

In 1966 the United Fund was created to raise money to help people in our community. In the years since, through the generosity of many people and businesses we are now able to assist many non-profit partner agencies. With the United Fund you can be assured that your donation stays local and you are helping to build a better Cumberland County.

Our partner agencies aid the homeless, the hungry, emergencies, disasters, adult and child victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, citizens with brain disorders and disabilities, low-income families, the elderly and the county’s most precious resource, our children and youth.

We need volunteers to assist with local workshops, marketing events, and fundraising. 

Uplands Village
PO Box 168
Pleasant Hill, TN 38578

Beth Davis

We are an assisted living facility. We need volunteers to help residents.



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