A Vehicle for Change

A mobile “2-1-1,” the Changemobile takes nonprofit efforts deeper into the community. As a literal vehicle for change, the Changemobile extends reach and capacity to serve the Knoxville community. Whether it be through in-person advice, counsel, or information and education, the Changemobile addresses the regions’ greatest needs by meeting community members where they are. It provides a constant, visual reminder that support is available, no matter the need, time, or place. It allows services to be mobilized, empowering non-profits to respond to crises such as fires or pandemics. Volunteers can rally with the Changemobile as their command center; it’s a hub for volunteer efforts and can assist in the delivery of everything from materials for a mural painting to refreshments at landscaping projects.

The Changemobile

The Changemobile is a 2016 Flying Cloud Airstream 27FB towed by a 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Tradesman Crew Cab 4 x 4 (provided by Harper Auto). Both are externally wrapped in the Unite for Change branding to encourage visibility and serve as a unifying beacon for multi-use purposes and groups. The original Airstream layout has been modified to include desk and seating space with projection capabilities, tether mounts for transporting additional outside chairs and tables, a pop-up tent for additional footprint space, and an included Go Pro camera and accessories.
Non-profits are encouraged to book and utilize the Changemobile to bring your reach directly into the community. Use the Changemobile as a command center, volunteer and event hub, crisis responder, and a visibility creator for the efforts of your organization.

United Way of Greater Knoxville staff and local non-profits can book the vehicle for an event, service, outreach, or program.

  1. Check the calendar here for booking availability*
  2. Fill out the Rental Agreement & Release Form
  3. Provide a Certificate of General Liability naming United Way of Greater Knoxville as an additional insured**
  4. Email the completed Rental Agreement and Release Form and General Liability Insurance updated form to changemobile@unitedwayknox.org.
  5. Your submission will be reviewed. If approved, you’ll be notified of any next steps to finalize the booking. No further action is needed at this time.

*At this point, only individual dates can be booked, not blanket dates. The dates will be considered but not guaranteed until a response is received affirming them. You can request multiple dates in one form submission, but the vehicle will not be parked overnight at a location other than its permanent residence at 1301 Hannah Avenue. 

**The Towing Vehicle and Changemobile are insured by UWGK and will only be driven/set up/torn down by Changemobile Ambassador, this additional certificate just covers your non-profit and UWGK for general use on booking day.