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ABOUT
VOLUNTEER
EAST TENNESSEE

We believe that the most powerful force is the individual who has realized their power to do good.  Volunteer East Tennessee serves the nine county region of Anderson, Blount, Grainger, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, Roane, Sevier and Union Counties with the goal of promoting ways to serve and improve the communities of East Tennessee.

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OUR MISSION

Volunteer East Tennessee inspires service by equipping organizations and mobilizing volunteers to connect with one another and strengthen communities.

OUR STORY

2014 Volunteer Knoxville is formed; a dedicated volunteer as a gift for the community to promote service and commemorate Leadership Knoxville’s 30th Anniversary 

2016 Volunteer Knoxville became Volunteer East Tennessee to better serve the region and opened the Volunteer Reception Center in response to the wildfires in Sevier County.

2017 Discontinued daily operations in Sevier County after more than 21,000 volunteers served over 90,000 in disaster recovery efforts

2018 In just four years, over 23,000 active volunteer accounts created via VolunteerETN.org

2019 Organized KnoxGives a community-wide day of service in conjunction with the United Way of Greater Knoxville’s Big Give on Giving Tuesday fundraising event

OUR TEAM
Alyson Gallaher

Executive Director
agallaher@volunteeretn.org
865-582-4085 ext 291

Amelea Everett

Program Director
aeverett@volunteeretn.org
865-582-4085 ext 277

Executive Committee

Chairman
Tommy Schmid
Bank of Tennessee

Immediate Past Chairman
Nathan Woods
Rather & Kittrell Wealth Management

Treasurer
John Billings
TCV Trust & Wealth Management

Secretary
Ian Hennessey
London & Amburn, P.C.

Board of Directors

Annette Brun
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dino Cartwright

Amy Cathey
The University of Tennessee Knoxville
Haslam College of Business

Rachael Ellis
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

Frank Rothermel
Denark Construction

Joe Sutter
United States Air Force, Col., Ret.