CASA is looking for volunteers able to commit to at least one year of service as Court Appointed Special Advocates. The 30 hour training and 3 hours of court observation prepare future CASAs for their role as advocates for children in abuse and neglect cases in the Knox County Juvenile Court.
CASA volunteers are everyday citizens that judges appoint to advocate for the safety and well-being of children who have been removed from their homes due to parental abuse and neglect. They stand up for these children and change their lives. CASA volunteers listen first. Then they act. Volunteers get to know the child and talk with everyone in that child’s life—parents and relatives, foster parents, teachers, medical professionals, attorneys, social workers and others. They use the information they gather to inform judges and others of what the child needs and what will be the best permanent home for them. Being a CASA volunteer does not require any special education or background, just a heart for children and a willingness to speak out and represent their best interests.
You must be 21 or over, pass background checks, participate in a 33-hour pre-service training course and agree to stay with a case until it is closed (a year and a half on average).
Snow Day is Beardsley Farm's largest and most amazing fundraiser of the year! It includes a prestigious Soup-Off competition between local restaurants, live music and entertainment, and a silent auction. We have volunteer shifts and times for different aspects of the event, so be sure to sign up now to get your preferred shift! https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m7bNcPVv8gICoatwrBqgwKocc6g8NhY_NTYe-ru0qrM/edit?usp=sharing
Volunteer shifts include:
Greeting guests at the door
Taking photos at the photobooth
Setup or breakdown
Soup serving and tidying
Helping with our silent auction
Aiding guests with recycling and composting to help minimize the event's waste
All volunteers get in for free and can enjoy unlimited soup!
Volunteers must sign up for a specific shift here
Do you enjoy interacting with the public in a fun and artistic way? Then come volunteer at the Knoxville Museum of Art during our Family Fun Day on Saturday, February 8, 2020! We are seeking entusiastic and reliable volunteers to help with event setup and cleanup, art activities, popcorn, greeting & directing guests, handing out flyers, passing out balloons, crowd control, and helping with the flow of traffic entering and exiting the museum. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, complete a short application, and be able to sign up for a full shift which can range from 2-5 hours. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the art community in Knoxville, and it's also a perfect way to earn your service learning credits. This particular Family Fun Day is being put on in conjuction with our new Beauford Delaney & James Baldwin exhibiton Through the Unusual Door, which officially opens on February 7, 2020. To learn more about this event, or to sign up, please contact me. I will send you a digital application to get started. Thank you for your interest and I hope to hear from you soon!
The House & Garden Show is celebrating over 40 years as the largest annual fundraiser for Dogwood Arts and serves as the kick-off for the 2020 season. Volunteers are needed for ticket sales, greeting guests, and assisting vendors. Thank you in advance for donating your time and energy - we couldn't make this show happen without your help!
More about the show: The Dogwood Arts House & Garden Show provides visitors the chance to shop hundreds of retailers and manufacturers exhibiting products or offering services and practical advice on topics such as interior design, home improvement, gardening, and outdoor living. Attendees stroll through over 10,000 square feet of beautifully landscaped space to get inspired and have the opportunity to talk with designers, gardeners, DIY experts, and more! This is THE place to get ready for your next home improvement project and prepare for another blooming spring!
Dogwood Arts, presented by ORNL Federal Credit Union, is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission to promote and celebrate our region’s art, culture, and natural beauty. The House & Garden Show is the largest fundraiser for Dogwood Arts and helps keep 90% of our 18 annual events and programs free to the public each year. For more information, visit www.dogwoodarts.com or call (865)637-4561.
Girl Talk exists to empower girls to become their best selves by reducing the likehood of teen pregnancy and helping them to advance educationally. A 1:1 Mentor is responsible for building a relationship with a Girl Talk girl and implementing the standards of Girl Talk through one to one mentor.
Preferred mentor age 21-35
Have a heart for girls and a vested interest in raising their self-esteem
Face time with mentee once a month
Communication with mentee weekly
Chaperone Girl Talk Signiture events as available
Attend 3 hour orientation and yearly weekend mentor retreat (August 23-25, 2019)
Possess clean criminal history
Minimum of 1 year commitment