lululemon athletica + Keep Knoxville Beautiful are teaming up to get the Third Creek Greenway ready for the Knoxville Marathon by collecting trash and they need your help!
You won't just be picking up litter. You'll be making our community cleaner, greener, and more beautiful. Especially for the 8,000+ runners and walkers participating in the Knoxville Marathon.
wear closed toed shoes
dress according to the weather
Keep Knoxville Beautiful will provide litter pickers, gloves, safety vests, and trash bags.
We are in need of Horse Leaders to walk next to the horse during a therapy session for one of our kids!
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy offers the following benefits for our kids:
Creates a safe, motivating environment for learning & healing
Builds the therapeutic relationship between the horse, child, parents, and staff
Fosters a child’s ability to form healthy, secure attachments
Teaches empathy and encourages responsibility
Enhances a child’s problem-solving and communication skills
Empowers and gives a sense of self-efficacy
Develops social skills
Promotes both teamwork and individual leadership
These are one hour sessions so you could work for 1 hour or the entire shift.
If you like old photos and historical documents, then this done-in-a-day project is right up your alley!
We are looking for someone to come in and scan old historical documents and inventory photos. Project hours are completely flexible, but needs to be completed by May 1st. Let us know you're interested and we will be in touch!
The 2019 Big BBQ Bash is set for Friday, June 21 – Saturday, June 22 at Founder’s Square in historic downtown Maryville, TN, located in the scenic foothills of the Smoky Mountains. The event is an amateur barbecue cook-off and fundraiser for the Helen Ross McNabb Center, created by the Leadership Blount Class of 2007. Volunteers will assist with registration, refreshments, event set-up/clean-up and monitoring event parking. For additional information, please visit https://www.mcnabbcenter.org/event/big-bbq-bash.
The Big BBQ Bash is a Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS) sanctioned competition. KCBS sanctions barbecue and grilling competitions across the U.S. and promotes barbecue as America's cuisine. In addition, KCBS has an extensive Certified Barbecue Judging program. Categories include pulled pork, ribs, brisket, chicken, “anything butt,” and a special Wampler’s Farm Sausage category. Prize money totaling $10,000 will be awarded including a trophy and, of course, bragging rights for the top three teams in each category.
The Helen Ross McNabb Center is a premier, nonprofit provider of behavioral health services in East Tennessee. Since 1948, the Center has provided quality and compassionate care to children, adults and families experiencing mental illness, addiction and social challenges. The Center serves 26,000 people annually in East Tennessee. As the Center celebrates 70 years of providing services to communities in East Tennessee, its mission remains clear and simple; “Improving the lives of the people we serve.” Sign up now to volunteer!
The Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon Health & Fitness Expo will be a fun, high-energy event that features exhibitors of running and fitness apparel, shoes, and other supplies, as well as other products and services in fitness, sports, and nutrition. It is the first major event of the Knoxville Marathon Weekend and Visit Knoxville will have a booth full of information for visitors and locals alike!
Volunteers are needed for the Knoxville Information Booth at the expo, which will be located in the World's Fair Exhibition Hall. Volunteers will provide information, directions, etc., while utilizing visitors guides, maps, and other tools. Volunteers will be indoors and seated throughout the entirety of the shift and are to wear a green Visit Knoxville Volunteers t-shirt (provided by Visit Knoxville) and appropriate pants or jeans.
Signing up for Shift 1 (8:00am-10:00am) means you will be helping us with Parking. You will be responsible for working as a team to park arriving guests in a timely and organized manner.
Signing up for Shift 2 (8:30am-3:30pm) means you will be helping as one of the following:
Course Monitor: You will be responsible to point participants in the right direction on the course, and make sure things remain safe and orderly at the obstacle at all times. You MUST be able to walk at least a mile in order to reach your post on the course. You will need to be at your location for an hour or more before the runners start coming through. Bring something to occupy your time.
Water Station Helper: You will be filling cups to set out for runner to grab as they pass by.
Finish Line Helper: Give finishers water and direct them to the shower area. Help to make sure that each runner knows where to go once they're finished. This should be done in a timely manner, as to not congest the finish line.
Post-Race Snack Helper: You will distribute and replenish post-race snacks and drinks.
Signing up for Shift 3 (11:00am-4:00pm) means you will be on the Cleaning Crew. You will clean up trash, break down tables, tents and stations throughout the course.
After last runners finish the course, everyone will be encouraged to start and help with clean up :)