The Knoxville Museum of Art is seeking responisble volunteers to assist with a day of family friendly activities on Saturday August 24th! Volunteers must be 14 years or older, complete an application, and commit to a full shift of 2.5 - 4 hours. Volunteer duties may include; Art Activites, Prize Table, Crowd Control, Popcorn Sales, Set-up or Clean-up. Volunteering is a great way to fufill your service hour requirements, build your resume, make new friends, and gain experience all while having fun!
Big Kahuna Wing Fest is recruiting volunteers for the 7th annual festival! One of the great things about the festival is that all of the money raised goes back to several non-profits in our community.
Volunteers will help with setting up the event on August 30 & 31. On September 1, volunteers will assist with registration, greeters, stage hands, ticket counters, kid’s zone, exhibitor/team/vendor registration, beer tent (21+), ID check (21+), break-down after event ends, and so much more.
DRESS: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes (there will be lots of walking or standing.) Please do not bring purses or bags as there will be nowhere to keep them. Whatever you bring will have to stay with you.
Volunteers will receive a free entry ticket, 10 wings, and a t-shirt!
This volunteer opportunity takes place at the Information Booth by the Tunnel Entrance/ Beaman Street Gates.
We would like for all volunteers in this position to be outgoing and friendly as volunteers will interact with fairgoers in order to answer questions and direct them to ongoing activities. It is important that all Information Booth Volunteers are able to become familiar with the daily activities that take place on the fairgrounds. An activity cheat sheet and information folder will be provided to you in order to help you with your job.
Anyone who volunteers with the Tennessee Valley Fair will receive complimentary fair admission tickets and parking passes to attend the 2019 fair with their family and friends! A 2019 fair t-shirt will also be provided to each volunteer. During each volunteer shift, coffee and snacks will be made available to all volunteers
For all volunteer positions, we recommend wearing weather appropriate clothing, as well as closed toed shoes.
Please Note: A mandatory volunteer orientation (with dinner!) will take place on August 29th, 2019 at the picnic shelters in Chilhowee Park. In order to become an official volunteer with the fair, you must attend this meeting! Also, all adults ages 18 years and older must submit to a background check. Additional details will be provided in an email upon completion of signing up for an opportunity through Volunteer East Tennnessee.
Remember when you learned how to read?
If you’re like most people, you might not. But you probably remember how reading made you feel.
The Knox County Mayor’s Office and Knox County Schools, along with Great Schools Partnership are proud to introduce Leaders for Readers: a new volunteer program to help first, second, and third grade students practice and grow their reading skills. Our mission is to raise the number of students in Knox County who can read proficiently by the end of third grade. Studies have shown us time and time again that literacy is best obtained by the end of third grade. Help us give more students the one-on-one support and practice they need in these critical years to better develop strong and deep reading skills.
***Students need reading mentors for the Fall 2019 semester.***
Let us know you're in!
Join our Volunteer Interest List by Clicking the "Express Interest" button below. We are in need of volunteers at the following elementary schools:
Sam E. Hill
Sarah Moore Greene
Once interest has been expressed, volunteers can expect an email from the program manager with more details on completing their background check. This process takes approx. 1 week. Volunteering will begin at the end of September 2019 and run thru the end of April 2020.
Are you compassionate and caring person, then we are looking for you! Caris provides hospice care throughout TN. The end of life can be a difficult and lonely time for patients and/or their loved ones. Volunteers can provide additonal support to them at this very difficult time.
Patient Volunteers, provides companionship to patients who are located in nursing facilities, assistant living and homes. It may be reading, listening to music or playing bingo with a patient. Often patients in centers do not have many visitors and enjoy having additional company. Our home patients, their care givers might need to go shopping or pick up medicines, or just have a meal with a friend.
Volunteers do not do any hands on care (moving patient from a bed to a chair, taking to the bathroom or get dressed). Caris pays for patient volunteers to have a two step TB test, drug test and background checks. Training starts with a two hour orientation and finishes with computer training that can be completed either at home, our office or your local library.
If your are interested, please contact us so we can talk!
GameChangers is a one of a kind violence prevention program aimed to educate middle school boys to properly identify, intervene and prevent situations of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The program is offered in a group mentoring setting with two, adult male mentors. The program is run in and afterschool for 14 weeks during the semester Fall and Spring. Volunteers will only be needed for 1-1.5 hours per week for up to 14 weeks. We are flexible with schedules!! You don't have to be an expert on these subjects, just passionate about working with youth and preventing violence against women and girls.