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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


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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. 

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


Jennifer Davis
(865) 512-9911

Volunteers in our program provide children, between the ages of 6-15, 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

Mona Nair

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
4420 Whittle Springs Road, Suite A
Knoxville, TN 37917


Volunteer Coordinator

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
501 Adesa Blvd, Suite 130
Lenoir City, 37771

Brenda Palmatier

We are a hospice company serving Blount, Loudon and Roane Counties. We need patient care to provide comfort for those in their end-of-life journey.

Some of our patients have a limited support system or no one at all. A smile and a gentle word of care can mean more at this time of life than any other. There is no "hands on" care. We have a great need for patient volunteers in all three counties.

These volunteers help with the patients and their caregivers for companionship, caregiver support to talk or sit while the caregiver runs errands among other requests such as preparing a meal. There is no "hands on" care and the visits last from 20 minutes to two hours. The visits are done according to the patient, family needs and volunteer availability.

CASA of the Tennessee Heartland
P.O. Box 4426
1660 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830


Kesha Waters, Executive Director

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.

Would you like to help abused and neglected children?

Become a volunteer! Volunteers are everyday people like you! Once training is completed ;CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interest of a neglected or abused child.

The primary responsibilities of a CASA volunteer include the following:

*Gather information: Review documents and records, interview the children, family members and other parties

*Provide written reports at court hearings

*Appear in court

*Recommend services: Share concerns about the child’s health, education, mental health, etc.

*Monitor case

*Visit child(ren) monthly

*Document hours/mileage

Need more information? Call to talk to one of our coordinators today! (865-425-0888) Visit our website and Fill out a Volunteer Application today! (

Covenant Hospice
3001 Lake Brook Blvd STE 101
Knoxville, TN 37909


Angie Palmore
(865) 374-0864

We have many opportunities for volunteering. We have a Vet-to-Vet volunteer program, and opportunities to work in the office or sit with/help patients and their caregivers. Please contact us for more info on this and other opportunities.

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

Cynthia Walker

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. 

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


Natalie Freeman
865-397-3151, ext. 106

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

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

Mary Brown
Volunteer Manager

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a 501c non-profit that hosts mobile pop up clinics in the United States and around the globe. At our clinics we provide free medical, vision, and dental care 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. RAM also has opportunities for students to volunteer at Veterinary Clinics in the Knoxville area. We have many general support positions that need to be filled.

RAM is also 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.

RAM also has other opportunities to volunteer in fun ways in the community - we are in need of volunteers to help at Smokie's baseball games. The jobs could be making popcorn, pouring sodas, handing out programs & much more - it is always a fun time. The Smokie's Baseball Team makes a donation to RAM for each person that volunteers!

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions about volunteering with RAM - the email is

Volunteer Ministry Center
511 N Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917

Katlyn Moore,
Volunteer Coordinator
865-524-3926 x230

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.




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

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