Find the Perfect Project

Welcome to United Way of Greater Knoxville’s Spring Volunteer Guide! Explore regularly updated opportunities from April through June to find the right fit for you.

Whether you’re an individual seeking a fulfilling opportunity, a family teaching your children the importance of giving back, a group hoping to gather friends for a fun experience, or a corporation interested in making an impact, we have volunteer opportunities to fit your needs.

June 1

Join the Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning on National Trails Day. Volunteers will work to relocate trail access away from water routes.


Little Chefs, Big Change is seeking helpers to bring the joy of cooking to kids. Volunteers will support the instructor and students throughout classes.


Nourish Knoxville is looking for volunteers for the Market Square Farmers Market. Set up, lead kids activities, help customers and more!

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Festivals and

May 20-24
Parrot Head Week
MEDIC Regional Blood Center

May 25-26
A Taste of Tennessee Music and Food Festival
Makers Incorporated

June 3-August 2
Summer Camp ⒻⒼ
MUSE Knoxville

June 7
Golf Tournament Volunteers
Sertoma Center

June 8
Summer Marketplace ⒻⒼ
Historic Ramsey House

June 8
Downtown Home Tour
East Tennessee Historical Society

June 15
Silver Sprint 5K ⒻⒼ

June 15
Dragon Boat Festival ⒻⒼ
Knox Area Rescue Ministries

June 29
SoKno Pride Festival Support  
SoKno Pride

New Harvest Farmers Market
Nourish Knoxville

Market Square Farmers Market
Nourish Knoxville

Environment and Animals

June 1
National Trails Day Work on North Ridge Trail
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning

June 8
East Fork Poplar Creek Greenway Cleanup
Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning

Child and
Youth Services

Recurring in May
Healthy Cooking Class Volunteer
Little Chefs, Big Change

May 25
Dogwood Elementary Arboretum
Dogwood Elementary School

June 3-July 26
Summer Art Academy
Knoxville Museum of Art

June 6
Make-A-Wish Telethon
Make-A-Wish East Tennessee

Exhibit Floor Support
Muse Knoxville

Field Trip Support
Muse Knoxville

Health and

Family Friend
Widowed Parent Relief Project


Volunteer at Ijams Nature Center
CAC Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Mobile Meals Volunteer
CAC Mobile Meals

Drive Blount County Seniors 
CAC Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Drive Knox County Seniors
CAC Volunteer Assisted Transportation

Hunger and Homelessness

Multiple Shifts in April
Product Recovery ⒻⒼ
Second Harvest Food Bank

We Love Our Volunteers!

YWCA - Phyllis Wheatley Center

Volunteer, Rosee

Meet Rosee, an outstanding leader in our community. Rosee has committed her Sundays to helping the YWCA – Phyllis Wheatly Center spread a little sunshine through her amazing artistic gifts! She’s been painting murals of color and inspirational words to brighten up the Phyllis Wheatly Center. Thanks for bringing so much beauty to our community, Rosee!

I know just how important a welcoming, open, affirming environment is for people, especially young people. I wanted to do my part to create this environment.

About Volunteer East Tennessee

Volunteer East Tennessee (VETN) is a program of the United Way of Greater Knoxville. It serves as the region’s volunteer center, a match-maker between community volunteers and nonprofit organizations. Local volunteers have the ability to choose from over 200 organizations with posted needs to serve their community. Click here to get started as a nonprofit partner or volunteer.