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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


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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.

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 Animal Rescue Foundation (AC ARF)
P.O. Box 181
Clinton, TN 37717

Katrina Hall
(865) 414-2491

We are a registered non-profit animal rescue serving Anderson and surrounding counties. AC ARF is dedicated to helping our community pets and their owners, helping keep pets healthy, happy and in their homes where they belong and out of shelters.

AC ARF is entirely volunteer-based rescue and our programs frequently need short-term volunteer help with volunteer opportunities offered throughout the year, including special events and outreach as well as a monthly pet pantry.

Some of our events are large and need many volunteers, such as our annual Paws for a Cause Pet Expo in April at the Clinton Dog Park. This one-day very dog-friendly event alone would satisfy the full 8-hour community service requirement for a student’s Tennessee Promise scholarship. Other events/programs offer shorter volunteer opportunities, such as 2 or 4 hours.

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

Leyla Keinanen
Volunteers are needed to help with grant writing and fundraisers, as well as potentially in data collection and research. Please contact us for additional details and opportunities.

The ARC of Anderson County
161-D Robertsville Road
P.O. Box 4823
Oak Ridge, Tn 37830

Melanie Foster Stanley
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. 

ASAP of Anderson
131 S. Charles G. Seivers Blvd.
Clinton, TN 37716

Stacey Pratt
865-457-3007 or

ASAP's mission is to to prevent and reduce substance misuse among youth and adults in Anderson County.

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

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

Dana Lytle-Davis

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. 

CASA of the Tennessee Heartland
1660 Oak Ridge Turnpike Suite 3
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 "Healing and Justice for Abused Children".

We coordinate and provide trauma informed services for children who have experienced severe physical and sexual abuse and resulting trauma. Our center is a child friendly, safe and nurturing environment. Volunteers should have a clean criminal background, and awareness of confidentiality laws.

At present time, volunteers are needed for cleaning, painting, 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

Clinch River Habitat for Humanity
111 Randolph Rd
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Charlotte Bowers Cunningham, Executive Director

Clinch River Habitat for Humanity serves both Anderson and Roane Counties. We have two thrift stores, one in Oak Ridge (Grove Center) and one in Kingston. Volunteers can ring up purchases, sort donated items and help stock shelves. Our volunteer construction crew would love to have young folks help with construction projects! We also sometimes need volunteers for fundraisers. Lots of opportunities are available!

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

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)

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

Debbie Jordan

The Ecumenical Storehouse could use assistance from 9-12 on most Saturdays (not on holiday weekends) and needs volunteers with strong backs to load and pick up donations. There may be some occasional assistance needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12.

Emory Valley Center
723 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. 

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. 

We have many opportunities for volunteers at various hours. Please contact us for more information. 

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.

Oak Ridge Computer Science Girls

Thomas Proffen (preferred)

Oak Ridge Computer Science Girls are on a mission to inspire middle school girls in East Tennessee to actively explore the possibilities of technology to empower their future careers. We are offering coding and technology workshops for Middle School girls. Our events are currently virtual and in person classes will resume sometime after the summer. We are always looking for volunteers to help in our classes with the various activities. Learn more at our website or reach out to us with any questions.

Oak Ridge History Museum
Midtown Community Center
102 Robertsville Rd.
Oak Ridge, TN

Mick Wiest

We need volunteers to man the front desk and greet visitors as they arrive and take their admission fee.

We will be happy to train anyone who would like to help us.

Secret City Animal Rescue (S.C.A.R.)
969 Oak Ridge Turnpike #331
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Amy Sanders Springer, President
Secret City Animal Rescue (SCAR) is devoted to improving animal welfare in and around Oak Ridge, TN. We believe that every life matters and strive to save and improve animal lives through many means including rescuing shelter animals, volunteering at and donating to local shelters, and transporting animals to other rescues where they will be safe.

We are always looking for volunteers or animal fosters. Please see our website for more information.

Tennessee Out-Reach Center for Homelessness (TORCH)
152 Bus Terminal Road
Ridgeway Plaza
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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