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Roane County - Volunteer Opportunities

Roane 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

Organization: Contact: Organizational Needs:
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. 

Boys & Girls Club of Roane Co.
1025 Cumberland St,
Harriman, TN 37748
Zack McFarland,
Unit Director
The Boys & Girls Club of Roane County is looking for a couple of tutors/students that could come in from 3:30-4:30 two or three times a week to help our kids with homework. We run a program called Power Hour which enables the kids to do their homework every day. We are especially interested in tutors proficient in algebra and science. 

CASA of the 9th Judicial District
PO Box 541
Kingston, TN 37763

Heather Francis-Moore, Executive Director

CASA's mission is to provide a powerful voice for abused and neglected children by advocating for each child, within the court's jurisdiction, by recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers in order to ensure safety, permanency and an opportunity to thrive.

CASA needs eager volunteers, who are open, willing to learn, and enjoy being with people and serving the public. Volunteers are needed to work the hospitality desk, interact with volunteers, design marketing strategies, enter data, create literature and handouts, and manage social media (including Facebook).

Children's Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley (CRFTV)
5000 Fairground Place
Kingston, TN 37763

Allen Lutz, CRFTV Board member

The Children's Reading Foundation of the Tennessee Valley (CRFTV) attends five annual community events and festivals in Roane County where we share with children, students, parents and grandparents information he importance of "reading with your child 20 minutes a day." At the events, we give away free children’s books. We also register children under the age of five into the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library so they may receive free children’s books from birth through age five.

Education Matters
1209 N. Kentucky St
Kingston, TN 37763


Allen Lutz

Education Matters promotes the value of education within Roane County. We periodically need assistance with administrative and event support for educational programs and activities, such as Tennessee Scholars, tnAchieves, High School Career Day, and others.

First Christian Church
328 W. Rockwood St
Rockwood, TN 37854

Steve Osbourne

We need volunteers to assist clients at our food pantry. 

Habitat for Humanity (Roane Co.)
733 East Race Street
PO Box 1124
Kingston, TN 37763

David Brashears

Roane County Habitat builds and rehabs homes for families in need in Roane County.

Volunteers are needed in several capacities:

1) Adminstrative volunteers are needed for leadership, fundraising, finance/accounting, marketing, and updating our website and social media platforms, and creating a plan to keep them "fresh".

2) Construction volunteers are also needed.

3)We can always use volunteers with strong backs to help us collect and move donated furniture, appliances, and other items.

Hands of Mercy Enterprises
147 Court Street
Kingston, TN 37763


Sharon Penner

Hands of Mercy exists to serve the people of Roane County as agents of Christ's love and graceWe operate two food pantries in Roane County: one at 147 Court St in Kingston and one at 421 Devonia St in Harriman. 

Volunteers are needed to help unload delivery trucks, sort food, and work with clients. 

Helen Ross McNabb Center
201 W. Springdale Ave
Knoxville, TN 37917

Rebecca McNight
We're lookign for volunteers to help with stable and ongoing volunteer roles (three month committment plus several events throughout the year). All volunteers would need to submit to a background check. 

Ken Yager's Annual Chili Supper

Ken Yager
State Senator Ken Yager's annual chili supper and silent auction is set for Nov 17, 2017 at RSCC Harriman. The annual event raises money for a designated non profit in the county. Volunteers are needed to help with the event. 

Kids Cafe Tutoring Program
Rockwood Housing Authority
320 Carpenter St
Rockwood, TN 37854

Jennifer Watson
(865) 354-9841

We provide a tutoring and feeding program for the whole community one day a week. We would love to expand this program with enough volunteer supporters!

We are looking for volunteers willing to be stable, consistent, and willing to work with our population and who love kids. We need volunteers for tutoring, feeding, cooking, and especially mentoring children. We would especially like volunteers for the fourth Monday of each month. 

The Love Kitchen
First Presbyterian Church
601 Clinton St
Harriman, TN 37748

Paul Young
The Love Kitchen is an monthly free dinner served for the community. It is held on the third Saturday of each month from 4:30-7:00. Volunteers are needed to provide, prepare, and serve food, as well as take part in activities for clients. 

Michael Dunn Center
629 Gallaher Rd
Kingston, TN 37763


Cynthia Plemens

We are an organization that was born out of need. Michael Dunn Center has continued that mission of meeting needs of individuals with developmental disabilities. Established in 1971 in the basement of a church, Michael Dunn Center has grown to serve over 300 children and adults with disabilities. The services offered are provided from birth to death covering many levels of support and service. In serving individuals with developmental disabilities, there is no such thing as "one size fits all." Each and every child or adult that receives any level of service from Michael Dunn Center is supported based on their own individual needs.

The Michael Dunn Center needs volunteers on Monday-Friday, 8:00-4:00 to work on crafts, special projects, painting, cleaning, support for clients, and other duties. All volunteers must sign confidentiality agreement and submit to a background check. 

Mid-East Community Action Agency: Head Start
P.O. Box 790
Kingston, TN 37763

Millicent Fritts
865-376-2308 x 222
Head Start provides educational, health, and social services to children from birth to age five. Volunteers are needed to read, play, and interact with young children. 

Princess Theatre
421 N Roane St
Harriman, TN 37748

Darren York, Theatre Manager

The Princess Theatre needs volunteers to serve as greeters, concessionaires, ushers, lighting tech assistants, sound tech assistants, and other roles. Skill sets taken into account as positions are assigned.

Roane Alliance
1209 N. Kentucky St
Kingston, TN 37763

Roane Alliance,

The Roane Alliance, a non-profit organization, serves the Roane County community in many ways through economic development, tourism, and promoting the importance of education (K-14). We usually have office and administrative projects for volunteers who are high school age and older. The assistance needed may be working at our office front desk, assembling documents, entering data on a computer, making signs, and much more. Occasionally, we need volunteers at community festivals. It’s best to call the Roane Alliance at 865-376-2093 and tell us when you are available to volunteer and we will work with you to meet your desires.

Roane County Drug Court
Kingston, TN 37763

Honorable Dennis Humphrey

As a sentencing component for his drug court, Judge Humphrey wants to start a program that includes RSCC student mentors who will inspire and educate participants about the effects that drugs have (on neonatal, for example.) Please reach out to him if you have any ideas or suggestions for his program.

Roane County United Way
431 Devionia St.
Harriman, TN 37748

Abby Rogers

United Way brings volunteers and companies throughout our community together to improve people’s lives. Businesses and individuals respond to multiple charitable requests through one effort and agencies raise more money more efficiently than they would if they conducted separate campaigns.

We especially need volunteers to help with events and working with care for the elderly. 

Roane Medical Center
8045 Roane Medical Center Dr
Harriman, TN 37748

Volunteer Opportunities
More info here.
Volunteers serve as hospital representatives and may be the first to greet patients or visitors. We are searching for caring, compassionate, dedicated individuals who are willing to commit at least 4 hours a week in service to their community by volunteering at the medical center campus. More info is available here.

Roane State Expo Center
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748

Diane Cox

The Roane State Expo Center regularly hosts events in need of volunteers. Examples of upcoming events include: Tennessee High School Rodeo (September 10, 2017); B.R. Ink Junior Rodeo (October 6-7, 2017); and JR Drake Rodeo (March 2-3, 2018). 

We also need volunteers for the annual Rockwood Fall Festival and the Thunder Road Festival (also in Rockwood).

South Roane County Volunteer Fire Department
1100 Ladd Landing Blvd, #32
Kingston, TN 37763

Terry Lackey, Fire Chief
We have many volunteer needs ranging from office work to organizing to landscaping and outdoor work; our needs match most interests. Contact us for more specific information. 


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