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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

Organization: Contact: Organizational Needs:

A Time 4 Paws
1241 West Ave
Crossville, TN 38555

Karen McMeekin, President

Ask for Nancy Weidenbeck when calling (Thrift Store manager)
931-787-0610 (thrift store)

A Time 4 Paws is an animal welfare organization based in Crossville, Tennessee. We operate under the No Kill philosophy of animal sheltering. We operate an adoption center and fundraising thrift store. We offer grass roots outreach programs to help people keep their pets instead of surrendering them.

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 at our thrift store (located at 1241 West Ave). Our greatest needs are at the thrift store, where we need volunteers to help with processing and we occasionally need volunteers at our adoption center in the area of building and yard maintenance.

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.

Gentiva Hospice
645 S Main Street, suite 102
Crossville, TN 38555

Elisa Evans, Volunteer Coordinator

Gentiva Hospice is looking for companionship volunteers to offer their time and availability to give back to those who need it. Companionship volunteers are an important part of hospice services and provide so much to those on services.

If you are searching for a way to make a difference in the lives of others, you belong here. Hospice volunteers are a valuable part of our care team. Based on your interests and preferences, receive specific volunteer training to help improve the quality of life for others. Our office covers 3 counties in TN- Cumberland, Bledsoe, and Fentress.

From providing companionship, to running errands, you can choose how to service and how often! Here are a few examples of how our companionship volunteers serve:

Hold a hand, share a story
Send a card
Listen, read, or sing
Make gifts for patients
Play games
Run errands or perform light housekeeping
Share flowers, bake, or garden
Make phone calls
Attend community events

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

Diana Puckett, Family Services Coordinator
(865) 694-4848

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

1) We often have workshops and trainings. We can use host/hostesses to help greet our guests, help the presenter with last minute preparations including connecting to the RSCC system for internet access, making last minute copies, etc.

2) We host a Make Camp over the summer where students will be doing STEM projects in the Maker Space. We could use additional helpers that are comfortable around 3D printers, Laser Engravers, Woodworking tools, TinkerCAD and other 2D and 3D software.

3) If you need Service Hours, call and see what projects we have that you can assist with! 931-456-4910.

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

Vanessa Petty

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 through shelter in our community.

Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers on the construction site (no experience necessary) and in the ReStore. ReStore volunteer opportunities include: cashiering, pricing and sorting incoming donations, checking small and large appliances, answering the office phones, and ReStore customer service.

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. Our hours are Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:00pm, Sat 9:00am-5:00pm.

Please call before volunteering for a brief orientation to go over guidelines. Volunteers are always needed and much appreciated.

Exchange Club at Tansi
Crossville, TN 38555


Tim Witherite

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.

Hilltoppers, Inc.
86 Duer Court
Crosville, TN 38555

Jeanene Houston

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
2954 Hwy 70 North,
Crossville, TN 38571


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

Ann Morphew

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 welcomes 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 for events on campus.

We often have projects on campus that can use volunteers. Please contact us for more information.

Second Chance Thrift Store
126 Cumberland Square
(beside Big Lots)
Crossville, TN 38555

Claudia Grenga,


Carolyn Mathis, Assistant Manager

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. 



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

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