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.

Ongoing

Volunteer with the Humane Society Tennessee Valley to help care for animals in need. Volunteers can read to pets, take them on walks and more.

Ongoing

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

Ongoing

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
Events

June 3-August 2
Summer Camp ⒻⒼ
MUSE Knoxville

June 20-22
Big BBQ Bash
McNabb Center

June 22
Movie Night Terror in the Woods
Ijams Nature Center

June 29
SoKno Pride Festival Support  
SoKno Pride

Ongoing
New Harvest Farmers Market
Nourish Knoxville

Ongoing
Market Square Farmers Market
Nourish Knoxville

Environment and Animals

Ongoing
Read to Pets
Humane Society Tennessee Valley

Ongoing
Hiking Hounds
Humane Society Tennessee Valley

Ongoing
Kennel Assistant
Humane Society Tennessee Valley

Child and
Youth Services

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

Ongoing
Exhibit Floor Support
Muse Knoxville

Ongoing
Field Trip Support
Muse Knoxville

Hunger and Homelessness

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

Ongoing
Warehouse Volunteers
FISH Hospitality Pantries

Ongoing
Pantry Support ⒻⒼ
FISH Hospitality Pantries

Older
Adults

Ongoing
Volunteer at Ijams Nature Center
CAC Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Ongoing
Mobile Meals Volunteer
CAC Mobile Meals

Ongoing
Drive Blount County Seniors 
CAC Retired and Senior Volunteer Program

Ongoing
Drive Knox County Seniors
CAC Volunteer Assisted Transportation

Health and
Wellness

June 25
Summer Craft Night
Camp Koinonia Foundation

Ongoing
Family Friend
Widowed Parent Relief Project

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.